Ten Best #4


By: John Mahon

Back once again with this week's edition of Ten Best (formally called The Local's Web, which was a pretty lame name in fairness)

Here's the deal; 10 things we found on t'internet this week, first five from this fair isle, the last five from round abouts.  All good stuff.  

Enjoy and share!


1. Apartial

Image above by Fintan Switzer


New Irish art site to keep an eye on.  Apartial has interesting articles and portfolios from irish tattoo artists, painters, graffiti artists, photographers and more.   

2. Dublin by rail, sea or air

Love these new poster illustrations done in the style of early 20th century travel advertisements.  Have a look at them all on irelandposters.ie 

3. What could have been..

Irish architecture website Archiseek is great for digging out old plans for Dublin that never came to pass, thankfully in most cases.  Here’s one proposal for a giant business district on what ultimately became The Ilac Centre. 

4. What if...

What If Dublin is a great Twitter feed setup by a young Dublin architects, designers and urban researchers to give the public a chance to share their ideas for the city and shine a light on changes that are going to happen in the near future. 

5. IMMA Concrete Tiki

Concrete Tiki is a project created by Michelle Darmody (of Cake Cafe) and artists Fink aka Fiona Halinan for IMMA for their Summer Rising series of events.

It takes place in the formal gardens of IMMA, with a clever custom built kitchen space by Tuomey Williams & Watt  and collaborations with the likes of K Chido, Fish Shop, Lilliput Stores and more.  It was brilliant last year so check it out if you can.  It finishes this weekend. 

6. The Simpson's House

The Simpson's family homestead with the roof whipped off.

Via The Simpsons Best Moments 

7. The Pizza Hut projector  box

Total gimmick but so clever.  A project by Oglivy for Pizza Hut in Hong Kong. 

Via The Verge 

8. The future for your fingers

Google’s Project Soli has been revealed and its a glimpse of how the sort of mad gestures that used to define a crazy person will now become part of our daily repertoire in the near future

Via Fast Company 


9. Frank’s Cafe, Peckham

What was to be a once off pop up is now a regular summer fixture on top of a disused multi-storey car park in Peckham.  Super clever structure made from timber, tarp and ratchet straps with killer views over the city, we visited a couple of years back and its as good as it looks.  Dublin needs this.  

10. Mark E Mix

As unassuming guy but devastatingly consistent in both productions and DJ sets.  Here’s a killer mix from mister Mark E


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