Design for Homes
compiles the annual results of the Housing Design Awards into an archival site. The HDA produces a neat little booklet of the very residential design in the UK, and so this site is a welcome resource (ironically, this British-centric site was brought to our attention by Coudal
, which also gives us deserted farms in Iceland
, a highly evocative title).
Closely related: Ideal Homes
: Suburbia in Focus. This site, a 'history of the South East suburbs of London in words and pictures' is highly recommended. The huge amount of archival material relating to local history - London, Britain, wherever - is gradually finding its way onto the web, enhacing everyone's understanding and respect for the neighbourhood they live in. Ideal Homes
presents a wealth of visual material (with fairly decent sized images as well), as well as histories of London's southerly boroughs (including one that's pertinent to us
). There are extended essays on certain areas too: Blackheath
, London's last major attempt at creating a modernist suburb. All the site needs are links to contemporary maps so you can identify the location of the old photos.
However, when it comes to file sizes, nothing can really match the American Memory
server at the Library of Congress
website. Will a five megabyte archival tiff do? Yes please. We think Miss World
should change its name to the First Internation[al] Pageant of Pulchritude & Seventh Annual Bathing Girl Review
(in Galveston, Texas, of all places).
Elsewhere. Spray-on stockings
(via Sachs Report
) / the brilliant city of sound
writes about the V&A's Art Deco
exhibition (and links to this microsite illustrating prominent art deco
buildings in London) / not quite deco: Big Al Capone's Bedroom Suite
(via gapers block
) / Helmintholog
, a weblog / 'mystery spots
' (also see mysteryspot.com
), where strange angles fool the brain into making wild claims for the abandonment of the laws of physics / nightmarish medical conditions: foetus in foetu
(text link only, don't panic).
Get a dose of the Florida Lifestyle at Corey Weiner’s Red Square Photos
. All those cruise liners and private jets… / a timeline of the folding chair
/ the Museum of Communication
, Berne. Nice website, but not enough information
/ Jean Snow
is an excellent Japan-based weblog / Athens
is a Japanese art and design bookshop, which tantalises with its wares but presents an insurmountable language barrier to their acquisition.
The Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World
/ Yutaka Sone's Jungle Island
is an impressive installation: a carved marble motorway intersection. Read more about roads in John Weich's review of Mobility: A Room with a View
is taking a week off, so the site will look a little more static than usual. In the meantime, read pieces from the upcoming issue 17 (see the sidebar on the right), check our three photologs (I
), flick through our first few side projects
and send us lots and lots of email
to read on our return. And don't forget to watch this huge vacation movie at superlounge