CH25: Alex Kalman
On the surface, Alex Kalman might seem like an unlikely candidate for the CH25 list of those designing the future. Mmuseumm, the Lilliputian “modern natural history museum” that he co-founded in 2012—with exhibits like potato-chip bags from around...
On the surface, Alex Kalman seems an unlikely candidate for the CH25 list of those designing the future. Mmuseumm, the Lilliputian “modern natural history museum” that he cofounded in 2012—with exhibits like potato-chip bags from around the world and...
Microcars at the Jesada Technik Museum
While traveling through Thailand, we discovered the Jesada Technik Museum in a small town outside of Bangkok. Home to over 500 vehicles including double-decker buses, airplanes, helicopters and scooters, the museum's most unique attraction is the...
The New Whitney Museum's "America is Hard to See"
Two years ago, we ventured over to 99 Gansevoort Street in NYC to tour the construction site of famed architect Renzo Piano's new Whitney Museum of American Art building. Today, the 28,000 ton concrete, glass and steel building stands complete—and...
HangarBicocca is one of the most interesting contemporary art spaces in Milan. Pirelli is the sponsor of all the exhibits and guarantees free access to the venue, thanks to a dedicated foundation. Many of the installations in this huge post-industrial...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Vale Designer Kenji Ekuan Kenji Ekuan, the award-winning designer behind Japan’s bullet train and the ubiquitous Kikkoman soy sauce bottle has died at the age of 85. According to the New York Times, his iconic bottle design has been used by Kikkoman...
Lyon's New Musée Des Confluences
Where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet in Lyon is the location of the historic French city's urban development project, which has been transforming the former industrial wasteland into spaces for residences, offices, shopping and leisure since the...
Sandwichbikes + Van Gogh Museum
Though it was first conceived as a curious concept by Dutch design agency Bleijh nearly a decade ago, our initial introduction to the Sandwichbike came in 2013 during Milan Design Week. Shipped flat-packed, the predominately wood frame design is...
Cool Hunting Video: Neon Museum
There are few distractions in Las Vegas outside the glaring light of the gambling halls, but one of the best also preserves the city's light-filled legacy: the Neon Museum. This eclectic "neon boneyard" celebrates artifacts of Las Vegas' native...
Maira Kalman Selects at the Cooper Hewitt
After a $91 million, three-year renovation, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is finally reopening its doors to the public today, 12 December 2014. Inside the former Fifth Avenue mansion of Andrew Carnegie, where the museum is housed...
MoMA Design Competition Floor Lamp
Anyone can jump on the Mid-Century bandwagon and put a credenza in the sitting room, but true connoisseurs have a sharper eye. A prime piece for the latter is Gilbert Watrous' MoMA Design Competition Heifetz Floor Lamp. The enduringly stylish, sleek...
Le Comptoir General, Paris
by Meghan Sebold For any travel enthusiast, the best venue to visit is often one that requires processing time to absorb the scene—a place that makes you wonder, "What on earth is going on here?" Le Comptoir General (LCG) in Paris’s 10th arrondissement...
Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
As part of Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary celebration, the adorably cute character will be celebrated in numerous ways, including a birthday party, Hello Kitty Con and her first-ever museum retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum...
Cool Hunting Video: Dabl's Bead Museum
There's no short supply of eclectic public art in Detroit, MI, but none quite match the magnitude and message of MBAD's African Bead Museum, more commonly known as Dabl's Bead Museum—named for visionary founder and artist Olayami Dabls. Large-scale...
Word of Mouth: St. Pauli, Hamburg
With Berlin as an alluring, ever-active capital city, other destinations in Germany are often an after-thought. But that shouldn't be the case, as each region offers different insight, different experiences and an opportunity to further explore the...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Tuchus Acceptance Last week Vogue caught onto the (not exactly new) butt phenomenon and declared we are currently living in the "official era of the big booty." Yet between all the Photoshopping, implants and photos of Kim Kardashian's enviable...
REMIX Summit NYC: Sree Sreenivasan of The Met
The worlds of technology, culture and entrepreneurship have never been more connected. Success in any of the aforementioned disciplines requires not just a significant knowledge but a reverence for a diverse range of topics that were once thought...
The Seafoam Palace, Museum of Curiosity
The Seafoam Palace is part restoration project and part creative endeavor. The interdisciplinary project is currently spearheaded by a group of artists, writers, filmmakers, sociologists, engineers, historians and more (including Burning Man co-founder...
Summer Dreams at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Having served as an archivist at Rotterdam's Het Nieuwe Instituut, for the past two decades, Alfred Marks is making a curatorial debut with "Summer Dreams," an exhibition inspired by the way the Dutch spent their leisure time in the last century...
Art Everywhere US
There's no questioning Times Square's cultural relevancy. While it's currently mostly full of big box chain stores, gimmicky restaurants and ticket hustlers, the fact remains that it's one of the most iconic public spaces in the world. Now—to the...
ZoomArt is a portable, miniature telescope that magnifies objects up to six times in size for ultra visibility. Whether you're scoping out precious gems on Florence's Ponte Vecchio, the finer details of a Hieronymus Bosch painting or just out to see...
Darkness & Light: Contemporary Nordic Photography
by Laura Feinstein Nordic countries aren’t known for their mild climates. Whether it’s the near-mythic winter darkness of the Scandinavian “polar night," or the periods of 24-hour light that characterize the Midnight Sun, this is a region of stark...
Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined
Over this past month, London's distinguished Royal Academy of Arts (RA) witnessed large-scale preparations for one of their most highly anticipated shows, "Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined." The RA's traditional, Beaux-Arts style gallery rooms...
Word of Mouth: Amsterdam
Much like the city's compact urban landscape, Amsterdam's creative history is also densely formed, and even a quick visit to the Dutch capital can be extremely inspiring. Interestingly, you often hear Dutch people say they strive to act "normal"—yet...