“USM and Felix Burrichter proudly present “Collecting Architecture,” an exhibition of literary selections by Barry Bergdoll, Daniel Libeskind, Martino Gamper, Charles Renfro, SITU Studio, Carmen Spera, Solid Objectives, and Didier Faustino — on view at the USM showroom from May 17 through May 21, 2010.”

SITU STUDIO’s selection: McMaster-Carr catalog.

The 3,856-page, bright-yellow McMaster catalog is the book that is always around in our office, letting us pore through “over 480,000 products”, supplies, and materials to discover that very specific and essential part that, without fail, arrives in the mail the following day.