Category Archives: ephemera

Hard work

What Is (and Isn’t) Emotional Labour / what’s the worst piece of packaging to recycle? A Pringles tube / Listen to the Clouds, airport chatter mixed with an ambient playlist (via b3ta) / a review of Stealing from the Saracens … Continue reading

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Pick’n’Mix

The Electric Art Collective / the Next Issue of the timeless ZX Spectrum / the Winamp skins museum / Scott’s Dream – Music From A Reimagined Digital Electronium / browse through some Old Book Illustrations / the Barbican in crosss … Continue reading

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Basements, bold architecture, retromods and nostalgia

A quintessential things post within. ‘Thinking about the “Neo-Andean” architecture that flourished in Bolivia under Evo Morales‘. Work by architect Freddy Mamani / ‘Truly, madly, deeply: meet the people turning their basements into secret fantasy worlds‘ / make your own … Continue reading

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Charts and predictions

A list of Gilded Age mansions in the USA / a tour of Ricardo Bofill’s house / the work of designer and animator Lucas Zanotto / Limbo Magazine, ‘a not-for-profit venture to support unemployed artists and creatives’ / after the … Continue reading

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Fire in the sky

Yes, it’s Los Angeles, July 2020 / I had such a lovely dream last night / Land of the Rising Sound, a Roland Retrospective (related, vintage Roland catalogues / how to pick the perfect watermelon / ‘a new spectacting style’ … Continue reading

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Observed around the web

Running Car ‘Faces’ Through An AI Face-Processing Algorithm Is Amazing And Terrifying / enjoy the slow pace of the Ogmios School of Zen Motoring / The accidental dystopia of major construction sites (via K) / Moldova Shuts Down Bootleg Helicopter … Continue reading

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Life in lockdown

‘numb‘ is a short film about life in lockdown by the teen filmmaker Liv Mcneil. Recommended (via MeFi) / The Booksellers: ‘This was once a clubbable – and very male – profession that hardly changed for centuries, run by a … Continue reading

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Get me out of bed

Play with Google’s Shared Piano / Soulwax and the hunt for the EMS Synthi 100 / music at A Certain Kind Records / another label to check out, I Heart Noise / photographs by Jan Koster / Milcho Pipin’s photographs … Continue reading

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Folded up

For Sale: Eppich House II by Arthur Erickson (via Wowhaus) / former Medicine frontman Brad Laner has a treasure trove of audio on his bandcamp page / more concrete, sorry. On Le Corbusier’s housing at Fruges / sort of related, … Continue reading

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Is it hot or not?

Artwork by Liam Devereux, especially the Nighttime Series (via This Isn’t Happiness) / the Autohistorian has many Flickr albums of old school charm / A Typology of Lego Computers at Present and Correct (via Kottke) / music from Ovlov / … Continue reading

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Thoughts on this and that

The Urban Adventures of Keïteï. Related, exploring the Millennium Mills / music by rincs / Not Pulp Covers, a tumblr / linked most everywhere but well worth your time, the Itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality, a staggering amount … Continue reading

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Unattributed

Random things / blind auctions like the Art on a Postcard series are always intriguing / a Brutalist renovation project for the brave, courtesy of Wowhaus / icons at risk / art presented by The Jealous Curator / Return of … Continue reading

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How random can you get…

The Historic Stainless Steel Trifecta, the return of the stainless steel Fords. Delorean eat your heart out / Photos of Huawei’s European-Themed Campus in China / castles you can buy, you know, just in case / a house within a … Continue reading

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No sessions for you two

An impressive collection of John Peel Sessions on YouTube, collated by Formerly Known as the Bollocks, which serves as an aggregator for music info and links / related, Peel as gatekeeper / an abandoned American urban exploration website / 1st … Continue reading

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Torcere a bordo piscina

A new platform for performance: is the future of entertainment in video gaming? Sort of related, It’s Cool to Look Terrifying on Pandemic Instagram. Filters go mainstream / Artifacts from the archive, 175 years of the Scientific American / personal … Continue reading

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The big empty (day something or other)

17 Artists Capture a Surreal New York From Their Windows illustrations by Charlotte Ager / the Bugatti factory that barely was / the great Curbed.com is becoming part of New York Magazine / the stats of the Scarborough Grand Hotel … Continue reading

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Frames per second

But how are you feeling? diamond geezer presents a cube of Coronavirus complications / DC Punk, for free, Dischord discography to stream (via boing boing) / upgraded to 60fps, ‘the oldest recorded film’, the ‘Roundhay Garden Scene‘, Leeds, 1888, taken … Continue reading

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Changing ways

The great British art quiz / Artbreeder, ‘simply keep selecting the most interesting image to discover totally new images. Infinitely new random ‘children’ are made from each image.’ / music by Spectral Gates / music by Conifold / The Sand … Continue reading

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Islands in the stream

A Short History of London by Simon Jenkins, reviewed at The London Society / Columbia and Pea Islands, the ultimate in self isolation about 6 miles from the Bronx / the story of the Thingstätte: ‘Between 1933 and 1936, so-called … Continue reading

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Walkthrough (1 of 1)

A homemade Russian Ark, Hermitage, a ‘one-take journey through Russia’s iconic Hermitage museum shot entirely on the iPhone 11 Pro‘ / The Architecture of Surveillance: The Panopticon Prison, photographs by Romain Veillon (via Architecture of Doom) / Wallpaper* magazine’s World … Continue reading

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