Design Dispatch

Our daily take on the world through the lens of design.

Rei Kawakubo backstage in 1986. (Photo: Jean-Luce Hur)

Rei of Light

In anticipation of the Comme des Garçons retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the accompanying, Vogue-sponsored Met Gala, designer Rei Kawakubo gave a rare interview to the magazine. In it, we learn what makes her laugh—“Nothing.”

Eye Candy

They’re not just for Instagram. One of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms has turned up in the annual Peeps diorama contest (once the work of the Washington Post, now overseen by a local paper). Other winners include a rendition of “The Peeple v. O.J. Simpson.”
[The Washington City Paper]

Social Studies

A new paper argues that, despite all evidence on Twitter to the contrary, social media is not contributing to political polarization.
[The New York Times]

Body of Work

Pioneering performance artist Carolee Schneemann has won the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at this year’s Venice Biennale.

Wright Stuff

For $1.395 million, a virtually untouched Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home could be yours.
[Town and Country]

All Stories