Parody of the Microsoft Surface promotional video.
It was great to see one of my favourite blogs, Breakfast Liverpool, getting a mention in this Saturday's Guardian Guide. I can't stand cooked english breakfasts, so I'm not sure why I enjoy it so much. I think it's probably the commitment and attention to detail.
I noticed that this much-loved sign had been covered over a few months ago. According to today's Liverpool Echo the sign was removed and new adverts put in its place as part of the cleanup for 2008.
The 'Look Of The City' project targeted 10 sites to make the city more 'presentable'. Also included in the project is the removal of the Las Vegas sign from the property by Lime Street.
Update (6 July 2007): Las Vegas improvement - the £1 larger bar
You really have given up any attempt at pretending to care about your brand when you do this to the main entrance of your bar.
'Our House' is a temporary exhibition installed in derelict housing on Great George Street, Liverpool. It's a part of 'Four Corners' - a 'celebration of partnerships across the city'. It involves and is funded by a host of arts and communities organisations including Bluecoats Arts Centre, Arts in Regeneration, ICDC and Everyman Playhouse.
The exhibition is great. The exterior of the building is clad in doors from derelict buildings, all painted red. Inside, the rooms of two ground floor flats have been converted by artists and organisations producing work on a broad theme of community and regeneration.
The strongest installation was the room below, showcasing work collected as part of the iamhere project.
It's a real shame that the exhibition is only on for three days, apparently for budgetary reasons. A small exhibition, it's overstaffed with security and more front of house staff than visitors. When was the last time you saw a portaloo cabin for an exhibition this size? It's easy to see where money could have been saved.
Which would you rather live in?
East Village, Liverpool:
No access for vehicles
These premises are under CCTV surveillance
Children must be accompanied by an adult
No ball games
East Village, NY (from Wikipedia):
Over the last 100 years, the East Village/Lower East Side neighborhood has been considered one of the strongest contributors to American arts and culture in New York. During the great wave of immigration (Germans, Ukrainians, Polish) in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, countless families found their new homes in this area. The East Village has also been the home of cultural icons and movements from the American gangster to the Warhol Superstars, folk music to punk rock, anti-folk to hip-hop, advanced education to organized activism, experimental theater to the Beat Generation. Club 57, on St. Mark's Place, was an important incubator for performance and visual art in the late 1970s and early 1980s, followed by 8BC as, during the 1980s, the East Village art gallery scene helped to galvanize modern art in America, with such artists as Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Koons exhibiting.