01. London Underground | Time for Architecture

“Architecture is very much on the agenda this month. The biennial London Festival of Architecture in full swing, with events and activities taking place across the city, and four major institutions have just opened must-see exhibitions that do their best to critique the personal and domestic spaces we inhabit.” (NYT).

02. World Cup 2010: Harry Redknapp keen to be next England manager

“Harry Redknapp has made it clear that he would be keen to succeed Fabio Capello as England manager, should the FA decide it is time for another change at the helm of the national side. After England suffered their worst-ever World Cup finals defeat to Germany yesterday, Redknapp refused to say whether he thought Capello should be sacked but added that if they did he would be interested in the job.” (Guardian).

03. Crime Jazz Month: Roy Budd (The Stone Killer) | Above

“Roy Budd scored a ton of crime film classics (Diamonds, Fear Is The Key, Get Carter), the most of obscure of which is The Stone Killer starring Charles Bronson as a cop with questionable ethics who becomes embroiled in a 40 year long internecine Mob feud. It is lesser known than Bronson’s other two early 70s classics — The Mechanic and Death Wish — but equally as good.” (Bop and Beyond).

04. In the mind and heart of Droog design

“What can we say about Droog design, a company that since 1993 opens new paths to creativity and has produced some of the most iconic design pieces of the last decades? Some weeks ago Workshop-Dionisis Sotovikis and Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences presented at the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece, a retrospective Droog exhibition called “Greek green greet” (June 4th – July 25th 2010), being the largest Droog exhibition in the world since 2007. Athens came closer to the design world and Renny Ramakers, the heart and soul of Droog, of course could not miss the event. Yatzer was there, eager to know all those little stories hidden behind a successful company that make the difference. Renny Ramakers talked to us in the most sincere way, offering one of the most interesting encounters we have ever had. Get ready to get inside the headquarters of one of the most significant design companies of all times!” (Yatzer).

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