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* Design: Design Observer: Bumbos, Swirlys and a Chinese Birdcage: A Snapshot of Marbles – Accidental Mysteries by John Foster

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 10 June 2012

Design: Design Observer: Bumbos, Swirlys and a Chinese Birdcage: A Snapshot of Marbles – Accidental Mysteries by John Foster: “..Last month, I was at a local flea market in Illinois when I spotted two elderly men sharing a magnifying glass, both peering intently at something one man held between two fingers. Both were dressed in well-worn bib overalls, their heads side-by-side, almost touching. They spoke quietly, like schoolboys studying a science specimen. I feigned interest in their table of goods in order to better observe them, curious as to the object of their gaze. I noticed that in one man’s lap was a small case, opened to reveal a neatly organized array of marbles. The mystery was solved..”  Another of John Fosters adventures into the interstices of design and art..lost your marbles, have you?

See our other posts on Accidental Mysteries by John Foster:

Image: Standing Jester Sulphide Marble, price realized $2,160, Accidental Mysteries, John Foster, Design Observer, Morphy Auction House; article:  Accidental Mysteries, John Foster, Design Observer

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