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Humble Masterpieces: 100 Everyday Marvels of Design

Every day we use dozens of small objects, from teabags to paper clips to tweezers. If they work well, the chances are we don’t pay them much attention – but life would be unthinkable without them. Although modest in size and price, these objects are true masterpieces of design.

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See everyday objects in an all-new, extraordinary way!  Every day we use dozens of small objects, from teabags to paper clips to tweezers. If they work well, the chances are we don’t pay them much attention – but life would be unthinkable without them. Although modest in size and price, these objects are true masterpieces of design.  This visual feast portrays one hundred fabulous objects, from bubble wrap to Zippo. Brief, informative descriptions accompany stunning photographs of each object, detailing the little-known history of some of our favourite things.

Did you know:
• That M&Ms were used by soldiers going into battle who needed a quick pick-me-up (hence their durable sugar coating)?
• That the amount of wire used to make Slinkys since 1943 could wrap around the earth 126 times?
• That Salvador Dalí designed the famous daisy pattern on Chupa Chups lollipops?
Paola Antonelli is a curator in the department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and was recently rated as one of the top one hundred most powerful people in the world of art by Art Review.