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Monthly Archives: August 2005

Bo01: to dwell

Guardian Unlimited: Swede dreams “The key word in Bo01’s strategy was ‘diversity’. No two buildings are the same. Each was designed by a different architect (mostly Swedish), using different materials, with a different mix of accommodation inside, and each is decked out in its own bright colour scheme. On the development’s perimeter, the buildings are […]

Re-branding homelessness: design as activism?

I may be getting cynical in my old age, but I really don’t see how “re-branding” homelessness, and in ways that prohibit personalisation, is a “humanitarian act.” I mean, what kind of activism holds that when the homeless and overprivileged suburban children sleep in the same product, the world is a better place? But then […]

New weblog on technology, writing and everyday life

Just launched, Writing and the Digital Life is a “collaborative transdisciplinary blog about the impact of digital technologies upon writing and lived experience”. Thanks to Sue Thomas, one of the blog’s founders, author of Hello World: Travels in Virtuality and Professor of New Media in the School of Media and Cultural Production at De Montfort […]

Industrial landscapes

“A staff photographer for Ford Motor Company from 1918 to 1946, George Ebling made photographs of everything from automobiles to manufacturing processes to intimate views of the Ford family. In the mid-1930’s, he took ‘pictorial views’ of the Rouge Plant for a 20′ by 600′ mural covering the round interior walls of the Ford Building […]

Invisible Cities hotel for sale

Tressants “Tressants is a superb renovated private family home, which also has the status of a licensed hotel, in the elegant old city of Ciutadella de Menorca, in the Balearic Islands, Spain … The interior design of the entire hotel is based on the book, ‘Invisible Cities’, by Italo Calvino. Each bedroom is representative of […]