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Alfred Jensen & Sol LeWitt exhibited side-by-side at The Pace Gallery. (January 13 – February 11, 2012)

 

 

Appreciate the Value of Humble Objects

Just extended to February 20th, the Architecture + Design Museum in LA’s exhibit Eames Words showcases that “from tumbleweed to strawberries, a bolt of cloth to a keg of nails, to elephants in India and the bread of Scandinavia, the whole world was their canvas.”

(via Treehuger)

Cataloging The Natural World

Conceptual designer Christian Meindertsma catalogues the natural world in attempts to understand it. She did this in her book PIG 05049 and now presents her work on Droog Lab project Luxury of the North, examining the natural extremes of the Canadian North, at the Naturalis Late Night Show on January 17th in the Netherlands. Projects include her Wild Bone China, a collection of objects “made from wild animal remains in a nature reserve in the Netherlands.”

Re-Loved Lounge at 100% Design

Discarded furniture was given new life in the “Re-Loved Lounge,” a collaboration at 100% Design between the African and African-Carribbean Design Diaspora Designers (AACDD) and the British European Design Group. The participating designers re-upholstered furniture and added fresh color schemes and accessories to the space, creating an eclectic and welcoming seating area in the midst of the event.

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2010

At the competition ‘The Most Beautiful Swiss Books’ of the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, the independent jury chose a total of 19 books as the most beautiful Swiss books of 2010. From 24th to 26th June 2011, the The Most Beautiful Swiss Books will be exhibited at the Helmhaus Zürich, alongside the simultaneous publication of the catalogue showcasing the competition.

(via manystuff)

Highline – Part 2

A former abandoned elevated rail yard-turned-lush urban promenade, the High Line will be opening its highly anticipated second segment, running from 20th to 30th Streets between 10th and 11th Avenues. (We’ve been following the updates on Curbed, but you can find official news here, too.)

Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

The Cooper-Hewitt’s gorgeous exhibit of art, clothing and textile design by Robert Delaunay’s better half is on view for just another week, until June 19th. A must-see! The New York Times calls it a “sumptuous and enlightening show … that may change forever the way you look at dry goods.”

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