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Rob Walker
The Art of Redaction
Rob Walker
Object in the News: The Face Privatizer
05.02.14

Tabloid-press subject Vanessa Stiviano makes fascinating (mis)use of a sun visor as media-age privatizer.

Alexandra Lange
Not Afraid of Noise: Mexico City Stories
Rob Walker
A Security Camera Worth Looking At
02.19.14

A thoughtful take on what security cameras should look like, and why.

Alexandra Lange
Premature Demolition
Alexandra Lange
Where We Work
Rob Walker
Staring Back at Security Cameras
Alexandra Lange
Beyond Gorgeous
04.24.13

Is prettiness a distraction? Yes, when it comes to taking Alexander Girard seriously.

Alexandra Lange
Why Bernadette Fox Is Scary
Alexandra Lange
Having Fun at the Museum
10.08.12

Blocks, rocket ships, playgrounds and balls: the hidden meaning of playthings at the Museum of Modern Art.

Alexandra Lange
Let’s Talk About Women in Architecture
09.27.12

A panel on Women in Design, and questions about whether such panels should exist.

Alexandra Lange
The Shape of Lunch
06.29.12

"Lunch Hour NYC," a new exhibition at the New York Public Library, defines the midday meal as an urban invention.

Rick Poynor
On Display: Museum of Broken Relationships
03.29.12

The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb is a public space consecrated to a universal experience of sadness and loss.

Alexandra Lange
Downton Abbey: Fell In Love With a House
02.17.12

Downton Abbey, for all its melodrama and dropped teacups, is really the story of falling in love with a house.

John Foster
A New American Picture: Doug Rickard and Street Photography in the Age of Google
01.01.12

When Google launched Street View in 2007, it was just the ticket for photographer Doug Rickard.

Alexandra Lange
TWA: Still Kicking
Alexandra Lange
The Only Thing There’s Just Too Little Of
Alexandra Lange
Simple Pleasures
08.10.10

In all these new parks, I feel like I am searching for atmosphere, a designed quality above and beyond the ordinary spaces for children, and I am not finding it.

Alexandra Lange
The Personality of Parks
07.02.10

Until Pier 6 at 
Brooklyn Bridge Park opened, my only experience of parks as a parent had been of neighborhood parks
Alexandra Lange
(Women and) Children First
10.05.09

Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park is one more way New York City is attempting to be child-friendly.


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