Monthly Archives: April 2020

Furious Loops

Myth and Monolith, the story of the vast concrete Nine Elms Cold Store, written by Andrew Rogers for Vauxhall History. The piece delves into the building’s alleged satanic past, and includes mention of people like Pinkie Maclure and the late … Continue reading

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Bleeps and borders

The ARP 2600: The Story of a Legendary Synthesizer / see also famous examples of Yamaha DX-7 use, with sound samples (via Ask). Another one: The 10 best synth presets in history (and where you can hear them) / even … Continue reading

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Islands in the stream

A Short History of London by Simon Jenkins, reviewed at The London Society / Columbia and Pea Islands, the ultimate in self isolation about 6 miles from the Bronx / the story of the Thingstätte: ‘Between 1933 and 1936, so-called … Continue reading

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Walkthrough (1 of 1)

A homemade Russian Ark, Hermitage, a ‘one-take journey through Russia’s iconic Hermitage museum shot entirely on the iPhone 11 Pro‘ / The Architecture of Surveillance: The Panopticon Prison, photographs by Romain Veillon (via Architecture of Doom) / Wallpaper* magazine’s World … Continue reading

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It was down the back of the couch

Solar Pandas / fun little kids’ art project: A Space Between, making global connections through colour / sort of related, Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art from the Archives of American Art / ‘It is only adults who ever feel threatened‘, … Continue reading

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The private house as metaphorical, self-contained universe

We’ve been mining our draft posts and discovered an embyronic essay on the private house as a metaphorical, self-contained universe. Whatever the unifying theory was is lost to the mists of time. Instead, let’s explore the idea as if it … Continue reading

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Road trains and loud noises

For some reason, way back in 2013, we clipped this link about Melbourne’s East West Road Link back in 2013, a major infrastructure project that is still mired in controversy over cost, routes and delays. Road infrastructure projects are going … Continue reading

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Four wheel drift

A couple of things via Kottke: Spinnable 3D Models of the British Library’s 16th Century Globes and Weird Stock Photos, a place where Bosch-meets-Photoshop for the first time / did you assume that the screeching tyre sound on old American … Continue reading

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Land ahoy

All over the place today. On the link between C. S. Lewis and Trumpian Doublespeak at Better Living Through Beowulf / art by Dagoberto Rodríguez / yet another dramatic ‘barn find’ video, although this falls more into the category of … Continue reading

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Losing count already

‘Apple is now the largest watchmaker in the world by revenue, outselling the entire Swiss watch industry‘ / the Himalayas have reappeared on the horizon in northern India as pollution decreases / see also ‘It’s positively alpine!’: Disbelief in big … Continue reading

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Day something-or-other

Inadvertent time capsules. A computer shop, frozen in time (via MeFi) / a garage in Argentina containing ‘brand-new’ Italian cars from the 90s / ‘11 never-driven E34 BMW 5 Series revealed in Bulgarian “barn find”‘ / abandoned Toyota dealership, left … Continue reading

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Still here, just skipped a few days…

Soviet Space Dreams: Spreading Communism from the Moon / the estate of Peter Wyngarde (obituary and appreciation). Via b3ta / also via the B, The Ladybird Book of COVID-19 / photography by Gregor Sailer / a review of Taschen’s a … Continue reading

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Lost and found melodies (did we skip day 10?)

“This melody, which was played at some point on a real horn—well, maybe it was real; who knows?—has now passed through radio waves and magnetic tape and digital memory, into the mind of a brilliant arranger and back out into … Continue reading

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Day 9, not just a number

Photography by Adam Wiseman / design for the exhibition ‘Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi‘ / Crossing Africa and the Sahara by Truck (via MeFi) / it’s a small thing, but Prospect Cottage has has been saved. Dungeness … Continue reading

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A small chunk of playtime (day 8)

Bucharest Modernism, photographs by Bogdan Anghel (at FVF) / Announcing the launch of Wallpaper*’s DIY Poster Campaign / Waveform is a new free DAW / A collection of web browser toys / pedals from the Caroline Guitar Company / tales … Continue reading

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