Monthly Archives: August 2020

Typewriters, frauds, and archives

A collection of Vintage IKEA catalogues at the IKEA museum / music by Jack Ellister / old home movies of auto races / Players are fixing Microsoft Flight Simulator’s missing monuments with Google Maps data / The Wildest Insurance Fraud … Continue reading

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Basements, bold architecture, retromods and nostalgia

A quintessential things post within. ‘Thinking about the “Neo-Andean” architecture that flourished in Bolivia under Evo Morales‘. Work by architect Freddy Mamani / ‘Truly, madly, deeply: meet the people turning their basements into secret fantasy worlds‘ / make your own … Continue reading

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Syrups

‘Harrods for Everything is the apt title of a huge 1,525-page catalogue from about 1912′, via Hot off the Press, via MeFi. Eat your heart out Argos. If you like this kind of thing, the Sears Archive is also instructive. … Continue reading

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Charts and predictions

A list of Gilded Age mansions in the USA / a tour of Ricardo Bofill’s house / the work of designer and animator Lucas Zanotto / Limbo Magazine, ‘a not-for-profit venture to support unemployed artists and creatives’ / after the … Continue reading

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Sound flowers

A couple of fun things from musicradar; Circle Guitar, a robotic arpeggiator by Anthony Dickens (we think); 1000 oscillator drone synth by Look Mum No Computer; Love Hultén’s micro-sized Meccano MMXS synth, ‘a tribute to Martin Molin and a miniature … Continue reading

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Up and down

Some sounds, starting with neo psych from The Sun’s Evil Twin. Especially strong Spacemen vibes here: Psychedelic Revolution / drones and more at Relay Tapes / music by Chipped Tooth / contemporary shoegaze from Nossienes and bdrmm / epic soundtracks … Continue reading

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Deep house

‘Thirty-year-old corpse discovered in cellar of €35m Paris mansion‘. There are always some similarly ridiculous properties at Concierge Auctions. Corpses presumably not included, but you never know / An Invisible Crown: How to Be an Heiress, the story of Olga … Continue reading

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Shaping sounds

The origins of the Netflix ‘sound’. Related, how Brian Eno composed the Windows 95 sound; the man behind the Intel ‘bongs’, the composer Walter Werzowa; the Contentious Tale of the McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It” Jingle; the THX ‘Deep Note’, composed … Continue reading

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Scribbles and side-chains

Cave Things is a little bit Shrigley-esque in its conception and execution / This Cryptid World, cartography of the cultural imagination / swimming pools from above, photographed by Brad Walls / buy a house in the Cité Frugès de Pessac … Continue reading

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Ground Control to Major Tom

Authors Christopher Reeves and Aaron Walker compile the world’s worst playlist on the occasion of the publication of their book The World’s Worst: A Guide to the Portsmouth Sinfonia. More about this legendary orchestra / manipulated scenes and landscapes by … Continue reading

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