On the packing bench – The Stott L1 Typewriter

Some time in the next week this typewriter will be taken down to a post office and sent on its merry way up to Queensland. There, it will join up with many other interesting typewriters that are housed in John Lavery’s collection and at least get some appreciation. I promised John that I would send…

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Shenzhen – The wild frontier no more?

My relationship with Shenzhen dates back a decade or so. I first visited here in the early 2000s which was back before the Chinese Olympics. Back then it was a city that  was exploding almost out of control of the government, and was a pretty wild place. For those who are unfamiliar with Shenzhen, it is…