(Bloomberg Businessweek) — Plastic was the cultural palette of the 1960s: Designers as diverse as Charles and Ray Eames, Verner Panton, and Joe Colombo used it to create classic pieces of furniture that are still being made (and copied) today. Dorothee Becker, an untrained designer and wife of lighting guru Ingo Maurer, invented one of the unlikeliest icons of the era—a wall organizer made from a single piece of molded plastic. With 23 pockets of different shapes and sizes, plus metal hooks and clips, it remained a bestseller from 1969 until it was discontinued in 1974, when the material fell out of favor during the oil crisis. Swiss company Vitra reissued it in 2002 as the Uten.Silo ($525), but it’s more pertinent than ever in 2020, thanks to new work-from-home realities.

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• The Woud Input organizer, made of solid, untreated oak, has eight movable boxes you can arrange,

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  • Hobby Lobby is once again in hot water in response to a now-viral tweet that allegedly shows a display of decorative letters at one of the company’s locations that reads “USA Vote Trump.” 
  • The boycott is one of several efforts made against the company in the past decade, in response to its controversial stances on everything from reproductive rights to coronavirus safety policies. 
  • “I’m not a fan of Hobby Lobby. I would never shop there,” Kari Brekke, the author of the viral tweet, told Business Insider.”I’m a Democrat. I hate the company.”
  • Some Twitter users pointed out that another customer may have arranged the letters rather than an employee.
  • Hobby Lobby did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request to comment. 
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Shoppers are once again calling for a boycott of Hobby Lobby, the arts-and-crafts company that’s no stranger to controversy. 

The growing #BoycottHobbyLobby

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