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September 5, 2014 at 7:38pm
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Claire + Erica are my style icons (no, really, I mean it you two!) Their indie-designer site is my favorite destination for acquiring amazing fashion by up-and-comers, and C+E’s knack for storytelling make Of A Kind emails must-reads that are often forwarded. —Jen
5 Perfect Picks1) Plate 22, Sheet 7, Ancient Courses Mississippi River Meander Belt | a 20x200 Vintage EditionCan you believe this colorful amazingness (a 20x200 Vintage Edition) was created for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? I think it’s the weirdest-looking map I’ve ever seen—in a good way, obviously. —Erica2) Searching | by Helena WurzelHelena Wurzel’s sense of color and shape is super spot-on. Something about her work feels very textile-ish to me, perhaps because they have a certain flatness to them. Searching is a scene that looks so happy to me—sitting on the floor flipping through magazines and cutting things out is something I used to spend entire days doing when I was a teenager. I should start doing it again! —Claire 3) Every Outdoor Basketball Court in Manhattan | by Jenny OdellI actually gifted this to my brother for his first grown-up Manhattan apartment—I like that it has a story that he can easily convey to anyone who sees it. And, of course, I love it’s mosaic-like look . —Erica4) 50 People in Central Park | by Jason PolanI adore everything about Jason Polan—his artwork, his instagram feed, his entire sensibility, really. I picked this particular drawing because my own daily running habit began in central park so this scene is very familiar (and dear) to me. —Claire 5) Nonsensical Infographic No 1. | by Chad HagenThis is one of the first prints I ever purchased from 20x200. It’s beautiful and also has a sense of humor, which are the two things I really like in a piece of artwork. It’s lived in 4 different apartments with me. —Claire 
5 Q’s + 5 A’s1) What’s your favorite museum?Cooper-Hewitt—we’re so excited for it to reopen in December.2) Favorite color?A quick glance at the current products on our site would seem to suggest that blue is what dominates around here.3) Coveted coffee table book?Olympic City Project4) Do you prefer a single statement piece or a salon wall? Single statement piece.4) If you could be reincarnated as another artist, who would you want to be? My Grandma Shirley! Her work perfectly reflected her outlook in life—cheery, colorful, and just a little bit askew. —Claire
Claire + Erica’s Passion: Of A KindOf a Kind sells the pieces and tells the stories of emerging designers. We aim to support and promote on-the-rise creatives who get us excited by giving you access to their unique products and stories. We hope to offer something special and rare to others like us: People who want to know the story behind everything, people who are the first to hear about the next big artist/designer/musician/chef, people who shop as much for the experience as they do for the product.

happy to be on this list!

jenbekmanprojects:


Claire + Erica are my style icons (no, really, I mean it you two!) Their indie-designer site is my favorite destination for acquiring amazing fashion by up-and-comers, and C+E’s knack for storytelling make Of A Kind emails must-reads that are often forwarded. Jen


5 Perfect Picks

1) Plate 22, Sheet 7, Ancient Courses Mississippi River Meander Belt | a 20x200 Vintage Edition
Can you believe this colorful amazingness (a 20x200 Vintage Edition) was created for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? I think it’s the weirdest-looking map I’ve ever seen—in a good way, obviously. —Erica

2) Searching | by Helena Wurzel
Helena Wurzel’s sense of color and shape is super spot-on. Something about her work feels very textile-ish to me, perhaps because they have a certain flatness to them. Searching is a scene that looks so happy to me—sitting on the floor flipping through magazines and cutting things out is something I used to spend entire days doing when I was a teenager. I should start doing it again! —Claire

3) Every Outdoor Basketball Court in Manhattan | by Jenny Odell
I actually gifted this to my brother for his first grown-up Manhattan apartment—I like that it has a story that he can easily convey to anyone who sees it. And, of course, I love it’s mosaic-like look . —Erica

4) 50 People in Central Park | by Jason Polan
I adore everything about Jason Polan—his artwork, his instagram feed, his entire sensibility, really. I picked this particular drawing because my own daily running habit began in central park so this scene is very familiar (and dear) to me. —Claire

5) Nonsensical Infographic No 1. | by Chad Hagen
This is one of the first prints I ever purchased from 20x200. It’s beautiful and also has a sense of humor, which are the two things I really like in a piece of artwork. It’s lived in 4 different apartments with me.Claire

5 Q’s + 5 A’s

1) What’s your favorite museum?
Cooper-Hewitt—we’re so excited for it to reopen in December.

