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Iris’ Instagram Selects

Not a lot of my time is spent looking at Instagram, but for the few minutes that I’m on (aside from catching up with friends and liking their vacation photos) there are a few art-related accounts I always look out for. Jeannie Hoang As a botanical artist and floral designer, the photos of her floral… Read More

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Need a Jolt?

Millions of people all around the world are sleepy. I wake up drowsy and—like the millions of drowsy people around the world—if I can’t get just 10 more minutes of sleep, coffee is the perfect antidote. Craving a dose of a stimulant like coffee gets me past the overwhelming urge to take a nap. Global… Read More

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Space Invasion in Stamford Downtown

Each year Stamford Downtown hosts a distinguished outdoor sculpture exhibit designed to attract both local and regional audiences. This year’s theme is “Space Invasion,” and all summer, UFOs and rockets will line the sidewalks and parks of the city. Steve and Cindy’s concept was selected from over 100 entries, and they are happy to present:… Read More

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Maker’s Mark

This past weekend I went to Kentucky, and because I was in bourbon country, I needed to book a tour at Maker’s Mark. While most distillery tours I’ve taken are similar, this one stood out to me for a few reasons. Not only was the distillery tastefully branded with their iconic SIV mark, and painted… Read More

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Walking Through Van Gogh

Talk about an immersive experience I’d love to be a part of… let’s hop on a plane to southern France and take a walk through Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpieces. Carrières de Lumières, an art center in Les Baux-de-Provence, France, has launched a new music and light display called “Van Gogh: Starry Night” that immerses the… Read More

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Throne Opener

Warning: If you have yet to watch the season premiere of season 8 of Game of Thrones, DO NOT read this. My number one rule for watching TV is that you cannot skip the opening credits—I blame the designer in me. The designer in me also appreciates when there is a concept for the opening… Read More

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You and Me

When my now 10 year-old twins were around three, I came up with the idea for a children’s book. Before they were born and their genders were known to us, my husband and I often referred to them as “A and B,” “Thing 1 and Thing 2” (after Dr. Suess’ Cat in the Hat characters),… Read More

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SnowWhite Ice Cream Maker

Recently at SXSW 2019, the tech company, LG, unveiled a prototype gadget that is best described as a “Keurig for ice cream.” The device runs on flavor pods that, when added to the machine, allow it to create some icy frozen treats. The machine can create more than just regular ice cream. There were pods… Read More

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Logo Fight Goes Public

The Public Theater, a nonprofit best known for putting on free Shakespeare performances in Central Park, began using a new graphic identity in 1994. Developed by Pentagram, the new logo (left) used wood type in a way that reflected street typography and graffiti. Over twenty years later, the logo is still in use—a sure sign… Read More