Design Dispatch

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

Ai Weiwei’s skate deck for The Skateroom. (Photo: Courtesy The Skateroom, via Artnet)

Art on Deck

Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey turned skateboards into protest art.

Ship Wreck

The Tate requested that its staff give money to buy a boat for Nicholas Serota, the institution’s departing director. Employees, especially those paid less than the London living wage, were less than eager to contribute.
[The Guardian]

Paltrow in Print

Gwyneth Paltrow is working with Anna Wintour to launch a Goop magazine and editorial website.

Gimme Shelter

Turns out, Ikea’s award-winning refugee shelters were a better PR move than they were humanitarian aids.

TV on the Patio

The Handmaid’s Tale continues to court the art and design crowd, this time with a Pentagram-designed installation on New York’s High Line.

Child’s Play

Childhood doodles from 23 contemporary artists will be featured in a pop-up exhibition. Laurie Simmons’s early creations will put your kindergarten masterpieces to shame; Dustin Yellin’s and Tom Sachs’s will not.

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