Fast and furious
The world of Lilliput Lane
(‘click on the door to enter!’) is deconstructed at Strange Harvest's essay 'Just What Is It That Makes Yesterday's Homes So Different, So Appealing?'. The piece originally appeared in Loudpaper magazine.
‘Architects aspire to mass production. Lilliput Lane aspires to be hand crafted
. There is nothing architects would like more than to really be a part of the modern world and there is nothing Lilliput Lane would like more than for us not to have to be. Lilliput Lane is mass produced because it's popular, high architecture isn't because it's not.’
Staying with architecture, jetset modern’s articles make good reading, although the tales that are told are frequently depressing, such as the end of the Catalano House. We love Miami’s Bacardi Building as well. NY World’s Fair pavilion.
Some galleries. Images Online is the British Library’s new image gallery (thanks to Portage). Compare and contrast with English Heritage’s Viewfinder. Look! The Holy Grail. One hundred views of the Soldiers and Sailors Arch, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn.
Christian Borchert's Family portraits at the German Photographic Library exhibit in the Miami-Dade Cultural Center. There are several other beautiful galleries, including children's books and artist's books from the GDR.
Octane is a new car magazine, seemingly aimed at rich people with fast, old classic cars // Buy Monica Vitti’s old Citroen DS, perhaps the perfect combination of style and glamour // A collection of stills from Madonna's self-censored video // A freeware lampshade, courtesy of FAT // The Bakelite and Plastic museum, thanks to fiendish word.