Farewell to Robert Indiana, Creator of LOVE Sculptures

Pop artist and creator of iconic LOVE sculptures, Robert Indiana has passed away at 89 years old. The reclusive artist created a lifetime’s worth of art, but remains best known for his stacked-letter pieces (originally made for a Christmas card commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art in 1965) which appear all over the world—from the Philippines to Colombia to Quebec—in various languages. In later …

Lauren Lee’s “Warm Walls” Make Public Bathrooms Better

In an effort to create a public amenity for menstruating women (rather than a product that individuals must go out and buy, oftentimes somewhat discreetly), Lauren Lee has envisioned Warm Walls. Her concept is essentially a “heated, gently curved wall mount that could be installed in public restrooms to give women on their periods a place both to alleviate pain” as well as to help …

Minnesota’s Never-Built $10 Billion “City of the Future”

Distraught with the urban mess cities had become, Athelstan Spilhaus (creator of the comic “Our New Age,”) proposed a $10 billion utopian urban plan to be built in rural Minnesota back in 1967. Unfortunately, it would never come to fruition, but The Minnesota Experimental City and Spilhaus have become the subject of a new documentary, “The Experimental City,” directed by Chad Freidrichs. As the Smithsonian …