Object of the day

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I first read about the Cooper-Hewitt’s Object of the Day blog in the New York Times. The concept is terrific: every day, the blog features a different object from the museum’s design collection along with a few words to contextualize it.

So, for example, a hand-embroidered colonial family register offers an opportunity to recount a family legend, while a sketch of Grand Central Station reminds us of what it was intended to represent — “a new era of prosperity and progress.”

Alas, I’ve been unable to find the write-up on the iconic Timor Calendar featured in the header…

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