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GREEN AND YELLOW

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Who says recycling is all drudgery? This bright collection of taxi-yellow chairs lay discarded on the streets of New York City before being rescued, repaired and repainted by the Brooklyn-based architectural firm Bade Stageberg Cox, for a projected entitled Street Seats. Each piece is stamped with the date and location of its rescue–and can be purchased through the firm’s website.

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BAG AND BORROW

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This is a decidedly upscale version of the cheap and ubiquitous New York plastic shopping bag from the Brooklyn studio, Cast of Vices. Hand sewn and hand embossed, it’s also rather unfortunately crafted from “the finest lambskin leather.”

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THE EQUALIZER

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This isn’t the first time the great illustrator Bob Staake has used architecture to symbolize a watershed moment in American politics. His 2008 image for The New Yorker’s post-election issue (below) was one of the most memorable covers of any year.

Fittingly, this week’s cover trades the gravitas of that year’s transcendent moment, for a touch of pitch-perfect whimsy. “I don’t especially like those rainbow colors, but…I had to use them,” he says. Of course–and to such pleasing effect.

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DEPARTURE

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New York City wouldn’t be quite so beguiling were it this orderly, but this stylishly patterned 2010 cover of its folded subway map was a refreshing departure from all those familiar curves.