Upstairs, downstairs

Remnants of a Disappearing UI at Design Language News (‘making visual sense of nonsense’): ‘My method involved cleaning the iPad’s surface with a microfiber cloth, using an app for a short amount of time, then turning the screen off. Next, I photographed the iPad, positioning a light source and some black matte board to limit distracting reflections. I then brought the photographs into Adobe Illustrator, and created vectors of the iPad and the fingerprints to emphasize the data.’ / Patrol, fashion focused tumblr (nsfw) / the Incoherent Light, a photography blog / 5B4, a photography and books weblog.

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The house with a mall in the basement belongs to Barbra Streisand (an image of which triggered the so-called Streisand effect). As well as in-basement fantasy shopping, the mansion has its own backstory: “That’s when she starting coming up with her “script” for the property. She imagined a postcolonial family that settled on the property in 1790 and built a mill where they ground their wheat. As they prospered, they built a farmhouse, which grew again substantially in 1904, when descendents added two wings. If anyone finds this tale a stretch, Streisand doesn’t care. “It worked for me,” she says.” / arcade fetishism at feuilleton.

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The incredible California Coastline Project has imagery from 1972, 1979 and 1986, as well as more recent photographs / Central Park Nature, a botanist’s delight (via kottke) / Activate the Future, forthcoming series of short films about cars, culture, mobility and how to keep existing brands relevant (we assume) / Fragmented Cities, a project by Alejandro Cartagena at Design Observer.

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Scans from 1970s Italian car magazines and Meji to Showa period Japan (from where the image below, the evolution of the camera, comes), both at glen h.’s photostream / the dead weight of debt, me-fi post on “The World“, now rumoured to be slowly returning to the depths / LOZ, a photography blog / the illustrated Ulysses.

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2 Responses to Upstairs, downstairs

  1. fosco says:

    Hi, (OT for this post, but I’m sure you could be really interested)

    Do you know the work of Armelle Caron? I wrote about her “Villes rangées” on my blog Socks (sorry for the self promotion): read it here.

    Plus I found her first on this beautiful blog:
    Deconcrete (everyday urbanisms without architects’ architectures).

    Thank you,
    fosco

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