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Before he was president Andrew Johnson’s wife Eliza (17th), taught him how to write. Grace Goodhue Coolidge (30th) was a teacher for the deaf and gave speeches entirely in sign language. Rutherford B. Hayes’ wife was known as “Lemonade Lucy” (19th), because she didn’t serve liquor at White House parties. Happy President/First Lady’s Day!

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Butler, Preston, photographer. Most mornings, John Quincy Adams (6th) would swim the Potomac naked. Roosevelt’s (26th) six kids would roller-skate the halls of the White House and sled down the stairs on cookie trays. And Andrew Jackson’s (7th) pet parrot had to be taken away from his funeral because it was swearing. Happy President’s Day!

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Had our picture made @HitchedEvent by Smilebooth. Pinky out, and a fist. This actually embodies well the Launderette way – refined and mannered, but you don’t wanna step ta this.

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Thanksgiving is good, other than eating bird, it’s a holiday up for interpretation. Come up with your own new tradition this year. • Write a list of things you’re thankful for • Bicycle or hike • Have a dance-off • Bocce ball • Rake Leaves • Design a bird call • Plant something (add trout) […]

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by Terunobu Fujimori V&A Museum, London Pigeon House via Design Squish Mixed Materials via Reference Library Aluminum Birdhouse by dgoers Cantilever Birdhouse by dgoers also by dgoers dgoers birdhouses were created for the Myrtle Avenue Bird Town Project: Speaking of birds, are you following us on Twitter? @dlaunderette

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An ingenious shoot-through-bottom bag, the Cloak diverts unwanted attention from yourself and equipment. Hand pockets and flaps offer access to all buttons and controls, so you can always be prepared and discreet at the same time. Say what you will, this is the only bag we’ve seen that you can take pictures from inside of.

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Skate and Snowboard (and music, and art…) photographer Ari Marcopoulos, teamed up with Incase to design this handsome wonder. Sleek and functional, he’s come up with one of the most practical, wearable bags we’ve come across. We love the quick access pocket, and the grayscale on the inner side. We also love his Leica. This […]

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From baroque extravagance to simple elegance, here are but a few of the most beautiful libraries around the world. Austrian National Library, Vienna, Austria Trinity College Library, AKA, The Long Room, Dublin, Ireland George Peabody Library, Baltimore, Maryland Strahov Monastery, Prague, Czech Republic Rennie Mackintosh Library, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland Real Gabinete Portugues De […]

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Now here’s a way to get in touch with your inner Jane Goodall, yet still have your own private hot tub deck overlooking the jungle-clad shores of Lake Tanganyika. Greystoke Mahale and Elewana resorts take glamping seriously. Since there are no roads within 62 miles of Greystoke Mahale, you’ll have to take a plane. Once […]

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Let’s celebrate the hexagon. 16th Century Polish mathematician, Jan Brożek, theorized that bees make hexagonal honeycombs because the shape offered the greatest amount of honey storing surface area. Whatever the theory, we know that bees are dang smart and the six-sided shape is quite beautiful. Wallpaper by Hicks Hexagon by Cole & Son Hex Table […]

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