Links for 10/17/17

1960s James Bond-inspired retrofuturistic design comes together in a pair of wireless audio speakers that may leave you both shaken and stirred.

Source: Bossa Moonraker Retro-Futuristic Stereo Speaker System – Design Milk


 

Source: Record Amazon fires stun scientists; sign of sick, degraded forests


 

Source: I Went Undercover at a Boot Camp for Young Conservatives—Here’s What I Learned | Alternet


 

Source: Where is the musical underground in 2017? | Music | The Guardian


 

Source: Tiki Death Punch | Modern Tiki


 

Tribes people from around the world watch the BBC’s programme Protecting Our Parents.

Source: BBC Two – Tribes, Predators & Me, Web exclusive: Tribes react to care homes


 

Source: Gin Wong: 5 LA projects by the modern architect – Curbed LA


 

Source: Home (2009)

Links for 9/30/17

Built in 1883 by the eccentric Boston millionaire Franklin W. Smith as his winter home, Villa Zorayda was inspired by the 12th-century Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. (Wikipedia)Circa 1904. “Zorayda Club, King Street, St. Augustine, Florida.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Source: Villa Zorayda: 1904 | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos


 


 

Tribes people from around the world are shown BBC news footage of Morris dancing.

Source: BBC Two – Tribes, Predators & Me, Web exclusive: Tribes react to Morris dancing


 

Source: Trash Isles: Could the Great Pacific Garbage Patch become an official nation? — Quartz


 

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Source: ‘Non-drinkers deserve a great adult cocktail’: how alcohol-free spirits became a stealth hit | Life and style | The Guardian


 

new mix: EARRITATING (funk - psych - bolly - rock)

 

A longtime South Bay resident barrels through the wave of early-‘60s surf bands and clubs that once gave our Beach Cities a summer soundtrack.

Source: The South Bay Bands that Created the 60’s Surf Music Sound – Southbay Magazine

Links for 9/19/17

A basic income could defeat the scarcity mindset, instill a sense of solidarity and even ease the anxieties that gave us Brexit and Trump

Source: Basic Income Isn’t Just a Nice Idea. It’s a Birthright


 

Source: The defenders: recording the deaths of environmental defenders around the world | Environment | The Guardian


 

Source: Arbor Skateboards :: Destination Ditch


 

Source: Diving for Dakuwaqa: giving Fiji’s shark god a helping hand | Science | The Guardian


 

Source: Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show | Environment | The Guardian


 

A recent dig may give archaeologists more clues about one of the oldest North American civilizations.

Source: Archaeologists find more info about old North American civilization – Business Insider Deutschland


 

Push 2 von Michael Minks, selbst Fahrer & Filmer, immer nahe am Rider, nahe am Spaß. Schöner Einblick in die österreichischen Downhill-Szene

Source: Push 2 · Austrian Downhill Culture · Fahrer und Events 2017


 

Source: Golden Kingdoms | Apollo Magazine


 

Source: Alaska’s Permafrost Is Thawing – The New York Times


 

Source: She’s Photographing Every Native American Tribe in the United States | KCET

Links for 9/17/17

Source: Have You Heard of The Great Forgetting? It Happened 10,000 Years Ago & Completely Affects Your Life


 

With her buttoned-up style, work with the UN, and name like a plucky character in a certain English wizard series, Delia Derbyshire may not seem a likely pioneer of experimental electronic music.

Source: Two Documentaries Introduce Delia Derbyshire, the Pioneer in Electronic Music | Open Culture


 

Source: Tidal Power – A Growing, Significant Source Of Renewable Energy | Seeking Alpha


 


 

Source: California Locales Sue Fossil Fuel Companies for Rising Seas – Scientific American

Links for 9/16/17

Health Canada has advised the band council of Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton to issue a water advisory after recent water tests showed high levels of iron and manganese. Meanwhile, the band is trying to get its new water treatment facility up and running.

Source: Potlotek First Nation advised its water unfit for drinking or washing – Nova Scotia – CBC News


 

Source: Strikers, Scabs, and Sugar Mongers


 

For centuries, journalists, academics, and even politicians have been obsessed with the idea of the untouched tribe.

