Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Fast food furniture, tech anxiety, tracking product placement and more in our web wrap-up

1. AuthaGraph World Map Corrects Perceptions No map is perfect but those behind AuthaGraph have offered an alternative that addresses size perception. By laying the spherical world out on 96 triangles, which are then transferred to a triangular pyramid, they have been able to depict continents (and countries) in more accurate sizes with regard to one another. When unfolded, this pyramid can either lay flat …

David Bowie’s Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis Group Collection is Being Auctioned

Best known for being a musical and style icon, David Bowie was (of course) a lot more. One of those unsung attributes happens to be a good design eye, noticeable through his appreciation of Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis Group design. A collector of all kinds of bold, daring furniture and decor, Bowie’s collection is up for auction next month in London. Come 11 November, …

The Modern Archive

A Memphis Group design hub for collecting, exploring and learning about the '80s Italian movement

Building on the mid-century modern movement that included architecture and design greats like Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Arne Jacobsen, the Memphis Group of the 1980s sought to inject avant-garde into design. The Milan-based movement brought irreverent color, asymmetry and pop art-inspired imagery to their creations, and the newly launched digital gallery The Modern Archive is a comprehensive resource for information about the …