Design Dispatch

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

Looks from Chanel’s cruise collection. (Photo: Giovanni Giannoni/WWD)

Big Fat Greek Show

Chanel went all-out with the Ancient Greece theme for its cruise collection debut.

The Big House

This blogger’s commentary on McMansions says everything you’ve been thinking (e.g., “All hail the giant stucco PoMo pediment—may it bless you with tidings of neoliberal longing”).

Flashback Fabric

You can now buy Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1955 textile designs. Too linear for your taste? Ikea’s revival of obscure 1970s Swedish fabrics should do nicely.

Gravy Train

A former Ferrari designer has crafted an high-end sleeper train in Japan. Sure, a ride costs about $8,000 per person, but it beats the average Amtrak any day.
[The Guardian]

Beauty Before Age

For artists competing for the Turner prize, 62 is the new 50.
[The New York Times]

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