Point of View - Point of View September 2008
Helvetica has a new digital rival.
Mapping techniques that provide a new way to look at your surroundings
A Metropolis quiz.
Cecil Balmond’s latest solo exhibition opens today at Chicago’s Graham Foundation, which occupies the Madlener House, a Prairie-style mansion in the historic Gold Coast neighborhood. Balmond’s H_edge installation—made of more than 6,000 aluminum leaves and 5,000 feet of stainless-steel chain—is woven through the house’s original living room, music room, foyer, and dining room. In her 2007 profile, Jennifer Kabat wrote…
Don Norman talks about his new book and the need for human-centered, sociable design.
Today marks the launch of West Coast Green, the three-day home show dedicated to sustainable home design and construction.
Alone? Single? Droog and KesselsKramer are here to help.
This green giant is now the first hotel with a Platinum LEED status.
The hits and misses of the Biennale’s conference programming
Visitors of New York’s Guggenheim finally get face time with the iconic structure.
Grappa, swag, and faux pas galore
Go out there and claim your piece of the pavement!
Hot links that caught our attention just for you.
DWR’s new accessories outpost targets the untucked urban sophisticate.
One hesitates to call Le Grand a coffee-table book because it could crush many coffee tables.
The darker side of Fashion Week?
We were impressed with Volume when we collaborated with them on the February 2007 cover. So when we wanted a San Francisco-based graphic-design team to work on our September cover, they seemed like the obvious choice. When we approached them, they told us they had actually created the exhibition graphics for the Academy, and all the pieces…
An exhibit that explores labor-intensive art opens at Portland’s Museum of Contemporary Craft
As part of a month-long architecture festival, an exhibition gives the City by the Bay a progressive facelift
Chicagoans have grown used to, and even come to embrace, their Second City status, but there are a few areas where the windier burg routinely trumps its more populous rival: hot dogs, deep-dish pizza, skyscrapers, and, in recent years, public art. Millennium Park’s gleaming 110-ton Anish Kapoor sculpture—nicknamed “The Bean”—has become a beloved symbol of the city since its 2004…