'The Good Old Days
,' communist nostaglia in a round-up of recent books about the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries. Especially interesting is the emphasis on private space and 'privacy', valued concepts in what were ostensibly communal societies. It seems that Poland even had a forerunner of Hello!
on the newsstands: 'A popular magazine ran a series of articles on celebrities' apartments that focused on the way they had managed to create 'a congenial and individual atmosphere' despite the 'banal architecture' that unimaginative state planning had forced on them.
, a writing forum / make your own house
/ how to make things pleasurable
/ 'The Main Event
', all about the Frankfurt Book Fair / nuclear pop culture
, via coudal
(daisy-chaining links again). Also at Coudal, a link to this stunning timelapse cityscape
- well worth a download. More timelapse imagery available at time-lapse.co.uk
and construction sites
are always winners, e.g. Kimmel Center
/ some astronomy animations
for desktop stargazers.
Two little known London churches: the Swiss Church
and Notre Dame de France
, with its murals by Jean Cocteau, lurks just off Leicester Square. You can even hire the basement
(where we spent a hypnotising evening
some fourteen year ago).
Notes and scavengings from raccoon
, an eating weblog (via sorting and sifting
) / get your Wonder Woman costume
here. What you do with it is up to you, of course / thrift deluxe
– style on a budget (the grater lamp
is our favourite) / what is infrastructure
? / group hug
, a virtual confessional.
, a French weblog (bienvenue, et merci pour le lien!). Un(e) autre blog Francais: Netlex
/ an industrial art gallery
, via penny dreadful
/ Super Nintendo game endings
, via muxway