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We found another tape from this series of psychedelic designs of 1970s-era tape boxes. One of a series of designs made by Capitol Records for reel-to-reel home recording. This one features symbols for celestial bodies with the sun in the center!

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Capitol Promotional Material

Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Donald Sutherland as President Snow, Jena Malone as Johanna Mason

Film: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1 (2014)

Costumes by Kurt and Bart

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Coveting Copper

The sensual, reflective alloy is suddenly all the rage.

  

Every once in a while, a material comes into favor that triggers a shift in perspective and renders (nearly) everything else flat. Copper is having that moment now—both in the design world and in the Capitol.

 

A blushing confederate to brass—itself a yellow alloy of copper and zinc that is also having a resurgence in fashion and interiors—copper is the oldest metal to undergo human manipulation. Both noncorrosive and boasting antimicrobial properties, copper makes the ideal cookware. And it’s completely and eternally recyclable, without any loss of its properties. It’s no wonder that copper is once again being championed outside District 3, where it is a precious resource. Even Caeser Flickerman has a fixation for copper buttons and tie tacks.

 

While the pliable element is typically associated with wires because of its capacity as an electric conductor, the prosaic becomes utterly chic in the hands of established designers such as Tom Dixon—along with a new generation of promising talents such as London’s Neil Conley, New York City’s Patrick Kim and the young Seattle couples behind Ladies & Gentleman and Iacoli & McAllister.

 

The designers’ inspired range of applications make integrating copper into existing interiors effortless. There are storage canisters, all kinds of lamps, coffee tables, chairs, a watering can, tiles and even mirrors.

 

In fact, copper’s warmly seductive tones complement any interior, with a burnished richness that leaves metals such as stainless steel and chrome in the cold. This is why it’s a particularly gorgeous way to thaw an otherwise stark space. Punch up a room with something as easy to replace as cabinet pulls. Or introduce a copper vase or candleholder onto a tabletop. Even a dish heaped with shiny new pennies can do the trick.

— Rose Apodaca and Andy Griffith

 

Credits: Slight Chair by Assembly Design, Hurricane Lamp by Menu, Pendant Light by Plumen, Scamp Marble table by Blu Dot, Coltrane Table Lamp by Delightfull, Maru Hand Mirror by Ladies & Gentleman. (Maru Hand Mirror and other copper pieces available aplusrstore.com).

ways to celebrate nebraska's 150th birthday

eat 150 pieces of corn
print out 150 pictures of tractors and tape them to your wall
pet 150 cows
read something by willa cather
eat 150 steaks
paint your house red
greet people with “go big red” instead of hello
eat 150 runzas
memorize the county numbers of all 93 counties
snort 150 kool-aid packets
draw a picture of the golden sower (make sure it’s actually the one on the top of the capitol)
design your own (better) license plate

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AUGUSTUS BRAUN, THE 67TH VICTOR

What a whirlwind this past week has been! Seemingly in an effort to raise spirits around the Capitol’s war efforts, CapitolTV has been releasing long-sequestered Victory Tour posters from the CMI archives. Following the release of striking images of the resilient Porter Millicent Trip (victor of the 38th Games) and the beloved Mags Flanagan (victor of the historic 11th Games), today we’re blessed with a staggering poster set featuring the stalwart Augustus Braun from District 1.

Augustus Braun, aka “The Cavalier Career”, stands amongst stark Capitol architecture in these 67th Victory Tour posters. His white ensemble is bright and optimistic; a knowing aesthetic decision in direct contrast to the unkempt persona he cultivated during his Games. Braun stands proud, both of his success in the arena and of his nation, secure in his legacy as Panem’s Favorite Son. The Capitol duly sung his praises as he toured the districts, bringing with him a message of prosperity and reconciliation to the people.

It’s an honor to showcase your Victory Tour posters, Augustus. May it remind our readers of a happier era in this great country, and serve to inspire those that seek to make a difference during these trying times.

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