FEATURED THIS WEEK : DEBBIE MILLMAN
On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Brenda Danilowitz, Chief Curator at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, and Philip Tiongson, a principal at Potion, about Josef Alber's book Interaction of Color. To mark the 50th anniversary of this groundbreaking book, Yale University is realeasing an iPad app of the book.
OBSERVATORY : ALEXANDRA LANGE
To assemble the "Masterpieces of Everyday New York" which currently fill the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons, curators Margot Bouman and Radhika Subramaniam asked their colleagues to select objects that brought their city to life. As I wandered through, I thought about what I might add to the collection (deli flowers, laminated workplace ID cards, all the variations on "Curb Your Dog" placards). It is a wonderfully elastic concept for both course and exhibition, one I can see applied to places smaller and larger as a "Masterpieces of Everyday _____" roadshow.
PLACES : MAX HIRSH
"In the past 20 years Hong Kong has shed its roots as a colonial trading hub and emerged as a global financial center, a transition enabled by massive investments in infrastructure and land reclamation. The most dramatic of these endeavors comprised the construction of the International Airport on an artificial island off the coast of Lantau." So writes Max Hirsh, who describes the busy new airport and its diverse surroundings, from a giant new pop-concert arena to an ancient fishing village.
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OBSERVATORY : MARK LAMSTER
It's been hovering around 100 degrees all week up in New York, a muggy, close heat-wave that has just about everyone thinking about an escape from the concrete jungle to the beach, and a cool dip in the sea. It's tempting to daydream: what would be the ideal beach house?
OBSERVATORY : JOHN FOSTER
Street photography has always held a special interest for me. I like it because I know it takes a special kind of photographer to be able to put a stranger at ease for a photograph, and that has never been more true than today. With the advent of security cameras and issues regarding privacy, people today are definitely hesitant when it comes to a stranger taking their picture.
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CHANGE OBSERVER: PROJECT ARCHIVE
Report on One World Futbol produced by Hope Is a Game-Changer.
PLACES ARCHIVE: WINTER 1995
A tour of Splendid China, the "world's largest miniature scenic spot.