'Frank Lloyd Wright said "...anyone over six feet tall is a weed." My uncle called Frank Lloyd Wright "...an unwashed midget."
' / revisiting The Millennium Dome: A Collection
/ Should we love or hate fascist buildings?
/ all about the Beckton Gas Works
, Victorian industrial sprawl that ended up as a stand-in for late twentieth century urban combat zones.
Nicely done: Nokia in Trouble? How Fast Can a Mobile Device Giant React?
: '2014: First products that are roughly comparable with iPhone version 1 begin shipping. The required software redesign started in 2010 is coupled with the integration efforts. Nokia's response to the iPhone has begun.' (via haddock
) / The Newspaper Club
wants to 'help people make their own newspapers', buoyed by the print resurgence and the interest in making the transition from digital content to analogue form. Dreamers Rise
, a weblog (or 'open notebook') / photos by roryrory
/ Design Observer
has had a major overhaul. Very impressive / Interface Nostalgia
, on how you can flick between old and new versions of Monkey Island
with a swipe of the finger: 'You're faced with how brittle your recollection must actually be, and how susceptible to persuasion and malleable memory is. It's become a meta-game for me, trying to recall what’s different before flicking over for the reveal.'
German speed was a subject of considerable fascination, both before and after the war
(with intellectual property taken as reparations forming the basis of the BRM racing car project
, and several other immediate post-war engineering projects, including cars by Bristol
/ Speed and its Limits
, at the Canadian Center for Architecture
Fantasy architecture/objects by David Trautrimas
/ Shinichiro Matsuda's Inspirations
/ sample documents from the Archive of Americana
(via The Hope Chest
) / historic Nissans
, a blog of art, design and architecture / Quad Space: Building a Thesis Project
on the radical reinvention of an existing house. See also the Quad Space
, if everybody made magazines for a living, then the good ones would probably be a bit like this. Chaotic but fun / LIFT Living Archive
, posters and imagery from the London International Festival of Theatre / RB's Digital Ramble
is about as blog-like as the mainstream online media gets - and is no less brilliant for it. This week the topic is Summer Aviation
(more of a US concern than a UK one). Archived Music Press
, 'scans from the Melody Maker and N.M.E. circa 1987-1996'. Excellent nostalgia fest / see also Because Midway Still Aren't Coming Back
, an mp3 blog / blaargh
, a tumblr / design tumble log
/ Into the Loop
, a weblog / UFOs: The Space-Age Mythology
/ largely unknown Paul Rudolph House
How to ensure you're an absolute shoo-in for the Carbuncle Cup
: simply mimic a key feature of one of the most unpopular buildings in recent memory. Check the roof arrangement on Woodlands Manor
, Belfast, by Coogan and Co, and compare with Broadway Malyan's
hapless St George Wharf
(large image here
, if you can stomach it).
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