2) Favorite color?
A quick glance at the current products on our site would seem to suggest that blue is what dominates around here.

3) Coveted coffee table book?
Olympic City Project

4) Do you prefer a single statement piece or a salon wall?
Single statement piece.

4) If you could be reincarnated as another artist, who would you want to be?
My Grandma Shirley! Her work perfectly reflected her outlook in life—cheery, colorful, and just a little bit askew. —Claire


Claire + Erica’s Passion: Of A Kind
Of a Kind sells the pieces and tells the stories of emerging designers. We aim to support and promote on-the-rise creatives who get us excited by giving you access to their unique products and stories. We hope to offer something special and rare to others like us: People who want to know the story behind everything, people who are the first to hear about the next big artist/designer/musician/chef, people who shop as much for the experience as they do for the product.

happy to be on this list!

August 27, 2014 at 8:01pm
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"Tags: points not plotted, blots, oops, surface tension." Submitted by asfaltics.
From p. 587 of Journal of the American Chemical Society, v. 39 (1917). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

theartofgooglebooks:

"Tags: points not plotted, blots, oops, surface tension." Submitted by asfaltics.

From p. 587 of Journal of the American Chemical Society, v. 39 (1917). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

August 25, 2014 at 1:32pm
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thejogging:

Che Guevara Smoking an E-Cig, 2014
Digital Image
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Che Guevara Smoking an E-Cig, 2014

Digital Image

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SOL LEWITT
Straight Lines in Four Directions & All Their Possible Combinations, 1973

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SOL LEWITT

Straight Lines in Four Directions & All Their Possible Combinations, 1973

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August 24, 2014 at 3:35pm
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August 18, 2014 at 2:21pm
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pizzzatime:

augutsyglitched town on google maps

have a stroll in this area

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August 15, 2014 at 7:21pm
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SubmissionFriday:
Internet Drawing GameJenny Odell1. Make a drawing, take a screenshot, and drag it into the Google Image search bar.2. Take the first image that the Google Image search brings up (“visually similar images”), and draw it.3. Take a screenshot, and drag it into the Google Image search bar.4. Repeat ad infinitum.

ヽ(´▽`)ノ

sfmoma:

SubmissionFriday:

Internet Drawing Game
Jenny Odell

1. Make a drawing, take a screenshot, and drag it into the Google Image search bar.
2. Take the first image that the Google Image search brings up (“visually similar images”), and draw it.
3. Take a screenshot, and drag it into the Google Image search bar.
4. Repeat ad infinitum.

ヽ(´▽`)ノ

August 10, 2014 at 5:40pm
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Game #2: Abstractions for Google

Make an abstract something and drag it into the Google Image search bar. The first result completes the piece.

August 9, 2014 at 6:06pm
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Internet Drawing Game

1. Make a drawing, take a screenshot, and drag it into the Google Image search bar.
2. Take the first image that the Google Image search brings up (“visually similar images”), and draw it.
3. Take a screenshot, and drag it into the Google Image search bar.
4. Repeat ad infinitum.

August 3, 2014 at 1:59pm
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Allan Wexler.
Coffee Seeks Its Own Level. 1990. If one person alone lifts his cup, coffee overflows the other three cups. All four people need to coordinate their actions and lift simultaneously. Inspired by the principle “water seeks its own level”. I had been working on a series of projects using basic scientific principles learned in high school as a means to explore architectural issues.    

jpegheaven:

Allan Wexler.

Coffee Seeks Its Own Level. 1990. If one person alone lifts his cup, coffee overflows the other three cups. All four people need to coordinate their actions and lift simultaneously. Inspired by the principle “water seeks its own level”. I had been working on a series of projects using basic scientific principles learned in high school as a means to explore architectural issues.    

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