— The Martian

Having just seen Matt Damon in Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ at the cinema, I’m happy to tell you that it’s a truly fabulous book… …but only a good film.


It’s enjoyable enough, but disappointing if you’ve read the book. They chose, understandably I admit, to film the book’s least interesting part of the story and reduce to superficial background those parts of the book that were most fascinating.


Anyway, there’s a few rather cool movie posters out there alongside the mainstream options produced for the multiplexes.

— Fleen Patterns

Patterns are one of those things that can often be more complex to form than one thinks, and here at The English Group we’re fascinated with geometric, and arabesque patterns, which is evident across the blog.

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Pin-up illustration by Archie Dickens for Pye Radio and Television advertising campaign, c.1950s.


…one of those once great and now long lost British companies.


Via: Iain Claridge

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— Geneva Motorshow

There are some truly beautiful new cars being announced at this years Geneva Motoshow, and some of the very best are British.


I’m not usually a great fan of Bentleys – a car for bloated bankers and tasteless footballers – but their new EXP10 Speed – concept car is pretty damn special.

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— Saab 92

These little cars were everywhere when I was a kid, and generally thought to be a bit naff… …and probably picked up for peanuts.


But, how cute does it look with today’s eyes?


Via: Iain Claridge

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— Size Matters

Only have 22 megapixels? Oh how embarrassing.


Reigniting the megapixel war, Canon has just announced two new flagship DSLR cameras – the 5DS and 5DS R, both of which feature 50.6-megapixel full-frame sensors!

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