Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

9 March 2012

For our second installment collecting all that surrounds us in the wonderful world of books:

Typo Latino is a compendium of type by Latin authors, including insight into their creation process and suggested use. Moving over to Berlin, Freunde Von Freunden: Berlin is a tome celebrating Berlin creatives and their living spaces. And NYTimes writer Charles Duhigg writes about the science of habit in our lives, workplaces, and communities in his new book. Finally, we came across this wonderful “Booklovers Map of America Showing Certain Landmarks of Literary Geography.”

32 Days to the New Cooper Hewitt

November 10, 2014

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“Renovation” does not do justice to the changes that have been made to this beloved institution. Re-opening in just 32 days, the completely face-lifted, sixty-four room, one hundred plus year old mansion (as well as the Arthur Ross Terrace + Garden and two townhouses on East 90th St.) seeks to redefine the museum experience. Even their font was transformed.

A team of leading design firms joined forces to realize the project. Gluckman Mayner developed the vision for the interiors collaborating with Beyer Blinder Belle. Hood Design tied the garden to neighboring Central Park. Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed exhibitions and a new retail space; Thinc Design conceived the Tools exhibit and Local Projects created interactive media including an Immersion Room where visitors select digital images of wallpapers – or sketch their own – and project them onto the walls.

(Too impatient to wait for the the opening? You can download your own 3D model museum, and engineer your own design.)

 

Rainbow Retail

October 16, 2014

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We’ve been eagerly anticipating the launch of & Other Stories in the US, a brand better known across Europe. Their recent billboard on the streets of New York points to a wider trend in retail design these days – the beautiful colors of the rainbow. Recently spotted by trend firm WSGN at Benetton’s Moscow concept store, the theme repeats thru-out Kvadrat’s new Tokyo showroom in both plexiglass and fabric.

 

Blogging Break

March 26, 2014

We invite you to enjoy our archive of delightful posts.

 

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