Random things

Peter Wylie’s Concrete (Beton Brut) series of paintings / the Hitler publishing craze, and its many, many manifestations / many other projects discussed at Projects unedited, ‘Artists discussing their practice and experiences through personal blogs about the projects they’re working on, as they happen, wherever they happen.’ / Good Old Valves, car culture tumblr / Playtimes: A Century of Children’s Games and Rhymes, an online exhibition at the British Library, drawing hugely on the life’s work of Iona and Peter Opie (via Wonderland).

//

Letter from Tokyo, ‘a personal diary on the tragedy of the Japanese earthquake’ / more on the ‘petition to save Chandigarh, Le Corbusier’s modernist city in India, [which is being] from being sold off bit-by-bit’. ‘The news the city’s iconic Corbusier-designed manhole covers were fetching upward of US $20,000 at auction in Europe and the United States raised alarms in international modernist preservation and Indian heritage circles’ / Folded in Place, abstracted maps by John Mann.

//

Cope, a weblog / In all the simplicity, a tumblr / Animated Prints, a hypnotic, gif-filled tumblr / Enderby Outside, a tumblr / The Greggs Adventure, ‘A long-running series in which I review every sandwich and pastry sold by Greggs’ / Supervillain, a weblog about comics and film / Indistinguishable from Magic, a tumblr about graphic art / Character Design, a weblog.

//

Viewliner Ltd, ‘a tour of Americana’, postcard-driven nostalgia filtered through the heyday of the American railway, from monorail visions to model trains (Atomic Cannon Car Kit) / hotel lost and found, a weblog (via Coudal / modern furniture for sale at Hans-Peter Jochum / when income grows, who gains?

//

Ruins of Great Britain, a new spin-off from sit down man, you’re a bloody tragedy which collates the expansive and incisive urban trawls (e.g. trying to say nice things about Leeds). And also linked on the site, architectural criticism at The Charnel-House / some informative recent posts at a456, including the story of the Harvard Candle and Utopia for Sale, an in-depth examination of the idea of ‘good design’ and how it came to be such a dominant cultural force. We’ve also never visited the a456 tumblr before.

//

Box Stories, a blend of the Little People Project and the work of Joseph Cornell, put through a Gallic Blender. More at the flickr stream / the ultimate pirate ship bedroom: more evidence of the high style/kitsch/absurdity of children’s rooms / ‘The six Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island from 1904 to 1910 were the greatest sporting events of their day‘.

This entry was posted in linkage. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply