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Wednesday, June 01, 2005
A fairly random selection today. Recycling from the sky: the scrap-metal dealers of Kazakhstan (via Rossignol). There's an aura of unreality to some of these pictures, equal parts Mad Max, Brothers Quay and Jeunet and Caro, with a splash of Terry Gilliam. It's also a remarkable demonstration of quite how wasteful space travel is, with great chunks of rocket booster scattered across the landscape. Some captions would be instructive, because without them, the images slip easily in line with contemporary myths.

A conservative US website posts its Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries. The first three are fairly predictable, but from there things go rapidly downhill / a walkthrough movie of Jet Set Willy. Clearly not taken from the (original) ZX Spectrum version (emulated here), as that was apparently nigh on impossible to play all the way through (without resorting to pokes) / The Art of War, an online exhibition at The National Archives / when English eccentricity meets real world concerns: the truth about cars tackles the Bristol Blenheim. Visit the official Bristol site.

City of Sound's linklog / the photography of Peter Guenzel / yet another example of religious simulacra, the Jesus Ultrasound (a good name for a band?) / when homogenity strikes back: a landscape of street signs (via design observer). Also at DO, Post Punk Record Sleeves / Heures Creuses ('off-peak hours') and Octopus Dropkick, two pop culture weblogs.

The Shadow Robot Company will sell you a Shadow Dexterous Hand (but not in pairs) / t-shirt designs at Furniture Club / Miss Representation, excellent writing on architecture and architecture culture (all too often not the same thing) / the automotive designs of Paolo Martin / Regret the Error. Because mistakes happen. Somehow misses off the Guardian's busy section.