Monday, October 03, 2016

101 things to do with bricks: accessorise

"A red clay brick designed and sold by skateboarding brand Supreme is on sale on eBay for up to $1,000 (£772), after selling out in a single day. The item, part of the New York brand’s accessories line that has previously included a hammer, calculator and fire extinguisher, is branded with Supreme’s logo and has been highly anticipated by fashion gurus since its preview last month." From:

And how it could be used to build an actual building:

Unfortunately, I was unaware of this when it was affordable, otherwise it would be in my motley collection!

Update via Facebook's Brick of the Day - more details on the Supreme Brick:

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Medieval Tiles in the news - Westgate, Oxford

The 13th century tile pavement uncovered at Westgate Oxford 
© Oxford Archaeology
"The tiles were probably made near Newbury in West Berkshire and are of the 'Stabbed Wessex' type, whose main period of use was between AD 1280 – 1350."

Friday, July 15, 2016

Bricks help win an archaeological award ...

Bricks help to win the British Archaeological Award for the Best Community Engagement Project - well done to the people of Cleenish & Killesher!

There's also a website for the project, including how the bricks were used:

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Remains of 17th century buildings found in Hull's old town

Sadly, save for a few bricks that have been analysed and kept for posterity, the relics look destined for the scrap heap as work continues in earnest. Mr George said: "There was always the possibility of building remains being found. We have planned for this." Hull Dail Mail 13th July 2016
More on the story at:

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Journal: York Historian Volume 32

  • "There is no trace of it in the Minster glass now": An investigation into the east window of St. Martin's Coney Street and its eighteenth-century acquisition by York Minster. - Katie Harrison
  • York's Phoenix and Allbion Foundries. - Bill Fawcett
  • Clementhorpe Maltings, York. - Jayne Rimmer
  • A.W.N. Pugin and the East Window at St. George's Roman Catholic Church in York. - Ingrid Brown