Author Archives: things magazine

Publishing about publishing, and other things

Motor Mouth, five auto logos from history, at Grafik (via Coudal) / a selection of ambient soundscapes taken from games (via Gyford) / make your own ambient sounds with the WhaleSynth / the story of the success of Ladybird’s modern … Continue reading

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Link Review: weblogs round-up

The final push. The following is an annotated list of all the weblogs listed in our sidebar. Way back when things began, the weblog seemed to be the dominant mode of expression online – independent, characterful, innovative, fast-moving and steered, … Continue reading

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Lucky Dip

Total grab bag from everywhere today. Starting with new music from The Trimdon Grange Explosion. Buy their album. The band is named after the 1882 colliery disaster which inspired a popular folk song / Remash is a tumblr about architecture … Continue reading

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Abandoned pasts and futures

What are some ‘documentaries made in the past about a future that has already gone?’ / see also The Improbable, Bold History of Space Concept Art, via Coudal /Inside the Last Three Restaurants of London’s Forgotten Chinatown (at that’s). See … Continue reading

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Link review: Publications

Time for another sift through the sidebar, updating as we go. The ‘publications’ section originally referred to websites of print magazines, but over time it came to mean sites that have the same ethos as a magazine, even if they … Continue reading

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Telegraph

This late 18th century townhouse was also the base station for the British Admiralty’s Shutter Telegraph system, opened in 1795 and providing a line-of-sight link between the Admiralty in Whitehall to Deal in Kent: ‘Messages passed from London to Deal … Continue reading

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Loop the loop

Music.Three, an album by musique concrète / music: Bored Spies, found via Your Band Sucks / related – after the very self-conscious middle aged post-indie malaise of YBS, Making it Big is an instructive dive into the raw data of … Continue reading

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Link Review: Music and People

After last year’s epic link reviews – design, art and photography, architecture and collections and archives, we’ve been putting off running through the other sections of our sidebar. Here, at last, is the list of music sites. // Anti-Gravity Bunny, … Continue reading

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Americruiser

Jon Fine talks about his memoir Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear). There’s a lot of frustration,self-sabotage and holier-than-thou Indie schtick to wade through, most of it treated with admirable … Continue reading

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Under the mountain

Cold War Bunker for Sale, Northern Ireland’s only bunker (via Wowhaus) / related, what would you do in the face of apocalypse? / re-thinking the language of carbon / Sightings, a project by Juan Carlos Osorno / see also CIA … Continue reading

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Random things and visual memories

Iconic Photos (which is doing a sterling job of keeping important memories alive at the moment) steps back to the 90s. Empire of the Stage revisits a 1990s Snowdon portfolio of British actors, a golden era / the strange history … Continue reading

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Drones’r’Us

We keep adding bookmarks to the amazing Hyman Archive of modern magazines to encourage us to one day make a massive donation there / creative lives at The Somewhere Project / a collection of ‘low stakes, high detail, popcorn fodder … Continue reading

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Take me down

Doomsday prep for the super-rich, a depressing read about bunker culture of the non-golfing kind (via kottke). Plenty of statistics to assault your eyes and decency: “Twenty-five hedge-fund managers make more money than all of the kindergarten teachers in America … Continue reading

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Bricks and other symbols

The RIBA’s Wall competition is a strange mix of the spectacular and the decidedly non-secular. With the intention being “to build a national landmark, which will declare God’s goodness to all people,” the brief calls for the use of ‘a … Continue reading

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Marooned

Pablo Escobar’s ruined Caribbean mansion / 3D printed strobe-powered animated sculptures (linked by Kottke) / The Monsanto House of the Future / ‘Check your documents’, the story behind the VW Emissions Scandal / Donald Trump is the best golfer ever … Continue reading

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Hunkering down

Luxury tanks, for defending luxury bunkers presumably / a visual guide to The Architecture of American Houses / Owen Hatherley on The Architecture of Neoliberalism, the tyranny of the render and the banality of the built environment’s intersection with contemporary … Continue reading

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Repurposed spaces and reissued things

Bolshy Flatblock: The buildings of A Clockwork Orange, Modernism in Metroland on the architectural legend of the film. One for Coudal’s Stuff about Stanley Kubrick section / the architecture of Pablo Escobar Jr / an archive of Yahoo Answers / … Continue reading

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Going underground

‘A hidden vault under the old Astoria nightclub has been unearthed by Crossrail builders and it has revealed an unexpected history of one of Britain’s first condiment suppliers‘ / sort of related, archive images of some amazing early C20 salt … Continue reading

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Aural Excitements

Some fifteen years ago, we collaborated on a marvellous project with the Sonic Catering Band, bundling a little 3″ CD, Apotheosis with issue 15 of things (sadly now sold out, although we still have a few CDs). We worked with … Continue reading

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Watch and learn

Some things to watch / recreating dead actors. Presumably the Peter Cushing estate didn’t think to license his image so this one was a freebie / the evolution of Formula 1 steering wheels / Pop Up, a short film / … Continue reading

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