Monthly Archives: August 2015

Mysteries

What Really Happened to Michael Rockefeller? The story of the Rockefeller heir and anthropologist who was allegedly eaten by cannibals in New Guinea in the early 1960s. Also a link to the utterly tragic Wikipedia article: List of people who … Continue reading

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The point of no going back

More on big data: ‘To prod employees, Amazon has a powerful lever: more data than any retail operation in history. Its perpetual flow of real-time, ultradetailed metrics allows the company to measure nearly everything its customers do: what they put … Continue reading

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Down the whirlpool

The Downstairs Gays, a tale of double kitchens, cyber-stalking and of digging yourself deeper and deeper with Google: ‘the second hit was his website, [hisname].com, which featured a sidebar of links, including his Twitter, his Instagram, his résumé, his portfolio, … Continue reading

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Mystery train

Romantic London hosts a fascinating, if depressing, mapped version of the infamous Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies for 1788, a regular publication chronicling the availability of vice in 18th century London (via MeFi) / Chain, Chest, Curse: Combating Book … Continue reading

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Cloaked in white

Is there really such a thing as a ‘SuperHouse‘? In the old days we called them McMansions. What’s clear today is that there’s such a thing as the ‘Modernist McMansion’ – McModernism, perhaps – a style of building that’s just … Continue reading

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On the road again

Unsurprisingly it turns out that Japanese RV culture is amazing. Check this collection of Micro Japanese RVs (camper vans) as well as some slightly larger ones. Check the Karucan, or the MiniBig from Car-Taka, who also sell the Prius-based Relax … Continue reading

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Pinned through the heart

How Pinterest simplified, compartmentalised and scattered the web. Daniel Gray on how the site offers content free from context, the new definition of ‘curation’ (a word which’ll ‘do until we’ve come up with a succinct catch-all term for finding and … Continue reading

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Phones, frissons and oak trees

Many different things. The quirky smartphones of China / Less Adjectives More Verbs, a tumblr about architecture / we are kidding ourselves with kitchens of the future / old forgotten houses, a tumblr / fine concrete house in Argentina / … Continue reading

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