Thursday, September 18, 2008


This week's link sampling. Enjoy.

And God Created Yves
Vicki Woods reviews the new book Yves Saint Laurent: Style, which complements the retrospective now on at the Montreal Musée des Beaux-Arts.

The Rule of Regulations

Wish I could have seen this show (sadly, now gone) in London -- fortunately BLDGBLOG has a great overview for those who missed it. Called The Rule of Regulations, the show examined how retroactively applying today's building codes and zoning regulations would affect historic structures such as Le Corbusier's Maison Citrohan. Some seriously gruesome results.

Fun astrology-meets-colour site by Michele Bernhardt, for Pantone. Find out what your birthday colour is, and what that means in astrological terms. Mine was pretty accurate, actually. Via How About Orange.

Everything is Connected

Tim Parks of the Guardian writes about anthropologist Gregory Bateson, who believed that the arts could diminish our desire to control the world. The idea that reading stories and listening to music could make people less destructive is definitely a beguiling one ...

Vending Machine Pizza
Terrifying but true -- the Tombstone Deep Dish Pizza vending machine. Via things magazine.

Damien Hirst Auction Surpasses All Expectations

Damien Hirst's 2-day art auction at Sotheby's brought in a total of $200.7 million, more than the auction house's original high estimate of $177.6 million. The sum obliterates the previous record for an auction of works by a single artist, a 1993 sale of $20 million for 88 works by Picasso.

The Designer's Field Guide to Sustainability
Recently published by the LUNAR Elements team, this is a tool designed to help all designers and engineers, no matter what their level of experience, design more sustainable products. Via Swiss Miss.

Stevie Wonder on Sesame Street
Stevie Wonder performs Superstition live on Sesame Street in 1972. The little kids are grooving, the band is cooler than cool, and the music is AWESOME. Via Kottke.

The lovely photograph is by Anne Naumann. Via emmas designblogg.
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