March 31, 2011

Product Appreciation: Folle 26 Stapler

I recently had the pleasure of using the Folle 26 stapler and I can't say enough good things about it! It's a nice weight, the brushed metal feels nice, and it's the most reliable stapler I've ever met. One day I'd like to have one on my desk but the $74 price tag makes it an aspirational stapler...sigh... maybe one day.

It's also part of the MoMA's collection.

January 26, 2011

Artists as Scientists

While reading Rachel Cohen's book, A Chance Meeting, I learned that the composer, John Cage, was also an expert on mushrooms. In the late 1950s, he won an Italian game show with his knowledge of mushrooms and people would recognize him on the street as "The Mushroom Man."

Speaking of famous artists with scientific passions, a theory Nabokov had on butterflies has been proven! This article is quite heartfelt.

January 8, 2011

Product Appreciation: Plant Mister

I don't love the idea of houseplants but I do love the idea of using a plant mister. I'm not sure that I've ever seen one being used in real life but I know I've most certainly seen them in movies. The scenes are usually in lavish homes with greenhouses full of rare plants and a white-gloved butler is misting away. Get one here.

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