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WEEKLY EMAIL: DECEMBER 15, 2011


Eliot Noyes

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Eliot Noyes

On the fiftieth anniversary of the Selectric typewriter, I was reminded not only of my first Selectric memory (green, my father's oak-panelled office on Long Island, circa 1975), but of the heavy nostalgia it wrought one summer day on the banks of the Mississippi when on a roadtrip, I stopped in the Quad Cities for lunch, and came across a typewriter repair shop in Davenport, Iowa (or was it Moline, Illinois?). The shop was packed with beautiful and obsolete machines of all vintages, but it was the mint condition taupe Selectric for $35 that found it's way to the trunk of my car for the long drive back home.
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JOHN FOSTER

Accidental Mysteries, 12.11.11

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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MARK LAMSTER AND ALEXANDRA LANGE

Lunch With The Critics: Second-Annual Year-End Awards

From Twitter to Apollo, Barbie to #OccupyEverywhere: The best and worst moments in design for 2011.
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Accidental Mysteries, 12.04.11

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"Ode To My Toaster"

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