Source: The Dangerous Myth of Utopian Societies


 

The Jersey Shore resort town of Asbury Park circa 1900, channeled through vintage high-resolution glass negatives and set to music, produced by the illustrious Ken B. Click Play, then the “Full Screen” icon for the full effect.

Source: Vintage Video: Asbury Park | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos


 

Source: Why We Must Stop the Flow of Tar Sands Oil | NRDC


 

Rapa Nui have written a new chapter in their history based upon their cultural values of guardianship, responsibility and accountability for the natural environment

Source: The Rapa Nui have shown us that conservation can protect …


 

Source: Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals | Environment | The Guardian


 

Diogenes’ Lantern, near the Brockton Arcade, also boasted imported teas, Italian soft drinks and folk singers

Source: Back in the Day: Riverside joined the Beat generation with 1950s coffeehouse – Press Enterprise

Links for 2/7/17

In another one of our occasional posts on crazy continental architecture here we look at a groovy German coastguard station on the island Rugen in northern Germany. It may look like it’s in the middle of a field but don’t let these photos deceive you – it’s not, it’s by the sea, where it should [&hellip

Source: Space Age German Lifeguard Station – Voices of East Anglia


 

Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater | DeSmogBlog


 


 

There are numerous ruins of Tiahuanaco origin which were later occupied by the Incas. These are sacred places for the peoples of the Andes.

Source: The Precursors of the Inca – Top Documentary Films


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjg5EbTW-dw

It started back in the 1950s. Bill Haley and Elvis burst onto the scene. Rock ‘n’ roll was born. The guitar took center stage, and it never left.

Source: The Story of the Guitar: The Complete Three-Part Documentary | Open Culture


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lgzz-L7GFg

Last month, we highlighted for you The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays, a largely-forgotten 1957 educational science film. The production is notable partly because it was shot by Frank Capra, the influential director who had won not one, not two, but three Oscars for best director.

Source: Frank Capra’s Science Film The Unchained Goddess Warns of Climate Change in 1958 | Open Culture

Links for 6/24/17

The Shocking Doomsday Maps Of The World And The Billionaire Escape Plans


 

A place called hope: the tiny island on the frontline of US-China tensions


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DRbgYLhc4Y

How Matchbox cars were made in 1965

Source: Boing Boing


 

With a forgotten temple city, Myanmar hopes to strike tourism gold


 

On the Water: 10 Favorite Places on European Rivers, Lakes and Coastlines


 

How Beauty Evolves – The Atlantic

Links for 5/15/17

My mother was a dictionary. She was one of the last ?uent speakers of our tribal language. She knew dozens of words that nobody else knew. When she died, we buried all of those words with her. My m…

Source: Eulogy, a Poem by Sherman Alexie | Literary Hub


 

‘Listen to the dead whale’s wake-up call, look closer and see what plastic pollution does to the ocean.’

Source: A Giant Beached Whale Illustrates the Plastic Pollution Problem — Plastic Pollution Coalition


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qVh9zlDe3E

 

The Italian design firm Stefano Boeri Architetti is planning a “forest city” for China, modeled after the firm’s completed green towers in Milan.

Source: Stefano Boeri Architetti builds tree-covered skyscrapers in China


 

One of only two dozen ever made, a super rare vintage BTR-3 tape machine from Abbey Road Studios has been found in Southampton University.

Source: Super rare Abbey Road tape machine discovered at student radio station


 

https://vimeo.com/55448896

Links for 5/6/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0mbo5sbUZM

This guy makes good covers of Beach Boys songs

Source: This guy makes good covers of Beach Boys songs / Boing Boing


 

This Is How We Fight Back | NRDC


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVUBpzlELOg

For an artist whose legend is built around being a studio genius, Brian Wilson is surprisingly excited to perform Pet Sounds live once again.

Source: Brian Wilson on How It Feels to Retire Performing ‘Pet Sounds’ | | Observer


 

Pioneers of Sound: Watch our documentary on the story of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – The Vinyl Factory


 

The Italian design firm Stefano Boeri Architetti is planning a “forest city” for China, modeled after the firm’s completed green towers in Milan.

Source: Stefano Boeri Architetti builds tree-covered skyscrapers in China


 

‘Hobbit’ species did not evolve from ancestor of modern humans, research finds | Science | The Guardian