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Anna is a writer and illustrator who joined us as an editorial intern after studying at Cambridge University and Falmouth university. She wrote for the site between January and March 2013.

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    In the thick of 1980s political dissent, Creative Salvage welded art, furniture, hip-hop and junk metal to change the course of design. Spearheaded by the likes of Tom Dixon and Ron Arad and inspired by a broad mash-up of influences, the anarchic design of Creative Salvage has now become (almost) establishment.

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    Today is an historic day, for today birthday boy David Bowie released his first record in 10 years. The track Where Are We Now? is a haunting elegy to his Berlin days, a melancholy ballad that builds up to something quietly, beautifully epic.

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    Christmas comes but twice a year when the Things stocking has been left to fatten for a few weeks. What an inspiring haul this is! We’ve got school scribbles, golden MJ, failure with aplomb, type anatomy and an innovative letterpress-loving portfolio. It’ll be a thriller…

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    Quite how Americans manage to differentiate between 50 states is beyond me. No doubt it’s helpful to have culturally reductive official insignia to aid memory – lucky then that so many American states’ insignia consist of such wonderful and varied mammals, birds, foods, fossils and insects. For starters there’s the Tarantula Hawk Wasp (New Mexico), the Western Meadowlark (Kansas), the Nine Banded Armadillo (Texas), the Emerald (North Carolina), the Western Wheatgrass (North Dakota) and, of course, the potato (Idaho).

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    From a young age I’ve avoided any bright, loud spectacle involving comedy and audience participation. I fear the all-encompassing bellow, the communal haw-haw that chills me to my cold core as all around me laugh their heads off. Pantomimes, then, aren’t exactly my thing. Backstage photographs of pantomime dames, however, definitely are.

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    The plight of Detroit has been well documented. Over the past 50 years the Motor City’s population and industry have plummeted, revealing the carcasses of its once fine infrastructure. Detroiturbex is a website created to “raise awareness of the social and economic challenges the city of Detroit faces” through a series of photographs of abandoned civic institutions, parks and neighbourhoods. Like photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre’s beautiful paean to the city’s disintegration, The Ruins of Detroit, the images on Detroiturbex hint at the ghosts of the city’s past.

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    With their achingly intricate paper sculptures of hummingbirds, Game Boys and burgers, French graphic design duo Zim & Zou have been showing the rest of us for a while now what can be done with a stanley knife and a steady hand. Eschewing the computer for quality paper (or in the case of their Hermès’ parrot, leather offcuts from the company’s workshops) they make beautiful objects all deserving of magnified close-ups.