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WEEKLY EMAIL: APRIL 09, 2010


The Dream Job Project

FEATURED THIS WEEK : MICHAEL ERARD

The Dream Job Project

During times of massive cultural change, one of the casualties is what life of work one can aspire to achieve and create. Career paths, aspirations, and dream jobs once were stable things. Maybe they were bequeathed from mentors to students, from parents to children, only in some imagined golden age. But at least you could, in the span of your own career, set out on a path that would change little. 
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CHARLES & RAY EAMES

India Report, April 1958

Fifty years ago the National lnstitute of Design was born in Ahmedabad India. Its backbone was a manifesto for design education developed and presented in April 1958 by Charles and Ray Eames.
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ERIC BAKER

Today, 04.03.10

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MICHELLE HAUSER

Finding Vivian Maier

In 2008, John Maloof purchased an anonymous body of photographic images at an auction in Chicago. After spending seven months reviewing the photographic material in his possession, he found written, almost illegibly on one of the sleeves of film, the name Vivian Maier.
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ALEXANDRA LANGE

Design Blogs: The Vacuum of Enthusiasm

When the grid of 1,000 lampshades descended on the Oscar stage, minutes before the uncomfortable-making Best Actor appreciations (I had to mute), I thought, Yes! This is a fuggable design moment. I struggled to think of something funny to tweet about lampshades, decorators, Alec Baldwin after the show but @marklisanti beat me to it.
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ERIC BAKER

Today, 03.27.10

Here are Today's images.
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