Head down to the Tate Britain to catch a selection of Karen Knoor’s photography, on show until October 2015 as part of BP Spotlights. These images come from her series ‘Belgravia 1979-81’ and humorously document the aspirations and lifestyles of the privileged few living in one of the most affluent pockets of London.
StreetPong is a handy addition to a traffic light junction in Hildesheim, Germany, which gets pedestrians playing a simple game of pong while waiting for the lights to change. A creative attempt to upgrade our public spaces!
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Without indulging in too much self promotion, I wanted to explain my absence from greenicecream for the last part of this year. Since finishing my finals in June I have been working on solarbox – a company which I Co-Founded with the mission to provide public space solutions to public problems.
Our first product is solarbox – a transformed telephone box which now allows users to charge their smart phones for free. As the name suggests it is powered by the sun! solarbox was made possible thanks to the help of the Mayor of London’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur of the Year Award (funded by Siemens), which myself and Co-Founder were awarded in July. (We were also lucky enough to win funding from UnLtd and our university).
We launched solarbox on 1st October, capturing the attention of Londoners and the press worldwide alike. It was a fantastic few days – my personal highlight being featured in the New York Times (both online and in print). The challenge for us now is to convert this interest into meaningful partnerships which will allow us to both roll out solarbox around London whilst also turning our attention to other ideas.
Loving this teaser clip from Swansea based trio ‘Belgrave’. This teaser for Curb Code, featuring rapper Abel Gray, comes ahead of the release on Sunday. As the other half of one of the Welshman, it’s great to see Belgrave collaborate with other talent and pull together a smashing song which has been dubbed “pre debut James Blake”.
Yey for Belgrave! #newmusic
Stumbled across these photos by Brenda Ann Kenneally. From the late 70’s to early 90’s, these images capture Miami ‘before the money’. Kenneally, who is well known for her ethnographic approach to visual documentary and photography is also the co-founder of Upstate Girls – a 9 year long project which has produced a multiplatform documentary of the lives of single mothers and their families living in Troy, NY.