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Everything / Connects

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You should check out this article my good friend Kristen wrote for Herman Miller: Mother of Invention How a hacked Eames Shell Chair, the world’s first mousepad, and a one-off keyboard console set the stage for the personal computer revolution Here's the hacked Eames chair.
Source: Ars Technica
And this is the first mouse.  I saw it in person, here

Weekend / Stuff

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Sori Yanagi
Jens Risom
1961 - Playboy(s)

Mexico / Walls

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Luis Barragan built some great walls in Mexico. 
Luis Barragan 
Barragan paid for his own walls at Casa Luis Barragan.
Juan O'Gorman
Mathais Goeritz
Mathais Goeritz and Ricardo Legorreta
The Mexican government, through a program led by Diego Rivera, paid American-born artist Isamu Noguchi to build this wall in Mexico City. The mural deals with greedy capitalists and fascism. It was done in the early 1930's and is unfortunately relevant again.

Weekend / Stuff

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This is where I usually post the mid-century stuff I picked up over the week. Instead, we're dealing with some civil rights issues that should have been laid to rest in the mid-century.On January 21, over 5 Million people all around the world marched with this vision: We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.San Diego had a strong showing, with tens of thousands of people meeting at the Civic Center, seen here around the fountain by Malcolm Leland. The San Diego Civic Theater (1965) by Llloyd Ruocco is in the background.Women's March - San Diego Photo: Instagram user killemallwithkindness
Librarians are even pissed!  That's a Leland relief up there. 
Photo: Instagram user beblissbound
Hundreds of thousand marched in Los Angeles.  The Los Angeles DWP by AC Martin can be seen in the distance.
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Barragan / San Cristobal

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I'm trying to catch up on photos from my trip to Mexico City in November. Here's Cuadra San Cristobal (1966) by Luis Barragan














 The stables



View from the stable house
I didn't see any horses on my visit, so here's a 1976 photo by Rene Burri