Miami Art Week 2014: Splatters, Drips and Drops

Well-designed, colorful chaos across painting and sculpture at multiple fairs

There’s most likely thought behind every minute detail within an artist’s work—even if that stray droplet or bleeding line feels more like the product of chance. At this year’s Miami Art Week many pieces embraced—even celebrated—the chaos of fluidity and fluid impact. Whether that’s a drizzled glaze and the impact of gravity, a color that’s been spritzed, or an entire installation of rain-like pieces. Although …

Coffee Mug Matters

Coffee shops around the world may soon be rethinking the color of their cups. A recent study conducted by George Van Doorn of Federation University in Australia reveals that we may be using more than just our tastebuds in determining the intensity of our morning joe. Based on the idea that the brownness of coffee incites varying degrees of bitterness, Van Doorn decided to test …

Illustrator Donald Robertson on Great Jones Street

The Instagram-famous illustrator opens up his work to interact with passersby

In recent years illustrator Donald Robertson has made a name for himself with technicolor drawings of toothy lipstick smiles, cartoonish animals and fashion industry icons like Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld (as well as his coworkers at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, where he’s Head of Creative Development), which he posts on Instagram in a constant and colorful stream for all to admire. Though Robertson’s social media …