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HOPE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT!

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Fake palm tree mobile phone masts

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Particularly prevalent in Southern California are mobile phone (or cell phone) masts disguised as Palm Trees.  It seems fitting that something as utilitarian as a phone mast be hidden behind the facade of… Continue reading

SELLING OUT FAST! PLAZA MILTON KEYNES

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Our new publication: MILTON KEYNES is available for sale through BLURB. Click on the link above or visit: http://www.blurb.co.uk/books/4419077-milton-keynes

PLAZA shows at MK Gallery!

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MILTON KEYNES the new book from PLAZA available to buy now!

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http://www.blurb.co.uk/bookstore/invited/3584618/fcf5e26300381c76bbdd937fe8d523f16546bdf4 We’re pleased to announce our new publication MILTON KEYNES is now available to buy. Produced in association with the MK Gallery Milton Keynes.

PLAZA will be launching their new publication ‘Milton Keynes’ at MK Gallery

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Coffins for sale at Costco

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On a recent trip to Costco on El Camino Real, just outside San Francisco we visited the coffin section.

SkyMall!

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Anyone that has ever taken a domestic flight within the US will be familiar with Sky Mall.  A virtual mall in the sky that takes the form of a magazine located in the… Continue reading

Poble Espanyol!

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Josep Puigi Cadafalch had the idea for Poble Espanyol: a town in which the architecture, style, and culture of various locations from around Spain were preserved in a single artificial space . The aim… Continue reading

Japanese Precision Walking Competition

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Working at The Mall

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At PLAZA we’re fascinated with the glamour of the shopping mall. Glistening marble floors, gushing water features and soft soothing music. Do you ever wonder what it’s like for the people manning the… Continue reading

PLAZA MK Field Trip: Culture – Public Sculpture

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You’ve never seen anything like it – Central Milton Keynes

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Composed by Ronnie Bond and released in the 1980’s to promote Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre now known as thecentre:MK    

Playtime by Jacques Tati

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Today I watched ‘Playtime’ by Jacques Tati (1967) at the Whitecube in Bermondsey, which was part of their Film on Sunday programme. In Playtime, characters get lost as they search for the romantic… Continue reading

North Korea’s glamorous Ryugyong Hotel opens next year!

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A full 24 years after it was first started, the hotel which once aimed to be the world’s tallest tower will finally open its doors in the North Korean capital. Ryugyong Hotel is a… Continue reading

Metro Station at Madrid Barajas Airport

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The glamour of the P&O Cross-Channel ferry

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The cross channel ferry reminds me of Eurocamp holidays to Brittany in the 90s. The short voyage would easily be the highlight of a 12 hour journey, 5 of us crammed into our… Continue reading

Working on our first book… more details to follow!

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Prora – The Nazi holiday resort

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Prora is a beach resort on the island of Rügen, Germany, known especially for its colossal Nazi-planned tourist structures. The massive building complex was built between 1936 and 1939. The eight buildings are… Continue reading

Shopping in North Korean department stores

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Before his death photos were released by North Korean media showing Kim Jong-il and his son Kim Jong-un visiting a shopping mall and a department store.  The below images show the utilitarian, minimalist… Continue reading