May, 2011

Show & Tell: Evicting the Ghost / studioBASAR

This is the first in a new series titled Show & Tell authored by guest contributors. The idea is to present an idea, a project, a collection, research or subject in a manner that is part blog post, part curation and part photo essay. Exactly what that means, we’ll have to see as it develops. […]



Trailer: Copying & Magic

A quick note to bump a couple of events I’m contributing to in the near future. First up is a talk for Icon as part of their Icon Minds programme on 25 May 6-7pm, I think in the The Farmiloe Building on St John Street, London. It’s titled Ground Xerox: Architectural Doppelgängers & Design Doubles […]



Obscure Design Typologies: Cricket Scoreboards

Previously in Obscure Design Typologies: Photocopiers Incident Tents Lifeguard Chairs



A Song For Project Europe

The Eurovision Song Contest is a European project – that’s to say not a project by Europeans, but a project that is about Europe – or even more: an attempt to construct Europe. From its 1956 origin as a project of the European Broadcasting Union, it isn’t really a programme about music but rather about […]



Burying Le Corbusier

Here’s a clip from British Pathe of Le Corbusiers funeral. The clip is described here: “Various shots of the coffin of famous French architect Le Corbusier being carried through the courtyard of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France at night. On each side are soldiers carrying flaming torches. Crowd looking on. More shots of the […]



Instant Bin Laden Compound!

Osama Bin Laden’s Compound 1, source Osama Bin Laden’s Compound 2, source Within a few hours of the new reports of Osama Bin Laden’s death, these models appeared on Googles 3D Warehouse. Sketchup ready, these 3D models are composed from who-knows-what source material and are made for who-knows-what-ends. Downloading by Sky News for some hot […]