More random commentating, trying, as ever, to weave some kind of narrative from the confusion that is our links file. First up, press kits
from the Apollo missions. These large pdf files of hugely comprehensive details about the moon programme seem like information overkill now - did the press of the time pore over every last nut and bolt?
Two landscape links. The first is Danish Soundscapes
, an audio/video project from the ordinary kids
design group. Melding stunning photography with sound makes for a sublime experience. This history of landscape architecture
could certainly learn a thing or two about presentation from Danish Soundscapes. But no matter, for it is a huge collection of images (mostly small) charting the various strands of landscape design, formal, classical, pastoral, even paradisic
Moving swiftly on. Halycon Days
compiles interviews with classic video game programmers. A niche area to be sure, but it makes interesting reading for those interested in the origins of creativity. Where do video game designers get their ideas? (apart from other video game designers).
Two vinyl-related sites. The first is a comprehensive gallery of 45rpm record designs
, scanned in all their lovingly scuffed glory. For fans of slightly stranger sounds, this novelty records
gallery is unbeatable. See the Disneyland/Mattel
musical map! Thrill to playable record stamps from Bhutan
a slice of late twentieth century modernism in Sheffield. The former home of cutlery
designer David Mellor
, designed by architect Patrick Guest in the 60s, is up for sale. And very elegant it is too.