Harvard Design Magazine # 43 – Shelf Life
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#43 of Harvard Design – titled Shelf Life – is ‘an investigation of contents, containers and systems of storage that organize our world’. Already in the editorial letter the oozing wound of contemporary capitalism is being poked into: ‚How does all this stuff mask or overcompensate for economic and ecological bankruptcy?‘ (Touché, I’d say, if I were Capitalism.) You might not find answers in this magazine, but rather marvelous reports and descriptions of different systems of storage, like an essay on the history of the pre-ikea bookshelf, the huge storage facilities of Ricola and Walmart as well as a great conversational interview on food-preservation in Soviet Russia.
And it looks so great you’ll want to store it in your Billy-shelf forever…
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