Monday, 31 December 2012

Geordie Jettons and alternative Tyneside currency

Turn of the 19th-20th Century Jetton token used as a form of local currency and accounting (in this instance for the now closed JT Parrish Department Store along Shields Road in the east end of Newcastle). Sometimes used as currency during times of coin shortage and now as a remnant of a medieval system of recording transactions getting a fresh level of interest due to local currency and LETS falling outside of the national tax system for now. 

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Bicycle taxidermy

Humane if a little strange. Turns out that this is what architects end up doing in a recession. Order your own here.

Clough Williams-Ellis Celtic Architecture

Inspiring view from FAT on a recent visit to Port Merion and the architecture of the 'village' got me visiting a few old Norn Iron examples of his work such as the Causeway School and Cushenden Village. Yet perhaps the most like the village in north Wales is the Scientology Church in Belfast that has been the home of a recent film showing of the prisoner. There should be more of an overlap between film and churches. 

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Carbon Emissions Modelling

An amazing model to visualise carbon emissions at the city scale. Sound research that is getting to look more like SimCity every day.