Marcel Wanders Interview: Clear Magazine

Check out my interview with Dutch designer Marcel Wanders for Clear Magazine‘s December issue here. Marcel was a real pleasure, speaking about his new retrospective exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (his first major solo show in the US), how he’s changed as a designer over the last two decades, his latest collaborations, and… Continue reading Marcel Wanders Interview: Clear Magazine

Konstantin Grcic at the AIC

This winter, the Art Institute of Chicago presents German designer Konstantin Grcic‘s first US solo show. Grcic has made a career of subverting and reinterpreting familiar social and cultural references in such a way as to make them strangely, fascinatingly, unfamiliar. His minimalistic work sharpens the senses, making us question common objects we so often… Continue reading Konstantin Grcic at the AIC

PULL by Jordan Cammarata

Jordan Cammarata, an Industrial Design student at Philadelphia University, ┬árecently earned top honors with his PULL lamp (above), winning the 2009 Collab Student Design Competition. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Collab winner was announced during last week’s Marcel Wanders opening at the Museum. As Cammarata explains it, the PULL lamp is a… Continue reading PULL by Jordan Cammarata

Who Shot Rock & Roll

Next week, ┬áthe Brooklyn Museum opens an exhibit solely devoted to rock ‘n’ roll photographers from 1955 through today. Who Shot Rock & Roll will feature an impressive collection for sure, featuring around 175 photos by 105 photographers: including everything from Andreas Gursky‘s nine-by-seven-foot tour-de-force of Madonna performing in 2001, to Don Hunstein‘s photo of… Continue reading Who Shot Rock & Roll

“Marcel Wanders: Daydreams”

This November, the Philadelphia Museum of Art welcomes visionary Dutch designer Marcel Wanders in a self-designed, self-curated exhibition called “Marcel Wanders: Daydreams.” This will be a dreamlike, multimedia installation of objects personally selected by Wanders to represent pivotal points in his 20+ year career. Video images, lighting, and sound will illuminate his creative development over… Continue reading “Marcel Wanders: Daydreams”