katharine hearts books

a school chum and i headed over to the library today to peruse the design literature. i can spend several hours flipping through the books just in that one row…design, crafts, food, weather vanes…it’s all there!

here are some things of interest that snagged my eye (it was my favourite eye, too):

Clipper CS-1 cockpit workstation (that would be one way to keep the cats from chewing the cords)

Bill Lishman’s rocker (the one i saw was all chrome and looked much swankier…if you explore the rest of the site, you’ll see some other neat modern furniture)

both of those designs were in Design in Canada.

Glasgow School of Art library (quicktime movie link) designed by C.R. Mackintosh.

Steelcase Q (bringing futuristic bumper cars to the workplace)

i also flipped through The Greatest Album Covers of All Time…umm…if by “greatest” you mean “here are some album covers that exist” and by “all time” you mean “1950-2003.” meh. you’re better off spending your time looking at bad album covers. through that site, i also found old Archie comic book covers. Jughead is alternately snobbish and frightening in the early days.

my head is swirling from the design overload.

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