We talked before
about the wanton demolition of a modern movement classic in Palm Springs
, muttering darkly about how it couldn't possibly happen here. Of course, we spoke too soon. Greenside
is a 1937 house (I
) by Connell, Ward and Lucas, the pre-eminent exponents of modernist residential architecture in inter-war Britain (movie clip here
, images of other work: I
). Only Greenside is now scheduled for demolition
, despite its Grade II listed status. Somebody, please, please stop this madness.
Spotted on the poster for Rabbit Proof Fence
, the warning: 'contains scenes of mild emotional intensity'. Also spotted, someone reading the newsletter (A5, single colour photocopy, cheap-looking) of SEDA
, the South Eastern Discotheque and DJ Association, the organisation for mobile disco providers. Organise parties like this
is full of sad little pep-talks ('we hope that your need to grow and be successful is great, because you are the company'), although bizarrely you have to subscribe to read most of these pearls of management wisdom. Built St Louis
does a good job of making an unknown city (to us, anyway) appear infinitely fascinating.