• Jessica Helfand of Design Observer reflects on the digital posturing of selfie culture and posits a new narcissism driven by retweets, posts, and likes in her response to this stock photograph, part of the This Picture project on nowseethis.org. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 26 Aug 2014

Divya Rao Heffley is the program manager of Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hillman Photography Initiative, an incubator for innovative thinking about the photographic image. TWITTER

 
  • Last week, The Workers, winners of the Tate’s IK Prize 2014, deployed a crew of telepresence robots remotely controlled by the public in Tate Britain’s galleries at night. These robots undoubtedly increase accessibility to masterworks of art, but does the experience deepen the chasm between the digital and IRL? [2 of 3]
 
  • This installation at The MIT Museum in 2009 about the surveillance state is more relevant in today’s panopticon of security cameras, surveillance art, and digital appropriation than ever before. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 22 Aug 2014

Newsletter-editor Alexa Jaccarino shares a few other newsletters she loves.

design 20 Aug 2014

Yann Giguère on working wood in the Japanese tradition.

culture 18 Aug 2014

Carly Ayres on living minimally.

 


 

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culture 22 Aug 2014

Alexa Jaccarino is the editor of Very Short List, and she loves newsletter goodness! TWITTER  INSTAGRAM

 
  • "Dear Laughter Lovers..." begins each edition of From the Desk of Bob Mankoff, reflections on humor from the New Yorker's cartoon editor. [2 of 3]
 
  • The Full Plate is put out by (No Subject), a creatively-driven digital marketing and events agency out of Los Angeles, and provides "a full serving of goodness each week" focused on creative events and campaigns, cool culture and innovation news, and lots more! [3 of 3]
 
 

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design 20 Aug 2014

Yann Giguère on working wood in the Japanese tradition.

culture 18 Aug 2014

Carly Ayres on living minimally.

food 15 Aug 2014

Dana Pollack reveals the food and fashion meet-cute.

 


 

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design 20 Aug 2014

Yann Giguère is the founder of Mokuchi, a fine woodworking studio specializing in Japanese techniques and hand tools. Mokuchi has recently relocated to Brooklyn, NY and on September 6th will be hosting the East Coast’s first ever Kezurou-Kai (a traditional Japanese woodworking showcase). INSTAGRAM  FACEBOOK

 
  • The Unknown Craftsmen is an inspirational book that guided my early years as a woodworker. It defined the Mingei Movement which is thought of as a Japanese version of the Arts and Crafts Movement. The author, Yanagi Soetsu, extends an appreciation of beauty and craft to simple objects used in daily life. [2 of 3]
 
  • My 9 year apprenticeship at Takumi was crucial to learning the physical and ethereal aspect of working wood in the Japanese tradition. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 18 Aug 2014

Carly Ayres on living minimally.

food 15 Aug 2014

Dana Pollack reveals the food and fashion meet-cute.

culture 13 Aug 2014

Ryann Bosetti and Alec Friedman on life in The Tropics.

 


  • In Austin, Dr. Jeff Wilson takes living minimal to the extreme, giving up his worldly possessions to move into a dumpster. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 18 Aug 2014

Carly Ayres is the Chief Content Officer of CreativeMornings, a breakfast lecture series for the creative community with monthly themes across their 87 chapters. July was Heritage. TWITTER  BLOG

 
  • Amsterdam-based Eenmaal is the first one-person restaurant designed by Marina van Goor to encourage disconnection and solitary dining. [2 of 3]
 
  • Artist and designer Kevin Byrd talks on the art of reduction and clarity over cleverness in this CreativeMornings/Atlanta talk. [3 of 3]
 
 

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food 15 Aug 2014

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style 11 Aug 2014

Designer Eliana Petrides on the nature of artifice.

 


 

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food 15 Aug 2014

Dana Pollack is the creative force behind Dana's Bakery, where she developed an artisanal line of American flavor-inspired macarons. From Red Velvet to S'mores, these all-American favorites are most definitely not your ordinary macaron! FACEBOOK  TWITTER  INSTAGRAM

 
 
 
 

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culture 13 Aug 2014

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style 11 Aug 2014

Designer Eliana Petrides on the nature of artifice.

food 8 Aug 2014

Sonia J. Lessuck eats cool stuff.