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Roundup March, 17 2010

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01. Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller Exhibit, February 6-April 25, 2010

“Work by Herman Miller designers such as Gilbert Rohde, George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames have long been integrated into our furniture exhibit. This exhibition focuses on a number of perspectives on the Herman Miller achievement — an achievement rooted in a combination of extraordinary vision and practical realization. The company’s commitment to addressing real design problems — always with an insistence on achievable, affordable and durable solutions — continues to this day.” (thehenryfordorg)

02. Bureaucrats and their Offices

“From Jan Banning’s series entitled Bureaucratics.” (kottke)

03. Create a Lamp Out of a Detergent Bottle

“Coming from the same great source as the neat Coffee Can Lamp, ReadyMade, this project uses a detergent bottle to create a lamp. Since it is the month where we are focusing on all things home appliance we thought that this was the perfect time to share this project made from the upcycling of a common object found in laundry rooms everywhere.” (unpluggd)

04. On the Spot with Kim Jong-il (above)

“The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korea’s state-run (and only) news agency, sporadically releases photos of reclusive 69-year-old leader Kim Jong-il as he makes “on-the-spot” guidance visits. Kim Jong-il, continuing a practice begun by his father, Kim Il-sung, makes these visits to factories and facilities throughout the country, purportedly to offer his personal guidance. Followed by army officers, security personnel and plant managers – most carrying pencils and notepads to record the guidance of ;Dear Leader’… ” (thebigpicture)

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