Quick post today, to flag up a new gallery
, full of big, whirly, pointy things that have a strange beauty and grace in a certain context, but at the moment don't evoke any of those emotions at all.
A day late, but the Museum of Hoaxes's April Fool
special is worth a read. They appear to have omitted the Lirpa Loof, a dimunitive Yeti-like creature discovered by the merry pranksters on BBC television's That's Life
, back in the dark ages. We remember this beast - a man in a furry suit - as being extremely frightening (run a search for Lirpa Loof
and you find all sorts of deliberate misinformation, as you might expect).
has a new, flash-intensive website, designed by the clever chaps at Engage Studio
. You can even download a piece
by a things
contributor... Vellum Magazine
is glossy and slightly saucy. There's a good gallery of Herzog and de Meuron's new Laban Dance Centre
over at 0111.com. Look at the cute little mouse
We bought a gorgeous Arthur Erickson monograph the other day, so it's good to his Filberg House
) getting some long overdue recognition. According to an NY Times article
(since relegated to their pay-per-view archive. $2.95 for one article? What?), the 1958 house has a bright future after a period of uncertainty (read: philistinism). Erickson studied under Frank Lloyd Wright, and while his education projects tend to err towards megastructures, his houses are exaggerated takes on Wright's Prairie Style aesthetic.
Staying with mid-century modern. The huge art collection
held in NY's Seagram Building is apparently up for sale. A great shame, as the Seagram
wasn't just an innovative and elegant structure, but designed as a repository
for art and sculpture right from the outset, a sort of monolithic box of delights (original link via Archinect
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