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WEEKLY EMAIL: DECEMBER 04, 2009


Happy HolidaysHoliday Gifts from Design Observer

TODAY holiday cards curated by Eric Baker and produced by Mohawk Fine Papers. Eight images. Two colors, red and green. Sixteen cards and envelopes. $20.00. All available through Felt&Wire.

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Today: Holiday Cards 2009

FEATURED THIS WEEK : ERIC BAKER

Today: Holiday Cards 2009

Here are Today's images. This week, we are previewing a special collection of holiday images, curated by the Eric Baker, which are simultaneously available as holiday cards, produced by Mohawk Fine Papers. Eight images. Two colors, red and green. Sixteen cards and envelopes. $20.00. All available through Felt&Wire.
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FELICE C. FRANKEL, GEORGE M. WHITESIDES

No Small Matter: Science on the Nanoscale

We glance, and turn away without noticing. We don't ever really see, and then we forget what we have seen.
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STEVEN HELLER

Ramparts: Agent of Change

Few American magazines are agents of change. Most are chroniclers of their time and place — lightning rods, not lightning. Ramparts magazine has been dead for almost two decades, but to look back at it, it stands out as one to remember.
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WILLIAM DRENTTEL AND JON PIASECKI

The Stonework of Jon Piasecki

The Stone River project of Jon Piasecki casts stone construction as one of the most enduring traces of human activity. "Stone is hard and heavy. Any effort to quarry, cut and stack it is one that requires a powerful incentive, extensive planning and specialized skill. This work has often been done in the service of empire to advertise power. The masons of a particular culture shape and arrange stone and in so doing express cultural attitudes toward the land." A special report on this amazing craftsman and landscape architect, including a slideshow and a video.
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ERIC BAKER

Today, 11.21.09

Here are Today's images.
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POEM OF THE WEEK

Ode To My Toaster

Ode To My Toaster, a poem by Allan Chochinov.
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