Like everyone else with a Netflix subscription, we’ve been bingeing on Narcos. And while watching crazy Pablo Escobar pile up and bury money in Colombia is great entertainment, we got pretty curious about where that money was ultimately coming from. In 1979, with one in ten adults using drugs on a regular basis, the American consumer was on fire, pumping an estimated $420 Million per week into Pablo’s pockets. With almost everyone using, needing to distinguish oneself from the next person blowing snow became a status move and the paraphernalia market boomed. Here, we look at some of the advertising from the coke era between 1976 and 1981. Times, they have changed.
North America’s only premium, handcrafted firewood company.
The price of The Volcano House, a two bedroom, two bathroom architectural masterpiece that sits atop a 150-foot cinder cone on 60 acres in the Mojave Desert in California.
Walking in LA is bullshit. As really the only form of exercise I ever got in New York, I thought I would carry the trend on over to the West Coast when I moved out earlier this year. While I still hoof it from place to place in my neighborhood, this city makes you feel uncomfortable doing it. First, there’s the fact that there’s nowhere worth walking to. It just seems that all the best places to go, you need to be driving or be driven. No bodegas either. Secondly, you can’t jaywalk, which is dumb. Let me cross the road when I feel like I can safely enough do it. And finally, this thing where you have to push a button to get a walk signal? Fuck you. Let me jaywalk or automatically turn it on. The unnecessary stress of having to remember to hit that button really ruins a peaceful activity. Great weather though.
Alfredo Adán recently made the task of pushing the walk button a little more enjoyable by turning the act into a fist bump. Good work from him on that.
The price of the The Pilot House, a historically significant residence designed and built in 1948 by A. Quincy Jones, Whitney R. Smith and Edgardo Contini in Mt. Washington, Los Angeles. Created as an example of how well-designed homes could be built on steep hillside lots, the 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is the perfect opportunity to curate your personal brand on a new architected level. It’s even got a bridge and what looks to be an outdoor lizard cage. Leisure life at its finest.
Up until last month, there were only 14 types of pentagons that could cover a surface with no gaps or overlaps. Now there are 15. Interior designers and mathematicians are ecstatic.
Big ups to our buddies The Principals for their work on DELQA, an experiential installation involving the music of Mathew Dear and whole lot of touching. Experience it through this Sunday at the New Museum’s New Inc. Space in NYC.
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30 top-notch graphic designers contribute a new expansion pack to Cards Against Humanity with all profits going to the Chicago Design Museum. The set, which is inspired by George Carlin’s “The Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television,” features illustrated work from Milton Glaser, Susan Kare, Paula Scher, Cody Hudson, Jessica Hische, Jason Polan, and more.