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WEEKLY EMAIL: OCTOBER 20, 2011


A House to Live With: Paul Rand in Esquire 1953

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A House to Live With: Paul Rand in Esquire 1953

A slideshow of Ann and Paul Rand's house in Connecticut, as it appeared in the August 1953 issue of Esquire.
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Accidental Mysteries, 10.16.11

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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ROB WALKER

An Interview with Kevin Slavin

As co-founder of the game development company Area/Code, Kevin Slavin has been thinking about the broad issues of interaction design for a long time. But it’s only recently that the results of thinking have found their way into more broadly public forums. This summer, his talk at TED, and an essay he contributed to the catalog for “Talk To Me,” the MoMA exhibition, emerged more or less in tandem — and intentionally or not, they made an interesting pair. This Q&A began with a conversation via Skype, followed up over email.
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Accidental Mysteries, 10.09.11

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

"Five Houses Down"

Five Houses Down, a poem by Christian Wiman.
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