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Wednesday, October 08, 2003
Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America, the photography of Samuel Gottscho and William Schleisner (see Gottscho’s business card), a gift of a resource for anyone researching a historical novel (hosted by the Library of Congress’s American Memory site). Includes everything from slums to skyscrapers (such as this striking, almost illustration-like, image of the Rockefeller Center).

Some screen grabs from the Ealing classic The Ladykillers compared with present-day Kings Cross (currently undergoing extensive reconstruction). We can't get enough of 'now and then' style galleries that hunt down locations from old films. For example, Harold and Maude, Bullitt, Vertigo (also, a Vertigo synopsis and tour). This me-fi thread came up in our search, pointing towards Rephotography, be it a look at New York Changing or this wonderful return to the work of Eugene Atget .

Airchive, an archive ('webseum') of printed material from the early days of commercial aviation, including these American Airlines route maps / retrogamer magazine / Arman's tank sculpture, all 6,000 tons of it / world’s top ten tallest (7 of which are now in Asia) / critical clichés for music journalists to avoid (via magnetbox).

We like these T-shirt designs from Studies and Caravans. Their photographs are beautiful as well, and so is this pretty but pointless flash thingy / Stephen Bayley on the Flaminio Bertoni exhibition at the Design Museum (free registration required) / cluttered desks, creative minds - designers who work in creative chaos, from Metropolis Magazine / 24 hours in the life of MTV - two years old and somehow an even scarier prospect today / Old-timey’s handy onomatopoeia for New Age music / album cover artwork quiz at Meish (via travelers diagram). More musical quizzery at Minor 9th, to celebrate their 3rd birthday - this time you have to listen, not look.

All I want for Christmas is a pair of robots. Happily, Neiman Marcus can oblige (via boing boing). Also via BB, when you’re 'branded anything but unique,' some evil name-calling via the US census. In the UK, 'unusual' names are inevitably linked to pop and film stars / we've never linked to ticketstubs before - ‘tales of the ephemeral based on the flotsam of life’ (built, as most people probably know, by Matt Haughey). We enjoy other people's reminiscences / ever wondered where that sample came from? Check out sloth.org's huge sample list / TV history, the first 75 years / chemical damage to books. See also UNESCO's programme for safeguarding documentary heritage.

Obscurantist, a weblog / Croydon 'B' Power Station, South London. Better know today as the symbol of the local IKEA. But for how much longer? / abandoned airfields in the UK. Related to this picture / my god you have to admire people who have taken the time and effort to catalogue every single episode, event, clue and solution from Treasure Hunt / image saturation at sublimate, including a link to Ruin-Japan. Related, a walk around a Japanese apartment building / as promised, Battersea gallery two.