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 “Thingstätte” were erected as propagandistic open-air theaters and meeting places for National Socialism’ / upended research boat with two sets of sinks (via jalopnik) / Man Not Sure Why He Thought Most Psychologically Taxing Situation Of His Life Would Be The Thing To Make Him Productive (tip to K) / Also via Kottke, A24 Auctions, own a bit of film history / Coronavirus shows the enormous scale of the climate crisis / ‘The race to save the first draft of coronavirus history from internet oblivion‘ / ‘I don’t use a Mac but I know a man who can‘, an early debate about the computer’s role as tool versus generator of ideas from Eye Magazine, Summer 1994 / architectural photography explored at the ZoomedIN Festival / cars that never quite made it / the synths of Shout / site to revisit: Perfect Roquefort Cheese / The Singing Ringing Tree, a cinematic oddity / for sale: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Polizia / build a Tensegrity Sculpture out of Lego / ‘horrible hybrids‘, the worst things to recycle.

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