Category Archives: ephemera

Lost and found melodies (did we skip day 10?)

“This melody, which was played at some point on a real horn—well, maybe it was real; who knows?—has now passed through radio waves and magnetic tape and digital memory, into the mind of a brilliant arranger and back out into … Continue reading

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Day 9, not just a number

Photography by Adam Wiseman / design for the exhibition ‘Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi‘ / Crossing Africa and the Sahara by Truck (via MeFi) / it’s a small thing, but Prospect Cottage has has been saved. Dungeness … Continue reading

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A small chunk of playtime (day 8)

Bucharest Modernism, photographs by Bogdan Anghel (at FVF) / Announcing the launch of Wallpaper*’s DIY Poster Campaign / Waveform is a new free DAW / A collection of web browser toys / pedals from the Caroline Guitar Company / tales … Continue reading

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Part 7 already? That’s a whole week

Google cancels its infamous April Fools’ jokes this year. Will they ever come back? / Corona Virus Fuck, Figura Sonora by Marco Falossi, 2020 / Electric Pipe Dream, a tumblr / Paris lockdown leaves streets stuck in 1942 for abandoned … Continue reading

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Things to do, part 6 (of a multi-part series)

This coming July was due to host Small Press Day, an event that’ll now be postponed or cancelled until 2021. It sent us off to places like Dizzy Ink, which pointed us towards this Brief History of DIY and Small … Continue reading

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Things to do, part 5

Virtual realms to explore at Text Adventures, e.g. Zork / play the 30th anniversary edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy / the Library of Congress’ John Margolies Roadside America Photograph Archive (via Open Culture and Coudal) / Sketchfab … Continue reading

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Things to do, part 4

Peckham on film / a couple of free albums from Nine Inch Nails / is this the Airbnb Apocalypse? / a different time in music, Secrets from the Canyon / RIP Michael Sorkin, architecture critic / Martin Molin and Wintergatan … Continue reading

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Things to do, part 3

Self Quarantine Adult Activity Book, courtesy of McSweeney’s / ‘Ready Steady Cook meets 28 Days Later’: Jack Monroe’s Lockdown Larder, cooking tips for the back of the cupboard (via MeFi) / The Comfort of Childhood Media During Lockdown / thank … Continue reading

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Things to do, part 2

The coronavirus pandemic is a game changer for mental health care / Guardian collection: a photo essay about Narco Submarines / Nick Cave in pictures / how we made Never Gonna Give You Up / MeFi CV gaming round-up / … Continue reading

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Things to do today

Some of the bright spots amongst all the gloom are the pointers to interesting content, old and new, that are springing up all around the web. Diversions and distractions they may be, but they’re also a nod back to the … Continue reading

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From the sublime to the ridiculous to the sociopathically awful

A totally mixed bag today. What’s the logic of inverting the controls? / ‘Ping the Herb Guy’ Is London Chefs’ Go-To Dealer / music by Kainos / adorable mini camper vans / adorable miniature pop-up books / illustration by Becca … Continue reading

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Artful dodges

The work of Joel Sternfeld is always worth a browse / more photographs by David Duchon-Doris / the 20 Radiohead chords you need to know / Camp Fuzz, sonic slackering in the great outdoors / music by https://blisstonia1.bandcamp.com/releases – Hawaiian … Continue reading

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Stitchings

London Embroideries by Reena Makwana / the art of Caityln Cold / Barrières, Mobiles and Irish Landscapes after Robert Adams, three photographic series by Cindy Lelu / repurposing old fenders to make a Beetle mini-bike / Isometric City Builder, via … Continue reading

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The beetles and the Stones

Confusing Coleopterists, ‘breeding bugs in the latent space’, a project by Bernat Cuni at Cunicode / tmn’s Year in Music 2019 / music by A Formal Horse / The history of radio-controlled car legend Tamiya / The empty promises of … Continue reading

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Gem fields

Buried Treasure, a new site dedicated to undercovering hidden gems of indie gaming / angular music by A Formal Horse / GM Supposedly Destroyed (Nearly) Every EV1 Ever Made—So Why Is One in an Atlanta Parking Garage? / related, Who … Continue reading

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Deception

Other things. Secret bunkers and mountain hideouts: hunting Italy’s mafia bosses. See also the BBC documentary The Mafia’s Secret Bunkers, which you can watch on YouTube / History Always Favours The Winners, a record label with some great signings / … Continue reading

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Making tracks

Celebrity special. Railway Modelling with Sir Rod Stewart / the clothes of Mad Men / David Lynch teaches typing / Big Ship Foam Mining, Renovating a ‘Proper Boat‘, a video by Harry Dwyer. See also Dwyer’s engaging and ongoing attempt … Continue reading

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Black holes and bomb sites

The Size of Space / The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945 / The Bug and the Beetle, ‘Chevrolet Once Made A Depressing Film That Blamed Their Own Workers For Them Getting Their Asses Kicked By Imports’ (via Jalopnik) … Continue reading

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On the edge of eighteen

Viking Valley Fall, consumer drones come of age / Big Timelapse Stories – Episode 1: The 30 Year Timelapse / WebGL Fluid Simulation. Much fun to be had / Satan’s a woman / Rakotzbrücke Devil’s Bridge, Germany / gifmk7, gifs … Continue reading

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Camper than

Everybody in The Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992, a film by Jeremy Deller that ‘uses rare and unseen archive materials to weave together a narrative that investigates the music and protest movement that created “seismic social changes” in … Continue reading

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