Category Archives: art

Noise annoys

This and that, starting with the Mystery of Havana Syndrome / art by Doug Reina / twitter digressions on aviation by AeroDork / landscape paintings by Lucy Kent / 25 Wallpaper* artist covers / AIDS in the Art World: A … Continue reading

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All paintings great and small

Honey, We Shrunk the Art! The Return of the Micro Gallery / creative year zero, with shades of Chris Burden’s ‘Samson‘: Commodity Fetishism, a switch that ‘in all likelyhood will destroy your power supply and, depending on a wide variety … Continue reading

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Visions of a life

The James Bond Corgi Aston Martin / an online book fair / art by Callum Eaton / live in a concept house in Milton Keynes / the Winnebago Heli-Home / paintings by Sarah Connell / why imaginary adverts became so … Continue reading

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Slow, inexorable decline

The story of IT, how the Segway was hyped and boosted and failed to match sky high expectations (via MeFi). We have fond memories of zipping around the hangars at Farnborough Airfield with Dean Kamen back in the early days. … Continue reading

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Birth, school, work, death

TONTO, ‘The Original New Timbral Orchestra’, the invention of Malcolm Cecil, who died last month. Listen to Stevie’s Wonder Men for more insight into the innovation, as well as the album by Tonto’s Expanding Head Band / farewell to Ken … 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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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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Post rock

National Museum of Norway infrared scans reveal author of hidden graffiti on Edvard Munch’s original painting of The Scream. See also X-radiography of paintings and the Radiography of cultural objects / original art from TWA calendars / axonometric rooms by … Continue reading

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Monday Meanderings

Architecture for sale: the late Pierre Cardin’s 1970s ‘Bubble Palace’ in the south of France and Joel Silver’s Brentwood Mansion by the late Ricardo Legorreta (for a cheeky $77.5m) / at that price, the buyer might experience a bit of … Continue reading

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Oh my, oh my, there’s a light in the sky

You Only Live Twice, par le Cadeau De Mariage / the terrifying Isdera Autobahnkurier 116i. The sort of car that has been trumped in the modern era by the likes of Dartz, which may or may not be an elaborate … Continue reading

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Tear down

Mourning the loss of Brutalist architecture in the North of England. Photographer Simon Phipps has beautiful images / sort of related, Vincent Fournier’s latest book, Brasília: A Time Capsule / see also, Louis Kahn dormitory buildings in Ahmedabad saved / … Continue reading

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Renders versus Tractors

A discussion on the art of the dolls house, including links to contemporary practitioners like Chris Toledo and the Shelter in Place Gallery / Papertowns is a subreddit devoted to birds-eye views of cities, old and new / Quirk and … Continue reading

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Treasure boxes

A house in Hampstead by Woollacott Gilmartin – such beautiful drawings / more illustrative elegance in the work of Eizin Suzuki (via Visual Melt / art by the late Kiyoshi Saito, whose work was affiliated with Koshiro Onchi’s Sosaku-hanga movement, … Continue reading

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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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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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The Colour out of Space

John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, animated by artist Michal Levy who has synesthesia. At Aeon, via tmn, who also point us to Ghost Stories of Tripadvisor, ‘a dreadful directory of hotel hauntings’ / retro news: the Super Mario Game & Watch; … Continue reading

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Mine craft

The Pennsylvania Mine Map Atlas / sort of related, Muir Way’s vintage relief series of maps (via This Isn’t Happiness) / music, Dear Humans, by Elephant Gym / Boat House By WE Architecture / The Glove, live on “Riverside”, October … Continue reading

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Click to play

Collecting Concrete, a taxonomy of mix and texture / ‘Portraits of the Quarantined Mind‘, lockdown portraits / paintings by Alex Dordoy / paintings by Ania Hobson; paintings by Jim Holland / ANT, a conceptual robotic cargo container system, a project … Continue reading

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Cult heroes

Critics regret getting it wrong. The web is awash with ‘one star reviews of the classics‘, and it’s a natural human tendency (at least for this human) to scroll down to find the lowest critical metacritic score on any given … Continue reading

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