Viruses, overwork and other horrors will keep it brief today.
The Rest is Noise
is the personal weblog of Alex Ross, the music critic at the New Yorker
. Not just music, but things found and observed as well: "The most chilling inscription I've found [written in a used book
] was in a paperback of Lord Jim: "Texas School Book Depository, 1963." Originally seen at me-fi
visits the old Renault Factory
on the Ile Seguin. We can remember when this factory was functioning, back when we lived in Paris. Industrial ruins are endlessly fascinating. Check these bathrooms
. A poignant old poster
. The links are great too - especially the ocean liner one
. Another photographic tour
, this time in moody black and white.
Publish and be Damned
, a weblog about writing, publishing and self-publishing. Although in our case, it was self-publish and be damned. We liked this retort
to Louis Menand's incredibly pedantic review in the New Yorker
(sorry, I've lost the link) / Random Acts of Reality
, the medi-blog that everyone's reading
, apparently / patterns at citrus moon
/ the paintings of Wendy Judge
The Star of the East
is a conceptual design for a 'leading-edge integrated renewable energy station' - a new type of power station that melds windfarm with biomass renewable energy. Truly science fiction in scope (although the site notes that 'Of course this is only the very initial suggestion of what things might look like'), it's not surprising to find that architect Will Alsop
is involved. More info
American science and surplus
, via consumptive
. All you ever wanted. Baboon skull
? German lantern
? Little glass ampules
? / The Minor Fall, The Major Lift
, a weblog from New York / down-sizing: Unfazed by the Law, Pocket-Bikers Roll On
: the micro-bike in California (via kottke
). These things are popular in Peckham as well - a large empty cardboard box sits in a neighbours front garden.
The Modern Language Association Language Map
/ What Else Happened in America While Lewis & Clark Explored the West
, a history lesson.