Ramage

Archive for October 2007

Ramage RIP?

No, not dead, just sleeping…

“I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow…”

[Theodore Roethke: The Waking]

Written by Dave Lovely

October 28, 2007 at 1:20 pm

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Ramage RIP?

No, not dead, just sleeping…

“I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow…”

[Theodore Roethke: The Waking]

Written by Dave Lovely

October 28, 2007 at 12:13 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Opus Libri

Another take on asymmetric, informal, or just plain askew shelving …

The inspiration for Opus Shelving (2000) came to designer Sean Yoo during a trip to Pompeii. While walking through the streets of the archaeological site, the designer was struck by a Roman wall-building technique known as “opus incertum,” which is characterized by a distinctively erratic combination of blocks. Yoo went on to observe this layout of elements elsewhere, from dried-up lake beds in the deserts of Las Vegas to the sidewalks of Los Angeles.

[via swissmiss]

Written by Dave Lovely

October 26, 2007 at 10:19 pm

Posted in Design

Despatches

  • “Well, what are we to make of this? A play, written by a Spaniard, set in Poland, which starts with someone falling off a horse…” – my short review of Calderon De La Barca’s Life Is A Dream is up, at Blog A Penguin Classic.
  • There’s a new French magazine “qui voudrait introduire dans le monde francophone, en la renouvelant, la tradition que le Times Literary Supplement, la New York Review of Books, la London Review of Books et, plus récemment, Bookforum ont contribué à inventer, à maintenir et à développer dans le monde anglophone.” Oh really? Yes, RILI. Only brief tastes of the contents are available online, but the first issue of La Revue internationale des livres et des idées includes articles by Yves Citton on Jean Potocki, Frédéric Neyrat on Mike Davies, and an interview with Stuart Hall. One to clock the kiosques for, if you’re over in France.

Written by Dave Lovely

October 25, 2007 at 8:50 am

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Stringer

This project, from Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Greetje van Tiem, certainly puts a new spin on the phrase “spinning a yarn”…

via dezeen

[post title? see here]

Written by Dave Lovely

October 21, 2007 at 8:07 pm

Posted in Design

Sloom & Slordig shelves

Not sure how practical this shelving system from Dutch firm Sloom & Slordig would be, but it looks fun.

via swissmiss

Written by Dave Lovely

October 20, 2007 at 9:52 am

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This is quite good

As you might expect, Steve Aylett’s top 10 is, well, a bit more than quite good.

Quite probably the ten most interesting speculative fiction novels worth reading.

[Note for purists: includes Voltaire]

Written by Dave Lovely

October 12, 2007 at 11:56 pm

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