[The Phyllis Wheatley school in New Orleans. Currently threatened with demolition. via regional.modernism]
- Region Modernism: The New Orleans Archives. “Documenting The Process of Documenting Modernism in New Orleans.” And be sure to check out their Flickr set of threatened Modernist Public Schools in New Orleans (I know, right?!) and—why not?—two new tracks from a favorite New Orleans musician, Quintron, via the DNO Tumblr.
- Folded glass facades and the people who love them. Bonus: Details! Cue Modernist grave-spinning! [A Daily Dose]
- “Laissez-faire design.” A mission statement if I’ve ever heard one, and an idea I’ve felt well expressed in the work of LWB fav Lacaton Vassal as well as the 17 projects included in the REACTIVATE!! exhibition currently running at the Espai d’ Art Contemporani de Castelló. We Make Money Not Art reports on the show’s striking display of ingenuity and resourcefulness in architecture. Lesson: it really doesn’t take much to dramatically transform a space. Didn’t some dead guy once say “less is more”? [WMMNA]
- What happens when you die…and have your cremated remains kept in a metal canister that sits on a shelf in a metal institution for years Something… beautiful, that’s what. [BLDG BLOG]
- Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye model made from legos. This one’s pretty self-explanatory. [Materialicious]
- Europe for President 2008: “We Europeans are sick and tired of American Pendulum Presidential Politics; that is: eight years of rampant stupidity in the Oval Office followed by eight years of “hope.” Now we are taking things into our own hands. Cunningly circumventing the American system, we offer our own choice of candidate—Hannah Jefferson, an American expat who lives in Paris, a native-born American, as prescribed by the Constitution.” [Europe for President]