Museum of Art and Design

Bespoke – the Handbuilt Bike

Bespoke – the Handbuilt Bike

One of co-curator Sacha White’s custom built touring bikes.
While bespoke usually refers to clothing, back in the 1880s, when the bicycle was first invented, the two-wheeled wonder was handcrafted to suit the size and style of its rider. Now that bikes have made their way back into popular culture, not only for recreation but as practical transportation, the bespoke bike is no longer a thing of the past. The latest exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design, “Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle,” salutes the bike builders of today and shows off their snazziest wares.

Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive

Landscape I and III by Levi van Velew The words “organic art” may induce cringing. A new catch phrase, you dare ask? No, just a convenient way to talk about the latest exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design, “Dead or Alive,” which showcases over 30 artists whose work is made from once living…

Madeleine Albright: Read her pins

Madeleine Albright: Read her pins

Madeleine Albright, the US’s first ever female Secretary of State, wrote a book about her pins. Yes, her pins. She used pins to subtly convey her mood, and the nation’s intentions, via costume jewelry. At one point Saddam Hussein called her a serpent; from then on she wore a serpent pin whenever Iraq was the…