In Metropolis: Going Back Outside (Again)
Courtesy Herman Miller Sometimes it takes a midcentury modern dream team to create a chair: Alexander Girard, visiting Charles Eames, talks about the J. Irwin Miller House he has just completed with Eero Saarinen. But he has a complaint: while there are Saarinen chairs for the dining table, and he has devised a conversation pit to replace the pedestrian sofa, he can’t find outdoor...
On Never Entering The Closet →
lazybookreviews: Andrew Sullivan has an interesting discussion going about whether or not it’s possible for parents to raise gay children who never, uh, go into the closet in the first place. Which obviously calls for the glorious future many of us anticipate, right, in which heterosexuality is not perceived… I’ve started wondering about how to talk about marriage to my kids. My...
Design Observer: Making Sense of "Cronocaos"
In the latest installment of Lunch with the Critics, Mark Lamster and Alexandra Lange visit “Cronocaos,” an exhibition curated by OMA/Rem Koolhaas at the New Museum in New York City, which was first shown at the 2010 Venice Biennale. The focus is the “increasingly urgent” topic of preservation, which OMA argues, via texts, charts, maps and photographs, is an...
Is Required Digital Dissertation Publishing... →
Another article masquerading as helpful whose bottom line is: Why are you getting that PhD? I have published a fair amount at this point, and nothing has been as frustrating as trying to get my (totally revised) dissertation published as a book.