New Slate of Books + Exhibitions Redress Women’s Contributions to Design History

This fall, two books and two international exhibits will highlight women designers whose groundbreaking work shaped the industry, redressing the design world’s exclusionary history. The upcoming works will span genres of design. The book Baseline Shift: Untold Stories of Women in Graphic Design History, for instance, covers calligraphers and bookmakers among other designers, while the book Designing Motherhood: Things that Make and Break Our Births showcases …

“The Modern Chair” at the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Center

Important, iconic and unbelievable furniture from the 1900s on now through Modernism Week

Each year throughout the greater Palm Springs area, Modernism Week celebrates mid-century architecture and design through events, tours and exhibitions. During the recent preview weekend (offering a look at the upcoming February 2022 event), a ride on the double-decker bus tour drove past palm trees and high hedges to reveal examples of significant mid-century wonders. Upon climbing up the bus stairs, riders were handed a …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Pagan turnips to jack-o'lanterns, contemporary art at the ancient pyramids, lab-grown brains and more from around the internet

Scientists are Growing Mini Brains to Learn How to Treat Fatal Diseases According to the scientific journal Nature Neuroscience, researchers from the University of Cambridge are growing miniature human brain models to study neurological disorders, like the motor-neuron diseases amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia. By sampling a culture of skin cells, reverting them to stem cells and then reprogramming them into specific organs or …