Japan's beautiful manhole covers get a book and iPad app
by Maggie York-Worth
"Drainspotting" puts Remo Camerota's popular blog of Japanese manholes into a square-shaped book of amazing construction and bizarre imagery. As the title suggests, Drainspotting requires an eye for the odd bursts of color along city streets...
City Guides Spotlight: Chicago
A dose of art, music, fresh cuisine and more in America's "Second City"
by CH Editors
Sponsored content: It's time to dismiss the "Second City" nomenclature, as Chicago takes the backseat to nobody. As a haven of early modern architecture in the US, with towering historic structures lining the Loop over looking the Chicago River...
by Josh Rubin
Did you notice the fantastical treatment to the images in the new nopattern.com.
Documenting the Japanese everyman in an illustrated planner
by James Thorne
Part weekly planner, part conceptual documentary, "Salaryman Project" from Bruno Quinquet merges the practical with the artistic. Quinquet's architectural eye for composition pairs with his subjects, a hard-working mass of faceless, suited men that...
John Knuth's Fly Paintings
We speak with the LA-based artist about his unique technique on utilizing common houseflies
by Jonah Samson
To create the paintings for his "Master Plan" series (on show now at Chicago's Andrew Rafacz Gallery), LA-based artist John Knuth feeds a mixture of sugar and watercolor paint to hundreds of thousands of common houseflies. As the flies eat, they...
The Future of Architecture Since 1889
A unique history from the perspective of forward-thinking architects
by James Thorne
A new history by Jean-Louis Cohen reveals the progression of building through the lens of architects looking toward the future. Tracking the social changes that caused architects to anticipate the demands of urban living that were to come, Cohen...
by Lost At E Minor
If we had a third thumb, we'd give Kumi Yamashita three thumbs up. The Japanese artist creates stunning visual effects with lighting and simple forms, like letters of the alphabet, children's blocks and shoeprints. Yamashita finds the rare...
Yoskay Yamamoto’s House of Daydreamers
The Japanese artist's delightful new show focuses on the central theme of home
by CH Contributor
by Eva Glettner Yoskay Yamamoto’s new exhibition “House of Daydreamers”—on show now at LA's Giant Robot—is a stunning collection of art created solely in the last six months. The prolific artist's show includes paintings, sculptures and a gallery...
Three nations exemplify a "Common Ground" at the Biennale Architettura 2012 in Venice
by Paolo Ferrarini
"Common Ground"—the theme this year for Venice's Biennale Architettura 2012—covers all exhibition spaces from Giardini to Arsenale, as well as the vast range of venues spread out all over town. Fitting into this larger concept while presenting...
The Art Lover's Guide to Japanese Museums
The first English language guide of its kind to be published in 30 years
by David Graver
Across 176 full-color pages, author and historian Sophie Richard delivers comprehensive insight on over 50 art museums and galleries throughout Japan in her first book "The Art Lover's Guide to Japanese Museums." Filled with practical knowledge...
Tokyo Graphic Passport 2014
A traveling exhibition of Japanese artistry and design
by David Graver
Housed across three galleries—two in DUMBO, Brooklyn and one in Manhattan's Lower East Side—bilingual Japanese arts publication +81 presents "Tokyo Graphic Passport," a traveling exhibition of Japanese posters and more from many famed makers and...