Monday, February 9, 2015
In a somewhat similar vein, the company persuaded a cake-mix maker to change an “easy” tear-off tab on its box to one needing 3-lb. pressure. Research had indicated that some housewives feel guilty at using pre-mixed food, and salve their conscious by working harder to open the package.
— Business Week, Aug. 2, 1958, “Packaging With the Stress on Design”
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Inside a hexagonal building in the midst of an alfalfa field 7,000 ft. above sea level, they met twice daily.
— “Adventure at Aspen,” TIME, July 15, 1957
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Cervantes used to say of himself that he should also be admired for what he didn’t write.
— Henri Lefebvre, The Missing Pieces
Friday, February 6, 2015
How curious, a bird in clothes!
Thursday, February 5, 2015
I don’t trust animals that don’t make noise. Fish? That’s fuckin scary.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
It’s a good thing pistachios are good. Otherwise no one would eat them.
— David White
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
It’s making me have bad memories, and I want to have good memories.
— Parker, “American Football,” Radiolab
Monday, February 2, 2015
Another sacrifice, said Stephan Guenther, 46, a flight instructor and software developer in Cologne, Germany, and a Mars One semifinalist, would be the sound of silence. “There will always be some sound in the background, because the life support systems have to run,” he said.
— Natalie Angier, “A One-Way Trip to Mars? Many Would Sign Up,” The New York Times
Sunday, February 1, 2015
— House of Cards
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Oh god bless ‘em. He’s eating his pajamas!
Friday, January 30, 2015
Dear Mr. Paepcke: How very kind of you to refuse to accept my resignation.
— Philip Johnson, May 12, 1959
Thursday, January 29, 2015
When I spoke to Mr. Schniewind Saturday about inviting Giedion to write an introduction he was really disturbed. Schniewind said he would be very frank. Much to my surprise he said Giedion is a “phony”.
— Egbert Jacobson, March 12, 1945
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
I could get you a stool.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Does it already have postage?
— USPS guy
Monday, January 26, 2015
If life is money, how much money is your life?
— Bully in the Hallway, “Life Is Money”
Sunday, January 25, 2015
That’s a nice bird, man!
— Mike Shiner, Birdman
Saturday, January 24, 2015
I can’t wait to be home and put some Vaseline on my thumbs.
— Woman behind me on the plane
Friday, January 23, 2015
— Bobbi, Wild
Thursday, January 22, 2015
He humorously observed that if a manufacturer of corrugated boxes needed design to improve business, then every business needed design.
— Hunter Middleton and Alexander Ebin, Impressions from the Design Conference held at Aspen, Colorado, June 28 through July 1, 1951
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Can you imagine living in those countries?
— Woman on North Mill Street after American Sniper