A washing machine pinging, a pair of foxes shrieking, a team of leaf-blowing gardeners blasting the park across the road. The Grime mix ringtone on a teen's mobile in a Tube station, the revving of competing cars on a summer's evening, the ear-splitting din of J-Lo played in a gym class labelled 'yoga'.
These were the sounds I noticed crashing into my consciousness on the days soon after ELLE Decoration asked me to write about the effects of noise on our lives. And that's before I remembered the sounds so 'normal' that I barely noticed them: Planes overhead, the rumblings of trains and tubes, the sirens, squealing tyres and grunting acceleration of traffic that is a constant roar in the background of London Life. Read more here: http://www.pressreader.com/uk/elle-decoration-uk/20170301/283759903769129Go Back