Bernd and Hiller Becher industrial archaeology
Hilla Becher

Fascinating obituaries of Hilla Becher, part of the photographer duo Hilla and Bernhard Becher who travelled Europe and the States documenting the industrial archaeology of their era....

  • postcard of "Eildon Hills and the River Tweed" by James Ward, 1807, National Gallery of Scotland
  • Eildon Hills, now the backdrop to the boiler house at Dingleton, from postcard of "Eildon Hills and the River Tweed" by James Ward, 1807
  • trout fishing in the River Tweed postcard of "Eildon Hills and the River Tweed" by James Ward, 1807
Eildon Hills in paint

My mother came in from a visit to the National Gallery of Scotland with an idyllic landscape painting by James Ward, 1807, centring on the distinctive double nipples of the Eildon Hills. Those trout fishermen standing there in the River Tweed still exist today, reserve...

Abbotsford House spoon at Filament coffee
Abbotsford spoon

I can't compete with Private Eye "Me and My Spoon" but I have to record that I spotted a perfect miniature Abbotsford House on a spoon at my local coffee shop, Filament, (they do have a diverse spoon collection as well as faultless coffee). Abbotsford was...

themodernhouse.net
The Modern House

Delighted to see theboilerhouseproject.com on the Journal page of themodernhouse.net in the "What We're Seeing" section....

  • Wild raspberries in front of south facade to Property 5, Dingleton Boilerhouse
  • Dingleton Boilerhouse adjacent foliage and lamppost
  • Wild Raspberries against coal delivery tread plate, Dingleton Boilerhouse
  • Local wild raspberries in front of the black timber Boilerhouse door to be employed for Property 2
Wild raspberries at Dingleton, Melrose

Wild raspberry harvest from today’s site visit. I glimpsed a lamppost adjacent to the Boilerhouse site, it chimes with the audio book of “The Magician’s Nephew” by CS Lewis we had just been listening to!...

  • Peter Womersley discussing the Ferranti House model excerpt 1 from the Scottish Screen Archive
  • Peter Womersley discussing the Ferranti House model excerpt 2 from the Scottish Screen Archive
  • Peter Womersley discussing the Ferranti House model excerpt 3 from the Scottish Screen Archive
  • Peter Womersley in his Gattonside office the Rig in 1970, excerpt from the Scottish Screen Archive
  • Peter Womersley in his Gattonside office the Rig in 1970, excerpt 2 from the Scottish Screen Archive
Womersley’s office on the Scottish Screen Archive

I just received a link from Docomomo Scotland to a brilliant short film with footage taken back in 1970 of Womersley's office! Click on the link and watch from 13 minutes in. It's a Scottish Screen Archive film essentially celebrating the Borders and is available...

Scotland in Venice 2014 featuring architect Peter Womersley in Group 01: Being There: The fierce and beautiful world, Edinburgh
Womersley featured at Venice Biennale 2014

Thrilled to see that Peter Womersley was one of the three architects practicing in Scotland in the period 1950-1970 chosen by James Grimley of Reiach and Hall Architects to be showcased in one of the publications produced for Scotland's presence at the 2014 Architecture Biennale...