Probber for Probber Inc. Lounge chairs
oscar niemeyer, lucio costa… building brasilia, photos by marcel gautherot, 1956
From Rog:I have always loved America. While it was a peculiar delight to come of age in Liverpool in the 1980s, the torrent of television shows I feasted upon - Starsky and Hutch, Hart to Hart, Fantasy Island, and The Love Boat - made England feel cloaked in black and white while life in America was lived in glorious technicolor.So my bedroom became a shrine to everything American. Though I had never been there, I collected fragments of Americana and treated them like sacred gems. If you look carefully you will see William Refrigerator Perry, Ferris Bueller, Sergeant Bilko, Debbie Gibson, Gary Coleman, the Beastie Boys and more. Totems I fused into my own DNA.I moved to the States at the earliest opportunity right after college, heading for Chicago, largely out of my love for the movies of John Hughes. I arrived right before the 1994 World Cup and watched with wonder as that stonewashed denim clad squad swaggered onto the field mulleted of hair and ginger of beard.I fell in love with the US team as soon as I saw them. And have adored every second of their ups and downs ever since as soccer has come so far so fast.Tomorrow they will take the field in Recife for one of their biggest ever tests. Though I am a grown man, the nerves and fear and excitement I will feel in the hour before kick off will be excruciating. All born of a boy who grew up in a bedroom beneath posters of Matthew Broderick and Debbie Gibson.Go, Go USA #NoSleepTillRecife
Scott Outdoor Amphitheatre, Swarthmore College, PA. Designed by Thomas Sears and completed in 1942.
2ft high retaining walls are made from layers of local schist slabs and the randomly spaced trees are Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip Tree) and Quercus alba (White Oak).
I love the idea of a ‘turf proscenium floor’ and it looks like a great place to learn. I can imagine this kind of space would conform to the theories of design laid out in ‘A Pattern Language’ by Christopher Alexander…
Selected photos from Edgar Martins’ photo essay project "The Time Machine" documenting 20 of Portugal’s power plants. I’m fascinated by the industrial minimalism. Read the photographer’s description here and view more from the series here.
Aston Martin DB4GT Sanction II Zagato.
From Bonham’s write up on chassis no. 0198/R that sold for £1,233,500:
Of the many models in Aston Martin’s 90-year history, and of the DB series of six-cylinder cars in particular, the DB4GT Zagato is arguably the best loved and most respected. The original collaboration between Aston Martin and Zagato of Milan resulted in a production run of only 19 constructed between 1961 and 1963, although the factory did in fact set aside 23 chassis numbers. It is an indication of the affection felt for these beautiful cars is that all 19 are still in existence, many in the UK.
Read more via Bonham’s