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A Daily Dose of Architecture: Book of the Moment ‘.. Christopher “A Pattern Language” Alexander has completed his four-volume omnibus culminating his exploration of architectural theory over thirty years…’ ยป Food Stories ‘…In my youth, I knew a market gardener. Tom was an epic piss artist who could frequently be found unconscious on the […]

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Italo Calvino Viewmaster reels Calvino’s classic ‘Invisible Cities’ now available as a Viewmaster reel (via delivered (almost) daily at (almost) midnight via

blows own trumpet

<smug> Ahem. I won. First prize in the recent competition at for the Hard Copy competition has been shared between myself and Helen. Oh, and my old entry on (which you’ve also read here) was up on the front page this weekend. </smug> Help me celebrate over some pancakes and maple syrup this […]

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SQUARE ONE: environmental design, software, architecture, sustainability, building science ‘…This site provides free information for architects, building designers, students and anyone else interested in energy efficient and sustainable design…’ (via Tom) delivered (almost) daily at (almost) midnight via

Ole Scheeren

Part One of a ? part series: The Ole Scheeren lecture Thanks to my colleague Al, I’ve been able to get a copy of the final conclusion to one of the dissertations I mentioned a few weeks ago. Here’s a couple of sections taken from the author’s final summing up. Firstly, on the topic of […]

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ProgeSOFT CADforLINUX ‘…CADforLINUX is a powerful and complete 2D/3D CAD environment, 100% compatible with DWG drawing format, developed in order to run on GNU/Linux distributions…’ delivered (almost) daily at (almost) midnight via

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The Absolute Bottom 50 Blogs I’m surely number 14 – (via delivered (almost) daily at (almost) midnight via

this just in

I’ve just browsed the site a little more and discovered this in the company info section: Whilst ironing clothes on carpeted bedroom floor, Kelly Atkins founder of Carpet-Burns, unintentionally ironed and melted the carpet pile which left a hard plastic surface. Seeing potential in how this material could be processed she embarked upon a three-year […]

A La Recherche du Temps Perdu

My memory of my childhood is quite sketchy. Before the ages of about 7 or 8 years old I have only a handful of images I can consciously call upon. One of the most interesting ones came back to me one night in a dream a few years ago – the building where I first […]

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The Free Range Activism Web Site ‘…One key feature of the FRAW site is that it tries to make all information available under free documentation licenses…’ (another interesting link from Sparkes) delivered (almost) daily at (almost) midnight via