Walsh Street House by Robin Boyd, 1958 What are they? The antithesis of the contemporary urban environment, whose sturdy handrails, warning decals and fluorescent yellow strips are tenderly coddling us in bubble wrap, anxiously protecting us from every possible bump, scrape and bruise. By dangerous, we do not so much refer to cliff edges nor shark-infested... Continue Reading →
Safe enough or too safe?
What is it? An article published in the New York Times a few months ago, viewable here, asked the question: can a playground be too safe? Is it really necessary to prevent potential injuries on and around play equipment with rubber matting, lower monkey bars and slower slides? Or is the importance of learning our... Continue Reading →
Mihaly Slocombe: Zombie competition entries online
The entries for the 2011 Zombie Safehouse Competition are now online. If you like our submission (entry #1251), please visit our page and give us the thumbs up. Dear readers, feel free to leave a comment extolling our virtues too.
Mihaly Slocombe: Safehouse for the zombie apocalypse
SafetyNet City, 2011 Our entry for the second annual Zombie Safehouse Competition considers the necessities of life for a small community beyond the initial zombie outbreak. Where would we live? How would we protect ourselves? With what would we feed and hydrate ourselves? Most importantly: how would we survive? Explained via a short graphic novel, SafetyNet... Continue Reading →