Interview: A Vision of “Earth 2100” from ATRA Studios

The Mexican-Swedish firm on designing for the future

Design as a practice and designers themselves center on solving a problem, but at this year’s DesignMiami/ we saw fully fledged visions of the future—from a metallic bed by Tom Dixon to Grand Seiko‘s rumination on the flow of time through nature. With the unprecedented pace at which we are traveling as a society, the future continues to serve as a source of inspiration. One of …

Interview: Artist Julie Mehretu on Radical Imagination

We speak with the illustrious MacArthur Fellow about her career, influences and her new American Express collaboration

Evidenced by this year’s career-spanning exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art (which began at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Julie Mehretu has established herself as one of the world’s most accomplished artists—and she’s only just getting started. Having already been named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people, in addition to having received a MacArthur Genius Grant, Mehretu is on an inspiring …

Artist Michael Kagan’s Space Capsule Sculpture Floats in Miami

Bobbing along in the water of Miami’s Biscayne Bay, Brooklyn-based fine artist Michael Kagan’s 400-pound space capsule sculpture looks as if it has just dropped down from an astronomical adventure above. Presented by New York’s Half Gallery, the work strikes a mesmerizing balance of realism and fantasy. This isn’t Kagan’s first foray into space-exploration art. As Artnet reports, he “has long made paintings of astronauts, …