Marching into the mist

A treasure trove of original Airstream information, specification and advertising (see also Tom Bentley’s Airstream story from many moons ago) / Cold War Troglodytism: ‘Henderson originally built a tunnel connecting to the building next door where he worked, but that was later filled in. The “garden” includes a four-hole putting green, a swimming pool, two jacuzzis, a sauna, dance floor, bar, BBQ (camouflaged in a rock) and adjustable light settings for “sunset,” “day,” “dusk” and “night”. The night setting comes complete with twinkling stars, naturally.’

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Public Collectors Tumblr, linked before we are sure, but we admire the ethos and approach, ‘founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not make freely accessible. Public Collectors asks individuals that have had the luxury to amass, organize, and inventory these materials to help reverse this lack by making their collections public.’ The main Public Collectors site.

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An entertaining read: If Mars had the exact same atmosphere as pre-industrial Earth, and the most advanced species was similar to Neanderthals, how do you think we’d be handling it right now? / ‘Hendrix’s death – and Clapton’s life – are proof that time travel is real‘.

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Chicago street photography by Zac Lowing / Sandsend Santas / The New English Landscape (previously mentioned) is now a superb publication. Read more about it at uncube magazine / sort of related: Pierdom is a photographic journey around Britain’s last surviving Victorian pleasure piers. By photographer Simon Roberts. The above image is of Clevedon Pier in Somerset.

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A Different Kind of Dinner Bell in the Antarctic: ‘Eventually, penguins began flocking to the ship and the birds were—Cook wrote—“of equal interest to the naturalist and the cook.” He began eating penguins. They taste like “a piece of beef, odiferous cod fish and a canvas-backed duck roasted together in a pot, with blood and cod-liver oil for sauce”—but eventually he convinced the crew’s leader to make everyone eat penguin. Remember, Cook was a physician and was essentially prescribing this fresh meat as medicine.’

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A Scene In Between: Tripping Through the Fashions of UK Indie Music 1980-1988. Interesting, but it feels like fashion was perhaps the least interesting aspect of the era / entertaining Porsche / Citroen hybrid. The background story.

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The Glasgow Science Centre tower will reopen next summer, almost four years after visitors were last allowed up it / Venice to limit cruise ship numbers from January. When a ship arrives it tends to re-shape the city skyline. More here.

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