AI NO DERRIDA

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

THE terrifying maSSive SHARD of DEATH



"A quest to discover and expose the chilling truth behind one of london's biggest newest shiniest buildings.

what you will see are FACTS"

More here.

Scarfolk

Scarfolk is well worth a visit: Council of Scarfolk Council

I must have been there at some point because some of those images are strangely familiar...

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Play-Time

Something Magrittey / Monty Python-esque about this scene.

More from 'Inside Information', a look at the UK's services and institutions immediately after WWII, at Boring Old Books

Friday, 15 February 2013

Ctepeo

Charity shop find.

1972 (sez Discogs) stereo test record, manufactured in the USSR, with the usual instructions - in English - for optimising your stereo listening experience.

There just *has* to be a hidden message or two on there, right?

Btw, this is the only test record I've found so far with a usuable method for ascertaining whether or not your speakers are out of phase - turns out mine were!

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Fully Assimilated



Assemblages made from FOUND OBJECTS, at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, November 2012.

(Okay, slightly off-remit, but there is summat MEGASTRUCTURAL about the one above, eh?)

More HERE

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Irvine New Town Plan







1971
Lots more HERE

Also: Interesting bit of text by the man who was appointed Chief Architect/Planner of Irvine New Town in November 1967:

David Gosling

"I strongly believed and still do believe, that no architect involved in public housing can possibly understand the social issues of their designs without actually living with the finished results. I persuaded my wife, who was pregnant with our third child at that time, that we should move into Pennyburn and there we remained for the next two-and-a-half years."

"I was the only chief officer in the Development Corporation who opted to live in public rental housing and my motives often seemed to generate suspicion. I was termed a "woolly-minded liberal" by the general manager and a "communist" and "socialist" by other development corporation board members"

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Down



Thought I'd post a link to this mix of Italian soundtrack and library music on here.

If you like Giallo films you'll probably find much to love.

Hope you all enjoy.