RNAD (Royal Naval Arnaments Depot) Dean Hill
sits behind my parents' house in Wiltshire. They've lived there for about 17 years, and in that time the base has become surplus to requirements and it's now up for sale. Subterranea Britannica's
got to visit the site - something I've wanted to do for over half my life (actually, my father has been round several times in the past few years as the Navy attempts to build bridges with the local community). Nick Catford's photographs
of the site are brilliant - they make me insanely jealous both for what he got to see and for their quiet technical and compositional excellence.
Elsewhere. pencil carving
/ Sleek Magazine
, your standard rotting factories/underwear models kind of fashion mag / The latest issue of WORK magazine
has a firearm theme. See the reproduction of the United States Navy Machine Gun manual from 1942 ('Six Mitsubishis
- all set to dive - Blip went a Browning - then were five', etc. - it gets somewhat more off colour after that) / a page about Dr Strangelove
- Ken Adam, the film's famed set designer, is currently on Desert Island Discs
(more Adam, this time his work on the Bond
A few links culled from Newstoday
, a design portal and more (their library
is worth a browse). The photography of Matt Rubin
, a photography portal, Piperboy's Travel Scrapbook
, keeping an eye on half-truths and greater deceptions.
The photography of Conor Masterson
/ Thomas Schlijper's
photolog (with panoramas
of Tel Aviv) / a vast remote control model of a B-52
/ hunting the Sasquatch
with a custom RV.
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