Some links for the weekend

John Pawson Plain Space, the blog of the exhibition / We were meant to write something like this, and are guilty that we didn’t: A history of Architectural Design on its 80th birthday / the YouTube Time Machine / Nokia…. where good ideas go to die / Burnham-on-Sea, ‘A celebration of British Seaside culture and the legendary fish ‘n’ chips’ by designer Jade Wheaton / Two lovely cover tricks.

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Lego master Dave DeGobbi has several megastructural projects, including The Goliath Airship and Crawler Town, via Lost at E Minor / a collection of mapping/geography blogs (via) / paper architecture by Ingrid Siliakus / Partners & Spade, a ‘daily log of visual research, inspiration and digital ephemera.’ Plus you can search it chromatically (see also the Multicolr Search Lab / ‘More than 230,000 Japanese centenarians ‘missing’‘.

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The Morel Mushroom Hunting Club / love this: Globe Genie, a google streetview teleporter / buttons and switches / 100th anniversary of the recreational vehicle, from where we learn of the magnificent Hunt House Car from 1940 / Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace Library / Chad Hagen, art and design, including Nonsensical Infographics / Absurd armored trains / strange paintings by Kai McCall / Paul’s Art World.

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SLAB Magazine (‘The Heuristic Journal for Gonzo Blurbanism’) drips with irony: ‘Nothing like a little symbolic sexual violence to keep the place looking neat’ / photography by Arturo Soto, including the series ‘The rain has stopped but the wind is still blowing‘ / Chicago Postcard Museum, lots here including the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and some choice exhibits from the 50s and 60s / recommend me a new sandbox.

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‘Software written by NASA programmers was woven into core rope memory by female workers in factories. Some NASA programmers nicknamed the finished product LOL memory, for Little Old Lady memory’ / The Museum of Soviet Video Games at A Dangerous Business (via). We also like their visit to the Zoological Museum in St Petersburg. A bit like the Horniman fused with Blythe House.

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