Category Archives: ephemera

Birthday celebrations

All of the genuinely great works of the 21st century have been acts of digital humanism, the analogue version of which once a driving force behind mystic intellectualism (via Kottke, which is celebrating turning 19) / a case in point: … Continue reading

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Big questions

Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction, a forthcoming exhibition at the Barbican / Lodestars Anthology, a magazine from Canada / it’s the end of ffffound. A great shame. Once upon a time this was the absolute cutting edge … Continue reading

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Bits and pieces

A few random things / the Pierre Cardin bubble palace in pictures / The Hidden Persuader, Christopher Turner on the genesis of advertising (at Reading Design) / SÉANCE: Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm, a new book from Unbound … Continue reading

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Lucky Dip

Total grab bag from everywhere today. Starting with new music from The Trimdon Grange Explosion. Buy their album. The band is named after the 1882 colliery disaster which inspired a popular folk song / Remash is a tumblr about architecture … Continue reading

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Marooned

Pablo Escobar’s ruined Caribbean mansion / 3D printed strobe-powered animated sculptures (linked by Kottke) / The Monsanto House of the Future / ‘Check your documents’, the story behind the VW Emissions Scandal / Donald Trump is the best golfer ever … Continue reading

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No longer leaving the building

Mini Metros (via Kottke) / unrelated, the Mini Metro story / a bunker refurbishment / similar aesthetic at Something Concrete and Modern / more residential concrete, the Haus Ruscher by Olkruf / vintage electronics / The Age of Female Dominance … Continue reading

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Cats and boots

RayGun FX Super Fuzz Boy. Bzzz / Thomas Doyle, artist / 0s&1s has an interview with Tony Tulathimutte, author of Private Citizens / a satisfying film of a pen plotter test performed by the Edison Pen Company / is the … Continue reading

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Eat, drink and be merry, graphed

The Secret World of Stuff / fast food calorie counting gets an infographic / Time’s 100 photos of the year / David Titlow, a photographer with a blog / Woobots, wooden transformers / Patrick Henry Village, from US Army base … Continue reading

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Some interesting things

Some interesting things / an interview with painter Eva Mansdorf at Painting Perceptions / Apologia is hosting an open forum for links about ‘digital space and fabricated realities’ / Herzog & de Meuron reflect on the decade-long process of building … Continue reading

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Vaguely seasonal wanderings

Scenes From Underground, recent troglodytic photography collected at The Atlantic / Fabian Krueger’s images of Eltz Castle in Germany / paintings by Jon Redmond / the great Obscure Media subreddit / the video artwork of Cao Fei, ‘flitting between real … Continue reading

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Shipping News

Shipmap.org, tracking global cargo ships in real time (via Smith Journal) / Citroen Origins / music by Phantom West / How A Movie Looks Like Before-And-After Post-Processing / Forensics: The anatomy of crime, an exhibition at the Wellcome Trust / … Continue reading

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Left, left, right, left, up. Turn on light.

The Constructivist Map of Moscow / eight artists illustrate the video-game obsessions of their childhoods / How did you spend your day? / Amazon introduce a push button world / the bureaucratic hell of America’s gun tracing system / art … Continue reading

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Raise the roof higher

A tranche of new music curated at Bandcamp Daily / women in publishing, at Motherland, ‘an online destination for women who happen to be mums’ / Peter Garritano’s series Hajwalah looks at drifting culture in the Middle East. See also … Continue reading

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Cloak and dagger

A collection of superb images of 1970s Britain. Via the comments: Southsea in 1983 / Thomas Mann house by midcentury great J.R. Davidson: L.A.’s next big teardown? / Welcome to Camp Midlife Crisis. Baldwin in the woods, finding himself / … Continue reading

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Surveying the past

Diamond Geezer does its annual blogroll review, from which we glean that a) blogs are (probably) dying a long, slow death, and b) blogs are still really good places to read and discover new things, places, people and just stuff … Continue reading

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A random selection of links

Some beautiful old photographs at the Surrey Wanderer flickr site / art by Laura McMorrow / LDS ARCHITECTURE: Discovering Great Mormon Buildings / Cartography Comparison: Google Maps & Apple Maps / always fascinated by posts about instant megacities: Ashgabat in … Continue reading

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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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The beat of the drum

Cartographic London, an old post from the turn of the decade / London in 1870 / Celia Reisman paints imaginary suburban landscapes / Tom Tom Magazine, ‘the only magazine in the world dedicated to female drummers’ / architecture magazine the … Continue reading

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Ribbons, anniversaries, re-imaginings

X-Palm, SMAQ architecture on re-shaping the luxury refuges of the past / the relationship between Ping-Pong and Tech Bubbles / storing energy in railcars on a gentle incline / Chernobyl: Atomic City, a piece by Will Wiles from 2012. Related, … Continue reading

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Hiding in plain sight

Hiding in Plain Sight, a visual history of camouflage by Josh Kramer at Wilson Quarterly / concept designs and new wheeled things at Motorcove / a collection of publications at PDF mags / GM’s Moon Buggy Design of 1964, via … Continue reading

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