Yellow Loveless is a Japanese My Bloody Valentine tribute album. Blue Loveless is a Korean My Bloody Valentine tribute album. Or why not listen to Grondo McRanny’s Loveless cover album in full. Or a bit of Japancakes’ version. You can even listen to Loveless Pitched One Semitone Up – this is why. Alternatively, there is Meekless, a Beatles covers, MBV style.
Other things / high street shops in sci-fi films / 50s Berlin in colour, part 2 / shot with a haycorn bullet: Apocalypse Pooh / a short history of the intern / the world of sonic weapons / photography projects by Jean-Luc Cramatte / Nick and Kylie, together again for 20,000 Days on Earth (which has an accompanying Museum of Important Shit, as succinct a description of the weblog/tumblr as we’ve ever encountered).
Corb comes across like the pantomine villain he could often be, in Taya Zinkin’s Guardian interview from 1965: “The good woman was afraid that when her sons get married their children would fall off [the terraces] and kill themselves, as if I cared. As if I, Le Corbusier would compromise with design for the sake of her unborn brats!” / related, Michael Abramson, editor of FYB, goes to dezeen with his pick of 11 favourite Brutalist buildings.
A selection of hypnotic pixel gifs by Paul Robertson / ghostly gifs / a new website from pocket map experts Herb Lester / more angular concrete at German Post-War Modern, a tumblr / a nice overview of ten years of Open Street Map / Minecraft hard drive.
Innovating laziness: the rise of the remote control / arty webcam fun with Gush by Adam Ferriss / It’s Nice That presents some images of old cinemas to flag up the arrival of the English Heritage Tumblr / ‘white knuckle adventures in early dentistry‘, at Collector’s Weekly, which is exactly as it sounds / BeaMalevich ‘develop and distribute objects inspired in art, architecture and creativity’ / A visit to Farnborough’s amazing wind tunnels courtesy of Suburban Citizen.
Some new music in the post-rocky vein: Tibetan Sky / The Pulmonic / Degree of Arc / a guitar stomp box that emulates a J-Pop female vocalist: the KORG Miku Stomp (via Create Digital Music) / Dirty Dancing, close-miked and musicless / create your own irritating loops with Super-Looper / that’s another mesh?, a site about art and installations / Envisioning the American Dream, ‘a visual remix as pictured in Mid-Century media’ / related: get the look, expensively, at Johnny Moustache / still related, a comprehensive post about the Mar Vista Tract in LA, a suburb of modern bungalows / yes, blogging is back. You didn’t read it here first.
Some beautiful urbex images at Monsieur Menschenleer’s flickr stream / more photography: Pierre Folk’s portfolio ‘By The Silent Line‘, images of la Petite Ceinture, the abandoned ring road railway in the heart of Paris. More at this BBC story / another kind of road. Paul Graham’s images of A1 – The Great North Road, taken in 1981-1982 / all about the San Francisco Fire Department Water Supply System, a network of underground reservoirs that riddle the city with circular patterns / impressive projection mapping by Alexander Stublic.
Alex North’s unused score for 2001: A Space Odyssey is finally being released on vinyl / Top Five Architecture Maps / cheery infographic: Every death on every road in Great Britain 1999-2010 / new design titles: Dirty Furniture Magazine vs Modern Design Review. More on Dirty Furniture, which has now been funded / all sorts of visual experiments at the DevArt page / beautiful prints by Geebird & Bamby / create instant Pink Floyd album covers with new app Matter. Some more images.
The Internet Archive Book Image Database is a mind-boggling resource of over 2.5 million images. Every single one of the 26,270 pages is a surrealist masterpiece of juxtaposition and oddity / the origins of the Asian Sting / after the 1:1 map of Denmark in Minecraft comes a geological map of Great Britain / Streetview meets Alvar Aalto: ‘collection of imagery featuring architectural heritage of Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto, a Finnish architect and designer’ / Jacket Mechanical, the blog of book designer Peter Mendelsund / Michael Wolf on the quest for privacy in Hong Kong.
A random selection of things / The Evolution of Headphones / IKEA makes its catalogues with 3D rendering software (also discussed at Metafilter) / from 2009, IKEA ditches Futura for Verdana / Dassault Systemes recently modelled the construction of Mulberry harbour and the engineering logistics of D-Day / some of the best urban photography you’ll ever see: On the Roofs. Check their recent images of Hong Kong / people on mefi who have tumblrs, e.g. the great Tomorrowland and My Husband’s Stupid Record Collection / pity those who wake up in Stanton Williams’ forthcoming Riverwalk development; they have to look at the wretched St George Wharf every day of their life.
In its infinite wisdom, Lego has now provided budding stop-motion cinematographers the tools to recreate John Carpenter’s The Thing in its entirety. The sets in question are the new ‘Arctic’range: Snowmobile, Ice Crawler, Helicrane, Outpost, the all-important Base Camp and the sadly too late Ice Breaker and Supply Plane. All that’s needed is a couple of these. Of course, someone else has already tried this using earlier sets: Lego: The Thing. It’s always good to link to Lee Hardcastle’s Pingu vs The Thing claymation spectacular.
Hilary Hayton was formerly art director of BBC’s Children’s Programmes and is hence party responsible for shaping the aesthetic that accompanied the first TV-literate generation as they grew up. She was also the creator of Crystal Tipps and Alastair and Doris Takes a Break, each entirely representative of 70s and 80s illustration respectively. Some more Crystal Tipps. Hayton’s recent work delves into Op-art: Super:Symmetry, Project Petrarch and the 3D waves series are all beautifully printed pieces of contemporary Op.