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By Simone Withers Swan May 11, 2021

In conjunction with our celebration of Louis Kahn’s 120th birthday this year, we are honored to bring you the following very special recollections of Simone Swan, inaugural executive director of the Menil Foundation in Houston, where she helped coordinate the studies undertaken by Louis I. Kahn for a new structure to house the Menil Collection. She was also Kahn’s last residential client. More...

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By Bryn Smith, Superscript October 25, 2013

From gowns to digital pottery, a new exhibition illustrates how computer-assisted production techniques are changing the way we think about design. More...

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By Bryn Smith, Superscript September 11, 2013

Fashion is a nuthouse, a refuge, or some combination of the two, according to writer and self-proclaimed bon vivant Simon Doonan in his new memoir, The Asylum. More...

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By Bryn Smith, Superscript August 20, 2013

Capitalizing on cities as brands and toning down expected visual tropes will temper the bike’s ubiquitous design and make it a unique part of each city’s infrastructure. More...

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By Bryn Smith, Superscript August 16, 2013

Designers are finding unexpected or unusual approaches to familiar subjects in an expanding range of platforms. More...

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By Adrian Shaughnessy November 14, 2013

As November 14 is the actual 100th anniversary date of the first publication of Swann’s Way—the almost 500-page first book in Proust’s lengthy and leisurely journey into his thoughts—we thought it fitting to post Adrian Shaughnessy’s answers today, the longest and most detailed we’ve received, and as Adrian says about a book in one of his answers, “fatally compelling.” More...

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By Inga Sempé November 22, 2013

Harriet the Spy, I Spy: Mystery, why she doesn’t take notes when she reads (she doesn’t feel like “having a discussion with the writer”), and more answers from Inga Sempé to The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition. More...

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By Stephanie Salomon January 14, 2020

Neo.Life: 25 Visions for the Future of Our Species, a new book just launched on Kickstarter, is a collection of 25 essays, interviews, and works of fiction and art offering a big-picture perspective on the profound changes made possible by the merging of biology and technology. Fresh thinking for designing a new year!

Update, February 18, 2020: Following a successful Kickstarter, Neo.Life: 25 Visions for the Future of Our Species is now avaialable on neo.life/visions. More...

You Are What You Read
By Stephanie Salomon November 16, 2016

Designers & Books is planning to launch a book series called You Are What You Read: Design World Luminaries Recommend the Books That Most Inspire Them. In each volume of the series, a different group of prominent architects and designers will profile — in words and images — one book that has been particularly significant to them, and share why it has been meaningful. The following special preview features the book chosen by architect and 2016 AIA Gold Medalist Denise Scott BrownMore...

Rare & Beautiful
By Stephanie Salomon April 22, 2015

Rediscover Visual Design in Action (1961), a “lost milestone” of modern graphic design literature by the father of information graphics, Ladislav Sutnar. More...