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Week 64

01.20.03

Check out those Verner Panton interiors. Never anything like them before, and never anything since.

http://www.panton.ch/design/room/room.htm

http://www.panton.ch/design/room/r_g.htm

http://www.panton.ch/design/room/r_b.htm

http://www.panton.ch/design/room/r_d.htm

 

01.21.03

The legendary Archigram in the 60s. "Plug-in City", "Living Pod", "Instant City" and "Ad Hoc".  "Manzak", "Suitaloon", "Cushicle", "Blow out Village", "Gasket Homes" and the "Walking City."

Archigram never actually built anything. Basically, they were composing "AF" — "Architecture Fiction."

http://www.arcspace.com/architects/
archigram/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/critic/
feature/0,1169,662929,00.html

http://www.designboom.com/eng/
interview/cook.html

I wrote some "Architecture Fiction" myself a while ago, I just couldn't help it.

http://www.metropolismag.com/html/
content_0103/str/

 

01.22.03

"The diamond — an age-old symbol of love — is becoming part of the international currency of terrorism." Gosh, America's jewelers sure are spooked about Al-Qaeda and African slaughter.

I wonder if they ever get courting couples who walk into the jewelry shop and actually *demand* a diamond that some Third Worlders got killed for.

http://www.professionaljeweler.com/archives/
hottopics/conflictdiamonds.html

 

01.23.03

This new Kevin Kelly Asian photo book is continental in scale and it is just overwhelming. The whole thing is online, too.

http://www.asiagrace.com

 

01.24.03

Imagine if these eager futurist guys at "Singularity Watch" actually found a Singularity. Would they be able to hastily type it up into the ol' website, or would they just be summarily swept right into the Rapture?

http://www.SingularityWatch.com/

 


Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him, and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the Bruce Sterling Online Index. He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.

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