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Cat is Art Spelled Wrong
The ancient Egyptians proclaimed their adoration for cats in hieroglyphics, statues and mummification. Today, many preserve the feline species forever in videos, print publications and even with dedicated television channels. When Coffee House Press...
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Everything is Fucked, Everything is Okay
Responding to common feelings of being overwhelmed by our chaotic modern world, Everything is Fucked, Everything is Okay is a new print zine featuring writing from contributors based in NYC, London and Sydney. Assembled by hand by Brooklyn-based...
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The Thing Quarterly: Issue 16
For their upcoming issue, The Thing Quarterly reached out to literary and cultural icon Dave Eggers of McSweeney's and 826 Valencia. The collaboration announced today that the next shipment of quarterly objects will contain an epistolary shower...
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Mojibakeru
Transforming Japanese letters into a playful creatures, Bandai's line of shape-shifting animals inform while entertaining. Called Mojibakeru (Moji is the Japanese word for "character" and bakeru means "to change"), the collection of six plastic...
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In Case of Design - Inject Critical Thinking
Raising several questions about the state of design today and the importance of valid criticism, the new book "In Case of Design - Inject Critical Thinking" analyzes the changing role media plays in the universal design discussion. Swedish author...
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48 Hour Magazine
So what did you do this weekend? Anything productive? Anything creative? Whatever satisfying thing you achieved, whether it was mowing the lawn, painting a wall or baking some bread, it's hard to beat the sheer audaciousness of the bright young...
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The Thing Quarterly: Issue 10
In the age of ubiquitous information, The Thing Quarterly brings back the element of surprise with a subscriber-powered publication kept under lock and key until delivery. Edited by Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan, The Thing is "a periodical in the...
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BaliYo Pen
Derived from the natural inclination to flip and play with pens, BaliYo is simultaneously a toy and pen designed to maximize hand-eye coordination with its three-piece twirl-able construction. The center piece, a functioning ballpoint pen connected...
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Peter Ross: Burroughs
Following his 2007 work documenting psychics, photographer Peter Ross' latest series takes on the metaphysical aura of stuff with his series of images of William Burroughs' possessions. The items—from skull candles to walking sticks...
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Vintage Magazine
by Ariston Anderson For all of us out there who still love turning the printed page, the premier issue of Vintage Magazine, printed on various card stocks and boasting an open spine bound with red ribbon, is a joy to hold and explore. The title Vintage...
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CH Seeking Interns and Contributors
We're looking for smart, motivated interns and contributors to join the CH team. If you have a passion for design, culture and technology, we have openings in the editorial, design and publishing departments. Interns will need to be NYC-based...
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Significant Objects
Drawing on the rich sense of history of thrift store objects, Rob Walker and Joshua Glenn founded SignificantObjects.com. The site is a collaborative experiment pairing cheap thrift store/yard sale finds with creative writers who create a unique...
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Athas! Pens
An ultra-classy reinterpretation of the iconic Bic pen (and a functional version of Tobias Wong and Ju$t Another Rich Kid's pendant), Athas! steel, brass, silver and gold pens are a stylish configuration of the original plastic design. Each...
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Take Notes: Nine Digital and Analog Notebooks
In the spirit of the back-to-school season, this week we highlight a few products to help keep you organized and productive as you resume your routine. Everyone needs a good notebook whether at school or work. They are our to-do lists, diaries and...
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Split Ruler
A cleverly subtle (and totally Japanese) update to the classic wooden ruler, the Split Ruler by Tokyo-based Cina has a pencil-shaped cut-out for placing pens or pencils when not in use. The duo behind Cina are the same two behind the snowflake-patterned...
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Livescribe Pulse Smartpen
The Livescribe Pulse Smartpen is the kind of invention that marries a brilliant idea with the best available technology of an era, provoking a gee-whizz response rarely experienced in this age of rapid advancement. While smartpens have been around...
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Fray Issue 1: Busted!
Busted! marks the first print edition of Fray.com’s long-running series of first-person true stories. Launched in the internet wilderness of 1996, it served the novel role of personal storytelling forum, eventually expanding to a...
DESIGN
Cleto Munari: Five Pens for Five Nobel Prize Winning Writers
A person's handwriting says a lot about his or her personality; a strong right slant suggests a fierce emotional side while small size might refer to a penchant for details. This idea wasn't lost on Italian designer Cleto Munari, who asked...
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Magic House Pencils
Magic House pencils look like standard wooden pencils in Crayola colors but they hide a mechanical interior. Both user- and environmentally-friendly, the pencils eliminate sharpening and feature a lead chamber designed to recognize the need for more...
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Invisible Ink
Fulfilling many a childhood fantasy, Invisible Ink is for amateur spies and sleuths or just for those looking for a medium that's a little less permanent. Clear and invisible when applied to paper, the water-based ink turns blue when exposed to...
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Intern at CH
CH's looking for a smart, motivated Editorial Intern who has strong writing, research and organizational skills. We're looking for someone for the spring semester to start in January, but earlier is even better. You'll need to be NYC-based...
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The Meaning of Tingo
The Meaning of Tingo is Adam Jacot de Boinod's new book surveying words around the world that are seldom found in other languages. The book is packed with little gems, such as the longest known palindrome in any language, the Finnish word saippuakivikauppias...
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