“Francesca Lanzavecchia created an interesting project entitled Proaesthetics, which contains Orthosis, Canes & Crutches, and Back Braces. Meant to explore the relationship of user and producer of these devices for the disabled, each piece is a way to open up discussion and to learn to cope with “disability, illness, and human frailty.”” - Caroline, Design Milk
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“Why would Moleskine get into the pen-making business? To make a pen that matches its notebooks, of course. The Moleskine Click Roller Pen ($11) is designed to be an ideal companion for a Moleskine notebook, with a rectangular shape and rubber clip that are specifically fitted to attach to the cover of a Moleskine journal, and a retractable point that ensures you don’t accidentally write all over yourself or the inside of your bag.” - Uncrate
“Whatever your persuasion, two of Taschen’s upcoming releases are sure to keep you satisfied. The Little Book of Big Breasts and The Little Book of Big Penis pack a punch in just 192 palm-sized pages. The 4.7 x 6.5-inch book is discrete enough to hide behind one of Taschen’s larger tomes—like The Big Book of Pussy, if you dare.” - Perrin Drumm, Cool Hunting
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“This Comedy-Fantasy is one of my favorites to read when I’m having a bad day, along with the Monty Python and the Holy Grail transcript! King James is a comedic genius rivaling Ricky Gervais and will surely be remembered as such for generations to come.
The plot follows the antagonistic character God, an angsty old man hungry for power, who becomes bored in his isolation and so creates a magical world where he places a naked man and a woman, but neglects to tell them the difference between right and wrong. He puts a magic forbidden apple on a tree and places a magic snake to tempt the naked people to eat the magic apple, apparently forgetting that he forgot to teach them what it means to be “wrong” about trusting the snake and eating the apple- so they eat the apple, and then the fun really begins!
Follow God through the years as he overcomes obstacles such as figuring out how to kill off the human race, impregnating a married woman, and being generally disliked by the majority of the world’s population!
With countless stories about incest, murder, rape, violence, and genocide OK’d by God, The Holy Bible is a laugh a minute! I just love that every hotel I visit already has The Holy Bible laid out for me, where I can easily reach it if I am feeling homesick and need a quick pick-me-up.
The character Satan fill’s the role of God’s avasary. Satan and God both enjoy killing people- in the end however, with his all-powerful and all-knowing magical powers, God racks up thousands of kills while Satan is barely able to boast a handful!
The next time you find yourself a hankerin’ for a Saturday night box office comedy, consider a cheaper alternative. Stay home and read the Bible.” - Jacqueline Boss, Amazon
ROCK N ROLL
“Ten years in the making, Leslie McGuirk’s latest children’s book, If Rocks Could Sing is now available. A simple A-is-for-apple approach to learning the alphabet is enhanced by the artist’s imagery of rocks that take form of both the letters and the words they describe.” - Josh Rubin, Cool Hunting
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LESS IS MORE
“This is one of those books that all fans and appreciators of design have been waiting for. Phaidon is set to publish “the only comprehensive monograph of Dieter Rams’ work” this July. As Little Design As Possible: The Work of Dieter Rams by Sophie Lovell, is an expansive 400 page book that brings the reader many never-before-seen photos, blueprints, illustrations, and “materials from Rams’ personal archive. After 35 years as head designer for Braun, “Dieter Rams has influenced the world of product design more than anyone else in his field” as have his products. But the book does not stop at just Braun works. His furniture work from the 60’s for Vitsoe is also well explored and documented…” - Selectism
“Drawing on photographs taken throughout the past decade, this volume records Slimane’s early years in the fashion industry, before, during and after his tenures at Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior. It was during this decade that Slimane brought to men’s fashion an androgynous, rock verve that influenced couture worldwide. This selection of 175 color photographs lays bare Slimane’s inspirations for this look…” - JRP Ringier (publisher)
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