01. Dowling Duncan US bank Note Designs

“With their vertical format bills, Dowling Duncan have reignited interest in ‘the Dollar Redesign Project.'” (Design Boom).

02. Poundbury: Architectural shame with a worthy aim (above)

“On holiday in Dorset last month, I happened to drive past Poundbury in Dorset, UK. Poundbury is Prince Charles’s attempt to create his architectural and planning masterpiece next to Dorchester. I used the excuse of being up with my new baby at 7am to go and take some photos of it to show you here.” (ArchDaily).

03. Knicks sign Patrick Ewing Jr.

Patrick Ewing Jr. is back with the team where his father became famous. The team says the former Georgetown star signed with the New York Knicks as a free agent Friday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ewing was the 43rd pick of the 2008 draft by Sacramento, but wound up with the Knicks through a series of moves. He spent the 2008-09 season in the NBA Development League but missed all of last season because of injuries. (ESPN).

[old news, but good news].

04. Cracklins: Tidbits of Southern Culture

“Contributor Barry Mazor recounts the music of OA–favorite Bobby Charles (R.I.P.) today at The Wall Street Journal. Mazor remarks of “the apparent straightforwardness” of Charles’s songwriting, “which had that deep southern Louisiana beat even when addressing social issues or darker personal themes.” We couldn’t agree more—Charles’s charmingly simple song structures often belied the gritty content.” (Oxford American).

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