Monthly Archives: March 2016

Captain Crunch

If making toast in the modern style doesn’t appeal, why not try Grub, a new service selling crunchy crickets, grasshoppers and worms, either as snacks or cooking ingredients (beginner’s guide to roasting insects). Will it catch on? Possibly not, but … Continue reading

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Digital nature

If you want to create a totally artificial world, there are multiple tools at your fingertips. The leading terrain generation software used to be Bryce, but it hasn’t been updated for many years. Bryce was launched in 1994 and used … Continue reading

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Maybe it’s my clothes must be to blame

The idea of torching ‘several million pounds worth’ of punk memorabilia is suitably iconoclastic at first glance, but scratch the surface and it’s paradoxes all the way down. No-one is denying that the transient ephemera of an era has a … Continue reading

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The Ides of March

Random things / city paintings by Alexander Pemberton / still life paintings by Barbara Kassel / the Oz archive (via) / ambient sounds and bands at Dream Catalogue / music from Breathless / ride on suitcase plagiarism suit / more … Continue reading

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Six points

The book covers of Le Corbusier (with thanks to Alexis Orloff) / 1930 Bentley “Blue Train” Recreation / the ‘noble failure’ of Flaine, the first, and only, Brutalist ski resort / London Pubs, a series by illustrator Ben Lamb / … Continue reading

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Visual culture, redux

The Mindblowing Special Effects Used On ‘Carol’ / Walk the Line, an edition of UnCube magazine devoted the art of drawing / Nick Cave: Stranger in a Strange Land, a documentary from 1987 / live music from GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! / … Continue reading

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Sound on sound

An exhaustive history of the origins of the Millennium Falcon / Gear Acquisition Syndrome / sort of related, the story of Townhouse Studios in London, at Phil’s Book, a site dedicated to chronicling recording studios around the UK / the … Continue reading

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