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Observer: Pinning Down Pinterest

Rick Poynor explores why Pinterest—despite early criticism—has found its place in design as a respected archive of visual finds.

Observer: Critical Omissions

The term “critical design” has been gaining currency in design circles for several years, and in 2007, it went public in the titles of three imaginative exhibitions. Two of these shows, in the U.K. and Belgium, dealt with three-dimensional design. …