Monthly Archives: July 2016

Throwing itself under the [Micro]bus

The psychology of the VW emissions scandal laid bare (via MeFi), a decade-long deception that stems, in part, from VW’s stubborn desire to give the US market what it thought it needed as opposed to what it so clearly wanted … Continue reading

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Sitting in a tin can

Atomic: Living In Dread And Promise is a documentary about the nuclear age. You can watch it here, for now, but capture some of the menace and dread with Mogwai’s soundtrack / 67 Years of Lego Sets, an analysis / … Continue reading

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In search of lost time

A Split-Screen Tour of Los Angeles, Seventy Years Ago and Today (via Coudal) / an analysis of the art, design and story of Kentucky Route Zero, a new episode of which was released this week /Meet Graham, artist Patricia Piccinini‘s … Continue reading

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Falling down

Studio OBA’s ‘Prenuptial Housing‘, ‘[an architectural] solution for the increasing number of marriages that end up in divorce… When couples feel they are drifting apart, the house initiates a ‘break up’, by detaching the two units which then go solo … Continue reading

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Hoarding ideas

A City of Dust, the history of London through photography / The Legs of New York (via Kottke) / Relics of the Soviet Era / paintings by Soren Amsnaes / the web presence of the eternal Momus / Inside the … Continue reading

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Paintings, real and imagined

Art and forgery: Peter Doig is accused of painting something he said he didn’t (via MeFi), while Lee Ufan says a series of known fakes are actually his / on the evolution of Chuck Close / Finally, the public art … Continue reading

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Friday thoughts

Vimeo’s Experimental, remixes and supercuts page is worth keeping an eye on / Space Dashboard: massive data dump from multiple sources and sensors on Earth and beyond / Unpleasant design and hostile urban architecture, or building benches that people don’t … Continue reading

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All work and no play

All Work and No Play, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin uncover the lengths Kubrick went to during production of The Shining: ‘Never one to stint on artistic integrity and veracity, Kubrick used no shortcuts for the relatively simple scene… instead … Continue reading

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Models, power and soft-focus

The Chromologist, a website about colour / Look away now, photographs of the views from famous landmarks by Oliver Curtis / Stuff from the Loft, a website about the process of design, including interviews with politically-charged admen like Sidney Myers … Continue reading

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Things you can buy

Modernist Camden, a new map from Things you can buy / Engineering the World, the life and work of Ove Arup on display at the

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