Category Archives: collections and archives

Deep dive

Paintings by Kirsten Tradowsky / cars are getting bigger (via Cartype) / eight years of construction: Official Louvre Abu Dhabi Time-Lapse 2009 – 2017 / Making a violin in less than two weeks / reviews from the audiophile man / … 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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101, Dalmations, 101; Toast counts individually, 102

The remarkable 8-Bit Beatles want to chirrup their chiptune back catalogue at you (via MeFi) / also on the blue, Trains with the faces of men, a compendium of links about Thomas the Tank Engine, the series that unwittingly mines … Continue reading

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Things you can buy

Modernist Camden, a new map from Things you can buy / Engineering the World, the life and work of Ove Arup on display at the

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Collections and Archives: link review

Into the collections and archives section. A Penguin a Week is still soldiering on (plenty of Penguins to go) / Agence Eureka is still a treasure trove of scanned ephemera and illustration / Archive.org’s blog is worth following / Archive … Continue reading

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Things on screen

11 Months, 3000 pictures and a lot of coffee. Restoring an engine / How GM Beat Tesla to the First True Mass-Market Electric Car / related: end of the road as car use falls? / Teenage Crushes, selling the supercars … Continue reading

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Various archives and revived memories

Unfinished Father, a 2015 project by Erik Kessels, a very personal project from the publisher of the In Almost Every Picture series of found albums. More at It’s Nice That / Dubdog, always satisfying to stumble across a well-cultivated flickr … Continue reading

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Keeping it all together

All about the Commonplace Book, the Moleskine of history (via MeFi) / sort of related, from last year, Tiny Letters to the Web We Miss, Joanne McNeil on TinyLetter and the resurgence in small scale, low key blogging / Works … Continue reading

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You’ve got mail

From Dirty Modern Scoundrel, a blog by John Grindrod to accompany his book Concretopia: A Journey Around the Rebuilding of Postwar Britain, ‘Carry On Modernism‘. A collection of the ‘top five encounters between Carry On and Modernism’ (i.e. Kenneth Williams … Continue reading

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Behind the bar

The origins of Chicken Tikka Masala / the death and life of a great British pub, fascinating insight into development, gentrification and all those things / sort of related, Exclusive Planned Community or Adult Film Performer?

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One dot at a time

A short history of Barbapapa, who turned 45 yesterday. We hadn’t realised you can buy a model of the Barbapapa House, a seminal piece of architectural design on the page. Still, you can always make your own / rich and … Continue reading

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Twiddling

Other things for Friday: ‘One of the most absorbing and alluring games that has ever captured society. Boredom is a thing of the past in Belgravia since the art of puzzling’: a history of the jigsaw, along with zag-zaws, crazy-cuts … Continue reading

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Own a small piece of the moon

Moonfire: The epic journey of Apollo 11 is an enhanced pictorial edit of Norman Mailer’s Time reportage on the moon programme. It seems that Mailer didn’t really enjoy the whole experience, feeling that it lacked a certain magic; he certainly … Continue reading

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Contoured profile domed

Peel, Pucker, Pinch, or Puncture? Coffee Lids, Explored is a piece on the patented coffee lid collection assembled by architects Specht Harpman, a companion to an article in Cabinet a few years ago. These little disks of plastic are massively … Continue reading

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“E pulvere lux et vis”

From a review of Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth, a new book by Lee Jackson: ‘So appalled was Lady Harberton at the filth that she itemised the ejecta recovered from the train of a woman’s dress after … Continue reading

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This and that from here and there

Another chunk of things. Dennis Zahone collects Memphis / the architecture of Antonioni’s The Passenger, 1975, at Architecture of Film / Sydney’s Doll Hospital, a photographic portrait / a short film about Dutchness in design / abandoned shopping carts, photographs … Continue reading

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Monday morning things

Innovating laziness: the rise of the remote control / arty webcam fun with Gush by Adam Ferriss / It’s Nice That presents some images of old cinemas to flag up the arrival of the English Heritage Tumblr / ‘white knuckle … Continue reading

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A momentary lapse of reason

Alex North’s unused score for 2001: A Space Odyssey is finally being released on vinyl / Top Five Architecture Maps / cheery infographic: Every death on every road in Great Britain 1999-2010 / new design titles: Dirty Furniture Magazine vs … Continue reading

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Standing stones

We can only assume these old photographs taken by the Colonial Office and held at The National Archives are of the Bako National Park in Borneo. The rock formations shown in these undated images must surely have been lost to … Continue reading

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