You Are Here
Ben Olins from Herb Lester Associates has dropped us one of their You Are Here maps (you might have seen it on AceJet170), which feature places for folk unencumbered by offices to meet and work, and a lovely little thing it is too.
The writing is particularly fine:
"The creators of this guide have spent hours at sticky tables having meetings or waiting for appointments, always with the niggling thought that there must be somewhere nicer to pass the time. After all, there are thousands of places to meet in London, why put up with something wretched?"
"Nine out of ten self-employed layabouts agree that spending a day at the British Library delivers a feeling of accomplishment out of all proportion to work actually done."
Ben used to edit The Guide for The Guardian, and was later at Channel 4, where he worked with Jane Smillie; and the pair of them make up Herb Lester Associates. They're still working on their website, but he tells us they're going to focus on producing books, magazines, journals and such like. Should be worth keeping an eye on.
Meantime, if you'd like a copy of the map, they're £3 - just drop them an email.
And oh yep, the rather lovely illustration work - that's by Michael Newhouse.