Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Insiders Guide

I have started to construct my insiders guide. I have decided to do it as a web-site which if it were real you would have to either subscribe to.

the URL is a bit weird but as one of my contacts has very kindly offered to help me out and as URL's cost money i took one of his old ones.

I also have a lot more pictures to put up from my brailing of the british culture in the east end but my camera has a virus at the moment so im waiting for that to be sorted before plugging it in to my new computer!

Thursday, 4 December 2008

New Bond Old Bond

Covent Garden

Quintessentualy British:

1. Pie & Mash
2. Dr.Martins
3. Ben Sherman

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

East is East

What does Britishness mean to you in the east end?

so far i have 2 points:

1. community
2. personal style

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Neals Yard

"Amongst the shopping mayhem of Covent Garden is this small and tranquil square, formerly home to a dairy. The square is lined with stores selling alternative products with several open air cafes making this a good place to chill out. It's also a Mecca for skateboarders, with Slam City Skates bordering the square. "


We had to go in to central and visit a list of 'quintessentually british' places,

1. Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2 (Not the Embankment entrance)
2. James Smith & Sons Ltd 53 New Oxford Street WC1
3. Neals Yard 17 Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden, WC2
4. Fortnum & Mason 181 Piccadilly, W1
5. Savile Row W1
6. The Coach & Horses, Greek St W1

Unfortunatly my camera beame infected with a virus (from the university computers :( ) after taking my photos from the trip and before saving them onto the computer so i lost them all... i did however go back out and took more, some of the places named above and some others.

Monday, 1 December 2008


five main catagories to divide our research, these being;

Communication - Media – Gadgets - Networoks
Luxury – Experience – accessories etc.
Lifestyle - Design/Architecture / Gastro hotels/ living/ social
Culture - Experience – Arts – Groups
Events (Olympics etc.,)
Identity – Fashion –communication and belonging)

along with this a hub or something as interesting would be a good starting point.