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Monday, March 08, 2004
The mapsproject, a collection of beautiful hand-drawn maps (via kottke), just one of several projects at subk.net. I remember how creating maps was an integral part of childhood, a game that involved exploration, imagination, drawing and writing. As the collector notes, 'each one is a small token of memory and experience'. Also, check back later for child art.

We stare, goggle-eyed, at these back issues of Girl Watcher magazine (via Coudal). Related, Sunset magazine covers gallery (via scrubbles). I'm always drawn to this kind of stuff, and so, it seems, are the good people at Mocoloco, a site that's the engadget of contemporary design. There's something I can't quite put my finger on about 'contemporary'. things attended Midcentury Modern at the weekend. Faced with a hall full of objects that either ooze good taste ('ghastly good taste') or are defiantly tasteless, everything seems to become a bit of a mush - there are no hidden pearls to be found, just hefty price tags.

Whybark expands on our Zeppelin fragment. We're very grateful for all that research, which has unearthed the original police report: '…the action had been watched by cheering sightseers who rushed to the crash site in their thousands to gaze at the scene and gather what souvenirs they could, pieces of the Zeppelin being sold off at sixpence (6d) a time..' You’ll also find out about PC Zepp Smith and a little girl called Zeppelina...

Toyo Ito's Serpentine Pavilion in its new home, next to Battersea Power Station / old school adventure games on your iPod (via jilltxt) / nice café / Cloudking, an online art gallery. Mostly a bit cartoony, but we did like the work of Fred Gates (website, with paintings like Brooklyn Bridge Tower).

Other things. A great headline and subhead: 'Creator of film's score 'battled with Satan' (Musician: 'He was in my room a lot'). Related: neat backwards Led Zeppelin page ('little toolshed?') / the Mars Bunny / Supersize it, Slate charts a world of expanding objects; if people are getting bigger, the things they need have to scale up as well. Try sites like Amplestuff ('Everything for big people (except clothes)')

Amazing time-lapse ageing movie (via consumptive ), produced using just eight photographs. Some more slowed down and speeded up films / an animated map of Britain’s closing coal mines / the photography of Stephen Gill, who catalogues the everyday in a very straightforward, unshowy way. His portfolio includes these heroic trolley portraits and images of cashpoints, things we take for granted.