End of week collection of things

A big Friday link round-up. Deck the halls in a Slayer Christmas Jumper / incredible miniature military dioramas at Brigida Tripeira / Quick Streetview, instant access to the world’s front doors (via MeFi / are you growing tired of my love? / The Brothers Brick, a Lego blog / paintings by David Waterson / a fine MeFi post about Britain’s last typewriter. See also an illustrated guide and a debt of thanks at the Guardian / a collection of clapper boards, amongst other effects for sale at the Nordic auction house Bukowskis.


A collection of 3D maps of London Underground/DLR stations / worker bees spill miserable corporate secrets / architectural zoetropes: I, II, III. By students at the Bartlett’s Unit 22 / WWII pigeon message stumps GCHQ decoders. The picture is especially poignant / vintage fish tanks / How to Draw a Tree, with wonderful small scale sketches and paintings / the impact of Hurricaine Sandy / the weblog of the National Railway Museum / a collection of paintings and prints by Winslow Homer / suburbs in the sky, a quirky apartment building by Edouard Francois.


That Last Landscape, a weblog about ‘Art, maps, models, underground buildings and hidden landscapes’, hosted by artist Matthew Miller, whose work includes Ponderosa, a video showing ‘the developing landscape of the American west as I imagine it, a kind of prequel to the map illustrated in the title sequence of Bonanza (1959-1973)’ / a gallery of the New York Aquarium, 1896-1841 / extracts from the collections of the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museum / Pruned on Giovanni Bologna’s Appennino pavilion at the Villa Medici at Pratolino.


Wildfire Worlds, a beautifully stylised computer environment for a game about simulated civil unrest / Jon Stick Likes, art and design tumblr / Of Time and the City, a film about Liverpool / World’s Tallest Building will be complete in 90 days, says Chinese building company. Meanwhile, Architecture in China [is] big, bold and shoddy, says the NYT / a collection of stories about early online connections / what are some influential manifestos? / Art world goes Gangnam Style mad in solidarity with Ai Weiwei / I am a shapeshifter, a tumblr / strange pots by Hawktrainer / Did the Lomo camera save film photography? / Man Made Moon at Strange Harvest:

This is a proposal to turn the dome of St Paul’s dome into a man made moon. Wren’s building is transformed into a selenosphere, a hemispherical map of the moon synced through its lighting with the phases of the moon. The cathedrals dome and the moon would hover over London as though it were a city on a planet with two moons. St Paul’s becomes a secular device linking our earthly concerns with the heavenly realm.

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One Response to End of week collection of things

  1. OK, just in case you haven’t noticed here are two things that have now joined the “Been Done to Death” list: Legos. Takeoffs on maps of the underground. Please avoid this Inet cliches in the future. Thanking you in advance.

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