So here’s another of the PhotoSphere Tiny Planet projections… The whole methodology of shooting a 360 is rotating precisely around the exact point on all three axis of where the light bends through the lens of the camera. Hence lot of beautifully tooled mechanized aluminum mounts and struts for tripods […]

Dublin, as any local will know to both their joy and their detriment, is tiny. It’s a pleasure to bump into all friends and ‘yer man… ‘ constantly, and a claustrophobic hell for others. Either way its essentially a glorified town, and oddly enough, Ireland is lovingly referred to as […]

The simplest things are often the most difficult, and the most delicious. Sweet carmelised onions, on toasted sourdough and… for the life of me I can’t remember that reduction or even reverse engineer it. Anyways it looks staggeringly delightful, even considering its only egg on toast. Do the simple things […]

29Apr

MusicTown

MusicTown
So it’s been a busy couple of weeks. Massively enjoyable and utterly Dublin-centric, which is only a great thing. So MusicTown kicked off, and its a Dublin City Corporation initiative, which brings in a few looser smaller strands and give them a big brother hug, and then peppers the city […]

Sean is a regular of my Instagram feed, always popping up with tightly graded shorn young folk of Dublin looking impossibly sharp. I believe he’s just moved into new shop in Temple Bar, Dublin and trundled across a version of this while backing (so many hard drives… ), and it’s […]

07Apr

PacMan in Dublin

WHAT THE… !??!?! Someone in Google Maps had too much chocolate over Easter

Difficult not to crack a smirk on sight of a quality Volvo front loader. The mainstay of most industrial setups, these things are just work thirsty monsters in  a perpetual state of torque. This classic Volvo 120D might have a few years on it now, but it’s a just a […]

Delectable and delicious. Atlantic Rock oysters – food of the kings and deliverer of such satisfaction. If you don’t, or even worse, can’t do these shell-rockers, you have my full commiserations and pity. They’re such a treat and a funtastic addition to any meal, it’s bizarre to think that in […]

Nicholas Mosse is a wonderful range of pottery from Bennettsbridge in Kilkenny.  Nicholas himself set up the pottery in the old mill in the 1970s and has enjoyed great success over the years with range of spongeware pottery that harks back to simpler times. I’ve been lucky enough to be […]

You’d be forgiven for suspecting the industrial designer of this device had some wild disco-tinged agenda on the world. But in actual fact this Miravex device delivers > something, something, photo, something, light-mapping, something, skin, something, something. I nodded and agreed as white-coated lab doctor cheerily explained. No idea. Then […]