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Processing 1.0 (BETA) ‘…Processing is a programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and sound…’ delivered (almost) daily at (almost) midnight via

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Berlin – Holocaust memorial – a photoset on Flickr Fantastic series. Full of the crucial subject matter – people… Build a Skype phone delivered (almost) daily at (almost) midnight via

RIP R. Erskine

A late entry, on the late Ralph Erskine. I discovered an old double issue of AD magazine from 1977 and proceeded, in the usual way, to scan and share. I’ve uploaded a series of pages at hi-res so that they can still be read. The ‘Office in a Barge’ drawing is worth close scrutiny. At […]

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Dark Lord Of The Architects ‘…Darth Vader – alias actor Hayden Christensen – is aiming to shun the Dark Side and become…an architect…’ (via The Gutter) delivered (almost) daily at (almost) midnight via

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gumstix ‘…tiny computer boards about the size of a stick of gum, but powered by the same Intel XScale processor often used in PDAs, Linux smartphones, and other relatively powerful mobile multimedia devices…’ Paul Catherall – illustrator ‘…designs are inspired by classic 20th century poster desgin, Soviet propaganda art and artists such as William Nicholson…’ […]


Those of you who are avid listeners to Radio Stoke (hundreds of you, I’m sure) will have already heard me talk about a photography competition I’ve been running with some school kids in Stoke-on-Trent. Last week we presented the prizes and the radio station sent a reporter along. I had my computer set to record […]


Buildings that rock: Architectural dream no. 1256 To make a building whose narrative develops when you walk through it with the exact same change in tempo as Lynard Skynard’s Freebird. It would take nine minutes and seven seconds to complete the journey.

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Parrots, The Universe and Everything ‘…The complete 87 mins Parrots, the Universe and Everything talk at UC Santa Barbara given [by Douglas Adams] a month before his death. It’s a speech about the environment and his book Last Chance to See…’ ‘Naked streets’: Sounds crazy but might just work ‘…Entire towns in Europe have no […]

Here and There

From the introduction to Townscape by Gordon Cullen: One building standing alone in the countryside is experienced as a work of architecture, but bring half a dozen buildings together and an art other than architecture is made possible. Several things begin to happen in the group which would be impossible for the isolated building. We […]

Hi honey, I’m home

Is there a cake in the world that can rival the Eccles cake? I doubt it. I’m back. It’s been a busy few weeks. Thanks go out to Alfie for keeping the motor running with a couple of entries whilst I was away. If you’re a lazy aRSSe who tunes in via the newsfeed, you […]