No piece of furniture has more aptly paved the way to connubial bliss than the love seat. And though they’re positively built for wooing, take heed, inconstant lovers: Romantic misdeeds are bound to land you sleeping on one.
Household exercise machines are typically a dismal affair: bulky treadmills and unsightly elliptical machines relegated to back bedrooms or the garage. Which is why the rather handsome Water Rower comes as such a surprise, easily leaving those long, black erg machines beloved by college crew teams in its wake.
As more and more of the design press moves to the web, I'd like to take a moment to remind you blog-hungry architecture fiends that some of the best writing on design still happens in those hidebound old dinosaurs: newspapers.
Documentarians Elizabeth Federic and Laura Harrison's 2008 video about Ant Farm, the merry band of architects, video artists, nomads and pranksters of the late 60s and early 70s, shows at San Francisco MoMA.
While the rest of my Design Miami/Art Basel cohorts were traipsing around in a sea of expensive gear, white pants, and more stilettos than you can shake a Jean Prouvé side chair at, I managed to escape the fray for a stroll around Miami Beach. To my utter delight I happened upon Eutopia Books, an antiquarian bookseller that specializes in art, architecture, and design books.
On Friday of last week I attended the Re:Vision Dallas design charrette, one that hopes to remake a blighted city block of downtown Dallas into a haven of sustainable design and a catalyst for urban revitalization.
Though the Campana brothers carried the day at Design Miami, and Art Basel housed more Jean Dubuffet than you’d care to buy, or sell, the graphic designer holding court on Miami Beach this past weekend was the Dutch master Wim Crouwel.