Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I was scouring the Net as usual, when I came across a site containing a huge "warehouse" of content that I had always been looking for. I call this group construction or building toys, but the owner of the site who is quite educated, and likes to study architecture, prefers to call the grouping architectural toys.
Jackie Britton is quite an interesting young woman. She studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bath, although she never worked as an engineer. She joined the Science Museum in London, and worked her way up , eventually becoming Project developer and Executive Assistant to the Head of the Museum. At the same time, she managed to find time to get an MSc in the History of Technology in the History of Technology. Jackie then was fortunate enough to get a great job at the Victoria and Albert Museum (across the street from the Science Museum), where she is the head of technical services, managing the teams who move, install, pack, transport, store, clean, and make mounts for the exhibits.
I'm tired just writing all of this, and yet there's even more to tell on her site. I feel like I should be doing lots more than just writing a toy blog!
I rearranged the above montage from Jackie's intro page on her blog.
I hope that she won't mind. I especially like her logo of the letter "A" for
The first address is Jackies's blog,while the second one is her website.
You can click on either address to see lots of interesting architectural sets, as well as interesting information.
And if that is not enough, Jackie has added photos to Flickr:
I'm going to be writing a few posts about Jackie Britton and her marvellous architectural toy collection, so for today, I'm just presenting you with some of the items in her collection.
I actually had a set of Minibrix when I was about 8 years old. The "trick" to easily attach the rubber pieces to each other was to wet the small rounded ends, and then push or press them into the small holes.
I'll be writing more on Jackie later, but for now this is the "intro". Drop by her fine sites, as well as her Flickr site. I'm going to add my photo site in the future .I've taken lots of nice photos when I was buying and selling on E-Bay, and I'd like to share them with you.
That's it for today.I have to get up and walk Buddie, our dog.
As well, my neck is "killing me" from bending down over the keyboard and monitor.
As always, thanks for dropping by,
and have a great day or evening or morning,
wherever you may be.