Monthly Archives: August 2018

Shark Week

Some other things. Life in the Faroe Islands / the first doxing? the Berners Street Hoax of 1810 / art by Tina Berning / Moon Patrol in ASCII / fuzzy noise pop: Black Spring, an album by New Dark Age … Continue reading

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The comedy book index, revisited

A Brief History of the Index at I love Typography (via Coudal). This post sent us back to The Indexer magazine, the publication of the Society of Indexers, previously mentioned in the archives. It sent us to the excellent blog … Continue reading

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Space Oddities

The Carbuncle Cup is becoming a bit of a grudge match. Building Design has been running the contest for 12 years and while the nominations sometimes hit the mark, they increasingly find themselves aligned with petty spats and questions of … Continue reading

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Sound and Colour

Musicon is a sort of analogue step sequencer, a modern update of the piano roll, designed for early years music education (via / The Bioscleave House, East Hampton (via Wowhaus), a ‘Life-Span Extending Villa’ designed by Arakawa and Madeline … Continue reading

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Off the beaten track

Some more eccentric residences. The Coral Castle in Florida, beloved of conspiracy theorists. The surrealist folk-art masterpiece, Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval à Hauterives, in France. Las Pozas, Mexico, a sculpture garden by Edward James. Bishop Castle, in Colorado, created … Continue reading

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Centuries of Sound tackles 1905 (via b3ta, which also links these beautiful animations by Andreas Wannerstedt) / The Sands of Voltark, an exploration game (via RPS) / Your Favorite Fictional Universes in Pen and Paper (via Angie’s List) / Scenes … Continue reading

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In orbit

The Shape of Space, ‘what the orbital space habitats designed for NASA in 1975 can teach us about living in new geometries.’ A look at curved space, visible horizons and living in the upside down / ABODE, by photographer Jens … Continue reading

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Gaming the system

The Dizzying Grandeur of 21st-Century Agriculture, epic and depressing / a full(ish) review of Issue #1 of The Beano, 1938, at The Slipper. Sent us back to these surveys of the more problematic bits of Just William, including the infamous … Continue reading

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Space Brutalism

Martian concrete: Four of the entrants into NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, hosted at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center YouTube page: Team Kahn Yates; Team Northwestern University; Team SEArch+/Apis Cor; Team Zopherous / My First Pritzker, Ombu Architecture / wasn’t this … Continue reading

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Lens flare

An official and objective ranking of London’s 14 major rail terminals. The redevelopment of the ‘number one station’ involved the demolition of the old, idiosyncratic Britain at War Museum / someone is doing a fine job of preserving many largely … Continue reading

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On the beach

Abandoned Russia, complete with links to Google map locations / see also this trip to an abandoned submarine base in Broutona Bay, in the Kiril Islands / manufactured cats at Aaronland / woodcuts by Michael Renton / could it really … Continue reading

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Watch and listen

Art and music. Where have all the music blogs gone? From the comments, and elsewhere: Various Small Flames; Aquarium Drunkard; the currently dormant Ants in my Trance; songs for the day; mixes at Musicophilia; Mystic Sons / The Oldest Building … Continue reading

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Love for life

Like Punk Never Happened, Brian McCloskey’s Smash Hits archive (via this Guardian piece on How we made Smash Hits. See also (or compare and contrast with) the Archived Music Press site (currently five years dormant) / The Creepy Things, a … Continue reading

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Please enjoy your day on this planet

Starring the Computer, a website dedicated to the use of computers in film and television. The IBM AN/FSQ-7, a key component of the USAF Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE). With its many panels of flashing lights and general air of futurism, … Continue reading

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Beside the seaside

“Flooded Modernity”, an installation by Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen at Domus / Eight Logos for Trump’s Space Force, including ‘proposals’ from Milton Glaser and others / paintings by Francis Sills / an amazing sequence from Milos Forman’s 1971 film Taking Off.

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Say cheese

The London Society presents a selection of favourite London blogs / work by printmaker Alex Booker / the story of the Elcar, better known as the Zagato Zele (the latter link is to the great Small Cars Club) / a … Continue reading

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