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Restorative Design

Humans are amazing designers. We can design a rocket that lands on the moon. We can design and implant an artificial hip joint. We can design a watch that pays for groceries. But can we design a sustainable planet? Paola Antonelli, Senior Director of Architecture & Design at The Museum of Modern Art in New… Read More

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Diminishing Evidence of the Past

One of the first things I do when I return home after a trip, a concert, a play, or a professional ball game is tape the tickets, maps, and mementos (above) into a scrapbook. Each collected piece of ephemera has its own distinct fonts, colors, texture, and paper. Viewed altogether, I’m reminded that one’s life… Read More

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Augment Your Reality in Google Maps

Google When I go on vacation to a new city, I always pull out my phone and fire up Google Maps for walking directions when I’m wandering the city blocks to find a specific restaurant, shop, museum, or landmark. At Google’s I/O 2019 conference, they unveiled a brand new walking directions feature that makes it… Read More

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The Popsicle Hotline

On May 1st and 2nd I attended the New York Digital Summit, featuring marketing professionals from LinkedIn, Airbnb, the Wall Street Journal, and other companies. My favorite session was from Michael Barber, the chief creative officer at the B2B marketing firm Godfrey. His talk was “Bloody Hell! And Other Marketing Truths My British Mum Taught… Read More

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Painting by the Numbers

Postwar Americans were teased with phrases like: “Every man a Rembrandt” or “Paint a beautiful picture the first time you try.” This was in the 1950s, and Americans were welcoming the new concepts of leisure time and disposable income. Dan Robbins, a package designer with a Detroit paint company, was tasked by his boss to… Read More

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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