The A-Z

2006-09-26

‘From Aaron Hill to Zoffany St’ — An article by Claire Heald of BBC News:

[Picture of The First Edition of The London A-Z]No one thinks twice today about reaching for a map to navigate their way around a town or city — but do they stop to consider how the street atlas came to be? Read the rest of this entry »


The Plastic Buckle

2006-09-16

[Picture of Airloc fastener]Almost everything these days seems to have those plastic Airloc buckle fasteners and nylon webbing straps. This is the standard for infant high chairs, haversacks, backpacks and all sorts of equipment and clothing for sports and military applications. Read the rest of this entry »


On Playing Cards

2006-09-06

Everyone has seen or heard of playing cards, they seem a part of everyday life, and seem to have always been around. However mundane and overlooked, they are uniquely remarkable and a design classic. The story of playing cards is history itself. Read the rest of this entry »