The origins of the Grumman Goose (above): ‘In 1936, a group of wealthy residents of Long Island, including E. Roland Harriman, approached Grumman and commissioned an aircraft that they could use to fly to New York City’ / Majestic Plumage, a weblog / Weathering the Storm. Heavy seas, via The Kid Should See This / Strange, Beautiful and Unexpected: Planned Cities Seen From Space (via MeFi) / planning notices in Brighton (via beta). The addition of a laminator would tip these over the edge.
Burnt and melted wax figures after the 1925 fire at Madame Tussauds in London. At Ridiculously Interesting, which invariably lives up to its name / Will Wiles draws entertaining parallels between David Cameron and Salvador Allende / Trenchant.org, a weblog / play Dune II online. The game that paved the way for Warcraft and its ilk.
London Bytes visits the Museum of Curiosity in Soho, as did we a couple of weeks ago. It’s located at the Pertwee, Anderson & Gold Gallery on Bateman Street, stuffed full of what appear to be genuine relics, some twisted into modern reliquaries, sculptures and cabinets of curiosity. Prices suggest that this kind of nouveau gothic is all the rage amongst oligarchs and hedge funders.
The OUP Blog offers up five gif-makers for the more serious-minded / buy Rick Joy’s Desert Nomad House / The Sketchpad, a weblog / all about facebook’s ghastly couples’ page / Push the Sky Away, February 2013. Albums have trailers now, too.