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Five things to do today - 26 January

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Cardboard shoes - Zaha's a boy - Benjamin Button's house - cocaine design - Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

Cardboard shoes
Check out the flyer for 'Don't Stop Object Shopping: The Cardboard Shoe Show' and exhibition by Mike Leavitt to run at New York's Fuse Gallery in March and April.

Zaha's a boy
A nice shot of the new tap from Zaha Hadid on the Home Tone blog is let down by the author stating Hadid is a man and an 'ingenious'.

Benjamin Button's house
Celebrate The Curious Case of Benjamin Button's multiple Oscar nominations - the film, which stars amateur architect Brad Pitt, helped renovate this fine old house in New Orleans.

Cocaine design
Watch this amusing animated feature at DeTnk ask the big questions in graphic design: 'Is it a cocaine-fuelled ego trip industry about to crash and burn? Are we actually talented or are we just bad at doing everything else? And what in fact is a good design?'

Saucier + Perrotte Architectes
See images of the swish Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada, by Montreal practice Saucier + Perrotte Architectes. 'Riding the controversial line between public and private space, this research institute attempts to subvert the usual hard thresholds established by private enterprise in the public realm,' says ArchDaily.

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