Dwell on the Berlin home of typographer Erik Spiekermann and designer Susanna Dulkinys. Via Dan Wagstaff: “Because who doesn’t want a remote-controlled mountaineer’s harness to peruse their bookshelf?”
“It’s a design thing. The cat is lost in the negative space.”
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“Why does a certain sort of Englishman squirm with delight at the thought of being taken in hand and sharply disciplined by Milton Friedman’s idea of Emma Peel?” Mark Dery, in a fantastic piece on Thatcherphilia.
“Who lost Turkey?” In short, Europe and Israel, argues Bernhard Zand, each in its own short-sighted, thick-headed way.
“Anyone trying to tell you how bad this thing will be or won’t be is at best overconfident. Nobody knows. We just poisoned the well-source of a planetary current. In the words of Samantha Joye, a marine biologist at the University of Georgia who’d just spent a week on a ship surveying the undersea oil clouds, this infusion of oil and gas, happening where it’s happening, is ‘unlike...
“One of the great things about sports is how they can serve to eliminate or at least undermine national or ethnic stereotypes, but sometimes Germans come along, play with the cold mechanical efficiency of a Mercedes engine, and then sports don’t do that.” Jeff Blum, n+1. “Mein Herz schlägt für Deutschland, die auch Weltmeister werden.” Christian Petzold, Cargo.
Not to go all Krugman all the time around here, but seriously: “Folks, this is getting ugly. And the US needs to be thinking about how to insulate itself from European masochism.”
“Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday that Britain’s financial situation was ‘even worse than we thought’ and that the country would have to make savage spending cuts to bring its swelling deficit under control.” Sarah Lyall, the New York Times. “The German government put together the largest austerity package since World War II on Monday, with spending cuts and...
“There are in fact several housing schemes in Weimar Berlin which are built around cinemas. All of them were part of speculative, metropolitan developments, implicitly opposed to the suburban socialism being built by the city authorities on the outskirts - here we have a conjunction of spectacle and speculation which is very neat for historians. On occasion, these places would be designed by...
It’s Shoegazer (‘89 - ‘94) Weekend at DC’s.
Four Tet, “Angel Echoes (Caribou Remix),” free download.
“Maybe Jobs is just intent on building the perfect product. Yes, he wants to make money, but, beyond a certain point, he’ll trade off money for perfection.” Robert Wright, New York Times
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