A sign of the times: this baby thinks a magazine is a broken iPad.
A sign of the times: this baby thinks a magazine is a broken iPad.
Working in collaboration with the architecture firm OpenOffice, a sensitive master plan was devised for the museum building and its exterior setting. Today, Dia:Beacon has nearly 240,000 square feet of gallery space.
Working in collaboration with the architecture firm OpenOffice, a sensitive master plan was devised for the museum building and its exterior setting. Today, Dia:Beacon has nearly 240,000 square feet of gallery space.
A Nelson Ball Clock and subway sign decorate one hallway.
A Nelson Ball Clock and subway sign decorate one hallway.
Joining an august panel that includes Michael Bierut of Pentagram, landscape architect Thomas Balsley, FASLA, Susan Chin, FAIA, of Design Trust for Public Space, will be landscape architect Claire Fellman, ASLA, of Snøhetta, the firm behind the design for the Times Square reconstruction, to be completed in 2015. The talk, Reimagining New York City's Terra Firma, will focus squarely on the city's changing landscape, and possibility in the built environment. (AIA CEU)
Joining an august panel that includes Michael Bierut of Pentagram, landscape architect Thomas Balsley, FASLA, Susan Chin, FAIA, of Design Trust for Public Space, will be landscape architect Claire Fellman, ASLA, of Snøhetta, the firm behind the design for the Times Square reconstruction, to be completed in 2015. The talk, Reimagining New York City's Terra Firma, will focus squarely on the city's changing landscape, and possibility in the built environment. (AIA CEU)
Photograph courtesy the Beijing Times.
Photograph courtesy the Beijing Times.
Book jackets by Alvin Lustig and a vintage subway sign hang over a custom bed by Jeff Jenkins Design + Development.
Book jackets by Alvin Lustig and a vintage subway sign hang over a custom bed by Jeff Jenkins Design + Development.
The entire bathroom is based on a grid, informed by Brigham’s background in graphic design. The 4” redwood slats form the base measurement; the height of the sink, the bath, and all other features are built in multiples of four. Each piece was designed to either project from or recess back into the wall, continuing seamlessly into the next fixture. Everything from the medicine cabinet to the planters floats off the ground, opening the space.
The entire bathroom is based on a grid, informed by Brigham’s background in graphic design. The 4” redwood slats form the base measurement; the height of the sink, the bath, and all other features are built in multiples of four. Each piece was designed to either project from or recess back into the wall, continuing seamlessly into the next fixture. Everything from the medicine cabinet to the planters floats off the ground, opening the space.
A vintage "Leaded Pennant Gas" sign in the Suttles and Shah residence.
A vintage "Leaded Pennant Gas" sign in the Suttles and Shah residence.
Street signs provide an exterior siding. Read more about  this sustainable approach to repurposing materials here.
Street signs provide an exterior siding. Read more about this sustainable approach to repurposing materials here.
The signs hail from all corners of the United States, like Bronco's Restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska.
The signs hail from all corners of the United States, like Bronco's Restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska.
Bob Gervais, "Times Square Preacher."
Bob Gervais, "Times Square Preacher."
And the book! Guaranteed good times inside!
And the book! Guaranteed good times inside!
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Located just a short distance north of New York City, Beacon offers a welcome change of pace—greenery replaces concrete sidewalks and a Bohemian flare permeates the town. With a total population of just over 15,000, this hamlet has a tight-knit feel, and plenty of room for city-weary visitors to breathe in the Hudson River Valley air.
Located just a short distance north of New York City, Beacon offers a welcome change of pace—greenery replaces concrete sidewalks and a Bohemian flare permeates the town. With a total population of just over 15,000, this hamlet has a tight-knit feel, and plenty of room for city-weary visitors to breathe in the Hudson River Valley air.
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One of Rose's favorite signs belongs to the Indianhead Motel in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. "The colorful headdress on this one—repainted as recently as 2008—is even more stunning in person," he says. "Thanks to help from the local historical society, I was able to trace its origins back to 1958 when a man named Ernest Cote first opened the motel."
One of Rose's favorite signs belongs to the Indianhead Motel in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. "The colorful headdress on this one—repainted as recently as 2008—is even more stunning in person," he says. "Thanks to help from the local historical society, I was able to trace its origins back to 1958 when a man named Ernest Cote first opened the motel."
The artist's iteration of the club for the Whitney Biennial this spring echoes the courtyard's geometry, but defies its austerity with a bohemian interior. The words "break the ice" glow in neon. A table with refreshments is flanked by Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs.
The artist's iteration of the club for the Whitney Biennial this spring echoes the courtyard's geometry, but defies its austerity with a bohemian interior. The words "break the ice" glow in neon. A table with refreshments is flanked by Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs.
Custom exit sign are seen in the office.
Custom exit sign are seen in the office.
