Interview: Catherine Bailey of Heath Ceramics

The historic California pottery company showcased at The Future Perfect

Ten years ago Catherine Bailey’s interest in lending a design hand to the small but established California pottery company Heath Ceramics took a detour that resulted in Bailey and her husband serendipitously buying the Sausalito-based company. The twosome set to reviving and preserving Heath’s heritage—founded by Edith Heath in 1948—by creating a flagship store in LA and transforming their San Francisco location into fully functional …

AIGA/NY Anniversary Posters

Thirty designers pay homage to three decades of inspiration

2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the nation’s premier professional design organization. In honor of the celebration, AIGA/NY reached out to 30 NYC design stars to each create a poster for the festivities based on the following brief: “AIGA, New York City, and/or the number 30: capturing your personal experience with the AIGA’s …

Charles Dickens

The complete, interactive history of a literary legend

Charles Dickens is like the Madonna of the literary world. Two centuries later, the progressive British novelist remains as relevant and legendary today as he was at the height of his career. Marking the bicentennial of his birth this year is a series of events around London, dubbed Dickens 2012, and a new book by Dickens’ great-great-great-granddaughter Lucinda Dickens Hawksley. “Charles Dickens” is an interactive …