Meet the Vogels, Dorothy and Herb. I’m late to the game in screening this heartening documentary about the famed art collectors who amassed one of the most important collections on two modest salaries–that of a librarian and postal worker. More accurately, they lived off of Dorthy’s salary as a librarian and Herb’s salary went solely [...]
February 20th, 2013 by Maxine
June 28th, 2012 by Maxine
Resident hero, Maira Kalman, collaborated with Michael Pollan to publish a new edition of his book, Food Rules.
Here, Kalman speaks about her experience illustrating the book:
May 26th, 2012 by Maxine
A brief (six minute) history of John Baldessari, as narrated by Tom Waits. To all the minimalists out there, here’s a man who burned all his possessions. Enjoy!
August 29th, 2011 by Maxine
Alyce Santoro gives the phrase “wearable art” new meaning–how about wearable music? Sonic Fabric–created by Alyce––is a textile made from audio cassette tape. For a fascinating story of origin, involving sailing and Tibetan flags, click here. Once woven, the tape can still be “played.”
June 18th, 2011 by Maxine
This goes under the category of Daytrip and Inspiration. If you’re anywhere near New York City over the weekend, check out the Sonia Delaunay show at the Cooper Hewitt Museum (ends this weekend) and the Maira Kalman show at the Jewish Museum (through July).
From the Cooper-Hewitt’s website:
September 24th, 2010 by Maxine
The Cultural Landscape Foundation launched an oral history project covering–so far–three pioneers of American Landscape Design. Click here to learn about James Van Sweden and his design philosophy.
January 21st, 2010 by Maxine
Thanks to designer Lena Corwin for links to designers/shops donating to Haiti relief. Please let us know if you hear of additional shops/companies that are putting proceeds to this effort.
February 26th, 2009 by Maxine
It’s the little things–like radiators. Karim Rashid can get excited and incensed about poor radiator design, and we’re grateful. It doesn’t hurt to push your agenda while wearing a uniform of all white or pink clothing for 10+ years. The New York Times ran a great interview on this design star on February 19. You [...]
June 10th, 2008 by Maxine
January 11th, 2008 by Maxine
If I had to guess your 2008 resolutions, I’d bet they include, among others: Do Something Good for the World.Here are a few design-related inspirations, while you’re figuring out just how, specifically, you want to do that. If you’re reading this blog, then you understand what design can do–physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Below: a few [...]