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Jordan Harper

Miscellany, waffle, gratuitously stolen links, and much, much less.
Permanent link to 'Uuni 2 - The portable and affordable wood-fired oven. This is amazing (via @Shealan).'
Uuni 2 - The portable and affordable wood-fired oven. This is amazing (via @Shealan).
Permanent link to 'Burning mountains — After a 3 year hiatus, I’ve decided I’m going to finish my Japan photo diary, so here’s a photo and some words from August 2010.'
Burning mountains — After a 3 year hiatus, I’ve decided I’m going to finish my Japan photo diary, so here’s a photo and some words from August 2010.

Burning mountains — After a 3 year hiatus, I’ve decided I’m going to finish my Japan photo diary, so here’s a photo and some words from August 2010.

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Digging through some old family photos this afternoon and came up these amazing shots of WWI veterans: My great, great grandfather George Worton and his son in law, my great grandfather Sam Bishop (with his dandily attired brother Jim).

Sam also fought in WWII with his son and son-in-law (my grandfather).

What a deck of cards to be dealt in life — one that I doubt very much was at all unusual.

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As a kid, I remember begging my parents to take me to Teddy Grays in Bewdley almost every weekend. Every time I think of sweets I imagine the striped awning of their shop by the river Severn.

Somehow, I’d not seen this really beautiful film made by Martin Parr three years ago about Mr Edward Gray and his sweet factory — the kind of workplace that you’d assume simply didn’t exist anymore.

Watching the team making rock is absolutely mesmerising and around the 14 minute mark you’ll see some of the most innovative typesetting you’re ever likely to see.

Via kottke.

(Source: vimeo.com)

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Finally finished Breaking Bad last night. Without question the greatest 62 hours of storytelling I’ve ever seen. Love this tribute (which needless to say, is spoiltertastic).

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I mean, really. How good is this?

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Permanent link to 'Best. Photo. Ever. (via Ever Wonder What It Looks Like When Your Dog Fetches A Ball Underwater?)'
Permanent link to 'I’ve studied nearly every aspect of Messi’s game, down to a touch-by-touch level … I arrived at a conclusion that I wasn’t really expecting or prepared for: Lionel Messi is impossible.'

“I’ve studied nearly every aspect of Messi’s game, down to a touch-by-touch level … I arrived at a conclusion that I wasn’t really expecting or prepared for: Lionel Messi is impossible.”

Lionel Messi Is Impossible — amazing article on Messi’s stats and performances. (via @owenblacker)

Permanent link to 'Picture fighting a 300-pound olympic weightlifter with the reflexes of a hockey goaltender, whose main goal is to rip your face off your skull.'

“Picture fighting a 300-pound olympic weightlifter with the reflexes of a hockey goaltender, whose main goal is to rip your face off your skull.”

What should I watch out for when fighting a chimpanzee? This could be my favourite Quora thread.

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Twilight.

Twilight.

Permanent link to 'London Bridge, St Paul’s, a double decker bus and a threat of sunset.'
London Bridge, St Paul’s, a double decker bus and a threat of sunset.

London Bridge, St Paul’s, a double decker bus and a threat of sunset.

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Permanent link to 'The iconic Okura Hotel in Tokyo is set to be demolished in 2015 to make way for a 38-storey glass tower — this will be a terrible loss to architecture, Tokyo, Japan and any right-thinking aesthete. It may be unpreventable, but there’s no harm in trying: Save the Okura hotel.'
The iconic Okura Hotel in Tokyo is set to be demolished in 2015 to make way for a 38-storey glass tower — this will be a terrible loss to architecture, Tokyo, Japan and any right-thinking aesthete. It may be unpreventable, but there’s no harm in trying: Save the Okura hotel.

The iconic Okura Hotel in Tokyo is set to be demolished in 2015 to make way for a 38-storey glass tower — this will be a terrible loss to architecture, Tokyo, Japan and any right-thinking aesthete. It may be unpreventable, but there’s no harm in trying: Save the Okura hotel.

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Of course the film looks great, but this is an absolute masterclass in the art of the trailer.

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RIP Rik.

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