01. How Much Is That Artifact in the Window?

“Many of us have bought design objects for pleasure or scholarship. We’ve paid big bucks or a pittance. But what determines the value? Is it simply supply and demand or some abstract idea of worth?” (designobserver)

02. Motorikpop: A Secret History Spotified 

“What do Midge Ure, Yoshimi P-We, David Bowie, Mark E Smith and Trish Keenan all have in common? Not a beard in sight, yet they’ve all used the motorik beat invented by Neu!” (quietus)

03. Crisis spurs spike in ‘suburban survivalists’

“Six months ago, Jim Wiseman didn’t even have a spare nutrition bar in his kitchen cabinet. Now, the 54-year-old businessman and father of five has a backup generator, a water filter, a grain mill and a 4-foot-tall pile of emergency food tucked in his home in the expensive San Diego suburb of La Jolla.” (murketing>breitbart)

04. Top 100 US Architecture Firms according to Architect Magazine

Architect Magazine listed the Top 100 U.S. firms based not just on their size, but on three elemental and critical aspects of each one: profitability (revenue per employee, based on 2008 gross revenue), sustainability(with variables such as percentage of LEED projects in 2008 and green policies) and design quality (based on awards on 2008).” (archdaily)

05. Brighten The Corners: Stanley & Marvin (above)

“Providing another creative lesson in typography, Brighten the Corners’ latest book, “Stanley & Marvin” is a charming follow up to their first venture in type-as-illustration books, ” Victor & Susie.” (coolhunting)

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