Tag Archives: London

Handmade Hipsterism v. Glass-and-Steel Globalism

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I was wandering in the East 40s yesterday when I came across a hipster coffee joint. As I looked at the wooden sign in the window advertising their goods, I had to suppress a snicker: an unfinished wooden … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Aldwych Quarter, London. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Red House, Bexleyheath, London. Source. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: If you absolutely must build something of glass and steel, this is the model you should be following. Click on the image to enlarge. London’s Crystal Palace, built in 1854 and destroyed by a fire in 1936.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Click on the image to enlarge. The Midland Grand Hotel at St. Pancras Railway Station in London, completed in 1873. Designed by George Gilbert Scott who said, “It is possibly too good for its purpose.”

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Linkage

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Women are perfectly OK with sexism that benefits them. Do carbs cause Alzheimer’s? Nice to see another segment of the mainstream coming around on this issue. I remember Dr. Oz giving Gary Taubes a hard time a … Continue reading

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“Wonderland”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: While browsing through the clearance table at my local Barnes & Noble, I came across this Michael Winterbottom movie for $2. Probably my favorite movie last year was Winterbottom’s “The Trip,” and given that two bucks is … Continue reading

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