How to become a famous architect
: 'It's important to remember that design journalists are desperate for anything interesting. This is because architecture is mainly boring.' Taking a hefty dose of the KLF's seminal Manual
(HOW TO HAVE A NUMBER ONE THE EASY WAY), which is online in its entirety and hugely recommended.
Other things. A history of the Teasmade
, that quintessentially British bedside companion, with a huge gallery
. The best known model is perhaps Goblin
, with the D25
being particularly attractive. The Teasmade was a combined alarm clock and kettle, which would wake you up with an alarm, a bedside light and a hot cup of tea.
Architecture. Project Rebirth
, the reconstruction of Ground Zero / Withering Heights
, a coruscating view of Edward Durrell Stone's 'iconic' building at 2 Columbus Circle
. It's surprising to see Tom Wolfe
quoted as one of the building's supporters.
magazine, from Washington's National Building Museum
. There's a huge collection of online articles
(for example, Architects and Outer Space
/ a visit to the Villa Savoye
- excellent photos.
A history of car logos
. See also Alfa Romeo badges
/ Universities Worldwide
, links to nearly 7,000 seats of learning / Submit Response
, a weblog.
A huge archive of Roger Ebert's
film reviews / dad t-shirts
. The horror / on innovation, scale and history
, interesting ask me-fi
discussion / who owns what?
, tracking the conglomerate octopii / some fairly strange stuff going on at this site, not least the Rat Haus Mentality