The AR’s pick from the world wide web
Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island is a tale of marooned soldiers’ struggle for survival on a remote tropical island, and the book had an immense impact on my childhood imagination. My godfather gave me a 1918 edition when I was a boy and I particularly remember the beauty of the colour plates. By chance, this same edition has been digitised, and the personal connection is why I start this post with one of the many beautiful lithographs included in the book.
Some other things kicking about on the web: If Piranesi did libraries I imagine they would look like this; The Governator and Palin have been having a twitter spat; LuLuBright: a London-based Scandanavian furniture store; Architory, a didactic, architecture-themed iphone app. What will they think of next? The world’s first glass-bottomed hot air balloon.
Finally, Tweeting too hard: wildly arrogant tweets, documented. There are some killers, for example: “Went to the gym this morning. As I left, everyone said I was the best!”