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happy birthday to me

This morning my studio mates took me out for brunch at Peckham's Petitou cafe. Then I crossed the street and had a quick browse in the independent Review bookshop and treated myself to two yummy volumes:



The Faber & Faber book has lots of gorgeous book covers I want to study (Guardian review here):



Matthew Rice has written and drawn a usually-informative but occasionally very cheeky book about architectural terms, something I always mean to know more about, since I've forgotten them all since college. (The Independent's review here.)



On that last image, he hasn't put all that many tags, but he has labelled the poodle, and written: There are very few details to describe here - but after all, that's what Modernism is all about: clean lines and proportion. Yeah, tell that to a builder. But a nice drawing, all the same.

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(Anonymous)
Aug. 19th, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC)
happy birthday lovely!
Oh am glad it's a day of treats. More on their way soon! Sending birthday best and much love, Bridge x
jabberworks
Aug. 19th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
Re: happy birthday lovely!
Thanks so much, Bridge!
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jabberworks
Aug. 19th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
Yay, thanks! :-)
ellenlindner
Aug. 19th, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Sarah! Looking forward to tea tomorrow.
jabberworks
Aug. 19th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
I think I'll need some help in picking out the tea, apparently they have a mind-boggling range!
bandersnatch_02
Aug. 19th, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
I suppose this never came up before but we have the same birthday! Happy Birthday to Us!
jabberworks
Aug. 19th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, that is the most brillig thing ever! Happy birthday, mr dual-citizen pond hopper!
bandersnatch_02
Aug. 19th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
Heh -- I have a new name to add to my b'day buddies list: Bill Clinton, Matthew Perry...Sarah McIntyre!
seussscat
Aug. 19th, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday! Sounds like you have been having a lovely day. I saw the birthday card as well and it made me chuckle! Hope the fun continues and you have a nice evening.
jabberworks
Aug. 19th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thanks!
joedecie
Aug. 19th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday Sarah; I hope it's great.
jabberworks
Aug. 19th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Joe!
(Anonymous)
Aug. 19th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday from your dfc fans
Happy birthday from ben, alex ( soon to be a chorister at Peterborough Cathedral) and Patrick. Any news on Morris? We can't wait to order our copy.
jabberworks
Aug. 20th, 2009 07:41 am (UTC)
Re: Happy birthday from your dfc fans
Thanks so much, Patrick! And congrats to Alex, I think male choirs in cathedrals are one of my all-time favourite things; gives me goose pimples when they hit the high notes!

Morris is coming out Oct 1st, not long now! I'm posting all my related events here. Maybe see you guys at one of them? :-)
squirmy
Aug. 19th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
Hope you had a good day! The books look great. Not been to Petitou yet, is it as nice as I hear?
jabberworks
Aug. 20th, 2009 07:44 am (UTC)
Thanks! Yes, Petitou is great, really nice place to sit over a good coffee and a big ol' hunk o' toast. Slightly pricey, but not too bad, and Review bookshop is just across the road, so it makes for a really nice break in the day. If you fancy some African food, Cafe Spice (on Peckham High St, pretty much where you turn off to go to Petitou) does a big tasty plateful, but it's not for veggie types.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 20th, 2009 09:28 am (UTC)
My Main Squeeze has that Faber covers book. It's a beauty.

Belated birthday wishes also.

Hey, didn't you say you were at some Cambridge event that's coming up? Lunch or something with WP and Bridge perhaps?
dave_shelton
Aug. 20th, 2009 09:30 am (UTC)
Oops
Oops, that last one was from me. Didn't mean to be anonymous, honest...
jabberworks
Aug. 20th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
Re: Oops
Ooh, you'll be around then? Excellent, we need to talk! :-D

(If you have a Main Squeeze, does that mean you have Auxiliary Squeezes as well? Do they fight over the book?)
emmav
Aug. 20th, 2009 10:46 am (UTC)
Huge and later birthday wishes, heartfelt all the same!! *hug*
jabberworks
Aug. 20th, 2009 10:50 am (UTC)
Hugs to you, too! :-)
beatonna
Aug. 20th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
I love the architectural primer! When I was in England I saw it in a bookstore and it caught my eye immediately!
jabberworks
Aug. 20th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
I've just been reading it on the train! The architectural intro is a bit dry, but the pictures are winning me over.
Odd thing, he didn't erase his pencil marks. Not sure if I think this is good in the way that you can see everything that went into it, or if it's just a bit sloppy. Hmm.
dlasky
Aug. 23rd, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
Happy Belated
Oop! I've been away from livejournal for a few days. Hope you had a great birthday! (Looks like you did).
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