Poetic License: Deliberate Deviations from Normally Applicable Rules and Practices

Moss' new exhibit explores unconventional methods and results in art and design

Once again Moss, NYC’s highly revered design destination, opened one of the most important openings during ICFF, called “Poetic License,” to much frenzied fanfare this weekend. Despite considerable downsizing over the past two years—the company shuttered both of its West Coast operations and its joint-venture restaurant, and gave over its previous gallery space to lighting producer Flos—Moss managed to pack more talent into a single …

Jónsi World Tour

A fire's ruins and nature inspire the stage set for concerts supporting the new album "Go"

Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi released his debut solo album, “Go,” earlier this month to near universal acclaim, since embarking on a world tour of theatrical stage performances to rival the epic grandeur of his album. A collaborative effort between Jónsi’s team in Reykjavik and the London-based stage production company 59 Productions, the live show incorporates a variety of elements including film, animation, light projection and …

DesignMarch 2010

Furry chairs, sand bowls, and wildly-patterned knits at Iceland's second-annual design festival

While hauntingly beautiful landscapes, elusive fairies and mind-blowing music usually come to mind when thinking of Iceland, DesignMarch, the second annual weekend festival organized by the Iceland Design Center, aims to add design to that list. Following an economic collapse of epic proportions, the nation is now looking for ways to reinvent itself on the world stage. The event highlighted not only the tremendous can-do …