i walked through soho square the other morning and found myself completely affected by this bench. it always slips my mind that there'll be no more kirsty maccoll albums. gorgeous voice. lovely songs.
seeing this reminded me of a great thing, which i've not seen, because richmond park is too damn far. an ian dury memorial bench - where you can plug in your headphones and listen to music and interviews. and it's solar powered. this is the designer.
it also made me think about those bbc4 benches on the south bank. 'everybody needs a place to think'. i'm surprised people aren't doing more benches as (dread words) 'ambient media'. at least you're giving something back when you do that, rather than just creating more clutter and crap.