Monthly Archives: July 2014

Driving Dreams

Driving Dreams is a proposed documentary by Daniel Tomicic exploring Italian car design, focusing on the industry’s heyday from the 1950s to 1970s. There’s an Indiegogo campaign and the finished film will include footage taken at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa … Continue reading

Posted in design | Leave a comment

Last dance

Tonight is the 25th anniversary of the Cure’s three-night residency at Wembley Arena in July 1989. The result was a live album, Entreat, issued in 1991 and remixed and re-released in 2010

Posted in music | Leave a comment

Snippets

A fine gallery of images of the Boeing 314 Clipper / Nicholson Baker on LCD. Related, Nicholson Baker wrote an article / the story of the Texas Towers (via historical times) / Burlington Bunker, under RAF Corsham, Wiltshire (via Coudal) … Continue reading

Posted in ephemera | Leave a comment

Vexations

We recently caught an installation by the architects Chance de Silva and the sound artist/musician Scanner (a hugely expansive website) at the Venice Biennale. Vex in Venezia uses the studio’s upcoming Vex House in Stoke Newington, an unusual collaboration between … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, art, music | Leave a comment

Wrecks and shells

Nice to have Rudolph on the market and not on the end of a wrecking ball, although the former quite often precedes the latter / a cache of old posters discovered in a walled-off section of Notting Hill Tube station … Continue reading

Posted in ephemera | Leave a comment

Dipping in

Social Pool, ‘an eleven-by-five-feet wide pool in the Southern California desert, open for anybody to use. White, unadorned and geometric’, by Alfredo Barsuglia (via the Guardian). See also Jorge Macchi’s 2009 work Piscina at the Instituto Inhotim (via the occasionally … Continue reading

Posted in art | 1 Comment

Second set of chunks

Another chunk of things / an AMA with Chip Kidd / Echoes from the Vault, ‘a blog from the Special Collections of the University of St Andrews’ / a massive collection of Pulp Magazines / delve into back issues of … Continue reading

Posted in art, ephemera | Leave a comment

The road less travelled

A collection of Information Tea Towels, just one of many collections catalogued over at Obsessionistas. We miss this kind of single-minded, simple, utterly devoted website / photographs by Morgan O’Donovan, including these images behind the scenes of a toothpaste tube … Continue reading

Posted in ephemera | Leave a comment

Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?

After a hard day of leveraged buyouts, a tired industrialist could come home and view something less taxing than cubism. Perhaps a sunset in Maui, displayed in dazzling colors on a high-definition screen. It’s not just pretty pictures that Gates … Continue reading

Posted in art, technology | Leave a comment

Violet

Materials of the artist, a beautiful set / we are absolutely loving Monument Valley / the Black Desert House / a planner comes clean / Titanic size comparison. Related, Allure of the Seas in Google Street View (via MeFi) / … Continue reading

Posted in art | Leave a comment

Beats, bolts and blogs

Ken Butler’s Hybrid Visions: the guitar as art. Butler’s music on soundcloud. Works well with the spooky desert rock linked earlier / today’s music recommendation thread: heavy, fast instrumental music and the worst songs ever / ridiculous to the sublime, … Continue reading

Posted in pop culture | Leave a comment

Concrete on the move

The World of Objects, things found in online sales listings (via MeFi / Shipping container ballerina / recommendations for spooky, ethereal desert rock / more music: SJ Esau / The Drink The Drink, folky, rocky trio / Smartypins, a Google … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, music | Leave a comment

Ice and a slice

Gerry Judah’s sculptures have graced the lawns of Goodwood House since 1997, each featuring an elaborate piece of architectural sculpture dedicated to a specific manufacturer. This year the marque being celebrated was Mercedes-Benz. Check a 360 degree timelapse of the … Continue reading

Posted in art, design | Leave a comment

Snippets

Jon Bentley: ‘Peter and Jane, the Lost Episodes’ (via Metafilter). See also Learning with Miriam / a metally, 80s neon vibe over at The Capitan, a tumblr / New Shellac / The Devon Folklore Tapes, a thing of beauty.

Posted in esoterica | Leave a comment