Type I Saw Today
is a visual category at the Fawny Blog
). See also Text on Things
, which gives you some idea of the challenges facing the modern designer, I guess / must remember to catch to catch the upcoming Derain
exhibition at the Courtauld
/ fine photos
from Switzerland / Bangkok's Elephant Building
is down for Rita-related reasons. Here's hoping it, and everything else, is back soon and all in one piece.
Thanks to Greg of Airbag Industries
for highlighting the work of Rural Studio, founded by the late Samuel Mockbee. Greg has worked with the studio before
and wanted to highlight its work with victims of Katrina, constructing dwellings and shelters from found materials. An upcoming film
looks at the work of the programme, and there's more information here
. Meanwhile, there's also good work being done at Architecture for Humanity
. RS isn't directly involved in the Katrina re-building effort; the initiative in question
is by a separate department
at the Auburn University School of Architecture
. And the Rural Studio
website is back up. Thanks to Hana
for the correction - see the comments.
Kaia Juszczak's small Polish Houses
, in summer and winter, part of Atmosfera Domowa
, an exhibition on domestic atmospheres (?). We also like Marcin Makowka's interior panoramas
/ more Polish jazz
, this time in mp3 / brown sugar
, found amongst the ZZ Top tab
/ powerful black and white photos at foto-gerhard
/ Roger Fenton's
letters from the Crimea.
Three links from me-fi
, starting with 'the life and times of an eighteenth century hoax
,' copyrighted colours
, and the Placeopedia
) / armchair archaeology: Internet maps reveal Roman villa
/ the photography of Peter Guenzel
, including this series taken at Santa Pod Raceway
/ scary pics from the crash-test of a Chinese SUV
Two new print publications: Wonderland magazine
and Sublime Magazine
sound ostensibly similar, yet they have very different goals. The former is all about conspicuous consumption, taking its cues from several other, more established, titles, while the latter is billed as 'the first ethical lifestyle magazine'. Guess which one should carry this product: the SIBI Villa
doll's house, now available in the UK.
Someone is going to get a serious bargain. Bid now!