A beautiful promotional film for the Polaroid SX-70 camera, produced by Charles and Ray Eames. I want one. (Via 37signals)
One of my favourite photos from a day exploring London early last month.
Last weekend I visited the new Olympic velodrome for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup. Part of London Prepares, a programme of test events before the games take place this summer, it was thrilling to see athletes up close as they also prepare for London 2012. The building is absolutely stunning, although Ben Terrett notes a few design oversights that remain.
Thanks to London Open House, last month Simon and I visited the Commonwealth Institute, regarded by English Heritage as the second most important modern building in London (after Royal Festival Hall). Neglected for ten years, work will soon begin on preparing the site for the New Design Museum, scheduled to open in 2014.
I’ve finally uploaded my photos from this year’s Coed-y-Brenin weekender. Whilst this annual weekend in Wales is still referred to as ‘Coed-y-Brenin’, we stopped biking in that forest many years ago, and now visit other attractions near the campsite in Dolgellau instead.
Amazing – if slightly spooky – photos taken in London’s abandoned underground ‘Mail Rail’.
Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre’s extraordinary photographs documenting the dramatic decline of a major American city.