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A Closer Look: A. Quincy Jones

Elaine Sewell Jones – widow of celebrated architect A. Quincy Jones – spent years cataloguing photos and archives of Jones’s work before sending them to LA’s Hammer Museum. The exclusive exhibition Building for Better Living was held and ended in 2013, but you can see some of the gorgeous photos here:

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Inspire Me Monday: The Home and Works of Max Lamb

Max Lamb takes the idea of furniture as art quite literally. Some of his furniture and decor designs look more like sculptures than serviceable pieces, but each is unique, beautiful, and yes, functional. Recently the New York Times recorded Max Lamb’s home and work life in photos, and we were thrilled to see our own chairs nestled in among his designs.

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Find out more on the New York Times.

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Get into the Earth Day Spirit the 1970s Way!

Earth Day was established in 1970. On April 22nd of that year, people across the country celebrated the Earth and its preservation, and a new perspective was unleashed. Feel the fervor of that first Earth Day with these 1970s-era posters.

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Poster for the first ever Earth Day by cartoonist Walt Kelly, 1970. Photo courtesy of OtegoNY.com.

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Poster for 1971 Earth Day by Paul Jenkins. Photo courtesy of Ro Gallery.

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Poster for the first ever Earth Day by Robert Rauschenberg, 1970. Photo courtesy of the Rauschenberg Foundation.

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Photo courtesy of Washington Magazine.

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Poster for the first ever Earth Day by Robert Leydenfrost, 1970. Photo courtesy of Enviroethics. 

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Photo courtesy of Nelson Earth Day.

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Poster for the first ever Earth Day by Martin Carey, 1970. Photo courtesy of Whole Living.

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Photo courtesy of the US Forest Service.

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Photo courtesy of the US Forest Service.

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