Glassy and Glorious, an Iceberg Upturned

Rarely do we have an opportunity to see what filmmaker and photographer Alex Cornell captured on his recent excursion to Antarctica: the underbelly of an iceberg, pointing to the sky. Cornell—while exploring the glacial bay Cierva Cove—caught sight of an upturned iceberg. Its surface was glasslike, rather than snow-covered, and water was pouring through it, something he mentions was like observing an ant colony. Head …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From an iconic chair's common inclusion in porn, innovations taking on climate change, Porsche's one-millionth 911 and more this week

1. New York Design Week’s Exponential Growth Now stretching across almost the entire month of May, New York Design “Week” has positioned NYC in the global design circuit with force. As Artsy notes, “By the 24th of this month, more than 500 design-related events will take place across New York City—and that’s just the official NYCxDesign calendar.” Design Week has long been centered around the …

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms’ More Accessible Option

For the “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, a major addition has been made to the works, allowing even more people to experience their wonder. The ramps that enter into the LED- or pumpkin-filled mirror wonderlands are considered to be part of the piece itself. Thus, they cannot be modified in any way as the …