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Art, architecture and tech

Art and architecture today. 43 Illustrated Homes Celebrate the Work of Paul R. Williams in California / Mountain View house by CAN Architects / ‘What’s Up With That Pig Couch? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Internet’s Latest … Continue reading

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The good, the bad and the ‘ugly’

What does 4.3 million gigabytes look like? And how does mass data storage actually work? Presumably this sort of growth can’t scale for ever? / Little Alchemy 2, mix materials. See also Sandspiel / a couple of emulators: Visual Transistor-level … Continue reading

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The long arm of the past

Blitzed cities still deprived 75 years after war. It shouldn’t be surprising that bombing a city has long-lasting effects but this study correlates WWII damage with high levels of contemporary child poverty rates. London was not included in the study. … Continue reading

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Drive-by looting

Is it too late to save LACMA? We know LA loves sprawl, but this seems ridiculous: “FACT: The museum has consistently maintained that visitors lose interest when confronted by a staircase. Bald lie: Visit the Louvre, the National Gallery, the … Continue reading

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Keep on running

The Edit – Adjaye Associates. Photographer Ed Reeve on his 25 year collaboration with the 2021 RIBA Gold Medal winner, Sir David Adjaye / Japanese artist Kitao Masayoshi (1764-1824), thanks to WeirdLandTV for the pointer / time to give up … Continue reading

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Decades of perspectives

Truly random things today. To start with, some collected useful advice: Dear Joan and Jericha – Why He Turns Away: Do’s and Don’ts, from dating to Death / Dischord Records, the entire back catalogue available to stream at Bandcamp / … Continue reading

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Canals Vs Cars

AArno 1st: back to childhood. Pitch perfect car models / pixels fighting / This is how much top 7 music streaming services really pay artists / We All Want Someone to Shout For, a music blog / Suited Magazine, art … Continue reading

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It’s all done with mirrors

The Louis I. Kahn Facsimile Project evokes the architect’s fascination with layers and crevasses and depth. The same could be said for the Dujiangyan Zhongshuge Bookstore in Chengdu by X+Living. Both links evoke Umberto Eco’s mighty library, the intellectual heart … Continue reading

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Leaving no trace

Drawing Fields, a GPS generated installation by Outpost Office in response to the Ragdale Ring competition / ‘This Brutal World: Public opinion has softened its views on Brutalism. That isn’t enough to stay the wrecking ball.’ Kate Wagner, of the … Continue reading

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Highs and lows

The end of the Elephant. View the classic Bert Hardy image, pre-shopping centre, and a few other historical images of the area. See also Heygate was Home / see also Pandemic as driver of urban evolution / sexism in the … Continue reading

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Mapping the territories

How work became an inescapable hellhole versus For His Home Office, This Guy Built a Replica of a 1980 Via Rail Train Interior in His Basement / give over to the machine: AI planners in Minecraft could help machines design … Continue reading

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Passing trade

The butcher’s shop that lasted 300 years (give or take), a beautiful piece by Tom Lamont about the last vestiges of the ‘traditional’ high street, and how easy it is for them to fall away. Includes this astute sentence: “As … 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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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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How things change

Things from here and there today. Brick houses in a forest / digital art by Universal Everything / a tour of the architecture of skateboarding with Tony Hawk / The Long Road to The Porsche 911 / “Amid the multibillion … Continue reading

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Cogs and gears

Dreamscapes & Artificial Architecture, a new book about computer generated alternative realities / sort of related, architectural models by Frank Kunert (via Dezeen) / sci-fi cities illustrated by Grant Riven Yun / Cigarettes, Space Invaders and the birth of the … Continue reading

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Planning ahead

Townscaper, building cities as a welcome distraction (via MeFi). See also the Medieval Fantasy City Generator / Queen Victoria’s private railway station at Nine Elms. Now firmly buried beneath the Gladwin Tower, just one of the area’s many, many claims … Continue reading

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In the mix

The Concrete House, one of Connell, Ward and Lucas’s quiet masterpieces / twenty years of the Wallpaper* architects’ directory / 100 years that changed Houston; ‘Just add an overwhelmingly oppressive humidity and you’ve got the place.’ (thanks, David) / welcome … Continue reading

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Hook, line and sinker

The Fishing Party, an ancient post about a mid-80s British documentary that’s worth re-watching, if you can stand it / a history of the German autobahn / My Own Private Bookclub, a traditional and wonderful blog / Jon, episode 1 … Continue reading

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Infuriatingly idiosyncratic

A film about Carmine Street Guitars (via The Guardian) / music by Danish band Tales of Murder and Dust / recommendations via We Love Lo-Fi / more via American Pancake / Twist Spin Tuck Jump (at K) / beautifully painted … Continue reading

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