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Sunday, November 18, 2007
We like this Simplified Map of London / in a minute ago, a weblog (thanks for the link) / Navigating in the 1980s, an Autocar article from 28 June 1980 on a prototype car navigation system from Blaupunkt (the basic principles of which live on in the idea of the Intelligent Transport Systems still being mooted by various authorities).

great image / aurgasm, mp3s and more / pardon my freedom, mp3s French style / magpie and cake, a craft blog / BB Log, links and things / (there's a slight case of the same things going round and round and round on all these sites, present company included, but never mind) / photobooths in pop, thanks to Master Mixup. Related flickr pools: PhotoBooth and Photobooth Friday.

A set of connections, via kottke, 'Taking pictures of taking pictures', Sippey on the use of flickr as a means of decoding the cultural zeitgeist, i.e. whose shooting what, a concept sometimes described as folksonomy. Flickr recently hit 2 billion mark. That took about 3 and half years. At this rate, there'll be a photo for every person on the planet some time in 2010.

Also via k, which is on a bit of a roll right now, a selection of 2007's best book covers at the Book Design Review / snow flakes + tea leaves, a weblog / art by Sarah Blayblock / the engineering of emotion, at Interactive Architecture.

Walking the Tightrope of Workspace Decor, quoting Sam Gosling's 'Snoop: The Secret Language of Stuff.' / i like helps you sort out Christmas / a new project by Mark Luthringer (previously), 40 Monuments to Progress (via Art is Everywhere) / we like delugan meissl's alphabet.

Sometimes the simplest ideas fail to make much headway. The United Bottle concept, developed by Instant Architects, builds on the idea of the Heineken WOBO, or 'World Bottle'; a glass container that, once its contents were finished, could be used as a form of building brick, with an interlocking design that allowed it to form structural walls. Victor Papanek praised the WOBO back in the 70s, as did the great Martin Pawley in his book 'Garbage Housing' (the contents of which are explored at Let's Remake in this pdf, 'The Library of Radiant Optimism'). See also this inhabitat piece, WOBO, the brick that holds beer.

Digital Tampering in the Media, Politics and Law. We like the rare tiger best / Trademarking History, who owns the rights to WWII aeroplane models? (via rock, paper, shotgun) / Photo-Eye, explore galleries by format and much more / Henry Sotheran sells beautiful books / dcolores.net, a photography magazine.