Urban odds, unders, ins and outs


Still obsessed with reflections. I was glad to see this particular picture emerge because I wanted to investigate the album advertised on the poster behind the camera and had forgotten all the details.


This is the same spot but from a different viewpoint.


No idea what this is all about. It’s just off the Farringdon Road on a bridge over the railway tracks.

monzter cups

And as you can see it’s been carefully constructed out of plastic cups pushed into the mesh of the fence.

buy nothing

I don’t remember coming across Buy Nothing Day before (and it’s 13 years old!), and I have to confess I was initially struck by the punctuation and “effect” of this flyer. I’m glad I’ve done so now – it’s a great idea:

Saturday November 25th 2006 is Buy Nothing Day (UK), It’s a day where you challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off from shopping and tune into life. Anyone can take part provided they spend a day without spending!

This year our message is simple, shop less – live more! The challenge is to try simple living for a day, spend time with family and friends, rather than spend money on them.
Buy Nothing Day also exposes the environmental and ethical consequences of consumerism. The developed countries – only 20% of the world population are consuming over 80% of the earth’s natural resources, causing a disproportionate level of environmental damage and unfair distribution of wealth.

One to show the children too, I think.

3 Replies to “Urban odds, unders, ins and outs”

  1. I think the plastic cups in wire netting are a new kind of urban graffiti art – there was a photo of one in Time Out a week or two back.

    Every time I see one of those reflective eye thingies in the tube I think of you and the photo you took of yourself reflected in one quite a while back.

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