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Adventures

New year, New York, New York / vampires and chorizo at the Electric Cinema in Brum / escaping the eaves and mujifying our little square box / power-tool racing / Blur, Hyde Park / Lester’s wedding / putting the world to rights in the Vic / freezing our butts off in Somerset House / the Australians / watching Moon twice in a row / (1) Day Of Manchester / Bowl-Punching / eating and shopping our way around London / meeting Mr Kitson / A-Road walking in the Lake District / getting lost in the Barbican / uncling on the farm (without it turning into an episode of Outnumbered – thank you Sam) / discovering the local chippie.

Books

Buffy: Time Of Your Life / Fear Of Music / Fray / Graphic Design: A User’s Manual / Great British Editorial / New X-Men / Studio Culture / The Complete Peanuts 1959–1960 / Yes, I know, I know. I promise to read more in 2010.

Brands

Apple / Converse / Fred Perry / Freitag / Graze / Moleskine / Muji / Stack / Unit Editions / Vitsoe

Cinema

Moon / The Hurt Locker / (500) Days of Summer / District 9 / Let The Right One In / Franklyn / Transformers 2 / The White Ribbon / Alien / Poltergeist / The Breakfast Club / The Curious Case of Benjamin Button / Revolutionary Road / Choke / Frost/Nixon / Star Trek / Away We Go / The Wrestler / Drag Me To Hell / Up / Zombieland / Coraline / Creation / The Fantastic Mr Fox / The Damned United / Watchmen / Bolt / Slumdog Millionaire / Paranormal Activity / A Simple Man /Avatar / Where The Wild Things Are / Last Chance Harvey / The Strangers / X-Men Origins: Wolverine / Terminator Salvation / The Hangover / The Proposal / Monsters vs Aliens / Synechdoche / An Education / The Men Who Stare At Goats / 2012

Eats

Anything from City Screen covered in cheese / Anything griddled / Canteen / Chorizo / Crunchy Nut Cornflakes / Dr B’s baked potatoes / Graze / Haloumi / Kensington Roof Gardens / Loch Fyne’s take-away fish supper … even the mushy peas / M&S cream of oakham chicken soup / Pastrami on rye at Katz’s Deli / Thomas the Baker’s vanilla slice / Tunnocks / Wagamama / Whole Foods

Magazines

Arts & Architecture / Creative Review / Design Week / Esquire / Gym Class / Little White Lies / Loud And Quiet / Man About Town / Observer Music Monthly

Music

Artists: Arcade Fire / Beck / Blur / David Bowie / Elbow / Foo Fighters / Franz Ferdinand / Glasvegas / Interpol / Jamie T / Kings Of Leon / Lily Allen / Muse / Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds / Nine Inch Nails / Radiohead / REM / Saint Etienne / Wilco / Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Tracks: Best Of You – Foo Fighters / Farewell To The Fairground – White Lies / How It Ends – DeVotchKa / L.E.S. Artistes – Santogold / On Call – Kings Of Leon / Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon / Sticks ‘n’ Stones – Jamie T / The Fear – Lily Allen / Your Ex-Lover Is Dead – Stars / Zero – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Gigs: Arthur Rigby And The Baskervylles / Blur / Muse / Wilco / Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Online

Apple Trailers / BBC / The Big Picture / The Book Cover Archive / But Does It Float / Clients From Hell / David The Designer / The Designer’s Review Of Books / The Enemies Of Reason / The Guardian / Gym Class Magazine / FormFiftyFive / Iain Claridge / iPlayer / Linefeed / NYC Grid / The Quietus / Twitter

Television

The Apprentice / Come Dine With Me / Dexter / Dr Who / FlashForward (to start with anyway) / Flight Of The Conchords / Gameswipe / Harry Hill’s TV Burp / Lost / Mad Men / Outnumbered / The X Factor (right up until the ridiculous four-hour finale)

And looking forward to 2010 …

Collecting Vitsoe 606 Universal Shelving / Daily photography / Dieter Rams at The Design Museum / Finally framing and hanging my Because Studio, Jack Dylan and Dieter Rams prints / Gym Class #5 / Iron Man 2 / Latitude Festival / Lots of FFFing / Mark Kermode / Newspaper Club / Old John–Old Dartfordian wedding / Rediscovering fiction / Screen-printing / Subscribing to Little White Lies and Stack / The Swell Season / Walking the planets

+ many more adventures.