Monthly Archives: March 2021

Short cuts

The Artist Series by photographer Brynley Davies / from which we get the following art by Connie Harrison, art by Daisy Parris, art by Louise Howard / related, 21 Artists to Collect in 2021 / hazy music by A Sisyphus … Continue reading

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Rising up above it all

A great glass elevator for Battersea Power Station by WilkinsonEyre. See also (because we love trotting this one out): The sad story of Battersea Power Station: a graveyard of architectural visions, together with a gallery / speaking of ruins, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: … Continue reading

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Rules of the road

On the end of the Mondeo and Ford’s legendary skill at conveying status with subtle design cues: ‘Ford’s tinsel artistes always made sure that you could tell a base from an L, or an XL, or a GXL, their palette … Continue reading

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Everything is abandoned eventually

The Museum of Everything Else (via Music Radar) / art by Matt Lyon / amazing concrete micro hostel in Beijing / What’s Under the Lincoln Memorial? / The Growth of London Mapped (via Kottke) / 120 years of the Whitechapel … Continue reading

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Hang and Twang

Buy art prints at Hang Together Studio, including work by Petra Eriksson, Mitch Payne and Baker & Evans / another new creative venture of note: Paper Boy Magazine / robot Tricks by Mario the Maker Magician / music by MR-63 … Continue reading

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Art and music Monday bonanza

‘The wannabe food influencer who’s wanted by the FBI‘ / The McMansion Hell Yearbook reaches 1979 / illegally demolished London pub is rebuilt, brick by brick / bee stories / documenting the torture of writing, Douglas Adams’s 42, coming soon … Continue reading

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You’re the book that I have opened

Starting off with a track by track deconstruction of Massive Attack’s Unfinished Sympathy (via Ask MeFi) / two obituaries for the furniture designer Zeev Aram / staying with furniture, New York collective Fort Makers presents ‘Goodnight House‘, ‘a collection of … Continue reading

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Sounds of the oceans

Phantom Islands, a soundtrack project. ‘During centuries of ocean exploration these phantom islands were sighted, charted, described and even explored – but their existence has never been ultimately verified. Poised somewhere between cartographical fact and maritime fiction, they haunted seafarers’ … Continue reading

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Deep dives

The wisdom of whales / it’s all about the pixels: The National Video Game Museum / turn your iPhone into a 90s pocket organiser (bonus links, Is the Psion 5 still usable in 2017? and a history of Psion) / … Continue reading

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Pay as you know

Well, this could go badly: Telegraph plans to link journalists’ pay to their popularity. Eternal winter of clickbait, anyone? / The Collected Wisdom of Banacek / Cryptocurrency explained, even more succinctly / lovely feature on cherished mixtapes / the line … Continue reading

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Power into art

Cryptocurrencies and NFTs are an absolute disaster for so many more reasons than the ecological. Worth noting that ‘a recent study out of the University of New Mexico estimated that in 2018 every $1 of Bitcoin value was responsible for … Continue reading

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Bargain hunters

The Russian Cyberpunk Farm, a film by Sergey Vasilyev, article at The Common Table. Sort of related, Scenes from the Last Day on Planet Earth, a project by Chris Maggio / the mid 70s Mohs Safarikar, a vehicle designed for … Continue reading

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Bleeps in the aether

The Google AR Synth is fun but fiddly (via Gear News). Possibly less fiddly in actual AR? See also Modulia Studio, Jam Studio VR and the much-vaunted Korg Gadget VR /art by Heidi Lanino / art by Jack McGarrity / … Continue reading

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What happens next

More unintended consequences / why Bitcoin is so bad for the planet / In the late 1960s, Shelter asked photographer Nick Hedges to document homes in the UK that were unfit for human habitation (via Fishstickmonkey). More by Nick Hedges, … Continue reading

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The infinite playlist

Marcus Dobbs creates medieval map mash-ups of London / The Ultimate List of Weapons Astronauts Have Carried Into Orbit (via Fanfare) / An Ice-Covered Russian Ghost Town, photographs by Maria Passer at The Atlantic / car thoughts by Serge Bellu … Continue reading

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Mail order machines

The Unique Pain of Architects: Letting Go. Not all architects are so precious. Frank Lloyd Wright’s advice? ‘… go as far away as possible from home to build your first buildings. The physician can bury his mistakes,—but the architect can … Continue reading

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One, two, three, four

There’s always something to discover at the marvellous Full Table. For example, The Giant Jam Sandwich, a lecture by John Vernon Lord about his celebrated children’s book/ paintings by Ally McIntyre / Not the Onion, continued: Steve Vai injured himself … Continue reading

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Fore!

Some thoughts on Golf. The power struggles at Wentworth in Surrey, characterised as old English money coming up against the nostalgia-free dynamism of new Chinese money (more at MeFi), reminded us, inevitably, of one of the golf course’s earlier victims, … Continue reading

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Taking things apart

All the things we forgot to post last week. IKEA launches disassembly instructions encouraging customers to extend product life / This used to be a Blockbuster / some good, old fashioned link hopping. A chance reference to ‘Catholic priest and … Continue reading

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