Tag Archives: urban

In the news

Just a screenshot from a news article from a couple of months ago when storms were about:

Phone box design keeps on inspiring

Furniture brand Kettal has designed a series of booths, called Phonebooth, that can be inserted into office interiors to create a sense of privacy in busy working environments.

Courtesy https://www.dezeen.com/

For more details go to https://www.dezeen.com/2022/03/25/phonebooth-meeting-pods-kettal-showroom/

The Lake District, Margate and London

A couple of months ago my husband, dog and I took a short trip to the Lakes District. Here are a couple of shots from that trip:

Here are a couple from Margate and London:

Dalby Square, Margate

By the Royal Academy, London

Science Museum, London

Office phone boxes may be the new trend

The boxes themselves are a little too simplistic in style for me but I love the idea of bringing the traditional functionality inside. Especially good for open plan offices when you need some privacy. In these pandemic days they’d need to be cleaned regularly though.

Cross post from de zeen

Soho office phone booth by Meavo

Dezeen Showroom: booth and pod brand Meavo aimed to combine high-quality construction with an affordable price tag in its Soho office phone booth, which provides privacy in the workplace.

Soho is a sound-dampening booth that offers acoustic and visual privacy for one person at a time.

It is designed to fit with the interior style or colour scheme of any office and can be customised in any colour at no additional cost.

The Soho office phone booth includes a small worktop, LED lighting, and ventilation to freshen the air. It can also be configured with power sockets, USB charging ports, wireless charging and HDMI ports.

To reduce environmental impact, Meavo uses recycled plastic bottles for Soho’s acoustic felt lining, with each phone booth containing over 800 bottles.

For every booth sold, the company also promises to plant 50 trees and provide two solar lamps to families in Zambia.

Blast from my past

A friend posted on FB a few photos from Brisbane, Australia, from the late 1980s / early 1990s. I was surprised to see a pose with a local phone box. I don’t know the women but they certainly present a good vision of the fashion I was into at the time. I hope they had a good night out.

Spitalfields, London

Have I posted these before? Anyway…

Coffee kiosk, London Bridge

Hampsted hampers

In Hampsted, London, these beauties have been repurposed into food stalls.

Thanks to Donna for the photos.

Some real places

Here are some non-fictional places:

A friend sent me this image of ‘Gods Own Junkyard’ in Walthamstow, London. I’ve discovered ancestors who lived there in the late 1700s-mid 1800s. When things open again I’ll go visit.

Suburban garden in Leyland
A newly built office in central London, near St Pauls. A socially distanced space in which to make a phone call.

Your Honor

We just started watching ‘Your Honor‘ and this shot appears in the first 10 minutes or so. I love the way it’s constructed, with balance and form and colour.