Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Gaumant Cinema, Hoxton London

I have been writing a paper about the Uptown Theatre here in Chicago and remembered one I came across while being lost in London. After some asking around I found it! I wish I had taken some photos when I was there. It used to have a creepy haunted house vibe, boarded up with just a neon sign that said "cinema" creeping out. It is being renovated by Waugh Thistleton Architects:
Originally opened in 1914, the cinema had one, very large screen with a capacity of 866 seats. Since its closure in 1956 it has either been left empty or used as a warehouse. The cinema will include four screens of varying sizes.

The original facade shall remain and be restored. A few strategic changes will allow the new cinema behind to show through to street level – such as a clear entrance from the street. Behind the facade will be a generous ticket hall and café area with additional links to the existing terrace. -NewLondonArchitecture

Monday, April 14, 2008

Be My Baby Blind

It is time for good albums inspired by tacky music:
Cut Copy

Hercules and Love Affair

Monday, December 17, 2007

Pro Model Skillz

Originally uploaded by tek77
Schweet photos @ Tim's flickr.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I am part hippie, being from Oregon, so this is exciting for me.

My kombucha is starting to grow. Took a while, I didn't know anyone with a baby so I tried finding a real chunky Synergy bottle to start with; it worked. It is supposed to aid the liver and fight cancer; personally, like many health products, I'm not totally convinced it does anything but I find the process to be fun and incredibly cheaper than buying it.

I'll have some tips later for making a good brew.