Audio-Olfactory Installation “Metronome” at London Design Biennale

Sound, scent, movement and form combine for this evocative invention and experience

Shaped like an infinity symbol, Metronome—debuting now at London Design Biennale—is a sculptural object and experience designed to create a time-bubble for its audience. Inspired in part by pregnancy as well as Swann’s Way (the first volume of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, first translated into English as Remembrance of Things Past), Metronome is a combination audio-olfactory invention that merges sound elements to evoke …

New York Public Library’s Massive Renovation

The beloved New York Public Library has undergone a massive $200 million renovation that’s resulted in an extra 180,000 square feet of space and amenities. Across the street from the well-known Stephen A Schwarzman location (replete with the familiar marble lions) now sits the new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library which features “an increase in public seating areas, a whole floor dedicated to children, a new …

The Russel & Mary Wright Design Gallery Opens at MANITOGA

A collection of objects by the mid-century designer find a place within The Russel Wright Design Center

Tucked away off a side road in Garrison, New York, MANITOGA—otherwise known as The Russel Wright Design Center—comprises the nationally landmarked mid-century home, serene studio and enchanting 75-acre forest of the iconic industrial designer. Anyone who’s already taken a trip to the idyllic woodland grounds and set eyes upon Wright’s masterful glass abode, Dragon Rock, has anticipated the opening of an on-site gallery. This May, …