Sleep well

The Mile High City on Norman Mailer’s Cannibals and Christians, 1966 (via Meanwhile) / the lives of ordinary people, links to possessions and places laid bare / Infinite Scroll: Life under instagram, guided by the algorithm / the giant robots are coming for us, if the small dog-shaped robots don’t get us first / finding the tomato flavour tipping point / revisiting anti-mega / Incineration Ceremony, a symphony by Thomas Andrew Doyle / examples of water SFX in Malta’s sea horizon tanks / From Casper to Eve, all mattress companies are basically doomed. Mattress manufacturing has always enjoyed an outlier status. This who’s who of the UK mattress industry from a decade ago shows the (deliberate) confusion that abounded, even before the online retailers joined in. Today, it’s chaos and margins are minimal. Some industry insiders estimate there are as many as 100 brands selling compressed foam mattresses online (2018); There are now 175 online mattress companies—and you can’t tell them apart (2019).

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