Quote of the Day

 

178 blog entries
By Diana Balmori March 3, 2014

Gardens are fundamental, Robert Pogue Harrison says, in giving order to our relation to nature, rather than bringing an order to nature.

By Aldo Bakker January 13, 2014

Kenya Hara gives so much attention to every single element: the photography, the paper, the graphic design. This book is so consistent and convincing that it pulls you into a completely different world.

By Gail Anderson November 8, 2013

Design doesn’t get any more smarty-pants than Paula Scher.

By Jonathan Adler August 20, 2013

Alexander Girard was a genius. Everything he did was beautiful and original and idiosyncratic. I love him. But I don’t love how bloody prolific he was—makes me feel like a total slacker.

By David Adjaye November 10, 2014

Robin Evans had the ability to offer rare insights into architectural history and theory that appeal to my interest in the wider social, cultural, and political discourse.

By Stanley Abercrombie April 16, 2014

In his preface the author asks “[W]ill this study serve merely as a memorial to a defunct building type?” The book’s final words answer that “… humankind has created an extraordinary variety of spaces in which to read, to think, to dream and to celebrate knowledge. As long as humankind continues to value these activities, it will continue to build places to house them. Whether they will involve books or will still be called libraries, only time will tell.” If indeed what we now know as the library disappears, this book will be the perfect reminder of all that we will have lost.

By Stanley Abercrombie October 3, 2013

The design problems George Nelson observed in the adolescence of modern design are with us still, though rarely as wittily considered.

October 29, 2019

Enjoy the music, and the playfully searching, the hermetic Cubism of Stein’s writing.

June 25, 2019

This is a “must read” for anyone interested in better understanding human response to our physical world.

May 14, 2019

The only manifestos that are still relevant for design—because the future is always just ahead.