The Shape of Lunch
A new exhibition at the New York Public Library argues for the midday meal as a quintessentially urban one, defined by the clock and convenience. It also suggests a specific shape for food, from the sliced, wrapped bread loaf to the souvenir lunch box, from automat windows to sushi assortments. The square meal, it seems, is eaten at noon.
The Charismatic Megafauna of Design
Charismatic megafauna are large animal species with widespread popular appeal that environmental activists use to achieve conservation goals well beyond just those species. Don't we have charismatic megafauna in design? And how can we leverage another homage to the Eames chair into research on lesser known figures?
Introducing Strelka Press
These days how you publish can be as much of a statement as what you publish. Strelka Press, a new publishing venture edited by Guardian
design critic Justin McGuirk, just launched with a series of longform architecture and design essays, available as digital downloads. This format offers critics more room to write and readers the opportunity to pick and choose. I was one of the guinea pigs.