Category Archives: ephemera

Gone but not

Small snippets today. A list of people who claimed to be Jesus / you are getting old / ambient music from The Leaf Library / the world’s population depicted in 3D / the decline of

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Welcome, 2019

Timothy Bird’s The Great North Wood is a masterly graphic work. A available from Avery Publishing / an interactive American gun violence map / building an F1 car in cardboard / a selection of AI-generated cars. Some are quite convincing … Continue reading

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From other here to there

Robin Friend’s new photography monograph, Bastard Countryside, ’15 years worth of exploration within the British landscape, dwelling on what Victor Hugo called the ‘bastard countryside’: “somewhat ugly but bizarre, made up of two different natures”.’ See also the interview at … Continue reading

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Still desperately trying to be distracted

Rachael Smith illustrates regularly on Empathize This, ‘a place where people can tell their own stories about how prejudice and hardship affect their lives’ / music by The Expert Sleepers / Ott Art, a tumblr about art / Cocoons, photographs … Continue reading

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Distraction

Frivolous things: Mikutap / fun to revisit: Medieval Fantasy City Generator / Cassette Tapes are back, but then Bandcamp aficionados know the analogue feeling / totalitarian rides square up: China’s Hongqi L5 versus the Russian Aurus Senat. No word on … Continue reading

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It’s all connected, in the least conspiratorial way possible

Grim but essential: Everyday Plastic: ‘The UK throws away over 295 billion pieces of plastic every year’ (via the Guardian) / Darkest London, a weblog about history and the past / Concrete jungle: How Italy’s modern ruins became art. A … Continue reading

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Flowers of romance

Paternoster Lifts: Dangerous, Obsolete and Quite Fun / Puzzle Montage Art by Tim Klein (via Boing Boing) / the Museum of the Flat Earth / SUBTLE: Delicate or Infinitesimal, an exhibition at Japan House London. Includes flowers by Paper Eden … Continue reading

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War gaming

Trafalgar pyramid? A look at an alternative London, a strangely steampunk arrangement of future visions / Tree House in Glass by Broissin Architects / Microkorg tape loop jam / Wargames and the end of the world: the disastrous feedback loop … Continue reading

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Random noises

The Sonic Boom Acid Fuzz / illustrations by Tim Easley / drawings and watercolours by Miles Thistlethwaite – see also Washing-Line Portraits / photographs by Thorsten Klapsch / The Bus, by Paul Kirchner (via This Isn’t Happiness) / building the … Continue reading

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‘… classically, the protruding aerofoil should be set on fire’

iiii magazine is a new online publication about arts and culture. Recommended / Another World, a brand magazine from Another Country, a furniture company that has caught the new authenticity zeitgeist and translated it into an all-encompassing bokeh-friendly lifestyle presentation … Continue reading

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Better living through technology?

Try getting music lessons to stick after this drops: Google Magenta / Let’s Learn about Waveforms / ‘Tariff engineering’: Ford has saved £190m over 16 years by exporting ‘cars’ to the US and then turning them into vans once they’ve … Continue reading

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All over the place, as usual

Japanese Wave Design sourcebooks, via My Modern Met / Biblioklept, a website about books / The True Size Of… make geographic comparisons / an interview with Joe Dante / truth or fake? Questions around a $450m Leonardo / California Modernism … Continue reading

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Archives and more

Lithium mining in Chile, photography by Catherine Hyland / creased paper interiors by Simon Schubert / animated geometric gifs at Bees and Bombs / spooky ceramics by Jessica Harrison / a collection of Control Panels (via Kottke) / pages and … Continue reading

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A random collection of things

The Avocado has a page called Let’s Read Old Magazines. See also the Vault of the Atomic Space Age (both via Ask MeFi) / Certificates for Everyday Things / Elmer Fudd, capitalist shill: The auto industry finances Looney-Tunes propaganda, 1950s … Continue reading

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Complexity and Contradiction

Denise Scott Brown’s Wayward Eye at Betts Project. Sadly related, two obituaries for Robert Venturi / Found Sounds from the Edge of Earth and Explaining the ‘Mystery’ of Numbers Stations, both via tmn / art and music by Kitty Finer … Continue reading

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Fighting through it

Can there ever be a big-budget action game without violence? See also The Right to Roam, our earlier look at walking simulators and photo modes / Origami simulator / Spectrum Nostalgia / art by Adam Robinson / RANKED: 10 Paintings … Continue reading

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Talking to dogs

This and that from all around / how to make a racing car game from (mostly) cardboard / what’s the best way physical way to preserve digital files for 50 years? / an interview about Off the Map and Beyond … Continue reading

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Shark Week

Some other things. Life in the Faroe Islands / the first doxing? the Berners Street Hoax of 1810 / art by Tina Berning / Moon Patrol in ASCII / fuzzy noise pop: Black Spring, an album by New Dark Age … Continue reading

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Sparks of joy

The evolution of water rendering in video games, via Gamasutra, via MeFi, a video in Digital Foundry’s impressive retro series / sort of related, how modern cars might have looked had they been designed in the past / the Globe-Union … Continue reading

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States of mind

Community Plumbing, ‘How the hardware store orders things, neighborhoods, and material worlds’ / Some reflections on my roadtrip across the western United States / The Disco Files: 1973-78, New York’s Underground Week by Week By Vince Aletti. See also Antonio … Continue reading

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