Studio Visit: Ben Medansky Ceramics

The LA-based ceramist on his inspiration, motivation and making art a career

On a misty LA morning, the act of sipping a warm cup coffee out of a Ben Medansky mug at Go Get Em Tiger offers insight into the blossoming of a new talent in the world of ceramics. Medansky has made many cups for Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski’s coffee bars—about 2,000 of them, which is quite a feat since the ceramist hand-throws and glazes …

The Encyclopedic Palace at Venice Biennale

The Book of Genesis as a graphic novel, plastic human sculptures, "Apollo Ecstacy" and more in our look at the 55th international exhibition

Since 1998, the Venice Biennale of Art and Architecture is no longer a traditional exhibition of national artists, but is instead a real international showcase where the single invited countries are accompanied by a main exhibit, which has a different curator for each edition. The main theme of the 55th International Art Exhibition is “Il Palazzo Enciclopedico” (“The Encyclopedic Palace”) and it’s the biggest proof …

Found

Never-before-seen photos of the Rolling Stones discovered at an LA flea market

by Vivianne Lapointe Lauren White and George Augusto recently unveiled “Found”&#8212a set of never-before-seen photos of the Rolling Stones on a road trip through Savannah, Georgia and Clearwater, Florida in 1965&#8212at LA’s Dilettante Gallery. The 23 candid, intimate images were lost in a box that eventually made its way to a flea market in Saugus, California, where White discovered them. The series speaks volumes about …

Gestalten Space

Berlin's leading design book shop welcomes world renowned illustrator Olaf Hajek and more

As ardent readers of Gestalten‘s stellar art and design books, we’ve been wanting to visit their storefront, Gestalten Space, ever since it opened last year in Berlin. Tucked away in a cobblestone alley in Mitte, Gestalten Space sells the imprint’s own publications along with a well curated selection of covetable design objects, while the exhibition space in back allows for an expansion to the work …

Century of the Child

The influence of kids on 100 years of design

The historical ebbs and flows of an entire century can certainly encompass a significant amount of societal change, but did anyone bother to ask about the kids? The new book “Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000” by MoMA’s architecture and design curator Juliet Kinchin and the department’s curatorial assistant Aidan O’Connor does just that, compiling an extensive history of objects and ideas linked …