Rules of the road

On the end of the Mondeo and Ford’s legendary skill at conveying status with subtle design cues: ‘Ford’s tinsel artistes always made sure that you could tell a base from an L, or an XL, or a GXL, their palette including chrome edgings, dashes of matt black, anodized panels, slashes of cabin plasti-wood, racier wheel trims and vinyl roofs. So your pay grade was parked on your driveway, your aspiration the quad- headlight, Rostyle wheel, vinyl-capped GXL.’ Brings to mind the heartbreaking rep-mobile episode of Nicholas Barker’s From A to B: Tales of Modern Motoring (backed up with a photo book by Martin Parr), oft referenced on this site / other things: Dirty Seagulls FPV, an urbex team that uses racing drones, produced this film of a fly-through of Casa Sperimentale in Fregene, Italy. Designed by the family team of husband and wife Guiseppe Perugini and Uga de Plaisant with their son Raynaldo Perugini, the house was finished in 1975 and is now a spectacular ruin (via designboom) / A Loose Essay in Figures, a remarkable post from Anne Helen Petersen about the inequalities, impossibilities and insecurities that have come to shape modern life / First on Soundcloud / browse the Louvre’s collections / Ray Guns of the 1930s to 1950s, at Vintage Soleil / McMansion Hell on Reddit / an original Moog System 55 / the physical spaces of Californian Cults / ‘The rules of barrel racing, the only female-dominated rodeo sport, are simple. It’s the execution that’s hard.’

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