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Exhibitionists

Gabriela Galimberti’s book The Ameriguns (Dewi Lewis) is a bit like Things Organized Neatly but for _ _ _ _ (fill in the blank accordingly) / let’s not put an X-Wing in the Smithsonian / more non-science: fuses or magic … Continue reading

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Belief systems

Things from here and there. Could be better edited. Old blog archaeology with Telstar Logistics / the people of Hackney, photographed by Jenny Lewis / England’s 20th Century coastal communities seen from above / Metabunk.org does a very fine job … Continue reading

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Brmmm, brmmm

A selection of things / aerial photography by Klaus Leidorf / photography by Matthieu Salvaing / a Russian pet cemetery / Debbie Harry on The Muppets (via Kottke) / architectural photography by Mårten Lange / art by Katie Trick / … Continue reading

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Slow week

It’s been a slow week. Enjoy Nick Cave’s egg cup / Ian’s revolutionary shoelace knot / the sounds of Heretical Sect / the What makes this song great? series / Keep your distance, pandemic photographs by Matthew Chattle (via BBC … Continue reading

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Mondays

A collection of things from here and there / a collection of the best fashion podcasts / best humour podcasts / buy Cave Things (via Vogue) / Aphantasia: The People Without a Mind’s Eye, a film by Wired UK / … Continue reading

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Tricky second issue

This and that. Issue 02 of The Modern House Magazine is available / drawings and paintings by Jake Grewal / taxidermy-inspired art by Polly Morgan / prints by Cicely Englefield. See also / the Wood Society of the Arts / … Continue reading

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Quirky follies and spooky geology

The Obelisk aka Conolly’s Folly, which still exists / Wendy Carlos demonstrates her Moog Synthesizer in 1970. A pretty comprehensive explanation of synthesis for the layperson / beautiful ceramic urns by artist John Booth / ambient soundscapes and new electronica … Continue reading

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Since we’ve been gone

Musician Nils Frahm calls out artists for selling NFTs: “It’s unforgivable to participate in something which is so bleak and wrong” / related, NFTs Weren’t Supposed to End Like This / If Y2K-Era Movie Theater Carpets Could Talk: ‘Like cartoon … Continue reading

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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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