Category Archives: things magazine

Fire in the hold

Aargh. Apologies for the (enforced) downtime. We’re learning about all sorts of new things, like DDoS attacks and htaccess files. Please don’t stop visiting.

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Going nowhere, slowly

The Blog is Dead, Long Live the Blog, a (deliberately) provocative piece from Kottke, who knows a thing or two about online longevity. It’s hard to disagree with the basic premise that ‘Blogs are for 40-somethings with kids’ when one … Continue reading

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An apology

You may have noticed that things has been limping along for the past few months, with infrequent updates and not a whole lot of enthusiasm and energy (with notable exceptions). We apologise to regular readers but suspect the slide down … Continue reading

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A thing-searcher

‘I don’t know what you’ve got in mind,’ said Pippi, ‘but I’m not the sort to lie around. I’m a thing-searcher, you see. And that means I never have a moment to spare.’ ‘What did you say you were?’ asked … Continue reading

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One of these things is not like the other thing

Happy new year. We’ve had a gratifying amount of feedback to our last post of 2012, a short discussion of the internet of things and the realm of the superficial, the analogy of the curiosity cabinet and its potentially damaging … Continue reading

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Cabinets, cases, collecting and display

And so we find ourselves on the edge of the year, without all that much inclination to look back (that’s a job that others can do with so much more depth and expertise). Things magazine feels increasingly marginal, hovering on … Continue reading

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A short break

things will be (even more) sporadic for a few weeks. Have a nice summer.

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Catalogues and Collections, part 2

/ Things magazine is always looking, but the sad reality is that if it’s not on the internet it doesn’t exist for us. And that’s a problem. Our own archives are a case in point; until we get our house … Continue reading

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Time for Change

The Gunpowder Plot: exploding the legend, a science-y look at what a lot of barrels of Seventeenth Century gunpowder might have done to parliament. Talking of London cellars, apparently the wine cellars of Devonshire House, the London seat of the … Continue reading

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Back issue special offer

We’ve been digging through the archives and it turns out that there aren’t many physical copies of things left. The only issues we are still able to sell are 08, 09, 13, 14, 16, 17/18 and the current issue, 19/20. … Continue reading

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