Archive for the ‘Useful sites.’ Category


Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Pysanka is the Ukrainian art of decorating eggs, using ink and a wax resist. More here.

Abandoned Russia.

Sunday, March 29th, 2015


A site dedicated to abandoned Russia.


Soviet Innerness.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

A site exploring the decrepit interiors of Soviet buildings.

Aerial Wallpapers.

Sunday, March 15th, 2015


Science is Strange.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

A tumblr of scans from science journals dated 1950-1980


Fine lines.

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

A great tumblr dedicated to the best of linear logos.


Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Kendra has a nice collection.


Thursday, February 26th, 2015

A blog devoted to hands!


Perfect Pancake Calculator.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

By the Sheffield University Maths Society. Link here.


Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Notgeld, emergency money, is the name of money issued by an institution not authorised for money emission. This occurs usually when money is not available from the central bank. The best known emergency money emissions occurred in Germany and Austria-Hungary around the end of the first World War. (via Wikipedia).

Here is a massive collection of old Notgeld, some of which was designed at the Bauhaus. We love the huge variety of type, pattern & colour.


Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

A frequently updated feed of architectural drawings and models scanned from design publications throughout the 20th century.

Pixels in the Wild.

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

A blog devoted to type made from smaller shapes and elements. i.e. ‘pixels’.


Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Other links from Twitter this week:

Perpetual Pizza – perpetual pizza.

New Grids - nice blog.

London is Changing – an important survey.

Pan Converter - convert any recipe into the correct quantities for chosen pan size.

Pinterest You Are Drunk - the best of the worst from Pinterest.

Heals Open Call – for designers & students.

Be My Eyes – lend your eyes to the blind. Incredible.

Going going gone.

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

A great collection of auction house catalogues, full of graphic posters.


Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Signage in Italian cities. So good. Milan, Turin, Matera.

Romanian Logos.

Monday, January 19th, 2015

A selection of Romanian logos from the book ‘Grafica fara computer’. You might also like logos from France, more France, Poland, Scandinavia & the US.


1970s Logos.

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

120 pages of them!

Takashi Kono.

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

An archive of work by Japanese designer Takashi Kono.



Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

A delightful archive of Alexander Girard fabrics. Right here.

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Japanese Art Deco postcards will make you happy.



Monday, December 8th, 2014

194 coasters from a classic Czech beer. All of them are amazing.

Flowers, Liquor, Hair

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

A great Tumblr dedicated to signage from florist, liquor stores & hairdressers.

С Рождеством!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Some old Christmas & New Year cards from the USSR. For lots more click here, here, here, here & here.



Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The Archive for Rural Contemporary Architecture, an ongoing project.


Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Three books of 17th century kimono wrappers, right here.