DAYTRIP: THE ELASTIC MIND

Design and the Elastic Mind, MOMA  [Susana Soares]   February 24- May 12, 2008  From MOMA: The exhibition will highlight examples of successful translation of disruptive innovation, examples based on ongoing research, as well as reflections on the future responsibilities of design. Of particular interest will be the exploration of the relationship between design and science […]

MATTER: Cardboard II

In case you were looking for a “flat-pack cubby house,” here it is.  From the folks at Super Colossal: it’s cheap, easy to construct, and–best of all–you can draw all over it with crayons.  Click on this PDF for a template, to make your own.  [photo, courtesy of Super Colossal] 

MATTER: Wood Blocks

We love wood blocks and were pleased to learn that we’re in good company. Last Sunday, Designer Tucker Viemeister came out with his affection for wood blocks, in the New York Times. Viemeister is partial to Friedrich Froebel’s blocks (which Frank Lloyd Wright cut his teeth on, as well). [ photo credit: Patrick Andrade]   Writer Lawrence Weschler swears […]

SOUND, Part I

    Listening and reading are different. To start, most of us are steeped (and even drowning) in the written word–the daily news, our bills, e-mail correspondence, work memos, proposals, reports, you name it.  But sound can stop us in our tracks, even when we’re most determined to keep trucking. Almost always, it either carries us […]

SENSE: ORAL HISTORY/ARCHITECTURE, SOUND Part II

  Here is an exciting project combining oral history with architecture: some of the great Chicago architects talk about their work. Go ahead and click on the excerpt from Gertrude Lemp Kerbis’s interview–her first impression of Taliesen East.