Links and Swiss imagery to start the week

They don’t make maps like they used to. BibliOdyssey presents the Theatrum Iconographicum Omnium Urbium, a series of city plans by the Dutch cartographer Frederik de Wit, uploaded to the National Library of The Netherlands / Airstream / Rolls-Royce / Psychedlia = over the top, but in a good way. An automotive Versailles / The Year of Practical Thinking. Many things you never knew / contemporary concert recordings at Phil’s Bootlegs / litmanlive, mostly about tracking trends and stats.

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400 Swiss images for every day of the new year, an overwhelming but endlessly fascinating archive of imagery posted by Mrs Deane (‘It’s not easy to make just a quick choice of only one or two images, as the Swiss Fedeeral Institute of Technology Zurich has more than 145,000 pictures online.’). Abit like stumbling into a set of old illustrated encyclopedias. The above images are picked at random from this page: the Junkers G K 41 and Dornier “Do X”. The collection is far-ranging, including hundreds of postcards, architectural drawings, aerial photography and much, much more.

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The usual round-up of blogs, links and tumblrs. Ex Astris, well-curated imagery-driven tumblr (occasionally nsfw) / Now Serving, a tumblr / Rube Goldberg, an art-focused tumblr / design and things organised by Kathryn Keller / HinterLands, a tumblr, more art / Cross Fabricated Scales, tracking a course that’s ‘a crossover between architecture and art’ / we heart, lifestyle, fashion and imagery / Disordered Bits of Knowledge (occasionally nsfw) / Stolen Moments, a tumblr / City Planning, a tumblr.

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Grand Miniatures, a collection of architectural models from the collection of Ace Architects / thanks for the end of year link at Diskant / ‘MTI, the “mobile tourist interface” is the high-tech adaptation of the beloved camper van, whose interface contends with the issue of urban sprawl in areas of high tourist activity’ / We can’t define anything precisely, a tumblr / The Gopher Hole, a new London event space / Enemies of Reason, a weblog about the media and more.

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