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Roundup October, 9 2009

Selectism | Around the Web

01. Parting Glance: Irving Penn (above)

“Irving Penn, a modern master and one of the most celebrated photographers of the 20th century, died on Wednesday morning. He was 92…Renowned for his fashion photos and studio portraits, he captured the famous of his time including Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe and Truman Capote. He is also recognized for his portfolio of fleshy abstractions of the human nude and still lifes. Mr. Penn’s career was jump-started with his association with Vogue magazine, beginning in 1943, and his commercial work gained him attention and later entrance into the art world.” (nyt)

02. Circa 1872–74 Whiskey Bottle Brings $30,240 At Auction

“A medium chocolate amber California Clubhouse Whiskey bottle, made circa 1872-74 and one of only nine examples known, soared to $30,240 in an Internet and catalog auction conducted August 10–21 by American Bottle Auctions. The bottle, highly prized by collectors, boasted a fancy monogram in the center, a gorgeous embossing pattern and a 9.5 grading.” (antiquesandthearts)

03. Oh Shit Kits

Oh Shit Kits is a all round helper which can help you out if you suffered cuts in your office to needing a toothbrush if you forget one to even flares when you get lost in the jungle. Well, shit happens. Designed by Eric Hollings. (packaging)

04. Nashville Guide

“today’s city guide is dedicated to nashville, tennessee! i’ve been dying to check out nashville for years and am thankful to nashville native lindsay for creating today’s guide to eating, shopping, entertainment and site-seeing in this exciting city. so, a big thanks to lindsay for sharing her local’s tour of nashville!” (ds)

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