Bringing Back a Forgotten Material
We’re all familiar with iconic furniture pieces made of fiberglass that were brought to market in the midcentury era—most notably...
The Map as Art
A map is most often understood as a directional devise to help you navigate from Point A to Point B. Author Katherine Harmon has...
Google Maps Vacation
Even though fuel is cheap, in the current economy some of us may feel like we have to forgo vacations to conserve cash.
The Forgotten History of America's Most Creative College
A comprehensive new exhibit sheds light on the diverse body of work that came out of a short-lived but mythic liberal arts...
At Ground Zero Bedrock, the 9/11 Museum Prepares for Visitors
The architects and exhibition designers behind the National September 11 Memorial Museum offer a behind-the-scenes look before it...
The Rewilding | A Mapped Essay in Paint & Poetry
This stunning meditative field guide on California was created specifically for Of the Wolves by artist + poet + wildlife...
Preview: Jon Wilson, Food Map Design
The urban-rural gap is quickly shrinking and interest in local, organic food is continuously increasing.
Standing Room Only: The Vignelli Subway Map
This Tuesday, we hopped a train for Brooklyn Heights.
A Forgotten Insurance Building Finds New Life as a Humming High School
Following a sensitive renovation at the hands of DSH // architecture, the Larchmont Charter High School in Los Angeles settles...
Eames Demetrios Maps a "Parallel Universe" Through 3D Storytelling
The Eames scion and "geographer-at-large" traverses the globe on behalf of Kcymaerxthaere, a network of markers and monuments...
Longtime American Manufacturer Gets Literal with a Metal Map of the United States
A family-owned metal screen fabricator in Portland, Oregon, proudly displays its bona fides in a graphic map.
A Cartography Exhibition Uncovers Fascinating Maps About the Bay Area
At SPUR, a new exhibition entitled Urban Cartography surveys map making in the digital age.
Hometown Hero
Dow Chemical put Midland on the map, but architect and local scion Alden B. Dow made it the most modern town in Michigan.
Leah Evans Textiles
Leah Evans is in the business of quilt-making.
Bright Modern Laundry Room We'd Actually Like to Spend Time In
Often, we cleanse our duds in a wasteland of half-forgotten detergent bottles and dryer-sheet-detritus.
Alden B. Dow: The Mastermind of Midwestern Modernism
The Alden B Dow Home & Studio in Central Michigan showcases the extraordinary vision, imagination, and craftsmanship of the...
World’s Fair Pavilion: Restoring the Tent of Tomorrow
Matthew Silva’s documentary on New York's World's Fair Pavilion is focused on getting a forgotten modernist structure restored.
10 Prefab Garage Solutions For Auto Enthusiasts
No longer just a container for your car, washer/dryer, and forgotten belongings, the garage can be transformed into a functional,...
Friday Finds 7.23.2010
As usual, we end the week with a mixed bag of Internetly delights, from crowd-sourced portraiture to eerie galleries of forlorn...