The Inspiral Carpets and their T-shirt empire on Granada Reports in 1989.
8.15 from Manchester theme tune, originally Find Out Why.
The C40Large Cities Climate Summit was held in New York this week, with mayors of major cities from around the world vowing to do their bit to cut greenhouse gas emissions. This is looking increasingly like a problem that’s going to be tackled first at a personal and local level before national governments are going to pay any attention.
Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse
And other random stuff from my recently added songs.
Tucked away in Manchester’s old textile district is a wonderful souinding source of ethical and eco beds and furnishing.
We are a small, independent company with strong roots in the textile heart of Manchester, we’ve been making tough, beautiful furniture here since 1990. We left our jobs in scientific research to set up a sustainable business where we could be responsible for the ethical and environmental impact of every aspect of our actions. We wanted to extend our holistic outlook on living to the way we worked too, as a positive and practical force for fairness, healthy living and a sound environment.
Our approach has always been simple and down to earth, we use the best organic and natural materials to produce well designed, functional eco goods that are made to be used, to be enjoyed and to last. We are committed to fair trade from start to finish, from sourcing ethically produced fabrics and fillings to honest pricing of our products.
Our journey has been challenging, exciting and creative and would mean nothing without the support and inspiration of family, friends, producers, suppliers and of course our customers. We look forward to developing more of our plans for new products and meeting new people along the Way.
Sarah and Jonathan
The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California recently hosted a conference about the influence of science fiction imagery on architects and vice-versa. Pretty pictures at Wired.com.
The world’s largest offshore wind farm could be built off the north coast of Devon. If it goes ahead it could provide nearly all of the county’s electricity, and there are plans to supplement it with tidal power schemes.
As this article appears in the Daily Mail expect the usual NIMBY nonsense in the comments.