Baby Max’s bedroom (in his parents' Los Angeles A. Quincy Jones house) is outfitted with a Gulliver crib and a red PS cabinet, both from Ikea, as well as a Birds in Harmony mobile by Christel Sadde and Katsumi Komagata for the Museum of Modern Art Store. The custom “I brake for unicorns” neon sign is from Let There Be Neon, a shop in New York City.
Baby Max’s bedroom (in his parents' Los Angeles A. Quincy Jones house) is outfitted with a Gulliver crib and a red PS cabinet, both from Ikea, as well as a Birds in Harmony mobile by Christel Sadde and Katsumi Komagata for the Museum of Modern Art Store. The custom “I brake for unicorns” neon sign is from Let There Be Neon, a shop in New York City.
On his website Recapturist, Bill Rose documents signage across the United States. Along with the photographs, he details the history behind the subjects, like the Houston, Texas, coffee shop Dot. "In addition to being a Houston landmark since 1967, Dot Coffee Shop and has the distinction of being the first offering by wildly successful restaurateurs the Pappas Brothers," he writes.
On his website Recapturist, Bill Rose documents signage across the United States. Along with the photographs, he details the history behind the subjects, like the Houston, Texas, coffee shop Dot. "In addition to being a Houston landmark since 1967, Dot Coffee Shop and has the distinction of being the first offering by wildly successful restaurateurs the Pappas Brothers," he writes.
Rettangolo Appoggio basin by Giorgio Silla for Sign, from $1,030

Chunky, geometric slabs make up this stately countertop basin. It comes in a wide range of ceramic and natural stone options, including Grigio Venato (shown).
Rettangolo Appoggio basin by Giorgio Silla for Sign, from $1,030 Chunky, geometric slabs make up this stately countertop basin. It comes in a wide range of ceramic and natural stone options, including Grigio Venato (shown).
Touch of electric accents in the lobby.
Touch of electric accents in the lobby.
"Book signings all weekend long at #dod2014 / courtesy of Skylight Books (booth #1815)."
"Book signings all weekend long at #dod2014 / courtesy of Skylight Books (booth #1815)."
Logo and sign designs for Grand Union supermarkets.
Logo and sign designs for Grand Union supermarkets.
The solid exterior reflects Cadena's concept of a skin, with a strong exterior layer that protects the more delicate, skeletal interior. The hanging bone at the entrance, a piece cast in aluminum, is meant to recall more simple, primitive signage from the past.
The solid exterior reflects Cadena's concept of a skin, with a strong exterior layer that protects the more delicate, skeletal interior. The hanging bone at the entrance, a piece cast in aluminum, is meant to recall more simple, primitive signage from the past.
Graphic signs in the outdoor pavilion contain messages like "Swim," "Play," and "Splash," and their Spanish translations. Photo by Michael Moran.
Graphic signs in the outdoor pavilion contain messages like "Swim," "Play," and "Splash," and their Spanish translations. Photo by Michael Moran.
“Boyle Heights used to be a predominantly Jewish neighborhood,” Debora explains. “These street signs hold that heritage as well as the memories of people who live there today, including the gangs that plague the area.”
“Boyle Heights used to be a predominantly Jewish neighborhood,” Debora explains. “These street signs hold that heritage as well as the memories of people who live there today, including the gangs that plague the area.”
New Yorkers, architects, and international travellers alike will immediately recognize Bierut's most prominent work: the New York Times logo on the paper's eponymous building. The teardrop shape of the black forms don't block views and sunlight while the logo appears opaque from street level.
New Yorkers, architects, and international travellers alike will immediately recognize Bierut's most prominent work: the New York Times logo on the paper's eponymous building. The teardrop shape of the black forms don't block views and sunlight while the logo appears opaque from street level.
"Match-Maker" is designed to take on the iconic heart shape from some vantage points, though it appears as an abstract, zigzagging network of tubes from others. Photo courtesy of Young Projects.
"Match-Maker" is designed to take on the iconic heart shape from some vantage points, though it appears as an abstract, zigzagging network of tubes from others. Photo courtesy of Young Projects.
The tubes are actually periscopes that connect the viewer with up to four ideal astrological matches. Photo courtesy of Young Projects.
The tubes are actually periscopes that connect the viewer with up to four ideal astrological matches. Photo courtesy of Young Projects.
Friends gather in the courtyard to make the most of Minneapolis's limited temperate times.
Friends gather in the courtyard to make the most of Minneapolis's limited temperate times.
Vanessa Choy's compelling story about designing a modern farmhouse in LA landed her in the LA Times (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
Vanessa Choy's compelling story about designing a modern farmhouse in LA landed her in the LA Times (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
The office, which is a single-level separate unit, boasts Ikea desks and a signed work by Gilbert and George (friends of the couple).
The office, which is a single-level separate unit, boasts Ikea desks and a signed work by Gilbert and George (friends of the couple).
A hidden one way sign in Fort Hancock, New Jersey.
A hidden one way sign in Fort Hancock, New Jersey.
The manual maps out different sign combinations that stations might use.
The manual maps out different sign combinations that stations might use.

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