Philippe Jousse in Marfa/ An Unlikely Art and Design Oasis

Marfa (founded in 1880, pop. 1,899) is a small town in Texas located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. Small in size and big on creative, Marfa has become a destination for artisans and historians alike. Rising amongst the dramatic western Texas landscape, the town has created an identity that includes art…

Categories / Art, Chinati Foundation, design, Donald Judd, Gallery Jousse Enterprise, Marfa, Philippe Jousse, Texas

Design Miami/ Basel 2014 Returns with Program of Unsurpassed Quality

The annual highlight of the global design calendar returns to Basel, June 17-22, 2014, with an exhibition and events program studded with fresh perspectives on collectible design. More than 50 galleries from across North America, Europe and as far afield as Seoul, Moscow, Western Cape and Shanghai are coming together to present exceptional contemporary, modern…

Categories / 2014, Africa, Asia, Design Miami/ Basel, Europe, Galleries, North America, Save the Date

Dice Kayek at the V&A

Dice Kayek's Dome 2, a white organdie dress, the diagonal folds of which are styled in imitation of Istanbul's Blue Mosque. A garment from Istanbul Contrast

Dice Kayek is the winner of the third Jameel Prize at the Victoria & Albert Museum, an international award for contemporary artists and designers inspired by Islamic traditions of art, craft and design, for the collection Istanbul Contrast. Here we speak to Dice Kayek’s co-founder Ece Ege about the significance of winning the prize and the…

Categories / award, design, Dice Kayek, Fashion, Instabul, Victoria & Albert Museum

Protean Spirit: Emmett Moore

While ambling down the streets of Wynwood during Art Basel, you’ll encounter the usual graffiti and street art murals that have made the neighborhood famous and defined its energetically gritty topography. But as you reach Northwest 23rd Street, you’ll see something quite different (though it typifies Miami quite pithily): a one-inch-thick silhouette of slickly-rendered sunglasses…

Categories / Art, design, Emmett Moore, Miami, Wynwood

The Making of Bjarne Melgaard’s 2014 Whitney Biennial Installation

Since 1932, the Whitney Biennial is regarded as one of the leading shows in the art world, often setting off significant trends in contemporary American art – and typically showing young and lesser known artists.
For the 2014 edition, March 7-May 25, the Whitney took a bold new form, bringing together the findings of three curators from outside the Museum. Each…

Categories / Bjarne Melgaard, Johnson Trading Gallery, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum

March Gallery Shows

Play: Stuart Haygarth
February 8 – May 10, 2014
Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Paris, France
Carpenters Workshop Gallery’s exhibition presents part of a new series of pieces entitled Play by designer Stuart Haygarth, marking a new direction in his work. Reconfiguring toys and games provides the basis for an exploration of how playing is an integral part of the creative process. Three tables…

Categories / Anton Alvarez, Benedikt Fischer, Caroline Van Hoek Gallery, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Florian Milker, Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Gallery Libby Sellers, Kathrin Borst, Moderne Gallery, R & Company, Renate Muller, Shouchiku Tanabe, Stephanie Fleck, Stuart Haygarth, UNTITLED

March Museum Shows

Dries Van Noten – Inspirations
March 1-August 31, 2014
Musée des Arts décoratifs
Paris, France
Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris presents the first exhibition devoted to Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten. An eye opening event, Dries Van Noten’s men’s and women’s collections are paired with iconic pieces from the museum’s fashion and textile collection.The show also includes photographs, film…

Categories / Alvar Aalto, Amsterdam, Art, Belgium, Dries Van Noten, exhibition, Gigs Bakker, Gran Hornu, Martino Gamper, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Paris, Sam Maloof, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Stedelijk Museum

Ben Aranda and Chris Lasch

A collection of rhetoric gems from issues past, this time: Ben Aranda and Chris Lasch, a team of architects with a passion for pigeons and quasi-crystalline forms.
“Design is not about novelty. To make something new you have to tap into something fundamental. Take for example Johannes Kepler; he had a deep fascination with quasi-crystalline structures….

Categories / architecture, Ben Aranda and Chris Lasch, design, PIN-UP

Jan Boelen on curating BIO 50

This year one of the world’s oldest design events, the Ljubljana Biennial of Design (BIO) turns 50. First hosted in 1964, this Slovenian design festival is now being reinvented by Jan Boelen, a Belgian design curator tasked with overhauling the event for its 24th edition. 
Boelen – the founder and artistic director of Hasselt’s Z33 museum…

Categories / biennial, design, Fair, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Z33

Hans Kollhoff

A collection of rhetoric gems from issues past. This time: Hans Kollhoff, who may well be Berlin’s most conservative architect.

Categories / Carson Chan, Hans Kollhoff, PIN-UP