Sunday, May 31, 2015

CBS "Sunday Morning" on May 31, 2015

Charles Osgood in the Low Country of South Carolina. The cover story is by Lee Cowan, on a tale of two cities, Charleston and Savannah. Second, a story on good design. Third, Anthony Mason with Jerry Seinfeld. Fourth, Mo Rocca talks about cleaning windows on skyscrapers. Richard Schlesinger. Jane Pauley. Seth Doane.

Christine Johnson for headlines. Beau Biden died of brain cancer. John Kerry broke his leg and cancelled the remainder of his trip. Rand Paul on the Patriot Act. Martin O'Malley. More rain in parts of Texas. Chicago Blackhawks.
Weather: Thunderstorms from Texas to Montana. Week ahead: stormy in northeast.

Quote from Frank Lloyd Wright: give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.
Link, for example, at

Auldbrass in South Carolina. Joel Silver owns it since 1986; did The Matrix.

Cover story by Lee Cowan. John Duncan, lives on Monterey Square in Savannah. Joe Reilly is mayor of Charleston. Rainbow Row. Piazzas. Charleston has a board of architectural review. Charleston Place. Christian Satielle; "Museum of Art" in Savannah. Creative Preservation. SCARD Museum of Art. 22 Squares in Savannah. Jepson Center for the Arts.

Quote from Ada Louise Huxtable (who died at the age of 91 in 2013) Huxtable said: And we will probably be judged not by the monuments we build but by those we have destroyed.

Frank Lloyd Wright did furniture. Next piece by Richard Schlesinger. Leslie Herzburg on Shaker furniture. New ways to solve old problems. Swivel on back legs of chair. Mother Ann. No dirt in heaven. Shaker built-ins. Shakers invented flat broom. Hang up chairs on pegs. Ian Ingersoll in West Cornwall, CT. To Shakerize is to simplify. There are a handful of Shakers living in Maine.

Next: mousetrap.

Osgood on Eric Lloyd Wright to introduce Susan Spencer doing a story on animal traps. Picture of first patent on a mousetrap. Wikipedia notes: The classic spring-loaded mousetrap was first patented by William C. Hooker of Abingdon, Illinois, who received US patent 528671 for his design in 1894. Note US 1085970 from 1914. CBS showed a picture of the US Patent Office and included pages of the following issued patents: A.W. Ager, US 641,356, G. Mutz, 1,214,860
1,317,220, Snider, 1,792,774, 3,992,803 USPTO still gives patents on mousetraps. Picture of the "iron cat."

Jane Pauley on architecture of banks. Iron Hall. Panic of 1893. Bowery Savings built a skyscraper. A castle in the clouds. Transparent bank building for Manufacturers Trust, now a place for "Joe Fresh."

Seth Doane on sand castles in Japan. Sue LaGrew. Bach, Einstein. Jill Harris. Secret is compaction. Beach sand is not useful. City of Tatorri Japan. Museum of sand. Ephemeral aspect. Make it and enjoy. Fleeting beauty is by design. The Sand Museum first opened by the Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori, Japan in 2006

Luke Burbank on design. Watch, sports car? Something that makes our lives easier. Yves Behar: industrial designer.
Hughes Project. A pair of five dollar eyeglasses. Grylamide. Cheap durable computer. $100 laptop. Rwandan money.
Dean Still. Aprovecho. Wood burned as clean as natural gas. Wood smoke is a hazard, like smoking cigarettes. $ million people per year die from inhaling wood smoke. 1 in 5 people live without electricity.
The Firefly, cooks and provides light. Design that truly makes a difference.

Quote: Less is more.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Less is a bore.
Robert Charles Venturi, Jr.

Mo Rocca on window washing in skyscrapers. Andy Horton. Jesus Rosario.

Whistling tea kettles by Susan Spencer. Michael Graves in Princeton, NJ. Strom worked on tea kettle. Alberto Alessi commissioned the project. Conic shape. Red spout. Blue handle. Trademark little bird.

Comedians in cars, interview by Anthony Mason of Jerry Seinfeld (preceded by mention of Frank Lloyd Wright's auto). A little bit of support and a little bit of freedom. "Comedians" is now entering its sixth season. Isolate a gene and put it one display. Smoke ring of nothing, that nobody can pin down. Gotham Comedy Club. Bucket list, and turned a b to an f.
In marriage, you've got to listen. Interpretive opinion culture. It's not funny to me; I wrote that for you.
Remain an artist, and not a star. I have not become a giant show biz as--hole. I don't want to be spared the grime.
Every joke is a cool thing that didn't exist in the world before you made it.

Marc Strassman. Highway 17 out of Charleston. Working art gallery. Henrietta Snipe, weaving basket. The Gullah. Lynette Huson. Sea grass.

What's old is new. BandAid. Sarita T. Finney. A great design is simple, intuitive and timeless. Barry Manilow.
Earl Dixon in the year 1920. CBS shows a page of US Patent 1,612,267, filed 29 Dec. 1925 and issued 28 Dec. 1926, titled Surgical Dressing . Bandaids are in 1 in 7 American homes.
New York Times: top 100 inventions of all time.
Wikipedia notes: The Band-Aid was invented in 1920 by Thomas Anderson and Johnson & Johnson employee Earle Dickson for his wife Josephine, who frequently cut and burned herself while cooking.
As to trademarks, wikipedia also notes: Trademark genericization eventually resulted in the "Band-Aid" trademark losing its protective status over the Johnson & Johnson brand, becoming a generic term for all adhesive bandages. The company attempted to avoid this outcome with an advertising campaign, but failed.
Note the appearance of the incorrect year at -- --: Earle Dickson was granted US Patent 1,612,267 for his invention on December 28, 1929. That site also mentions: Thrilled at the personal success of his invention, Earle Dickson brought the concept to his bosses at Johnson and Johnson.
…they were not impressed. Not at first, anyway.

Museum of Modern Art: Collection of 28,000 designs.

Osgood on Bob Schieffer moving on. This is his final Sunday on Face the Nation.

Moment of nature. Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.


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