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CURRENT READING...dontstopdontstopdontstopdontstop:Hans Ulrich Obrist: Edited by April Elizabeth Lamm : Preface by Rem Koolhaas

M/M's polyphonic and anti-hierarchical design conceit is notable for the ease with which the texts can be read.M/M's polyphonic and anti-hierarchical design conceit is notable for the ease with which the texts can be read.

“If art takes place in a contemporary art museum (where we expect it), what does it mean? Art should not be about filling spaces, but about necessities and urgencies.”

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Herve Van Der Straeten: Total Oeuvre

Galerie Van Der Straeten is located at 11, rue Ferdinand Duval 75004 PARISGalerie Van Der Straeten is located at 11, rue Ferdinand Duval 75004 PARIS

What if you are a design fanatic trying to trace that line from Art Deco to Memphis to a contemporary complement to those prior aesthetics?

CURRENT READING: Florian Hecker:Chimerizations: DAP : Introduction by Catherine Wood. Text by Reza Negarestani, Stefan Helmreich

It's so au courant to explore the sonic revolution of electronic composer and sound artist Florian Hecker.It's so au courant to explore the sonic revolution of electronic composer and sound artist Florian Hecker.

This volume documents four sound pieces that dramatize auditory illusions, effectively composing within the relationship between our perception of pitch and the localization of sound, as we process the two in our auditory cortices. The pieces are partly transcribed using a form of notation called “typotranslation,” developed by Hecker at MIT.

Ralph Lauren: All American Opulence

Ralph Laren's Brook Street Cocktail TableRalph Laren's Brook Street Cocktail Table

Mark Hampton's "Legendary Decorators of the Twentieth Century" is perched next to the King James Bible on my work desk and within Hampton's roll call of glory (Boudin! de Wolf! Parrish!) I feel like there one inadvertent design legend missing...Ralph Lauren.

The Sound Of Hermès Silver

Created in collaboration with that crew of artistes known as UVA.Created in collaboration with that crew of artistes known as UVA.

Studio Wieki Somers Floorlamps at Galerie Kreo (Paris) #everything

With Mitate, a game is played between the simplicity of the lamps and the sophistication of their Japanese forms.With Mitate, a game is played between the simplicity of the lamps and the sophistication of their Japanese forms.

“Whatever you think, think about something else. Whatever you do, do something else.”

Robert Fillou

ASPIRATION MINIMALISM

From 1986 to 1988, Silvestrin worked in partnership with John Pawson at their London studio Pawson Silvestrin ArchitectsFrom 1986 to 1988, Silvestrin worked in partnership with John Pawson at their London studio Pawson Silvestrin Architects

Real estate porn of the highest order.

Supersonic!

Design based on the pure math of aerodynamics.Design based on the pure math of aerodynamics.

Mikimoto's Empire Of Taste

Mikimoto's silver, pearl and diamond earring.Mikimoto's silver, pearl and diamond earring.

If you had to wait on nature to produce pearls, then that rare commodity would be unreasonably scarce.

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