Alissa Walker


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So, I, Um, Don’t Know How to Say This…But I’m Leaving You

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Uh oh. You already know something’s up because I’m not writing in the third person, huh? But I assure you, it’s not you (and it’s not we), it’s me. Exactly [...]

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On the Anniversary of the Lite Brite Bomb Scare, LED Panels Return to Boston, But This Time, the Threat Is Real

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Was it only a year ago that deadly Lite Brites stormed Boston, ravaging our national security and shutting down the city for a day? The ensuing madness that followed the [...]

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LA’s Broad Contemporary Art Museum Features Mysterious Bulbous Object

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We’re counting the days until the opening of LA’s new museum, the Broad Contemporary at LACMA (or BCAM), which officially launches February 16. Actually, lots at LACMA is changing: a [...]

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FreshPressed and Ready For Success

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Even though you feel you may be contributing plenty to society as a designer, you really haven’t done enough until you lend a hand to the uncoordinated left-brained masses who, [...]

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Adrian Shaughnessy Survives Journey Into Wolff Olins Den of Crazies

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We admire the courage of Creative Review and Design Observer contributor Adrian Shaughnessy, we really do. He has done something we wouldn’t do, not even if our blogging careers depended [...]

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Motion Theory Will Soon Be Proving Itself In Long Form

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One highlight of our West Coast creative experience has been getting to know the fine people at Motion Theory, the design and directorial studio headed by cuties Mathew Cullen and [...]

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Robert Smithson’s <i>Spiral Jetty</i> Threatened By High Oil Prices

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Okay, we’re all upset about our dependence on foreign oil, but that’s really no reason to go drilling into the artworks located within our own borders, is it? Someone in [...]

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Bear Fights Lumberjack At Brooklyn Architectural Smackdown

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Architecture was fun for one night as LVHRD’s ARCH DL IV pitted two teams of architects against each other in a live one-night mystery challenge. Last night’s brief: Build an [...]

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Ian Schrager and Bill Marriott Rock the New Edition

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Back in June we posted the rather disturbing announcement that Ian Schrager was teaming with Bill Marriott to create a new line of hotels based on the broad concepts of [...]

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<i>T+L</i> Design Awards Honor the New Museum and Geishas With Smeared Makeup

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No real surprises in the Travel + Leisure design awards, judged by Agnes Gund, John Hoke, Richard Lambertson, Renee Price, Hani Rashid, David Rockwell and Yeohlee Teng, and moderated by [...]

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What Would <i>Craft</i> Not Publish?

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Ever-vigilant Rob Walker has published a piece killed by Craft after the magazine claimed it might be seen as “anti-religious.” Anti-religious crafts have always been fascinating to us, so we [...]

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Sign Spinning: Good Advertising For Bad Architecture

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Somewhere between breakdancing and the inflatable arms that flap over car dealerships are “sign spinners,” those people who artfully twirl cardboard arrows emblazoned with real estate deals far too close [...]

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Paula Scher Says Get Rid of ‘America’ and Ditch the “Star Spangled Banner,” But Keep the Flag

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Seeing as we just now got through the first, year-old, 3,400-page issue of Monocle, we realized there’s no way we’ll be able to catch up with the articles we want [...]

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Target Gets Kicked In the Crotch By “Non-Traditional Media Outlets”

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Four out of five people in our official UnBeige survey didn’t get worked up when shown Target’s now-famous spread eagle ad in Times Square. “It’s obvious to me she’s doing [...]

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“California Video” Opens at the Getty on March 15

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A few months back we were invited to a splendid lunch at that 10-year-old white castle in the sky where we learned of, among other things, the first major survey [...]