Monthly Archives: October 2012

Still lives and objects

The F.K. 23 Bantam was developed in 1917 by Dutch aviation pioneer Frederick Koolhoven, then working as chief designer at British Aerial Transport Company. The biplane was intended as a fighter for the nascent Royal Air Force in the First … Continue reading

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A selection of links for the weekend

A random selection of links to delve into / all about George Bull, three mediums delve deep into the history of a former chocolate factory / a few weeks ago we posted this image, ‘helmet‘, to our tumblr and it … Continue reading

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Letters to the Children of Troy

Our History: Letters to the Children of Troy, May 1971 (via Brian Busby): ‘In early 1971, [children's librarian Marguerite] Hart wrote to dozens of actors, authors, artists, musicians, playwrights, librarians, and politicians of the day. She asked them to write … Continue reading

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Wipers and telephones

Satirical Magazines of the First World War: Punch and the Wipers Times. The latter publication – compiled in a facsimile edition by Peter Davies in 1973 – was one of several trench magazines, written and printed in terrible conditions: Its … Continue reading

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Histories of power and rock and roll mice

The Nimbus MkIII is a ”pareidolic robot’ that identifies forms and faces in clouds.’ (via b3ta, one of many visionary projects showcased at the RCA’s Design Interactions 2012 site. We also liked A Brief History of Power by Tobias Revell … Continue reading

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A Natural Order

‘A Natural Order‘ is a photographic series by Lucas Foglia: ‘From 2006 through 2010, I traveled throughout the southeastern United States befriending, photographing, and interviewing a network of people who left cities and suburbs to live off the grid. Motivated … Continue reading

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Off road and down dale

‘Thierry de Montcorgé, a competitive driver in safari rallies such as Bandama or Nice-Abidjan, is at the origin of a crazy bet: race a Rolls Royce in the Paris Dakar safari rally. What was just an idea during a dinner … Continue reading

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A cache of books

MetPublications has a selection of full text books, putting pdfs of new and out of print art books into your hands for free (via MeFi). Titles include All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852–1860 (above, Windsor Castle, … Continue reading

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Flee!

Pop culture design history for the tumblr generation, OMG that Artifact!. Neil McGregor eat your heart out / The murky allure of the Loch Ness monster. Apparently, ‘Christian Fundamentalists Teach US Children Loch Ness Monster Is Real To Disprove Evolution‘. … Continue reading

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Friday links

Quick link round-up. ‘Fossilizing’ With a Camera, revisiting Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Dioramas project / 9 experiments in large, a slideshow round-up of new architectural concepts / Adrift (Tyen) is a first person game that creates an atmosphere of creeping dread, simply … Continue reading

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