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Unbeige 2014-09-30 09:29:08
Earlier this month, amidst news of Apple’s Newsonian hire and breathless anticipation of streamlined, possibly wearable gizmos to come, Rob Walker had but one Cupertino-themed wish: “I didn?t want to guess what the company would release. New iPhone, iWatch, iEggBeater, who cares?” wrote the journalist in a Yahoo Tech column. “I just wanted Jony Ive—Apple?s staid, British design honcho—to tell me …


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Unbeige 2014-09-30 09:25:51
This week, Birchbox is hiring a photo editor, while Federated Media needs a graphic designer. Flocabulary is seeking an associate art director, and Purch is on the hunt for a web producer/designer. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro. Photo Editor Birchbox (New York, NY) Graphic Designer Federated Media (New York, NY) Associate Art Director …


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Unbeige 2014-09-30 09:20:48
“Hollywood is here because of the strong light. I noticed that in early Laurel and Hardy movies—especially the one where they’re selling Christmas trees and they’ve got overcoats on—they had very, very strong shadows on the pavement. I knew even when I saw this when I was eight years old, that you don’t get that in Bradford [the British city of …


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Unbeige 2014-09-29 09:30:41
Starbucks is a pauvre excuse for a reading room. Writer Nancy Lazarus visits a splendid new place to curl up with a good livre. (Photo: Jess Nash) The replica of Michelangelo‘s Young Archer in the entry rotunda of the French Embassy in New York is about to attract a bookish new cohort of admirers: visitors to Albertine, a bookstore, reading room, and event …


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Unbeige 2014-09-26 11:41:46
To understand the shape-shifting nature of the California design scene, look no further than earthquakes, mudslides, fires, and riots. These natural and manmade disasters endemic to the Left Coast provide the cataclysmic title of a forthcoming book by Louise Sandhaus. The designer and CalArts faculty member focuses on five decades?1936 to 1986?that span Alvin Lustig to Deborah Sussman, from Saul Bass‘s …


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Unbeige 2014-09-25 10:22:52
Whether you’re in Manhattan or Muncie, this Saturday, September 27, is Museum Day Live! The annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine will see participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket, which are available at no charge here. Choose your participating venue wisely: one free ticket admits two and includes a free year-long …


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Unbeige 2014-09-25 08:02:08
“People used to say, ‘Why don?t you design products also,’ and I would say, ‘I am designing buildings, big projects.’ Then one day a company asked me to design a door handle, and I started laughing because it is the smallest object. But I kept thinking about it and suddenly I had a revelation—why not? I mean, it is something that …


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Unbeige 2014-09-24 13:47:14
In a stroke of good fortune for design-minded gift givers with a charitable bent, Target is linking up with TOMS for a holiday collection of home goods, apparel, and accessories for women, men, and children. All items, from a scented candle and wool blanket to a denim jacket and, of course, classic slip-ons, will be under $50 each. Los Angeles-based TOMS, …


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Unbeige 2014-09-24 13:34:57
Did you know that the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut is the oldest public art museum in the United States? Now you do. The 172-year-old institution, now in the final stages of a five-year, $33 million renovation, announced today that it has received a combined $750,000 from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) and the Hartford Foundation …


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Unbeige 2014-09-23 16:30:24
This week, Montclair State University is hiring a graphic designer, while Digiday needs a design director. Landor is seeking a senior designer, and Life Time Fitness is on the hunt for a graphic designer. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro. Graphic Designer Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ) Design Director Digiday (New York, NY) Senior …


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Unbeige 2014-09-23 11:51:02
An interior view of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, designed by Belzberg Architects. The subterranean building, topped by an insulated roof of green-landscaped park ground, has received LEED Gold certification. (Photo: Iwan Baan) Interior Design magazine is gearing up to add four members to its Hall of Fame: Hagy Belzberg of Santa Monica-based Belzberg Architects, architects David Lake and …


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Unbeige 2014-09-22 15:24:41
From left, Perrier-Jout?s Cellar Master Herv Deschamps and Vik Muniz. Vik Muniz has demonstrated his range with raw materials that range from diamonds and caviar to dust and recyclables plucked from the world’s largest garbage dump. The Brazilian artist’s latest project returned him to the luxe end of the spectrum, via Art Nouveau flourishes and blush-hued bubbles. Muniz designed the bottle for …


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Unbeige 2014-09-22 11:21:26
Before we could say “Gelato Fiasco,” Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili had opened and closed at the Art Directors Club in NYC. If you missed the show’s two-week run, which wrapped up Friday in a evening pleasant prosecco haze, all is not perso. The series of thematic interiors, designed by the incomparable Kevin O?Callaghan and sure to inspire …


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Unbeige 2014-09-19 11:51:09
At a time when nearly everything is available in bits, bytes, and pixels, print lives on in inspired packaging. Stuart Tolley brings together the most innovative examples in Collector’s Edition, new from Thames and Hudson. The book spans the worlds of music, book publishing, and magazines to reveal extraordinary analog artifacts, from limited-edition box sets and deluxe editions made from specialist …


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Unbeige 2014-09-18 10:16:11
Why settle for an ordinary vacation home when you can have a “baroque event”? Frieze recently visited artist Pablo Bronstein, who you may recall from the mythical architectural history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that he conjured in 2009, on the east coast of Kent, England, where he is embracing a “mid-century, slightly granny” aesthetic and the “pleasurable mess” of …


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Unbeige 2014-09-17 14:12:28
(Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation) Cartoonist and graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel (Fun Home, Are You My Mother?) and artist Rick Lowe (Project Row Houses) are among this year’s MacArthur fellows, the annual mix of thinkers, writers, artists, mathematicians, and materials scientists awarded $500,000 in no-strings-attached “genius grants” over five years. ?Those who think creativity is dying should …


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Unbeige 2014-09-16 16:30:16
This week, Kostow Greenwood Architects is hiring a marketing/administrative assistant, while the Museum of Modern Art needs an assistant creative director for MoMa Retail. LACSD is seeking a graphic artist specialist, and Portland Monthly magazine is on the hunt for an associate art director. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro. Marketing/Admin Assistant …


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Unbeige 2014-09-15 11:22:05
Whether you live in the NYC area or need an excuse for a fall visit, check out Open House New York weekend on October 11 and 12. The event, now in its twelfth year, invites the public to explore architecture, design, and cultural sites throughout the five boroughs. Among the more than 200 sites that will open their doors (many typically …


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Unbeige 2014-09-12 11:15:46
“I must say, some are not very beautifully made. They?re coffee-table books for people who drink alcohol. I have nothing against coffee-table books as long as they are well done. They must not look like gravestones on a table. Sometimes they are too big, they come in boxes and things like this. No, a book has to be easy to open …


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Unbeige 2014-09-12 11:01:10
Lisa Martin started at InStyle in 1999 as a freelance photo editor. Fifteen years and several promotions later she is director of photography at the Time Inc. magazine-cum-media brand, which prides itself on “delivering the knowledge and confidence to make the everyday fabulous.” On the occasion of InStyle‘s 20th anniversary mega-issue, Martin (pictured at right, sailing in St Barts while on …


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