- Robert Woodruff's 44-year Menaboni Christmas Card Collection
I recently met one of the original members of the
You can also read Russell’s history of Woodruff’s Menaboni Christmas card collection at this link.
The newest exhibit in the Pop Culture Gallery at the World of
- Dr. Strangelove - the scene where they shoot the vending machine to get the change
- The Gods Must Be Crazy- Coke bottle from the sky
- Independence Day - Scene where they tries to shoot the Coke can with the shield up
Thanks to everyone who tested their skills on our
When I travel, I always note and quite often stop to photograph old Coke signs or vending equipment I run across. As I was leaving Mt. Rainier National Park while on vacation recently, I saw a great Coke sign to add to the collection. I could not help but notice the iron statutes all over the yard as I got out of the car to take the photograph. It turns out I had stumbled across Ex-Nihilo, the outdoor sculpture park for Recycled Spirits of Iron by artist Dan Klennert. I enjoyed the artwork and would have loved to have stayed longer, but after a day of hiking the mountain, it was time to move on. If your travels ever take you to Washington State, take a side trip down State Road 706 to enjoy the art, and, as Dan says, "Welcome into my imagination, please wipe your feet."
One of the more interesting things I did while I was in London a few weeks ago was film an interview with Bianca, who is a blogger on parenting, art and design. You can read her blog here. While we had scheduled the interview beforehand, I had never met her and I did not expect to see her show up dressed to match the 50s advertising posters we had on display at the Design Museum! She was great and we had fun filming the segment and I hope you enjoy the video and scenes from the Design in Perfect Harmony event we did that night. You can also read a blog I write for the
In 1977, The
The artwork the brothers Hildebrandt created for