There’s a saying that being older (i.e. Baby Boomer generation) carries perks such as living at a time that allowed you to see all of the really cool bands in concert. I’ll own it. I have many priceless concert memories from the 1970s — like seeing The Who when the ticket price was $12! For me though, the real coupe was seeing Queen live in concert on each of the Night at The Opera, Day at The Races, and News of The World tours, and twice when they toured in support of their 1978 release, Jazz. For this then-teenage Queen fan, my fervent ardor for Freddie Mercury and company moved beyond ‘favorite band’ status to being more like a religion, or a way of life. I wouldn’t trade that time in my life of anything.
Pimp My Piragua is a mobile public art project that commemorates the innovations of Latinx street vendors, transforming a traditional pushcart for selling shaved ice (piraguas) into a hyper-customized tricycle pushcart.
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Norman Bel Geddes (1893 – 1958) was an influential American industrial designer known for his innovative and futuristic designs in the early to mid-20th century. One of his notable creations was the Patriot radio (1940): a sleek and modern tabletop radio that showcased Geddes’ forward-thinking design sensibilities. It was a departure from the traditional boxy and ornate designs of radios at the time. Instead, Geddes envisioned a streamlined and futuristic appearance for the Patriot, incorporating modern materials and a distinct visual aesthetic.
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Karl Lagerfeld was associated with the fashion house Chloé during his career, serving as its creative director from 1966 to 1983. Under Lagerfeld’s direction, Chloé was known for its romantic and feminine designs, often featuring flowing silhouettes, soft fabrics, and delicate details.
Continue reading Eye On Design: Lightbulb Dress By Karl Lagerfeld for Chloé
The Speed Desk, designed by the visionary French architect and designer Patrick Naggar, embodies a seamless blend of simplicity, streamlined design, and exquisite craftsmanship. With meticulous attention to detail, this desk stands as a testament to Naggar’s mastery of form and function. The desk’s silver-over-resin surface, adorned with a vibrant red varnish, exudes a captivating radiance, while its aluminum legs, with their elegantly rounded feet, make this desk a true work of art that elevates any space it graces. Continue reading Eye On Design: Patrick Naggar’s Speed Desk