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And Finally… 18.5.12

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And Finally… 18.5.12
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A local’s guide to Amsterdam, Apple fanboys’ ultimate fantasy, raves, architecture, art-cum-architecture gone wrong, and satanic 1890s nightclubs? Here’s what else we loved this week…

The Awesomely Insane Heaven and Hell Nightclubs of 1890s Paris

The Awesomely Insane Heaven and Hell Nightclubs of 1890s Paris

A little while ago we published some frighteningly brilliant images of New York in the ’80s, with me personally declaring how if I had a time machine, that would be my number one destination. I’ve changed my mind. I want to go to opium-hazed Paris in the 1890s. Please.

www.io9.com

Perpetual Dawn: Illegal Raving In 90s Brighton

Perpetual Dawn: Illegal Raving In 90s Brighton

One age I did live through was ’90s dance culture, and the introduction of the Criminal Justice Act. Here photographer Stuart Griffiths shares his unsettling images of the time the party turned sour.

noisey.vice.com

Banksy Gets the Bunting Out in North London

Banksy Gets the Bunting Out in North London

You could have put your house on this one… Banksy is, of course, going to be out in force this year, as the country goes patriotism-crazy. He’s already started getting the bunting out in North London. Quite brilliantly, this is on the side of a Poundland.

www.independent.co.uk

The Shard by Renzo Piano, Building Workshop

The Shard by Renzo Piano, Building Workshop

All the architect kids are getting pretty excited as The Shard nears its completion. This beautiful video, from architectural photographer Paul Raftery and director Dan Lowe, thankfully leaves the geekery behind and delivers something quite special.

www.dezeen.com

Orbit Opinions

Orbit Opinions

An interesting read, where artists, architects and general public have been asked for their opinion on Anish Kapoor’s increasingly controversial Orbit… “When I saw it mid-build, I was more impressed with the crane. I think it’s an embarrassment to all concerned.”

www.wearedesignbureau.com

How Locals Spend a Sunday: Amsterdam

How Locals Spend a Sunday: Amsterdam

Nice little article on the brilliant Fathom, from Spotted by Locals co-founder Bart van Poll, however – do locals really go to pubs like that?

www.fathomaway.com

Steve Jobs Dreamed of Developing an iCar

Steve Jobs Dreamed of Developing an iCar

An Apple fanboy’s ULTIMATE fantasy? You bet…

www.wired.com

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