Hello Thursday. You look like most of the other days this week as I’m still off work, sitting at home, snuffling away to myself. Here are some happy Thursday Things that have cheered me this week.
A New Town Thing
You may or may not know that I’m originally from Harlow in Essex. Harlow was designated as a new town in 1947 and its designer, Sir Fredrick Gibbard, had visions (like many of his counterparts of the time) of a utopia with pedestrianised precincts, thriving neighbourhood shopping centers and an abundance of jobs for residents in manufacturing industries.
I find the whole experiemental nature of new towns really interesting and I actually studied them as party of my Chartered Institute of Housing qualification (did I ever tell you that I have a Chartered Institute of Housing qualification?).
So when I saw this facinating video about Stevenage, another new town, on How to be a Retronaught I had to share it. It’s an interesting peek into the past. Check out the crazy dancing at 3:40
A Tally of Two Cities Thing
A Tally of Two Cities is a comparative illustration series by Vahram Muratyan. I love.
Via Dressed by Style
A Save the Date Thing
Is it wrong to blog a picture of our Save the Dates before we’ve sent them to anyone? P is a graphic designer and we spent an evening with a bottle of champagne designing these. I’m so pleased with them and I think he’s very, very clever.
A Wedding Thing
I didn’t know you could get married at Eltham Palace. Check out this georgous wedding by photographer Ed Peers. I the art deco and the 30s feel and Ed’s photography is beautiful.
A Shoe Thing
I love these. And then I hate them. And then I love them a again. Miss L Fire your shoes confuse.
Of course it’s all irrelevant as I am entirely unable to walk in heels. How hard would it be to learn to walk in heels?
A Workshop Thing
you might have seen this earlier in the week.
I will be running a Photography for Bloggers workshop. In fact you don’t need to be a blogger to take part. It’s going to be a basic photography workshop that focusses on composition, light, editing and how to take more creative photos.
If you check back next week there will be details about how you can win a place for free. Yes, FREE!
A Burning Man Thing
And here’s a picture that shows why I’d never take my best camera to Burning Man.
Credit: Mr Nighshade – do check out the rest of their amazing Burning Man pictures.
That’s all for this week. Leave me some comment love if you feel inclined. Laura x