Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Aviator hotel, Farnborough

Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to stay in a few of the world’s nicest hotels. Personal blogs are allowed to be self-indulgent, so I might as well list a few of them here: the Park Hyatt (in Tokyo, as seen in ‘Lost In Translation’), the Blue (Sydney), Sails In The Desert (Ayers Rock), […]

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Errol Photography

I promised myself that I’d never do this again… Errol’s cool photography project had registered with me before, and when he called up and asked if I’d be interested in being included, I found myself saying ‘yes’ automatically. I’ve done this a few times before for different articles and interviews, but pulling out all my […]

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Nike Air 180 Opium

Nothing like a shoe that highlights my stupidity and fickle nature. I bought a pair of these when they came out in 2005, kept them shut in a box for years – and then sold them. I’ve no idea why, because I always really liked them. I ended up replacing them earlier this year and […]

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Croydon Skies

Don’t get me wrong, Croydon is disgusting. But the view from my desk at home is pretty amazing. The skies are often dramatic: I can’t resist taking regular photos. And the police station nearby provides a lot of entertainment in the evenings, but that’s another post altogether…

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Nike Dunk SB Low Dia De Los Muertos

I’m not a particularly big Nike Dunk fan and, in writing, a garish shoe with cartoon characters sprinkled all over it doesn’t really do it for me. But in the flesh, these are a lot better than I imagined. Released as the Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Dunk in November 2006, this […]

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Asics Gel Lyte III (A.R.C.)

The guys at Alife’s Rivington Club have created a few of the best collaborative models ever. I’m not an Air Force 1 fan, but their subtle embossed application on a basic colourway got me interested. Likewise, their adidas EQT series with IRAK still look good enough that I now wish I’d doubled up on my […]

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Nike Air Footscape Motion: Climbers Pack

I’ve been a big fan of the Footscape since the grey and blue ones dropped in 1995, but it got hard to keep up in the past few years. Aside from special Japan-only colourways (including some lovely monotone editions from Hiroshi Fujiwara at Fragment), once Nike decided to adapt their Flywire technology new models dropped […]

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Aquariums

One of the best things about working from home is that I get some quality time to enjoy our big tropical aquarium. Now, that’s the sort of thing old people say, but I don’t care: I am old. I’ve had fish tanks at various stages throughout my life (coldwater from ages 8-12, then again at […]

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adidas DQM ZX 90

I worked on the adidas aZX Consortium project: I conducted several of the interviews for the film side of the project while I was still at U-Dox. The product range came out almost a year after completing the background graft and I picked up as many of the shoes as I could. DQM’s cycling-intended model […]

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