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179 blog entries
By Harry Pearce July 31, 2013

A Japanese insight into the nature of beauty, full of wonderful observations on culture, design, and — ultimately — humanity.

By Phil Patton April 23, 2014

Ultimately, the book is a story about hope and regret, grief, and self-expression, wrapped around an old-fashioned mystery. Champa writes. “What is a vehicle but a private capsule? One in which the mundane errands and memorable adventures of a life are accomplished. By some alchemy, through this constant association, a mingling, a transmutation, can occur.”

By Juhani Pallasmaa October 13, 2014

Opens up poetic views to an imaginary urbanity.

By Jonathan Olivares September 15, 2014

Led me to see design as a kind of choreography.

By Todd Oldham December 10, 2013

As if Rod Serling had made craft books. You will never look at paper the same way again.

By Todd Oldham October 10, 2013

No one has the ability to string words together like Dorothy Parker. The stories remain fresh after years of reading them and I often marvel how contemporary they are. I have clearly distressed my paperback version so this was the first e-book I bought.

By Todd Oldham September 13, 2013

This smart, elegant survey of the artist-magician Tony Duquette is a testament to unbridled thinking and design derring-do. The world he created was like visiting another planet that was influenced by Earth and didn’t get it quite right but made it better.

By Ed Ng August 19, 2013

The writer creates a curiosity in the reader, and describes how we can plan and create a spatial experience in design.

By Cleto Munari March 31, 2014

Discovering this remarkable American poet was a revelation for me. I have even produced a table using his visionary poem dedicated to a man and his camel. His often surreal metaphors are a continuous inspiration for my work.

By Farshid Moussavi September 6, 2013

Arranges texts, projects, and images about the contemporary city according to scale, rather than time or subject. In doing so, rather than simply representing them as they happened, it opens each to overlaps, new connections, and new readings.