In Brief: Adobe Releases CS6, Paul Rudolph Preserved, Honoring Albert Hadley, SFMOMA Gets App-y


Gorilla for sale. Francois-Xavier Lalanne’s bronze and glass console (2002), on view through June 16 in Les Lalanne at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York.

• Just as the Mayans prophesied, Adobe is now shipping Creative Suite 6, which includes new releases of Photoshop, InDesign, lllustrator, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Flash Professional, along with new programs such as Prelude and SpeedGrade. Hold tight ’til Friday to try Adobe Creative Cloud, the company’s new subscription-based offering.

• The Paul Rudolph-designed Orange County Government Center in Goshen, New York has escaped the wrecking ball, thanks to an 11-to-10 vote by the county’s legislature. “There are plenty of people who say it’s ugly,” one Patricia Turner told Robin Pogrebin of The New York Times. “The only response that I have to that is: Define ugly. A lot of people don’t like Picasso. Does it mean a Picasso doesn’t deserve as much attention and respect as a Monet? Does it mean we get rid of the Guggenheim because it looks like a toilet bowl?”

Architectural Digest honors the late Albert Hadley, “the erudite yang to Sister Parish’s freewheeling yin at Manhattan’s tastemaking Parish-Hadley Associates, [who] left behind more than breathtaking rooms when he died in March at age 91.”

• Infographic-obsessed Cody Westphal and Jason Oberholtzer have turned their delightful Tumblr, I Love Charts (“By people who love charts for people who love charts”), into a book. Don’t be tardy for the charty party. Buy I Love Charts: The Book here.

• Curious what fiscal year 2011 brought for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art? There’s an app for that. “Story of a Year” is a new iPad app-cum-annual report that makes SFMOMA the first museum to offer its annual report in the form of an app. Skip the P&L and go straight to the videos of museum director Neal Benezra and Snøhetta principal architect Craig Dykers describing their vision for SFMOMA’s expansion, complete with an animated “fly-through” tour of the museum’s forthcoming addition and detailed digital renderings. Find the free app in the iPad App Store by searching “SFMOMA.”

• Meanwhile, in Scotland (we’ve always wanted to say that), the Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel bested museums in 12 other European countries to win the 17th annual Micheletti Award for best science and technology museum. The Glasgow-based institution has attracted more than 1.4 million visitors since opening in June 2011.