"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
_ William Morris
, 19th century craftsman, designer, writer

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Collecting: Stamps

I'm not a stamp collector, but I fell in love with this series while standing in a very long line at the post office over the holidays and had to have them.

Featuring twelve images of nifty products from the Pioneers of American Industrial Design, the back of each stamp provides a brief bio of each designer.

It is a celebration of both style and substance. Everyday items for the home that are beautiful, practical and useful.

The packaging reads, "The work of these designers transformed homes and offices across the country and helped shaped the look of everyday life in the 20th century." 
I wish all industrial designers would be as thoughtful. Doesn't it take just as much effort to produce an ugly appliance as a beautiful one?

I wonder what products will someday define this century?

One thing's for sure, these stamps are almost too cool to use. Maybe I am a philatelist after all! 

To view these "forever" stamps as well as similar micro-mini postal works of art, check out the online Postal Store.

1 comment :

  1. Ooh ... I love these and had no idea they existed. Will be asking for a sheet the next time I'm at the post office. Way better than those "Forever Bells" they're always passing off on me! Here's to blogs and stamps that do it in style! xoxo, Lori


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