In Brief: Life, Design, and Everything in Between

Maira Kalman, “The Glass House,” 2004-05. Don’t miss “Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World),” the first major museum survey of Kalman’s work, on view through June 6 at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.

  • Some people go this way, some people go that way, and some people go both ways (or so a brain-coveting scarecrow once told us), but you’ll want to go this way to watch a video of Debbie Millman, Rodrigo Corral, and former Print editor Emily Gordon discussing Millman’s latest book, Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design (How Books).
  • Ever wonder what would happen if Frank Gehry went to the UPS store? Christoph Niemann has a pretty good idea.
  • In his keynote presentation at the MIDEM conference in Cannes, Getty Images co-founder and CEO Jonathan Klein announced that the company has formed strategic alliances with a number of key players in the music industry. The deals intend to help digital music companies integrate visual content into their products and services. Viva album art!
  • In New York? Head to the Museum of Arts and Design tomorrow, when your pay-what-you-wish Thursday night admission goes further with a lecture by Seattle-based architect Jim Olson, founding partner of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects. The MAD, mod fun starts at 6:30.
  • In Los Angeles? The Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair kicks off tomorrow at the Pacific Design Center (PDC) in West Hollywood. Don’t miss the sure-to-be-stellar booth of one of our favorite New York galleries, On Stellar Rays, as well as sharp-eyed locals like Regen Projects, Ooga Booga, and Honor Fraser. Make a day of it on Friday, when interior designer Juan Montoya hits the PDC for an 11 a.m. lecture and book signing. “Lavishly illustrated” doesn’t begin to describe his new tome, recently published by Monacelli.
  • In Dallas? Photographer Gregory Crewdson speaks about his work and the creative process next Wednesday evening at the Dallas Museum of Art.