Weekend 298.0 (Anniversary Edition)

Rubik’s Cube joins a list of pop culture icons celebrating significant anniversaries in 2014. The list already includes; Playmobil, 1964/65 New York World’s Fair, MST3K, Ford Mustang, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and the Nintendo Game Boy.

(1) Rubik’s Cube Proves It’s Hip to be Square: Fortieth Anniversary of Toy Celebrated with Art Exhibition (WSJ)

(1a) Classic design plastic: Playmobil comes of age (The Guardian)

(2) The Rise of the ‘Shelfie’: Instagram’s Next Craze (WSJ)

“The trend for creating assemblages extends further than Instagram…Thanks, in part, to the heritage movement and our collective obsession with the past and the authentic, anything legitimately old, scarred, patinated, obsolete, handcrafted or organic has held particular allure.”

(2a) The Stuff of Life by Hilary Robertson

(3) The Swedish Cottage in Central Park

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