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Advertising Sillyness from the Seventies

A Flickr group for sharing images of ads from the Seventies:

Flickr: Advertising Sillyness from the Seventies.

I might quibble with some of them as being not-silly ads for silly products, but that is a pretty wienie quibble. (I might also quibble with silliness/sillyness but that’s another issue.)

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Feel Good: Beautiful Summer house in Skåne

Swedish summer house, located in the region of Skåne (via My Scandinavian Retreat.) Those of us who’ve enjoyed the terrific, but dark and wintery Wallander mystery novels by Henning Mankell would never have expected to see something so full of light in Skåne.

For more..

Filed under: Architecture, Feel Good, ,

BLDGBLOG: The Switching Labyrinth

The Switching Labyrinth: “Sam McElhinney, a student at the Bartlett School of Architecture, has been building full-scale labyrinths in London and testing people’s spatial reactions to them.”

(via BLDGBLOG.)

A fascinating read, generally, but particularly if you spend any time thinking about how people interact with the built environment.

Filed under: What I Read Today, , ,

The art of the 404 page

It’s never a good experience to expect to see a webpage and to get a 404 error…

via Designer Daily.

Filed under: Interweb, ,

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is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, film buff and occasional reviewer, and former private detective. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.

 

What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.

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