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John Thackara
Food As A Commons
05.13.14

People go hungry not because of a shortage of production, but because the food available is too expensive, or they lack the land to grow it on. In California, the prototype of a combined social, political and technical solution has been launched which promises to unlock the food system crisis.

Alexandra Lange
Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer, Freelancer
Alexandra Lange
A World of Paste and Paper
08.30.13

Today's obsession with digital renderings sparked two exhibitions that suggest a handmade, but far from quaint, corrective.

Rick Poynor
David Maisel and the Apocalyptic Sublime
Observed
Change of State
05.03.13

"Change of State" — a site specific projection on the facade of the New Museum during Ideas City Festival, Saturday, May 4th, 2013.

Alexandra Lange
Portlandia + Timelessness
04.03.13

No better place to consider what looks timeless now than downtown Portland.

Observed
Flickr Collection of the Week: Signs of Pittsburgh
03.08.13

Bright cursive hope and rust-covered despair, sigils of titans and corner store shingles, the quick and the decaying done for, encomiums to vanished glory and the name of an immortal beer-and-a-shot bar.

Alexandra Lange
Patterns of Houston
02.17.13

How do you critique the urbanism of Houston? Look for patterns.

Rob Walker
What Are You Looking At?
Rob Walker
13 Striking Landscape Fictions
01.02.13

Thirteen “landscape fictions,” photographs of the natural world — made distinctly unnatural.

Alexandra Lange
Hiking the Museum
Rob Walker
Observational Instruments, Observed
06.27.12

Peeping at the Venue project's delightful gear, and Google's Seussian Trekker

Alexandra Lange
The Well-Tempered Environment
Alexandra Lange
Decorating Brutalism: The Interiors of Kevin Roche
11.22.11

How do you decorate a brutalist building? For architect Kevin Roche, the answer was brown, mirrors, and trees.

Alexandra Lange
Lessons from the High Line
10.31.11

How can the High Line become a new paradigm, and not a dead end?

Barbara Flanagan
The Dissing of Summer Lawns
08.01.11

How one Californian was forced (and inspired) to exchange sod for low-water plants.

Alexandra Lange
Jane Austen, Landscape Architect
Alexandra Lange
Jane Austen, Architect?
06.22.11

Why is Austen next to Ballard on the Designers & Books lists?

Alexandra Lange
Muddying the Waters
Julie Lasky
DesigNYC, Round 2
02.18.11

Report on second round of pro bono design initiatives fostered by DesigNYC.

Jason Orton
Tinder Boxes
03.16.10


Hal Clifford, and Jason Houston
Stone River: The Passion of Jon Piasecki
11.11.09

Landscape architect Jon Piasecki, talks about nature, the woods, and a recent multi-year stone works project in New York State — Stone River

William Drenttel, and Jon Piasecki
The Stonework of Jon Piasecki
10.20.09

"Stone construction is one of the most enduring traces of human activity. Any effort to quarry, cut and stack it is one that requires a powerful incentive, extensive planning and specialized skill." The Stone River project of Jon Piasecki.

Justin Partyka
The East Anglians
10.06.09

Image from photographer Justin Partyka's series, The East Anglians, about the decline of rural culture in the UK.

Karrie Jacobs
A Thousand Points on Light: Part I
08.19.09

Debate between lighting designer Leni Schwendinger and Dark-Sky advocate Susan Harder about proper illumination of urban, suburban and rural environments.

Jason Orton
Going Coastal
08.07.09

Photo of Holliwell Point, Essex County, England by Jason Orton.


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