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Thursday, December 18, 2003
Anti-development acronyms. Apparently the next stage up from NIMBY (Not In My Back yard), is NOTE (or even NOPE). A NUMBY is somewhat more paranoid, but our favourite has to be the BANANA (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone). Via Grayblog. Another new word: gerbilling ('Gerbil v,i To rotate inside a monowheel due to excessive braking or acceleration. [f. E, From ability of gerbils to run right round the inside of hamster wheels due their greater speed'). Found on this page of monowheel designs (via me-fi).

Eric Gill prints, via darkly35, via Mysterium / the development of Scaled Composites' SpaceShipOne reaches a new milestone / wooden Ferrari, via Ritilan (sic), who also links to these commercial photography archives held by Georgia State University. The Tracy W. O'Neal Photographic Collection is the work of a photographer active between 1923-1975. The scans are pretty unevenly distributed through the archives, but here are some gems:

Lucky Teter, Automotive Daredevil, at Lakewood Park (1939); Tank Attack at Fort Benning, Georgia [military training] (1940); Train Wreck near Adamsville (1941); The Parliament Motel (1965); General William J Bush, Last Confederate Veteran (undated); Big Apple Store (undated); Kids First Time in the Big City. Enough already, but don't forget to also visit the Lane Brothers’ archive (1920-1976), with categories like fires and disasters.

Congratulations to the best blog winners. Best photography: Nyclondon, best design: the big smoker, best specialist: Pepys Diary, Judge’s Award winner: linkmachinego, best under 18: A Teenager Blogs, best written: Belle de Jour (a book deal surely can’t be far behind on that one). More proof, if proof be needed, that the Weather Project has been the best thing for weblogging.


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We like this. SA+BM’s (apologies for getting the name wrong before) winning entry for the Cedric Price Memorial competition, held by the Architect's Journal, a series of designs for 'beautifully crafted, scaled rubber stamps' that 'introduce themes of time, interval and periods of usefulness into almost any idealistic architectural drawing, which often show scant regard for the fourth dimension, time.' In the spirit of Price himself, we offer a pdf of the full set for you to download and enliven your own architectural creations.