The Met museum’s Manus x Machina exhibition to explore technology’s impact on fashion

Author: | Categories: Design | February 16, 2016
An exhibition opening this May at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art will examine how computer modelling, 3D printing, laser cutting and other “machine-based” fabrication methods are impacting high-end fashion. Iris van Herpen, Spring Summer 2010 haute couture The show, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,

Why You Should Visit Europe in Spring—even March!

Author: | Categories: Travel | February 16, 2016
As you ponder where to go for spring break, don’t limit your options to a Florida beach or a late-season Tahoe ski trip. Think Europe. Even March, when you can still snag low-season airfares, isn’t too early for blossoming flowers and colorful festivals in Europe, especially since Easter falls

What The Sitcoms Don’t Tell You About New York City Friendships

Author: | Categories: Books | February 15, 2016
There’s no shortage of contemporary writing about New York. While that’s not surprising — it’s the largest city in the country, and has always had a special hold on the American imagination — it sometimes seems like it’s hard to find new fiction not set in the five (but

Yuue Design’s Balancer lamp pivots using a sliding mechanism

Author: | Categories: Design | February 15, 2016
Stockholm 2016: this steel and marble floor lamp by Berlin studio Yuue Design is adjusted by sliding a handle up and down its stem. The Balancer lamp features a globe-shaped glass lamp on the end of a long steel rod, which is held perpendicular to the vertical pole. A

Designers create alternatives to controversial Uber rebrand

Author: | Categories: Design | February 15, 2016
Crowdsourcing site DesignCrowd has revealed the winner of a contest to find an alternative logo for taxi app Uber, after the company unveiled a controversial rebrand earlier this month (+ slideshow). The winning logo was created by Philippines-based user Arcoalex, who described his design as “playful and elegant.” Uber’s

“People want designers to be starving artists” say Barber & Osgerby

Author: | Categories: Design | February 15, 2016
Stockholm 2016: design duo Barber & Osgerby have said they “never accept” standard royalties from the brands they work for and always push for a better deal. Speaking to Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs at Stockholm Furniture Fair last week, Ed Barber and Jay Osgerby explained how they negotiate hard with

Form Us With Love celebrates 10 years with I—X exhibition in Stockholm

Author: | Categories: Design | February 15, 2016
Stockholm 2016: to mark its first decade as a design studio, Stockholm-based Form Us With Love installed a retrospective exhibition at Konstakademien in its home city (+ movie). The Swedish studio’s I—X exhibition was open during last week’s Stockholm Design Week 2016, and showcased work completed over the past 10 years

Czech architect and designer Bořek Šípek dies aged 66

Author: | Categories: Design | February 14, 2016
Bořek Šípek, the Czech architect and designer known for his flamboyant glassware and furniture, has died in Prague aged 66. Fellow Czech designer Maxim Velčovský described Šípek as “a global postmodern star” and said he played a key role in saving the Czech glass industry. Šípek, who died yesterday, is best

M.F.K. Fisher Conjured Good Times That Couldn’t Last

Author: | Categories: Books | February 14, 2016
Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher is not just the greatest American food writer who’s ever played the game, she’s one of our greatest writers, period. She was, variously, a travel writer, an essayist, a chronicler of American idylls, an observer of decline, of lack, of old fashioned custom and manners,

In A Novel Of Frustrated Young Love, Sexuality Comes To The Forefront

Author: | Categories: Books | February 13, 2016
Belinda McKeon’s new novel takes the prize for having one of the most exquisite endings I’ve read in some time — but first, you have to get there. McKeon has followed her debut, Solace (which won an Irish Book Award in 2011) with a microscopically examined tale of lopsided,