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A greener evergreen?

A greener evergreen?

Halloween has not even come yet and already those design nerds/brainiacs over at Design Observer are talking about Christmas. And rightfully so.  In a recent essay Adam Harrison Levy takes on the changing decisions concerning the purchasing and using of one of America’s most beloved icons, the Christmas tree. Does cutting down a tree for…

100 notes on 100 colors in 100 days

100 notes on 100 colors in 100 days

Designer Rachel Berger was inspired by Michael Bierut’s 100 Day Workshop at the Yale School of Art. I cannot seem to find any info online about this workshop, but I am assuming it is a challenge to an artist to work 100 days straight with one theme. Berger’s exploration of color and writing and the…

Design in the way

Design in the way

Michael Bierut over at Design Observer has written a great essay about NYC’s Times Square and the recent purchase by the city of 376 lawn chairs. The chairs were a hit with tourists, but not with design snobs and were quickly replaced to more tasteful chairs. But are the people sitting on these new chairs…

Images of destruction: Hiroshima 64 years later

Images of destruction: Hiroshima 64 years later

Last week Design Observer republished an online slideshow of photographs, 100 in all, of the destruction left after the bombing of Hiroshima. The gallery originally appeared last November and I missed seeing them then. They’ve resurfaced to commemorate the 64th anniversary of the bombing. The images are haunting. They show the destruction of a city wiped…