is a beautifully conceived site that ties in very neatly with yesterday's musings on found alphabets and random typography. A photographic tour of London's sign-writing, old
, and new
, this is the first site we've seen that looks at the subject of architectural lettering. Other sites that might be of interest include the Kindersley Workshop
, an irreverent publication aimed at small architectural practices. Their contemporary lexicon
A vast mental plain of cool minimalism; the natural habitat of childless urban spacemakers making their mark with similar interiors for childless urban clients; a space to think and be; vague notions involving wooden floors, glass walls, occasional dwarf vegetation and something obscure in contoured rubber from Germany.
The latter came via the Dezain
blog. Also noticed, Magnetbox
, a site that muses on design matters, and makes the odd practical suggestion:
Design a range of house keys similar in shape and size to a modern car key. There would be a clear plastic window in the grip part of the key, and when the door was locked, a red tag would automatically pop into view by means of a simple spring mechanism. Similarly, a green tag or one with 'Unlocked' printed on it would be visible when the door was unlocked. This would serve as reassurance to a range of people prone to worrying about whether or not they have secured their home.