Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


American Institute for Graphic Arts is located in an exciting building full of beautiful books in the Flatiron district. Two examples below, which I like mostly because of their unusual binding method. The first one, whose title/publisher I unfortunately don't know, uses old fashioned book screws but remains well legible due to a clever page layout and cover make. The second one is the year book of California's Institute of the Arts (CalArts). The design of the book is based on a smart concept to represent the school's diversity. The designers wanted to show the wealth of faculties while keeping one common language throughout the book. Every faculty produced one folio and at the end all of them were stitched together. The book has no 'proper' spine, which allows the reader to see how it is made and again shows how each folio contributes to one whole book.

That's what I want to know:

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

MOMA: Interiors

Michael Rakowitz, paraSITE homeless shelter, 1997 (dependent on another building, whose outtake duct of the heating system can be the host)

Items from MOMA's Color Chart exhibition.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Go and See...

...Happy-Go-Lucky by Mike Leigh. I loved it. Sally Hawkins brings so much energy to the screen, portraying a truly loveable and unusual character. She gets mixed up in all kind of weird situations which is, though sometimes painfully chaotic, very entertaining to watch. Eddie Marsan's performance is ace. One of my favourite films in the last couple of years.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Friday, April 18, 2008

Clinton Street, Manhattan

Clinton Street Bakery (4 Clinton Street, btw. East Houston & Stanton)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008