Channa Horwitz puts a soft human touch to rigorous geometric studies, with an almost child-like sense of simplicity cutting through the complexity of the subject.
Author Chris Kraus put it best with her great profile on Art Forum.
But we just love looking at the stuff. Gets us every time.
We reccomend that you use the relative calm of November to think of the 5 people closest to you and take the time to think of the small tokens of affection that you think might put a smile on thier face and inject a bit of beauty into thier day to day.
Before the hysteria of Christmas kicks off, and everyone is dashing about with something for everying, this is an opportunity to be specific, thoughtful, and possibly even economical.
Here is our staff pick of 5 treasured gifts for close friends and family:
Wilson Bentley (1865 - 1931, Vermont, USA) was a farmer in freezing Vermont who had a beautiful and productive obession with snowlfakes.
At the age of 15, in 1880, he was given a hobby microscope by his mother, and he quickly began examining snowflakes, holding his breath so they wouldn't melt, pushing them on to slides with feathers.
Within 5 years he had managed to attach his camera to his microscope, and that's when he could share his observations with the world.
We now know that the ice crystals that make up snowflakes...
Donald Judd is known for his flawless sculptures:
you've seen them in any museum of modern art. To us as architects and designers, they are always slightly reminiscent of 'too perfect to be true' furniture, the shelves that you could never hang that straight or keep so free of clutter.
However, the pieces become much more interesting when examined in the context Judd's architectureal space.
Whether it's the play of crisp desert light on these aluminium boxes on display in Marfa:
or the surprisingly rough, textured finishes on show here in...
You may have heard of the movement to banish tech from the bedroom, it has been around since about 2014. We here at the studio have tried various variations on the theme from time to time, and suggest the following revisions to the dogma, to make it easier to stick with.
Sometimes the answer to too much tech is more tech.
Get a nice quiet alarm clock. Braun is the classic to beat.
- 1kg waxy potatoes
Boil the potatoes until done (approx 20 mins), drain and then halve or quarter the potatoes (depending on size).
Set them aside.
Make the dressing with:
- 100ml cider vinegar
- 100ml olive oil
- 2 tablespoons mustard
- 200ml vegetable stock
Dress the still steaming potatoes and allow to cool, the potatoes will soak in the dressing, and the starch will ooze out and thicken the dressing.
- 150g speck (or fried bacon lardons)