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Tom Harle
In the gutter, looking at the stars
Interests: digital campaigning, fashion, local history, technology, dark rum, full-sounding melodic music, communities, german design, the third way, aspirational magazines
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I used one of the fantastic days over the Easter weekend to visit New Ash Green, the 'latter 20th century village in Kent' designed by Eric Lyons for Span, a postwar housing developer. Simultaneously tucked away in the Kent countryside... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at aspire to enquire
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There’s lots of positive stuff going on in the world of cars right now. For example, I was privileged to watch the incredible BMW team at Dare get lively around the launch of the new i3, a completely new electric... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at aspire to enquire
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I wasn’t massively involved in the production or design stages, but the pitch work I did for the Cancer Research Race For Life App was hopefully a part of winning the project, and lots of the IA seems to have made it through a bit. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at aspire to enquire
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This little lady, named Mewriel, has been with us for just over three months now, and she's totally bonkers. I love her to bits. It's amazing how our focus has changed since we got her - I'd say she'd made... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at aspire to enquire
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I revisited the BA Graphic Communications course today as a former student, to talk to the current 3rd year class about what I've been up to since graduating. I did the usual rushed ramble through a bunch of projects, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at aspire to enquire
So it turns out that about 15 months ago I gave myself a little ultimatum on this blog; start publishing more often, or shut it down after 6 months. As well as all the amazingly positive things that being at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at aspire to enquire
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I've been spotting a few of these recently. I'm not doubting their effectiveness, I used to put posters out in the same way for a club night in Cardiff. They're more disruptive than you might initially think. I guess that's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at aspire to enquire
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Photographer Leo Caillard, featured in Feature Shoot: This series asks the question “What is the importance of clothing in our modern society?” How you dress is who you are. When you dress statues, suddenly no longer are they simply reclining... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2013 at aspire to enquire
Don't let anyone tell you that Welsh isn't a beautiful language. I've just recently come across Georgia Ruth, who has a new album out. It's one of the reasons to regret not still living in Cardiff, that I hopefully would... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at aspire to enquire
They were made by http://www.howies.co.uk but it was a few years ago, not sure if they're still doing them. Good luck!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2013 on Tony Davidson's D&AD Lecture at aspire to enquire
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Just wanted to share this amazing performance: There are lots of other brilliant videos by watchlistentell on the youtube, not all of which have distinct similarities to the Burberry Acoustic series which I also loved. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at aspire to enquire
I'm doing a lot of train travelling at the moment; trips back to Wales and working with on site at a client's business park. I keep being reminded of this aweome music video for Chemical Brothers by Michel Gondry: Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at aspire to enquire
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I was loaned a copy of Apartamento last week - it's an interesting read; it juxtaposes people's fascinating living spaces alongside in-depth interviews about significant parts of their lives. It's all done with a kind of art/fashion/new-bourgeoisie lens and on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at aspire to enquire
I was up in the Manchester area over Christmas, which offered the opportunity to check out The First Cut, an exhibition of art works crafted in paper at The Manchester Gallery. There's a lot of beautiful stuff shown in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at aspire to enquire
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A lot of community-led projects I hear people talk about, locally or nationally, seem to be based around complex tech platforms and structures. Regardless of how awesome they will be one day, they spend ages in some sort of 'coming... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2013 at aspire to enquire
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One of the things pinterest is obviously great for is collecting inspiration by category - it's enabled me to be much more selective in the kinds of clothes I buy, through my board Without looking foolish, and I've also started... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2013 at aspire to enquire
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This looks interesting for the end of the month - a group of illustrators and designers responding to nature in the context of the London environment. And it's a beautiful poster. There's more information about the show and the contributors... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at aspire to enquire
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I'm not posting here as much as I would like to, I'm going to have a go at posting at least something for the first half of next year, and then see where we get to. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2012 at aspire to enquire
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People do some crazy things after drinking, especially in Brixton, but even I was suprised when I received an email asking when I'd like to attend an induction for Snow Wardens. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at aspire to enquire
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A nice mid-week gig outing to the Islington Assembly Hall, dancing to a bit of Afrobeat. A great support band, the Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra, did a perfect job as a support act - they were exciting enough to warm the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2012 at aspire to enquire
A few months ago I included a little graph in a blog which showed that by 2015, access of the internet from mobile devices will overtake access from desktop/laptop computers. Embarrassingly I can't find the source, but there are quite... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at aspire to enquire
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It's a mystery to me We have a greed with which we have agreed You think you have to want more than you need Until you have it all you won't be free Society, you're a crazy breed I hope... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2012 at aspire to enquire
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There's an ongoing debate at work right now around the idea that 'the best interface is no interface', following on from a blog post by the influential and awesome Cooper studio in San Francisco. I haven't really formulated my thoughts... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at aspire to enquire