Author Archives: Caitlin Dover

Waiting for Lagerfeld

On a wet Friday night, we went to a book launch and exhibition of Karl Lagerfeld’s photography at midtown Manhattan’s Pace/MacGill Gallery hoping to answer a few questions: First, when a master of the fashion universe has a gallery exhibit, who turns up? Second: What kind of photos would Lagerfeld take? And, lastly, would...

Elena Wen

  Imagine you’re reading a funny, dark fairy tale, and the characters suddenly, magically, start moving on the page. Elena Wen’s animations are like that—when the pictures come to life, the viewer enters a realm of the unknown. Take the music video Wen created, with the New York studio We Are Resident, for singer-songwriter...

Buildings and People

Greg and Carol Booth decided to move house in 2005. They had been living in Dallas’s upscale Highland Park neighborhood in a 4,400-square-foot home they built in the early ’80s. One day, they walked into the sales center for a set of condominium-style residences attached to a W hotel. After one look at the...

RDA 2006: East

This native of the East is happy to report that the region’s boom continues. “We’re slammed,” says Kim Fox, a designer who also works as a project manager at a Pittsburgh studio. “And when you’re slammed and getting to do good work, you know that’s a good indicator.” Up in Watertown, Massachusetts, Michael McPherson...

Masayoshi Nakamura

Impromptu decision-making, we hear, has its virtues. If anyone bears that out, it’s Masayoshi Nakamura: After this unassuming motion-graphics designer moved to the U.S., he landed in his current profession through a combination of happenstance and off-the-cuff life choices. While growing up in the suburban town of Nishinomiya, Japan, Nakamura first wanted to be...

Joe Marianek

The fare at New York City takeout mecca Shake Shack is undeniably tasty, but perhaps it’s the Shack’s design that has established it so firmly in New Yorkers’ hearts. The shakes come in toffee-colored cups with clean-lined blue illustrations of ice-cream cones and burgers; the same drawings grace the menus. At the top of...