Friday, September 18, 2009

Chair #261

—Designer unknown

I found this chair on the David Byrne website— yeah, the Talking Heads dude! I couldn't find the designer's name... anyone out there have any info on this chair? It's quite striking with its steeple like chair back. Reminds me of those paper holders you'd see in offices of old films. You know, piles of paper impaled onto a metal stake? Amen for the invention of the stickies.

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We all know what Stickies are, right? A stickie (brand name, Post-it note) is a small piece of stationery with a re-adherable strip of adhesive on the back, designed for temporarily attaching notes to documents and to other surfaces. The short story is that in 1968 a scientist at 3M named Dr. Spencer Silver accidentally developed a low-tack, reusable, pressure sensitive adhesive. Well, nothing actually happend with this invention until five years later when a colleague of his named Art Fry came up with the idea of using the adhesive to anchor his bookmark in his hymnbook. And voilà! The Stickie note was born.

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And did you furthermore know that Stickies have several other meanings?

— A shortened form of Sticky Notes.

— Stickies (software) is a Macintosh application - The name being derived from the above abbreviation.
— Stickies (papermaking) are tacky substances that causes deposits in papermaking, especially in deinking.
— Nickname of the Official Irish Republican Army
— Australian nickname for dessert wines

                                                             —from Wikipedia

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