Shopping With Sandro, and Other Tumblr Delights
A round-up of recent additions to Tumblr from the Museum of Modern Art, the Miller House & Garden and Vitsoe, all demonstrating different ways of making archives part of our daily media diet.
Having Fun at the Museum
As one moves through the exhibition "Century of the Child" at the Museum of Modern Art one experiences a melancholic undertow. Toys, schools, books, films, and playgrounds reveal themselves as vehicles of adult propaganda. The show makes clear that design responds to needs, but it also fills different kinds of voids. Many of the artifacts on display seem to have been designed as much to save adults from the workaday, violent, consumerist realities of the twentieth century as they were for child’s play.