LIT: NEW YORK ART BOOK FAIR

The New York Art Book Fair is this weekend, and book lovers will not be disappointed, especially those interested in challenging just what a book is. You’ll find zines, pop-up books, and book-sculpture among the booths. Printed Matter, Inc. presents THE NY ART BOOK FAIR September 30–October 2, 2011 Preview: Thursday, Sept. 29, 6–9 p.m. […]

GAULTIER: A UTOPIANIST

Ever thought a can of cat food might make a beautiful silver cuff, as-in-bracelet? Me neither! But Jean-Paul Gaultier did. He cut off both ends, dipped it in silver, and called it jewelry. Susan Orlean’s New Yorker profile on Jean-Paul Gaultier reveals that the designer has great powers to recast the ordinary. By definition, he […]

JOHN HANCOCK: SIGN HERE

I really enjoyed Geoff Dyer’s article on the ego of philography, in the New York Times. How many of us have waited in lines to meet our favorite authors, domestic divas, or design inspirations–meekly passing a book from our hands to theirs, hoping for a special message? I have! Whose autographs have you collected? [Marilyn […]

INSPIRATION: KNOLL

Yesterday, Knoll was awarded a much-deserved Cooper-Hewitt Design Award from Michelle Obama. Check out this slideshow from New York Magazine, to see Knoll’s oldest and newest looks. What’s your favorite Knoll design?