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Roundup July, 30 2009

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01. Macclesfield Alphabet at the British Library

“We’re happy to report that the British Library, has successfully acquired the Macclesfield Alphabet Book that Patrick blogged about, here, in January. Not only did they raise the necessary funds to obtain the manuscript, but the rare medieval book will also be on show to the public from tomorrow…The book, which dates from around 1500, had been in the library of the Earl of Macclesfield since 1750 but was only discovered very recently.” (cr)

02. Rossani Orlandi Gallery ‘pops up’ in Sardinia

“From late July to early September Milan practically closes down as its residents head out of town for the long summer break. Rossanna Orlandi, our favourite Milanese gallerist-cum-retailer has packed everything including her Smeg kitchen sink and set up shop on the Island of Sardinia, a place she insists you will find ‘the best sea in Europe’.” (wallpaper*)

03. Ink Calendar

“The proof of the pudding is . . . in waiting the right amount of time; and this time you need exactly a year till the project’s complete! What are we talking about here? Well the Spanish designer Oscar Diaz has made a calendar based on the capacity of paper to absorb ink in such a way it lets you view days and the passing of time. The kit contains twelve tubes of ink in different colours.” (cnc)

04. The Kid

“Parisian pop singer Sliimy muses on Bowie, Lacroix, and the fundamental differences between French and American style. Photographed by Sebastien Mart.” (contributingeditor)

We’re happy to report that the British Library, has successfully acquired the Macclesfield Alphabet Book that Patrick blogged about, here, in January. Not only did they raise the necessary funds to obtain the manuscript, but the rare medieval book will also be on show to the public from tomorrow…
The book, which dates from around 1500, had been in the library of the Earl of Macclesfield since 1750 but was only discovered very recently

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