Thursday, June 30, 2016

Architecture: The Obama Library

The firm select to design the Presidential Library for Barak Obama is the husband and wife team of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.

 The Work of TWBT

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Home Decor in an Age of Uncertainty

The article below considers the question why Ikea is useful and continues to be a popular choice for home furnishing.

Guarian Article: The Real Reason You Still Shop at Ikea...

Public Lecture by Design Historian - Alison Clarke

Dr. Alison J. Clarke is Professor of Design History and Theory, at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and Director of the Papanek Foundation. She holds a Masters in Design History from the Royal College of Art and Victoria and Albert Museum, and a doctorate in social anthropology from University College London. She is the author of Design Anthropology: Object Culture in the 21st Century and appears as a design expert for the BBC television series Home and The Genius of Design. She is currently completing a monograph for MIT Press on Victor Papanek and design activism.

Designer for the Real World? A Public Lecture by Alison J Clarke from MICA Social Design on Vimeo.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Fashion Rebels: Innovating and Changing the Industry

Alessandro Michele of Gucci and Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga and Vetements are making  clothes that capture the zeitgeist.

NYTimes Magazine Article

Guardian Article

NYTimes Article: Vetements Brings its Brand of Disruption to Couture

Sunday, June 05, 2016

In Tribute to a Cultural Icon - Muhammad Ali

Today America lost the Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century Muhammad Ali.