Prisoners’ Inventions (New Edition)

While incarcerated in California, author and illustrator Angelo was invited by art practice and publication Temporary Services to document the various things he’d seen his peers invent, ranging from immersion heaters to tattoo ink, pillows and chessboards. His findings—which are a testament to the ways prisons deny people basic necessities as well as the inventiveness of people who are incarcerated—were collected and published in 2003 …

Maison Kitsuné Expands Into The Art World

The fashion brand and music label opens its first gallery in Brooklyn to highlight new and emerging art

The multi-faceted, French-Japanese fashion brand and music label Maison Kitsuné (which garnered a cult following for its Tokyo-meets-Paris minimalism and luxury) recently opened its first art gallery. A sunlit space in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill, Galerie Kitsuné is dedicated to celebrating emerging artists and does so with the same whimsy as it does with apparel and music. Presented in collaboration with art magazine balcony, the gallery’s …

Imaginative Maps of Life in Lockdown

CityLab asked its currently locked-down readers to map out their lives at home. Editors received 150+ intimate illustrations of apartment floor plans, neighborhood gems, routes for “sanity walks,” and even the sounds that surround us. While the results don’t reveal too much about architectural successes or design theories, they are an endearing and intimate look into the spaces we exist within. Through these maps—perhaps the …