Category Archives: ephemera

Click clack

Hailing Ishimura is a Sci-Fi Post-Rock Indie Band out of Southeastern Virginia / Divide and Dissolve, doom and drone / music by Aaronson / Lennon-McCartney / Sounds Maps, a music history of Peckham and Camberwell / new music podcast recommendations … Continue reading

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End Titles

Some tributes to Vangelis: MeFi; CDM; Guardian obituary; Synthtopia / a dramatic suburban London house by SPPARC / The Peculiar Manicule, a collection of pigeon-toed orange peel-style imagery (via Meanwhile) / Jony Ive’s stationery fetish is called out / new … Continue reading

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Chained to the desk

‘Metaphorically sticking an ice pick into the heart of parliamentary debate‘ / poorly photoshopped/staged family photos from films, via the Guardian / a comprehensive post on a frighteningly talented AI illustrator / see also infinite brushstroke landscape / ‘This Deadly … Continue reading

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Concrete evidence

Have you ever met Nicolas Cage? / still life photography by Nick Dunne / Sun 13, new writing about music and culture, e.g. ‘The Absurdity of Fandom: Slint’s Spiderland 30th anniversary’ / this is the best I know of [this … Continue reading

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More necessary distractions

All over the place / a brief history of the digital watch / paintings by Hugo Grenville / buckle up for the story of Ellen’s Energy Adventure, brought to you by Exxon / Lo-fi drawing app / dismantling the dream: … Continue reading

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Architectural drawings and old books

‘A short story about humanity, from a global perspective’. A compact computer simulation at Shadertoy, via RPS / the title says it all ‘Explore the history, origins and ultimate downfall of Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theatre & Showbiz Pizza … Continue reading

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I walked right out of the machinery

The marvellous The Mario Rivoli Lifetime Collection of Bakelite / a couple of MeFi things: Favorite Maps of 2021; remastered Thingu / create an Endless Acid Banger in a browser (via Synthanatomy) / try recreating Manuel Göttsching’s amazing E2-E4, from … Continue reading

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The sound(s) of confusion

Electronicos Fantasticos, which ‘reincarnate[s] old electronics to elektromagnetik native instruments and create the orchestra’. E.g. Barcode Boarding / Axel Hartmann designs synthesizers / a Kubrick-esque collection of Onlooker Postcards, at SwellMap’s fantastic Flickr page (via Meanwhile) / Watergate Living, old … Continue reading

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Dubious entertainments

Some slightly silly things that exist only in virtual plans; Floating Motors, boats that look like classic cars. Cryptoland, an elaborate parody? / instrumentals by Legos / a set of successfully crowdfunded product designs from 2021 / 52 things learned … Continue reading

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Seasonal round-up collection

Create glitchy sequences with Tahti Studio (via Bedroom Producers Blog) / A Conversation With Jean-Michel Jarre / the Loumavox, the synthesizer that time forgot / explore a landscape of sound with Forester (via CDM) / psychedelic Lego at Pen and … Continue reading

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A jumble of oddments

In no particular order. The fantastic Maison-Bulle, designed by Joël Unal et Claude Häusermann-Costy in 1972 / the best songs of 2021 / a turntable by Brian Eno / Global Sequencer, sounds from around the world / the Mushroom Color … Continue reading

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Pop-ups

Why a toaster from 1949 is still smarter than any sold today. Related, The Toaster Project by Thomas Thwaites / Death Is Not The End, London Pirate Radio Adverts 1984-1993, Vol. 1 / The Vinyl Boom. A slightly thrown together … Continue reading

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Friday round-up

Art by Bianca Wilson / Seatback Safety, a collection of airline safety cards (via Kottke) / Outdoor Recreation Catalogs & Magazines (via tmn) / Susan Kare explains Macintosh UI ergonomics on Computer Chronicles in 1984 / RIP to Virgil Abloh; … Continue reading

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Dream worlds

Hidden patterns in tropical fruit / underground test / The Sun In Ultra-HD / art by Russell Moreton / the Frinton Park Estate Mini Guide / 25 years on from Adam and Joe / technology is beautiful: Docubyte (via Synth … Continue reading

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Missed opportunities

Amectran Exar-1, 1979, at Concept Bunny. The Amectran (‘AMerican ECological TRANsportation’) was ahead of its time, styled by Pietro Frua and has almost as many conspiracy theories as GM’s EV-1 / two books to support: To Have and To Hold: … Continue reading

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Going behind your back

Carter and Goldfinger explain the County of London Plan, at A London Inheritance from 1945 / illustrations by Vorja Sánchez / art and installations by Antti Laitinen / Arquitectura libre, a project that ‘focuses primarily on the architecture of remittances; … Continue reading

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Music and more

‘Dune: we simulated the desert planet of Arrakis to see if humans could survive there’ / Nick Cave talks with Mick Harvey and Warren Ellis about Bad Seeds’ B-sides and more / 35 interesting maps / happy birthday Loveless. Lots … Continue reading

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Fights and findings

The Battle of Brixton, 1957 / the demolition of the Elephant and Castle shopping centre / Historical Reconstruction of the 1915 Ford Model T Assembly Line / Retro collectors are uncovering hoards of old data / Mountain View Cemetery: star … Continue reading

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Thursday ephemera trawl

A collection of things. Jarvis Cocker’s Aline, Aline, a video directed by Wes Anderson. See also Anderson’s train carriage for British Pullman / farewell to Rick Jones of Fingerbobs / 2001 A Space Odyssey: Dubstep re-edit. See also 2001: A … Continue reading

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Truth or bear

A Place Like No Other: the mysteries of Suffolk Pink / a new book about Mid-Century British architecture / Berlin U-Bahn Architecture & Design Map (via Wallpaper*) / a review of ‘The Great Beanie Baby Bubble’ by Zac Bissonnette. At … Continue reading

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