01. The V&A announces plans for a major exhibition of British design

“British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age Sponsored by Ernst & Young 31 March – 12 August 2012. The V&A’s major spring exhibition will showcase the best of British design and creative talent from the 1948 ‘Austerity Olympics’ to the summer of 2012. It will be the first comprehensive exhibition to examine the ways in which artists and designers who were born, trained or working in the UK have produced innovative and internationally acclaimed works from post-war to the present day. Ranging from the Morris Mini Minor (1959) to the newly commissioned model of Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatics Centre (2011), the objects on display will aim to reinforce Britain’s status as a global leader in design. (dezeen)

02. Ishac Bertran: Analog Vinyl Sampling

“a few decades to a time before music went digital. Using nothing but LPs and simple laser technology (oxymoron) he physically cuts and pastes chunks of vinyl together to create tangible audio mash-ups that look and sound surprisingly awesome. He’s also made an informative video documenting the whole process. Keep an eye out for Lil’ John and Supertramp spinning on the same piece of shellac. Inspired.” (itsnicethat)

03. Look Silly, Save Coffee

“If ‘Oh come on, what the?!” came to mind when you saw this, you can sit next to me. The SpillNot doesn’t look like a time-saver, but it claims to be a real coffee saver.’ ” (incrediblethings)

04. Thom Yorke: ‘It’s not who you steal from, it’s how you steal’

“NPR’s Guy Raz asked how the band reinvents themselves every time and how the band approach every album. Thom Yorke: “We’re not trying to be experimental or anything. When I first started doing demo’s on my own, I was quite a good imitator. I see it in my daughter, she’s the same. You’re constantly learning from other music and then there’s that Lennon thing about it, ‘It’s not who you steal from, it’s how you steal.’ I’m constantly absorbing other music and that’s what stimulates me the most. And to have the ability within our group with Nigel to move around in all these different areas.’”(atease)

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