Culture is a small circle of archetypal images and forms, endless recycled in different idioms and modes. Case in point, Exhibition-ism, a parade of beautiful art portfolios, many of which take some point in pop culture as their starting point and then repurpose familiar imagery in a different idiom. There should be a collective term for this approach / other things: Of Corpse! A blog about taxidermy / Morbid Anatomy, ‘surveying the intersticces of art and medicine, death and culture’ / vintage illustration collected at Imaginarium.
Is this the best pen in the world? As recommended in this Wirecutter round-up (via Kottke) / iedeiblog, good, old fashioned, old school blogging / the International Sea Glass Museum / contemporary cliche, number 732 (itself a cliche): things that ‘land on people’s desks’. Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater, by Geraldine Edith Mitton, Edited by Sir Walter Besant, published in 1903 / Henry Tonks, artist and surgeon, produced precise, haunting images of the wounded and disfigured.
Yes, yes, more ruins, but at least it pointed us towards the Chatillon Car Graveyard in Belgium and this underground cache of abandoned military vehicles. More at Pridian.net / the Collections of Dokka Srinivasu / Awful Library Books / Satyr Complex, a gif-heavy tumblr / the Walkman Archive, posted to remind our nostalgia-heavy hearts of this device.