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Roundup February, 17 2011

Selectism | Around the Web

01. Gap-Toothed Women (1987) (Above)

“What do Lauren Hutton, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and Chaucer’s Wife of Bath have in common? They all have a space between their two front teeth.”

02. Best of the best: 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

“The premier annual event for dog breeders, dog lovers, and fans of photographs of puffed-out pooches has just come to an end. The Westminster Dog Show attracts some 2,500 dogs from around the nation to two days of pomp and preening before sold-out audiences at Madison Square Garden in New York City and a television audience around the world. Each dog’s complete name includes the prefix “Ch” — for champion, since each purebred entrant has already been a winner somewhere. The dogs are judged by groups, including Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, Herding Sporting, Working, and Terrier. The top dog is selected in the final contest: “Best in Show.” Six new breeds were included this year among the 179 eligible: Boykin spaniel, bluetick coonhound, redbone coonhound, cane corso, Leonberger, and Icelandic sheepdog. The show, which started in 1877, is second only to the Kentucky Derby as the longest continuously held sporting event in America.” (The Big Picture).

03. Pedro Barrail’s Tattoo Breakfast Table

“This week at Design Miami/ Cristina Grajales Gallery debuted Pedro Barrail’s Tattoo Breakfast Table. The work is a continuation of a theme Barrail began in 2008 with his bar stools, which are also at the fair.” (Morgans).

04. Art. Lebedev: Flashkus Disposable Paper Thumb Drive

“Products by Russian-based design studio Art. Lebedev often play with digital icons such as a hand or mouse cursor, the computer desktop file symbol or pixelated imagery, translating them into real products. though taking a bit of a detour, their latest design still deals with the digital and comes in the form of a disposable thumb drive called ‘flashkus’. made from a cardboard stock material, the sticks come in sets of four, divided by perforations which make them easy to separate and use. the paper surface allows one to hand-write labels directly onto the drives, indicating what is stored on the key. they come in 4GB, 8GB or 16GB storage capacities.” (Design Boom).

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