Only The Russians

Sulim Yamadayev

Sulim Yamadayev

Have a look at this picture. Look at those medals! Look at THAT HAT! It’s battalion commander Sulim Yamadayev of course. Only the Russian can get away with this level of campness. Mr. Yamadayev was an opponent of Chechnya’s Moscow-backed president, Ramzan Kadyrov, and sadly he has been shot dead in Dubai. A sad day indeed for Russian fashion.

Fantastic Art Photography

Fantastic Art Photography

Boat in a storm

This video shows the beginning part of the Southern Ocean storm that knocked down Pete Goss’ “Spirit of Mystery” and broke Mark’s leg. The popping noises are drops of freezing rain hitting the camera & deck. More info @ http://www.petegoss.com

Talking Bollocks – Design Award

Belgian Hook

Belgian Hook

I have ranted away on this blog for a while now and yet the subject of design has not come up. This is about to change. Yesterday I was in Brussels, at the airport, in the gents toilet.
Having a few minutes to ponder, I observed the coat hook had a noticeable Belgian style to it. Minimalist. Possibly with art deco influences. Perhaps. I’m no design expert. However, the most pertinent thing that struck me about this hook was it’s inability to hook anything. The truth of this fact was evidenced by my suit jacket repeatedly falling to the floor – not something one appreciates in a public toilet.

So, I have decided to instigate The Talking Bollocks Design Award and the first winner is this stupid Begian hook. To the right is a picture of the offending “hook” and below is a picture of a hook worthy of the name hook.

Congratulations Belgium!

Hook

Hook