Monthly Archives: December 2020

| 7. Lifetime Warranty | Things in the Slow and Steady Wins the Race Time Capsule for 2020

There are 7 days remaining in the tumultuous year of 2020 so we thought we would countdown and share with you some of the items and ideas we would put in our time capsule. For us they straddle the very specific space of the timely with the timeless; sometimes sublimely anachronistic, fundamentally classic, and are reflective of a value system we hold true to.

Our seventh item we are including is the lifetime warranty or a warranty that exists for the ownership of the item. For our duty as designers, we aim to create items that are reliable and that last, opposite of frequent and forced obsolescence. Patagonia has had this policy since its beginning, a policy even more important as we head into 2021.

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From Patagonia

Ironclad Guarantee

We guarantee everything we make. If you are not satisfied with one of our products at the time you receive it, or if one of our products does not perform to your satisfaction, return it to the store you bought it from or to Patagonia for a repair, replacement or refund. Damage due to wear and tear will be repaired at a reasonable charge.

| 8. Spaceship Earth | Things in the Slow and Steady Wins the Race Time Capsule for 2020

There are 8 days remaining in the tumultuous year of 2020 so we thought we would countdown and share with you some of the items and ideas we would put in our time capsule. For us they straddle the very specific space of the timely with the timeless; sometimes sublimely anachronistic, fundamentally classic, and are reflective of a value system we hold true to.

The Biosphere 2 project now looks like reality TV, or maybe a conceptual art happening. Its quixotic extravagance is rather amazing. Best Films of 2020The Guardian

From Matt Wolf :

Spaceship Earth is the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially reimagine a new world.

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Spaceship Earth premiered in the US Documentary Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was released by Neon. It was the first independent film released during the quarantine, with over 250 virtual cinema partners, drive-in movie screenings, and urban projections. The film is being distributed globally through 2020.

Neon Presents
An Impact Partners and a RadicalMedia Production
in association with Stacey Reiss Productions
Produced by Stacey Reiss & Matt Wolf
Edited by David Teague
Score by Owen Pallett – Listen

|9. Tip of the Sphere by Cass McCombs | Things in the Slow and Steady Wins the Race Time Capsule for 2020

There are 9 days remaining in the tumultuous year of 2020 so we thought we would countdown and share with you some of the items and ideas we would put in our time capsule. For us they straddle the very specific space of the timely with the timeless; sometimes sublimely anachronistic, fundamentally classic, and are reflective of a value system we hold true to.

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As if gazing into a time orb in a parallel universe, the recent full-length album, Tip of the Sphere by Cass McCombs, recorded prior to this year, was 365 days ahead of what was to come into our consciousness.

From Anti-Records

Tip of the Sphere recounts what has unfolded in the wake of Mangy Love’s pre-inaugural prophetic themes. It presents an artist trying to make sense of it all through a relentless, ever searching creative process. Throughout Tip of the Sphere, McCombs floats through a suite of songs driven by a journeying mysticism and dark grace. The thematic centerpiece of the album, “Sleeping Volcanoes,” is a rousing, rock and roll number that uses a distinct lyrical approach to intensify the narrative. On the main refrain, a key phrase of the song is repeated continuously and taken through its possible meanings, almost like a jazz musician repeating a musical phrase through key and chord changes. As described by McCombs, “Sleeping Volcanoes” is about “people passing each other on the sidewalk unaware of the emotional volatility they are brushing past, like a sleeping volcano that could erupt at any moment.”

 

| 10. Everything from the past time capsules | Things in the Slow and Steady Wins the Race Time Capsule for 2020

There are 10 days remaining in the tumultuous year of 2020 so we thought we would countdown and share with you some of the items and ideas we would put in our time capsule. For us they straddle the very specific space of the timely with the timeless; sometimes sublimely anachronistic, fundamentally classic, and are reflective of a value system we hold true to.

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From Coca-Cola to all the inventions in the Cooper Hewitt Access+Ability exhibition on inclusive designs, we add these to our time capsule as we close out the decade. From books by Tamara Shopsin and Jason Fulford to all time capsules by past guest contributors, these contributions add to our contemporary culture.