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WEEKLY EMAIL: AUGUST 11, 2011


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FEATURED THIS WEEK : JIWON LEE

What's "Crystal Goblet" in Korean?

Does it bother you that some of your academic associates struggle to understand English? If you recognize the contributions made by designers from non-English-speaking countries to today’s professional discourse, then the answer should be yes.
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MARK LAMSTER

An Interview with Laurence King

Laurence King is one of the true gentlemen of design publishing, self-deprecating and charming in the classic British manner. An agreement with Chronicle books means that King’s books are now being distributed in the United States under his own banner. With that in mind, I thought it might be useful for readers everywhere to get to know him a little bit better, to hear his thoughts about the state and future of design publishing, and what makes a design book (and book proposal) successful.
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JOHN FOSTER

Accidental Mysteries, 08.07.11

Accidental Mysteries, a weekly cabinet of visual curiosities curated by John Foster, highlights images of design, art, architecture and ephemera brought to light by the magic of the digital age.
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DIANA O'HEHIR

House

Erased off the face of my earth, all that remains is a white space,
On it the possible ghost
Of roofline, window. I travel
Looking for myself in all the empty rooms
That say, why did you leave us.
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JOHN FOSTER

Accidental Mysteries, 07.31.11

Accidental Mysteries, a weekly cabinet of visual curiosities curated by John Foster, highlights images of design, art, architecture and ephemera brought to light by the magic of the digital age.
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OBSERVATORY ARCHIVE

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POEM OF THE WEEK

"The Coloring Book" (2006)

"The Coloring Book" by Rachel Hadas (2006)
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Austin Howe

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Department Of Architecture ETH Zurich

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