Design Dispatch

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

Elon Musk observing a Tesla factory in action. (Photo: Wikimedia)

Hearing Voices

After tech titans including Mark Zuckerberg and Evan Spiegel made headline-grabbing announcements this week, Elon Musk was not to be outdone. By revealing that he’s pursuing telepathy, he may have won the prize for public bewilderment.
[The Wall Street Journal]

Fashion Victim

Balenciaga has played with perceptions of high fashion under the direction of designer Demna Gvasalia, but this $2,150 glorified Ikea tote is on a whole other level.

States Monopoly

U.S. government agencies have released a new report on arts and culture employment, which reveals that five states account for 40 percent of the industry.

Side Hustles

Airbnb cofounder Joe Gebbia is leading the company’s new humanitarian venture, and designing furniture—providing further evidence that Silicon Valley dwellers believe that they have all the answers.
[WSJ. Magazine]

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