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Showing posts from June 19, 2010

OH God - yet another version of the tired and turgid Supper Club


Have you ever eaten out while lying down on a comfy bed? Chances are, if you’ve visited Amsterdam you would have been to or heard of the famous Dutch restaurant/bar/club – supperclub – which does exactly that. Now they have opened in London’s Notting Hill.
Why? Oh why did they bother?
SUPPERCLUB LONDON, 12 Acklam Road, London W10 5QZ (020 8964 6600)
The space is located under the Westway near the top end of Portobello Road on the site of the once legendary 90s nightclub, Subterranea. The space is designed by Concrete, the Dutch Architecture design practice also responsible for the various other supperclub locations in the world and the forthcoming W Hotel in London’s Leicester Square (opening Summer 2010).
On arrival, you pass through impressive double doors leading into Bar Rouge – an obvious take on a classic hotel bar. This is where customers (read: mugs) meet for a pre-dinner drink and suss out the crowd. When the kitchen is ready for dinner …

Why oh why did Apple call it the - iPad?

Apple supremos launched upon us the new but inecsplicably named ipad. The comparisons of the name to feminine hygene products have been coming thick and fast, one wonders why in the upper eschlons of apple didn't someone speak up, then you look at the roster of board members (click on their bio page) and you can see the reason this own goal with the name was achieved.

It also gets you wondering why someone didn't recall the MADtv skit from a number of years ago that should have given them some insight into the complete sillyness of this new moniker for what is a groundbreaking piece of technology.