Sunday, 26 July 2009

Bench at Bodiam Castle

Nothing gives me more pleasure than receiving an email with a photograph attached and the note, 'Saw this bench and thought of you'. This beauty today comes courtesy of the writer, Vanessa Gebbie.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

French benches

Beautiful simple stone benches from a farmhouse in Brittany, sent by a friend. You can almost feel the welcome coolness of the stone on a hot day.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

New York Benches

Glad to see the Junior Bench Correspondent has got her priorities right, coming back from a holiday to New York with some stunning images of benches. Unfortunately she was photographed sitting on some of them which rather spoilt the lines, but she won't make that mistake again.

Monday, 13 July 2009


Situated on London's south bank, as part of a project to place them all round London. Loving the inscription, 'In Loving Memory Of Those Yet To Be Born'.

(thanks to Michelle for this one)

Saturday, 11 July 2009


This feels like a red carpet for benches somehow.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Pencil Bench

It's made of 1600 pencils - all individually sprung. Each one can be taken out and used - would be good in a meeting, but maybe get a little uncomfortable! More information here.

This bench was found for me (via Twitter) by, a very good website, and I thank them very much!

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Conflict Chair

The conflict chair, found on weburbanist. This is what it says about it...

Made by Israeli designer Aviad Gil, the Conflict Chair is crafted from olive wood (just like the branch that universally symbolizes peace) and its design conveys a variety of messages - not the least being that for two sides to be able to sit down, there must always be a compromise.