Lost In Bali

Another delightful account from the intrepid Lottie in Bali x

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Yesterdays trip back to the kampung turned into something of a family outing. Wayan’s 83 year old mother, Wayan and her 17 year old son, wanted to join us on the outing. And why not? The more the merrier as far as I’m concerned. I hired a larger car to accomodate us all and made up a picnic. Everyone was excited as we set off and things were going splendidly until Wayan’s mother began feeling car sick. This dear old lady has only ever been inside a car a couple of times in her life.  The last time she visited Wayan’s in-laws kampung was 18 years ago and that was a 2 hr journey on the back of a moped. No surprise then that with the winding, jungle roads and long journey she started to visibly turn green. Eventually after a number of emergency stops we arrived.  Serena and I…

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The Day That You Were Born.

I have decided to reblog a post from Lottie Nevin, whom I now follow on various social media sites. I find her blog so refreshingly down-to-earth and funny, but with a social concern, she writes about her life with The Irishman in Indonesia, and her photography is truly honest and beautiful.Please watch this video, if you have concerns about pollution and plastics.

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Isabel helped to bring you into the world Theo. She was my midwife. When she wasn’t delivering babies, she’d be delivering lambs or calves on her own farm. She was a large, strong, Yorkshire woman, down to earth and practical. I reckoned that if she could pull a calf out, she wouldn’t have a problem with us.

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On New Years Eve afternoon it started to snow. I was in the girls bedroom changing their bed sheets when I looked out the window and noticed large goose down snowflakes starting to fall. Your dad and I had been invited to a party that evening but the snow didn’t let up. By early evening it had become a blizzard and strong winds felled the electricity lines. We lit candles and cooked soup on the wood stove.

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January 1996 seemed like a very long month to me. Your dad struggled to get to…

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Wish You Were Here?

I have decided to reblog a post from Lottie Nevin, whom I now follow on various social media sites. I find her blog so refreshingly down-to-earth and funny, but with a social concern, she writes about her life with The Irishman in Indonesia, and her photography is truly honest and beautiful.Please watch this video, if you have concerns about pollution and plastics.

Lottie Nevin - The Red House Diaries

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I wrote about waste, pollution and plastic almost a year ago. Here is the link.

What A Waste

Nothing has improved since then, in fact if anything the problem has got even worse. The two beaches on Bali that I visit most often are Sanur and Jimbaran. Both of these beaches are visibly filthier than last year. Jimbaran was a sight yesterday. The whole length of the beach was strewn with plastic bottles, bags and rubbish. It was quite heartbreaking. This time a year ago it was one of the cleanest beaches on the island.

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Here is a great link from Earth Children Global that sums up Bali’s trash problems. The hows and whys of what is happening not just here but globally.

http://ecg.ironbarkpm.com/plastic.html

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The time has come to make radical changes before it’s too late. Our beautiful planet’s oceans are already choked with tons of plastic, our seas…

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New York City Transit authority graphics manual

Had to share this. For lovers of American modernism, Pentagram sent forth a tweet on Valentine’s day that no doubt got some pulses racing. “Found in Pentagram NY’s basement, here is every last page of Unimark’s 1970 NYC Transit Authority Standards Manual”…
As the studio reported, since the discovery the manual had been lovingly documented, in an appropriately clean and precise way, and launched as thestandardsmanual.com.
Designed by Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda while at Unimark International in New York in 1970, the publication is a considerable 179 pages long, thanks in large part to entire pages being given over to displaying single letters and numerals set in the typeface Standard Medium – not, in fact, Helvetica, as Paul Shaw’s fantastic AIGA post on the design of the New York subway reveals. Helvetica began to be used in favour of Unimark’s original choice of type from the 1980s onwards.
Just a handful of pages from the manual are shown here as the new site – the result of the collective efforts of designer Niko Skourtis, Pentagram’s Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth – is of course well worth browsing through. The designers have even incorporated a magnifier so that the body text of the manual can be read, too. See thestandardsmanual.com.
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