Nadja Sayej explores BurnrateBerlin, a postmodern concept shop and a throwback to the Memphis Group, which was founded in Milan in the 1980s.
A recent visit to Chicago reminded me of how enamored I am of its rapid transit. It’s so much a part of what makes Chicago unique and exciting to me. Chicago is one of those cities with a “sound” to it—San Francisco being another—and the elevated “L” system is the reason why. Much of...
Cities are growing in size and the sprawl is increasing by leaps and bounds. This growth spurt introduces new challenges for businesses and residents as they attempt to navigate a number of dynamics. The result are design trends in Agri-culture, Urban Defense, Augmentality, Conspicuous Isolation and Frugeois.
Nicolas Heller's "No Your City" is in its second season. When complete, he will have captured 16 of New York's most iconoclastic individuals.
"Poesia" magazine is the foreplay before the birth of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's Futurism. Look inside this publication that advocated symbolist and romantic poetry in Italy.
Graphic designer Frida Larios has created a new Maya writing system intended to honor Maya language and bring it into contemporary life and culture.
With all its graffiti art, New York City itself is a canvas. A new exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York celebrates this eccentric art form.
A little over a month ago, I wrote about Hanksy's six day graffiti mash-up at a condemned row house on the Lower East Side. I promised a video produced by No Your City and directed by Nicolas Heller. Well here it is, "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy," a record of the making of the incredible...
He was an illustrator, cartoonist, designer, puzzle creator and puppeteer. In 1928, the father of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons was commissioned by the department store to create a series of helium filled, rubberized silk animal balloons.
In 1952 Robert Kretschmer, former Display Manager of the Wilber Rogers and Ann Lewis Department Stores, wrote a book on "Window and Interior Display: The Principles of Visual Merchandizing." Funnily, little has changed since then, even in this digital age. Window display design (and window dressers), or as he called them "the displayman," is...