June 16, 2014

Can someone with a talent for baking try their hand at making a Memphis-style birthday cake? Asking for a friend.

Can someone with a talent for baking try their hand at making a Memphis-style birthday cake? Asking for a friend.

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June 15, 2014

Photograph by Carroll Taveras, modeled after what I would argue is the best painting in the Louvre: Raphael’s portrait of Baldassare Castiglione.

Photograph by Carroll Taveras, modeled after what I would argue is the best painting in the Louvre: Raphael’s portrait of Baldassare Castiglione.

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June 13, 2014

Enamored with the work of Australian graphic designer Emily Gillis. From the top: Masini & Chern store, Gillis’s own business cards, Rita’s Cafeteria branding.

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June 10, 2014

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing over what actual purpose 3-D printing serves for the casual consumer. Here now, one application: Afilla pendant lights by Alessandro Zambelli for .exnovo which marries 3-D printed nylon shades with a Swiss-pine structure. Everyone loves a pendant light, amirite?
(And not that it’s the end product, but I’ve seen lots of 3-D prototyping used for modeling by designers from RBW to Aldo Bakker.)

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing over what actual purpose 3-D printing serves for the casual consumer. Here now, one application: Afilla pendant lights by Alessandro Zambelli for .exnovo which marries 3-D printed nylon shades with a Swiss-pine structure. Everyone loves a pendant light, amirite?

(And not that it’s the end product, but I’ve seen lots of 3-D prototyping used for modeling by designers from RBW to Aldo Bakker.)

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June 9, 2014

Florida, at a glance.

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June 5, 2014

Things I Liked About 2013 That I Never Posted

1. Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. I’ve been waiting ten years for this book, and it did not disappoint. I have never been sadder about reading, though, because the more I did the sooner it would be over. Nothing I’ve read since compares in scope, and Tartt’s patented blend of extraordinarily-detailed-reality-meets-fancy gets me every time. 

2. The Britney Spears “Everytime” dance scene in Spring Breakers. I laughed through this whole movie. Then I snorted with disbelief and glee at bikinied-girls wearing sweatpants and balaclavas cavorting around while a cornrowed James Franco began warbling a Britney ballad. Fun. In. The. Sun.

3. Majical Cloudz show at Glasslands. I’ll be the first to admit I kind of prefer dad rock… Or, operatic indie showmanship. This guy is Canadian and dresses like a hardcore kid but oh my God he could sing at the Met. 

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June 4, 2014

For the Allianz headquarters in Switzerland, architect Wiel Arets fritted the glass facade with with an abstracted pattern of Onyx marble. The interior of the entire curtain wall is hung with aluminum-coated silver curtains which adjust to shade throughout the day via a computer-controlled algorithm.
[Photo © Jan Bitter via DZN magazine]

For the Allianz headquarters in Switzerland, architect Wiel Arets fritted the glass facade with with an abstracted pattern of Onyx marble. The interior of the entire curtain wall is hung with aluminum-coated silver curtains which adjust to shade throughout the day via a computer-controlled algorithm.

[Photo © Jan Bitter via DZN magazine]

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Outtake from a story I wrote after traveling to Helsinki for 48 hours this February. The black-and-white portrait is of 82-year-old Yrjö Kukkapuro, taken by his wife shortly after their marriage. She blushed when she pointed it out to me on the bookshelf of her studio.

Catch the whole thing in Dwell’s June 2014 issue.

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June 3, 2014

Discuss: Decorating with Lenin. As seen in a London flat (left) and a loft in Tribeca (right). #notlinen

Discuss: Decorating with Lenin. As seen in a London flat (left) and a loft in Tribeca (right). #notlinen

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June 2, 2014

Pineapples: so hot right now. (Clockwise from topHawaii colorblock plant hanger by Cold Picnic at Steven Alan; Goth Hospitality mug by Helen Levi, Pineapple wallpaper by Rifle Paper Co. for Hygge & West.

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January 17, 2014

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Brothers Khodi and Reza Feiz at Reza’s studio, Phase Design, for Dwell’s February 2014 issue

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Sometimes, you  happen upon a photographer whose portraiture you really love, and then you figure out she’s shot your friends, and then you realize your other friend is her agency rep, and then you discover she’s just been hired to shoot (again) for a story you edited for your magazine.

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December 16, 2013

Holiday gift guide inspired by modern artists from Sheila Hicks (top) to Dan Flavin. 

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December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela memorial covers from around the globe [via NYMag]

Nelson Mandela memorial covers from around the globe [via NYMag]

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December 2, 2013

Memphis group member and industrial designer Nathalie du Pasquier is still working today; check out some of her paintings from 2012.

Memphis group member and industrial designer Nathalie du Pasquier is still working today; check out some of her paintings from 2012.

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