Imaginariums and other devices

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.

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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.

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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.

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