Author Archives: Erin OHara

Beijing Olympic Graffiti

Political unrest often inspires street art, but the controversy surrounding whether China should host the Olympics—and whether anyone should attend the games—has started a global graffiti deluge. In Europe, street artists are urging passersby to boycott the Beijing Olympics. Some of the pieces are created using simple stencils—handcuffs assembled in the shape of the...

Daily Resolutions

For those of us who still prefer to keep track of our days on paper rather than digitally on our phones or laptops—and who resist the urge to add to our daily dose of cute kittens—a new year brings calendars specifically created by top-notch designers. The sixth annual Shift calendar from Japan offers a...