Friday, 23 October 2020


politicians are not engineeringly-minded: an unrealised but extensively planned and covered technocratic utopia that the media dubbed Laboratory Land 

not enough hours in the day: an interesting look at the way people around the world keep time 

karen and donald are out of the running: a look at popular (perhaps too soon) baby names for 2020—via Miss Cellania’s Links    

swan song: sad footage of the last Kauaʻi ʻōʻō singing to attract a mate that will never come—more on Endlings here 

u-kiyoe: the lovely drawings of Kitao Masayoshi (北尾 政美)—via Things Magazine    

narrowing, widening, metaphor, metonymy: a refreshing reminder to revisit Merriam-Webster’s time machine (see previously) to see the year words first appeared in print 

prickly business: maintaining this hedgehog network binds a village in Oxfordshire together—via Messy Nessy Chic (with much more to explore on their latest aggregation, curation)  

oh brave new world with so many goodly creatures: Facebook’s Prospero I solar array (see also) will fuel fracking operations in Texas—via Super Punch