Private Eye’s alternative Land Registry maps the scale of off-shore property ownership in the UK. The map sets out property acquired by overseas companies between 2005 and July 2014 / sort of related, a collection of the UK’s top 10 at-risk buildings. There are some beautiful buildings here and it’s worth urban exploring them online: Birnbeck Pier, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, 1862; Sheerness Port, especially the iron-framed boat store of 1860; Kinmel Hall, near Abergele, Conwy, from 1874; Madeira Terrace, Brighton, 1897; Central Plaza Hotel, Carlisle, 1880; Ladywell Baths, Lewisham, south London, 1884; Hunslet and Victoria Mills, Leeds, 1842 (‘No UE forum is complete without at least one Hunslet Mills thread, probably Leeds most well known UE site after High Royds and where most local explorers first cut their teeth, long before anybody had ever heard of Eastmoor.’); St Luke’s Church, Wolverhampton, 1861; Tolly Cobbold Brewery, Ipswich, 1896; Overstone Hall, Northamptonshire, 1860.
Other things. Cabin envy / the NME goes free / Tor Falcon paints landscapes / Nautilus, a magazine about science / The Calvert Journal is a ‘guide to the contemporary culture of the new east: the post-Soviet world, the Balkans and the former socialist states of central and eastern Europe’ / a couple of pieces from CityMetric: ‘The end of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway meant the end of northern economic independence‘ and, more pertinently for us, ‘TfL produce a geographically accurate tube and rail map, but don’t tell anyone about it’ / Mummy Brown (and other historical colours) – a visual guide to the origins of pigments.