Graffiti tiles to bring back those CBGB memories

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If you’re someone with any sort of nostalgia for the graffiti-covered bathrooms of CBGB’s (below left), then you have a nice, clean modern version to utilize in your home: Peronda Group’s “Banksy Museum Design Collection” of graffiti tiles, seen below right. Hold on, though – this concept brings up a number of questions, which I […]

Perriand and Mondrian

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It amazes me sometimes how much Piet Mondrian has inspired such a wide range of artists, architects, designers, and more. There’s Mobiado phones inspired by Mondrian, a kitchen design inspired by Mondrian, a “navigation concierge” hologram inside a GPS wearing Mondrian-inspired clothes … why, even Mother Nature has a bird that looks like it spent […]

A collector’s tableau at the Newark Museum

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I saw this installation in the permanent collection galleries at the Newark Museum this past weekend. I thought it was an interesting way for the curator to present three items from the collection, because they’re set up in a tableau as if they were being viewed in a collector’s home rather than in a museum. […]

Keeping things off-balance with Hervé Van der Straeten

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The French designer Hervé Van der Straeten got his start creating jewelry, and expanded his work into furniture, mirrors and lighting. I was introduced to some of his designs via the NY Times T Magazine, and wanted to share a few with you. The ones I like are the ones that seem off-balance, or have […]