Ettore Sottsass - A letter to the Designers

1109-83:

Originally published in 80s Style: Designs of the Decade (Albrecht Bangert and Karl Michael Armer; 1990)

Dear designers,

To tell you the truth, I don’t know if this letter is addressed to you, or to ‘Design’ itself (the Spirit that pursues us all), or to myself, in order to clarify my…

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A new law in Delaware has made digital devices and accounts inheritable, the first such measure in the United States, Ars Technica reported. The bill, signed into effect last week, drew a veto request last month from an industry lobbying group called the State Privacy and Security Coalition, which represents technology giants like Facebook, Google, and Yahoo. That letter, dated July 8, argues that the law might violate the privacy of the deceased and could override existing contractual agreements that stipulate accounts cannot be accessed by anyone other than the original user.
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A new law in Delaware has made digital devices and accounts inheritable, the first such measure in the United States, Ars Technica reported. The bill, signed into effect last week, drew a veto request last month from an industry lobbying group called the State Privacy and Security Coalition, which represents technology giants like Facebook, Google, and Yahoo. That letter, dated July 8, argues that the law might violate the privacy of the deceased and could override existing contractual agreements that stipulate accounts cannot be accessed by anyone other than the original user.

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Syrians Honor Jim Foley
Image: Residents of Kafranbel, Syria pay tribute to Jim Foley, the American journalist executed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Via Kafranbel Syrian Revolution on Facebook. Select to embiggen.

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Syrians Honor Jim Foley

Image: Residents of Kafranbel, Syria pay tribute to Jim Foley, the American journalist executed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Via Kafranbel Syrian Revolution on Facebook. Select to embiggen.

1109-83:

— there is only one thing wrong with the neurotic patients: the lack of full and repeated sexual satisfaction.

1109-83:

there is only one thing wrong with the neurotic patients: the lack of full and repeated sexual satisfaction.

Design, which is supposed to be responsible for the man-made environment we all inhabit, seems to be polluting it instead. Its historic and idealistic goal to serve industry and the happy consuming masses at the same time, of conceiving things easier to make and better to live with, has been side-tracked.

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Soviet tourism poster from 1964

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Soviet tourism poster from 1964

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Duet Lux 8G Vibrator from Crave

this is very good

Everything by my side

whispers

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304636404577298132546958436.htmlputthison:

"When I was young there were beatniks. Hippies. Punks. Gangsters. Now you’re a hacktivist. Which I would probably be if I was 20. Shuttin’ down MasterCard. But there’s no look to that lifestyle! Besides just wearing a bad outfit with bad posture. Has WikiLeaks caused a look? No! I’m mad about that. If your kid comes out of the bedroom and says he just shut down the government, it seems to me he should at least have an outfit for that."
- John Waters on the sorry style of today’s rebels  

putthison:

"When I was young there were beatniks. Hippies. Punks. Gangsters. Now you’re a hacktivist. Which I would probably be if I was 20. Shuttin’ down MasterCard. But there’s no look to that lifestyle! Besides just wearing a bad outfit with bad posture. Has WikiLeaks caused a look? No! I’m mad about that. If your kid comes out of the bedroom and says he just shut down the government, it seems to me he should at least have an outfit for that."

- John Waters on the sorry style of today’s rebels  

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great tumblr! more please

great tumblr! more please

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VICE’s new Humongous Fungus Among Us Issue was primarily sponsored by two competing children’s whiskey brands. The other one was Country Recess.

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SPONSORED

VICE’s new Humongous Fungus Among Us Issue was primarily sponsored by two competing children’s whiskey brands. The other one was Country Recess.

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