Author: designswarm

Blogging since 2005.

Sunday Scraps #44

I was remembering In Bed With Madonna (later called Madonna: Truth or Dare) which feels like a landmark piece of film making everyone has attempted to emulate since. Her tour takes place in the middle of the AIDS crisis and she is almost arrested for…

St Mary's Garden next to Lambeth Bridge

Sunday Scraps #43

The ‘cafeteria quality’ of architecture conspiracy theories / you probably don’t want to read about the husband stitch / the Museum of the Home is looking for a creative programmer / Marini’s Horse & Rider / the sculptures of Kenneth Snelson / learning from libraries…

An ice cream chalked onto the pavement with a pigeon walking by in my neighbourhood

Sunday Scraps #42

That French tacos piece is good, I wonder if we have any in London yet? / a call for submissions on topics of speculative education / a lovely little residency reimagining a shed / a participatory development toolkit / a new friend told me about…

An oddly cut window in South London on my commute.

Sunday Scraps #41

The subversive art of Colette Justine / the stamps (or Haupstrom) of Joseph Beuys / Seed crystal / the feminisation of chocolate / How to Map Nothing or what we choose not to map /  A podcast about the problems of power in Bristol’s food…

Daffs in my garden, right before a cold spell.

Sunday Scraps #40

Serge Chermayeff’s book Community & Privacy / I cannot get enough of James Baldwin and need to go see the site where his house used to be in Provence some day / a 2019 paper visualising how food flows through America / a shaky tour…

Bonnington Square in Vauxhall, London

Sunday Scraps #39

I wonder if The Corridors of Power were over 2m wide / I didn’t know Hello Dolly was originally sung by Carol Channing / the touching photography of Charlie Phillips / Edgar Allan Poe’s A Dream Within a Dream / Better Living was an internal…

Door to Rousham gardens.

Sunday Scraps #38

Ann Behringer became an addiction therapist after being Tina Turner’s backup dancers / Japanese libraries and their evolution / about listening to new music / Director of Strategy for COP26 role is open / Lewisham Small Sites Design Guide is being developed / Designing London’s…

Reflection on some mirrors in my garden.

Sunday Scraps #37

Branch magazine are looking for an assistant editor / Municipal Dreams is a book about the heyday of council building projects / I didn’t know Pamela Anderson had starred in a short film about cyber security theft / the colonial story of art in our…

Posters on doors of an empty pub in North London

Sunday Scraps #36

William Lethaby, founder of the Central School of Art and Design, wrote a book on architecture and mysticism in the late 1800s / the impact of Womanhouse and a film about it / a new book on neo liberalism and logistics Assembly Codes / a…

The skyline from the Millenium Bridge in London

Sunday Scraps #35

A couple who took photos of each other during the same photoshoots is very beautiful / Betty Ford danced for Martha Graham it turns out / Space and Place / Schwitter’s Mertz Barn / The Transparency Society / Olivetti’s book The Political life of the…