Four incredible adaptive reuse projects that see preexisting, historical conditions as an opportunity for real architectural commentary.
Four residential projects that are brilliant, thoughtful, mature pieces of contemporary architecture--projects that will restore your faith in a genre of contemporary practice whose social image is often dominated by reductive-modernist trash for millionaires.
A brilliantly conceived online shop for custom and handmade artisanal products in Brooklyn.
Some brief introductions and pictures from two fascinating and, in one case, upsetting events in the [graffiti] art world: Tour 13 Paris and 5 pointz. Read more here.
This overwhelming infographic from 1897 depicts the history of the US Civil War and some contributing factors. Although it might take you some time to orient yourself to the language of the graphic, it is rich with information and detail and is a fascinating, landmark image in the history of infographics. Click for more.
New maps based on the US 2010 census combine population density with race in staggeringly mesmerizing and eerie ways. Check out this interactive and fascinating map of the US.
Earlier this month the important artistic icon Ruth Asawa passed away at 87 years old, and the arts & design blogosphere have been featuring retrospectives all month, as they should. Typically they are all sharing the exact same quotes and biographic information about Ruth, so here is some info about her life and some photos of her iconic work.
A fascinating new typographic endeavor, inspired by an historic typographic giant, is producing one of the largest typeface families out there. And I can't wait to use it.
I found this article a while ago and have been waiting to share it with you guys.
Susan Schulten, author of Mapping the Nation, has discovered the first ever graphic designer. Believe it or not, he was an American, and on top of that he was a former soldier working for the federal Bureau of Statistics (the census)! A government employee, can you believe it?
The truest video on archi-speak, for your enjoyment.