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buzzAScreen shots of the documentary Objectified (2009) by Gary Hustwit.  1. An archive of sketchbooks lovingly labeled and dated along the spines. This is the current image on my phone lock screen right now.  2. A Buzz Aldrin toy that I wish said this. | All images by Flower via iPhone.

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 Objectified is on Netflix Instant and has been for years. It is something that I revisit and play as background noise when I am working

I treat it as a semi-constant thing that is one increment from a tangible DVD on my shelf.

When I saw Image #1, I walked directly over to the TV. I was attracted to the handwriting labeling each book spine. I don’t actually want to see the contents of each item. I only want to imagine them. The imagining part is more intriguing and exciting to me. I also love the idea of a person viewing an image of a humanistic bookshelf on a monitor.

Years ago, I got my designer friend a very inexpensive book for his birthday. It had the look of an ordinary paperback but the pages were all blank. In the the card, I wrote:

Fill this up with your ideas and drawings and years later when you revisit it, it will be the best thing you’ve ever read.

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