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Rod McLaren — Hand & Brain — Medium
"The characteristic grid-like simplicity of the view, the absence of barriers… a landscape where nothing officially exists, absolutely anything becomes thinkable, and may consequently happen… — that’s Reyner Banham describing deserts, though I like to imagine he was looking at a spreadsheet." Rod's component of By Hand & By Brain is just wonderful.
rodmclaren  writing  craft  spreadsheets  making  imagining  mirrorworlds 
july 2015 by infovore
Pottery: clay, hand, wheel - rodcorp
"In September and October I did a short pottery course at Brighton's Painting Pottery Cafe - six evenings, once a week." Rod has been potting, and this is a lovely piece of writing about materials, and how they feel in the hand. Also: I think Rod is probably better at this than I'd be.
rodmclaren  potting  pottery  materials  clay 
january 2013 by infovore
Art in London, Oct 2011 - Jan 2012 - rodcorp
"If I were in London now or in the next few weeks, instead of Frieze I'd probably be getting to these shows." Rod's lists are always good.
art  london  rodmclaren 
october 2011 by infovore
rodcorp: All that is solid melts into lair
"Steve Rose notes that the recent films have seen Bond visit and destroy as much villain-architecture as ever ("The villains are the creators; Bond is the destroyer. He's basically an enemy of architecture"), and suggests this can be traced back to Fleming's difficulties with Modernist architects." Rod on Bond is always good, and bonus points for the punning title.
rodmclaren  bond  kenadam  jamesbond  architecture 
november 2008 by infovore

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