Monthly Archives: October 2014

Your pays your money, you takes your choice.

It’s never a good idea to poke fun at other people’s writing, especially if, like us, you’re far from perfect. That said, these two delicious cards came through the door recently – about a week apart – and raised quite a few smiles in the studio.


First came Mr Taslimi, whose fully confidential advice covers a bewildering array of subjects, but he has been completely eclipsed by the much more impressively named Professor Sankoun.


The good professor promises, amongst other things, that he can ensure the person we love will come back as a dog. The fact that he also offers to accept payment after result does tempt one to try him out, not that I would prefer any of my loved ones in canine form, but there’s a bit in there about attention of client which might come in very handy…

Greetings from hopes.drums.moves

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Thanks to the Wiki Man, Rory Sutherland, for alerting us to, a great new concept in location finding. They’ve divided the world into 3m squares — 57 trillion of them, maybe Heinz should be talking to them about some kind of sponsorship — and given each one of them a unique, three-word address; large.chest.front, for example, is just west of Chicago O’Hare airport.

The really clever thing is that these verbal addresses are immeasurably easier to share by phone, email or text than conventional grid references and, at only 3 metres square, they’re accurate enough to locate you precisely; your exhibition stand at Excel, or tent at Glastonbury.

Oh yes.

It always pays to check.


When I saw these, I was convinced I was looking at a monumental and hilarious typo. I mean, everyone knows that it’s spelt doilies, right?


Wikipedia reckons that Swantex are not in error, and that this is only one of several possible spellings. Ah well, even the smartest smartarse has to be wrong sometimes.

On the subject of checking though… found this in a store in Maine recently.


And, we’re back in the room.

It’s true what they say about the cobbler’s children; we really have been so busy, we haven’t blogged for ages or updated the website (on the upside, we have lots of new work we can put up – when we have a minute).

Anyway, we decided to start from scratch and pretend we’ve never blogged before.

First up in the ‘stuff we really like’ department is this great poster from Rarely has the prospect of camping seemed so glamorous and attractive. Love it.