We just got in MoMA’s new book, Modern Swedish Design. At first glance, it doesn’t stand out from other books on Modern Design, but this book definitely deserves another chance. The rarely translated writings of the founding texts that initiated modern design in Sweden, make it a necessary addition to any designer’s collection. This book… Read More
“An explosion of architectural little magazines in the 1960s and 1970s instigated a radical transformation in architectural culture with the architecture of the magazines acting as the site of innovation and debate. Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X – 197X takes stock of seventy little magazines from this period, which were published in… Read More
Beautiful work from Takeshi Miyakawa.
Its really quite odd (and ridiculous) what actually gets press in Architecture, seriously. I am starting to see a trend with the press reporting on these hideous concepts and actual projects going up (or floating) in Dubai. For example, this latest project was posted on Gizmodo, but originally on NPR. I mean, yeah the floating… Read More
The New York Times has a short little interview with the couple behind this new house thats been getting a bit of press lately. For sure this is an interesting concept. But I love when they ask them about what about the comfort for say elderly people. They say, oh after a few months, its… Read More
Holy Micro-Structure Batman! Complex Matters works with, among many disciplines, designers (see Sean Hanna and Assa Ashuach) producing intricate and flexible material lattices. It will be interesting to see the how the relationship evolves between aesthetics and performance with such hyper-specificity.
The Center for Design Studies has purchased and begun restoration of the Gastrotypographicalassemblage â€“ one of the most important artifacts in graphic design history. This masterpiece by Lou Dorfman and Herb Lubalin adorned the walls of CBS until its dismantlement in the 80’s. Read the classic tale of heroes and villains and get involved.