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WEEKLY EMAIL: OCTOBER 06, 2011


Rediscovering A Stereoscopic World

FEATURED THIS WEEK : CHERYL YAU

Rediscovering A Stereoscopic World

The Eames Office loft, scattered with molded plywood prototypes and rolls of craft paper. Click. The model of the Kwikset House furnished with two Eames storage units, upholstered chairs and dark orange carpet. Click. A table full of English muffins, strawberries, hardboiled eggs and a glass carafe of coffee set in front of a fiberglass shell chair. Click.
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KEVIN WALKER

Design Research and Research Design

For the past seven years I had been a designer in a room full of researchers; in January of last year, I found myself with a group of new students — many of them better designers than I ever was — and I had to teach them how to be researchers.
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JOHN FOSTER

Accidental Mysteries, 10.02.11

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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ADRIAN SHAUGHNESSY

Kyoorius Designyatra Festival 2011

The recent Kyoorius Designyatra Festival 2011 in Goa, India, was a rip-snorting success: a brilliant two days of presentations, discussion, networking, companionship, and, for this attendee at least, lashings of authentic Indian cuisine, and a chance to feel the hot blast of innovation that is modern India.
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JOHN FOSTER

Accidental Mysteries, 09.25.11

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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POEM OF THE WEEK

"ABC"

A poem by Robert Pinsky.
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