Museum of Sex: Splendor in the Grass

From a pheromone cloud chamber to kaleidoscopic self-gazing, a campground-themed interactive installation by Studio Droog to stimulate all five senses

For the past year, the NYC’s Museum of Sex hosted “Funland,” an erotic fairground imagined by design duo Bompas & Parr which featured, among other things, a penis derby racing game and bouncy boob castle (now part of the museum’s permanent collection). This year, Amsterdam-based studio (and major force in design) Droog changes the scenery with an intimate, playful campground. Within, visitors are invited to …

Milan Design Week 2015: Marina Mellado’s Luz

An architectural, color-changing lamp made by a young Spanish designer who was mentored by Max Lamb

by Jill Singer One of the more intriguing installations we found during this year’s spectacular Milan Design Week came courtesy of Lexus, who created a three-part experience inviting visitors to take a journey through the senses. Though the first part was focused on the more commercial aspects of the brand—a concept Lexus sedan sat parked within a cocoon of convex mirrors—the other two zones took …

Radical Interactive Design by The Workers

The duo blur the line between the digital and physical for a new way to experience art

One of the UK’s most exciting art events last year only technically took place inside a gallery. In reality, Tate Britain’s “After Dark” played out on computer screens all across the globe. “After Dark” let website visitors take control of four robots equipped with cameras and headlights roaming the art gallery at night. The event was live streamed over five days, with art experts commenting …