Design Dispatch

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

The John Pawson-designed London Design Museum. (Photo: Hufton + Crow)

High Praise

Architect John Pawson and artist Hiroshi Senju have won this year’s Isamu Noguchi Award.

All the World’s a Stage

Lawyers for right-wing commentator Alex Jones are defending him in a custody dispute by claiming that he is a performance artist, and his rants are “a form of art.”

Sequel for a Sphinx

Kara Walker appeared on the cover of this week’s New York magazine, promising two new public art projects. After her sugar sphinx (or “A Subtlety”) became the must-Instagram installation of 2014, expectations are high.

Cultural Casa

Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Vicens will open as a museum this fall—several months later than expected. Now about that cathedral …

Making History

A recent Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon has succeeded in creating new or expanded entries for over 6,500 women artists.

Change of Scenery

Snapchat launched an augmented reality feature that can add effects to backgrounds and surroundings, as opposed to just faces. Unfortunately—and terrifyingly—that also means it can collect data on what users have around them.
[The Wall Street Journal]

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