- Mike Perry knows how to fill a page--and beginning this week, he's filling a 2,800-square-foot exhibition space at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Inspired by The Pop Up Flea by ACL in New York, this Minneapolis event is a gathering of like-minded designers, artisans and brands—all true symbols of the heartland. They offer high-grade menswear, accessories and collectibles for sale direct to the public during the market. Celebrated with live music, food and spirits, support American made brands at the NorthernGRADE fair.
We are, without a doubt, big fans of Mike Perry. The Brooklyn-based illustrator and designer's online shop is well-worth getting lost in, clicking around through books, zines, patterned Eames rockers, and, of course, prints. This Red Brick screenprint is one of a limited edition of 50, signed by Mike himself, and just plain awesome.
- Illustrator Mike Perry has long been a favorite at Dwell (just take a glance at his long list of contributions to the magazine).
Join Dwell for a weekend centered all around modern design from food to prefab to crafts to products to architecture. Curated by Dwell editors and attended by scores of design-seekers, Dwell on Design is the West Coast's largest design event. Don't miss an exciting weekend of seminars, discussions, 200+ exhibitors, special guests, and more.
To kick things off, Bill McDonough, author of Cradle to Cradle, will be presenting a keynote address on Friday, June 24th, from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Among the many topics the accomplished architect will discuss are how new ways of thinking can can create a future that's "more good" rather than "less bad."
Featured presentations hosted by Dwell's editors span the spectrum of landscape design, sustainability, interviews on what it's like to live in an Airstream, how-to printmaking, and a screening of lesser-known films from the Eames archive. For a complete list of the many panel discussions, please click through to dod.dwell.com. Panelists include architect Eric Owen Moss, Cass Calder Smith, Architizer co-founder Marc Kushner, and Ed Begley Jr. On June 25th, join our friends at Architecture for Humanity for a special Pecha Kucha discussion on the theme of Regeneration.
One of the most popular events surrounding Dwell on Design are our self-guided tours of modern homes all across Los Angeles. Catch six homes on the Westside Home Tour on June 18th, and six more homes on the Eastside Home Tour on June 25th.
As any Dwell reader can attest, we can't get enough of modern design for living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and backyards. Click here for an overview of the different exhibits on the show floor.
There are plenty more goings-on at Dwell on Design! Visit dod.dwell.com for more details. Hope to see you there!
Click here to see highlights from Dwell on Design 2010!
With every component of the American House 08 coming out of Massie’s high-tech microfactory in Pontiac, Michigan, the architect proved that prefabrication can give the designer total control of his work. That is, until Perry’s cast of characters got a hold of it at least.
For an article on the future of playground design, appearing in the December/January 2009 "Future" issue, artists Mike Perry and Jim Stoten not only collaborated on the illustration that accompanies the piece—they filmed themselves creating it.
Making its U.S. premiere, The Lives of Energy is a new feature-length montage film by Rick Prelinger, archivist, writer, and founder of the world famous Prelinger Archives. The film is compiled from fast-paced sequences of archive material creating a striking new story about the importance of energy in our lives today (2010, video, 70 minutes). A Q&A with the director follows the screening.