Category Archives: ephemera

Small connections

Some views of Japan, an Instagram about the small stuff by writer Naomi Pollock / a box of maps: Everywhere, from Herb Lester / Sirens of Chrome, a gallery and interview at tmn about the motor industry’s use of spokesmodels, … Continue reading

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Longevity

Mapping’s Intelligent Agents: ‘How do machine intelligences read and write the world?’ / a fascinating dip into the ‘Inexplicably Fascinating Secret World of Thomasson. While not a word we would have used, ‘Thomasson’ means ‘a preserved architectural relic which serves … Continue reading

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Invite Weep Castle

What 3 Words translates every address in the world into three words. The potentials for poetry are enormous / the wit and verve of the Highgate Mums / paintings of London by Sue Sichel / the Peckham projects of architect … Continue reading

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All at sea

Koski is a board game that you play with a tablet, a sort of Monument Valley made 3D / what if the Doctor Who theme was recorded by John Carpenter? Or Vangelis? Or even Jean-Michel Jarre? / images of A … Continue reading

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Folding Stuff

Peter Thiel floats away on Deregulation Island, a libertarian oasis of geodesic domes and space frames. Rust ahoy / the Doomsday Clock keeps ticking / order a subscription box to take your mind off things / the visionary flying machines … Continue reading

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Bricks, snaps, clips and cupcakes

How Lego clicked: the super brand that reinvented itself / ooh, Monument Valley 2 / Tallulah Fontaine, a tumblr / photography by Frank Herfort / photography by Georg Aerni / on Brutalism, a story in the Washington Post / Commoditised … Continue reading

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Hobbies and collecting

Some random things. The Society for the Preservation of Letraset Action Transfers (via Daniel Gray) / The Searcher, the ‘informed voice of metal detecting’ / Celluloid Wicker Man, a site by writer Adam Scovell chronicling his obsessions (‘Folk Horror, Landscape … Continue reading

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The Even More Occasional

The usual occasional collection of links. Apologies for the infrequency / a massive Soviet Futurism post over at It’s Nice That (via MeFi). You’d have thought that all the nice things on the internet would have long since been found … Continue reading

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The Very Occasional

The wartime sketchbooks of Victor A.Lundy (via Metafilter). As an architect, Lundy designed the Warm Mineral Springs Motel, Sarasota in Florida in 1958 (amongst many other places). The motel’s entrance is strongly reminiscent of Foster & Partners’ Repsol Partners / … Continue reading

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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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