As people are doing week notes, telling you what I’ve enjoyed this week seems like a nice method of low energy blogging. I was going to do it last week but kinda forgot. Which means I have a bumper list of things I’ve faved.
The Guardian have a nice photo story of the Impossible Project taking over Polaroid’s last film factory and getting it working again (and renaming to Polaroid Original).
John Luke Roberts was one of the favourite shows I saw in Edinburgh, and he’s here talking on a podcast about comedy. Some of the references fly over the interviewer’s head a bit, which is a shame. I particularly liked the idea of making something funny then putting a joke on top.
Yue Yuen and Li & Fung are not household names, but probably should be – and will be if they follow the trajectory of their tech counterparts Foxconn and Huawei. A good long read about how clothes happen and why most company’s social responsibility work doesn’t.
Another company you should have heard of – JD.com – is profiled in the New Yorker.
There’s going to be a lot of comedy in these after Edinburgh. Daniel Sloss has two hour long shows on Netflix. They’re good, and funny, only occasionally straying into a 20something straight white guy telling you things. He was keeping a count on Twitter of how many couples he’d split up with the second show, Jigsaw.
More on comedy, sorry. An interview with James Acaster about his 4 Netflix shows. Basically he had to make them for the price of 1.
It’s Nice That feature Dia, a graphics in motion design studio.
BBC’s new documentary about dance music is excellent. I worry the next two episodes will not be as good (Pete Tong and Paul Oakenfold have already popped up (rightly in this case, but still)). Man, the music. Goosebumps for the entire hour.
Sky Arts showed a documentary about New Order’s latest gigs that I saw MIF last year. So much work! Looking forward to 2019.
Open House London was great again. Thanks to all the companies that opened up their buildings (and people opening their houses) and to all the volunteers. Given how badly some people treat the opportunity, and how much grief the organisers get, I’m surprised it continues. But it’s a very good thing. If you don’t like an aspect of it, volunteer.
If you book one thing this week, it should probably be the extended run of Rose Matafeo’s Edinburgh show at the Soho Theatre.