Alissa Walker

They’re Big, Shiny and Silver, But They’re Green

Commerzbank Headquarters, Foster and Partners, Frankfurt, Germany Sustainable Skyscraper Season kicks off with a piece in today’s Times by Robin Pogrebin. At “Green Towers for New York: From Visionary to […]

Over One Hundred Worthwhile Dilemmas

Since today’s theme is inspiration (and also a celebration of one of the greatest movies of all time) we’d like to offer one of our favorite idea-generators, twisted through technology […]

Practice Makes Perfect

Coolstalker Nat Bolton reminded us about Design Firm Management, a twice-monthly column about all the nasty responsibilities that come with running a practice. It’s a good primer for making the […]

Swiss Family Modernism

Gordon Salchow, Leonardo da Vinci Constructions Exhibition, 1968 Kansas City Art Institute is hosting this year’s Woodstock for graphic design, “Another ’60s Revolution,” where Gordon Salchow, Inge Druckery, Hans Allemann […]

We’re Not Totally Tripping Our Faces Off

We headed downtown for “Ecstasy” this weekend. Promised a journey “In and About Altered States” we mostly waited in long lines and stared blankly at strobe lights and oversized ‘shrooms. […]

Do You See a Pattern?

Joonas, Maija Isola, 1961 WWD unearths a textile treasure trove: The Design Library houses over five million fabric samples dating from the 1750’s in a factory in Wappingers Falls, NY. […]

A Blueprint for Disaster

We heart Martha and her newfound personality, but we’ve been fuming for weeks about her soon-to-launch magazine, Blueprint. Mostly because we’ve been enjoying this Blueprint for years. We can understand, […]