technology
Artists Protest Elite Art World With Unauthorised AR Gallery at the Museum of Modern Art

At this point, augmented reality has mostly been too gimmicky or too good to be true. But a group of internet artists just gave the technology what might be its coolest use case yet: a tool to stick it to the man. Read More >>

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These Legendary UI Icons are Now Hanging in a Museum

The original Mac OS icons. The Google Maps pin. The power-on symbol. The glyphs that have been with us for years on our screens (or decades, in some cases) are all on display this month at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Read More >>

design
These Five Gadgets Are Now In MoMA’s Permanent Collection

A microcontroller. An experimental synthesiser. A kit for building game consoles. You can read about these things or buy them online, and you can even build them yourself. But starting this year, you'll also find them in arguably the most important modern art museum in the world. Read More >>

design
Trade in Your Boring Desk Lamp for This Glowing Optical Illusion Light

Good lighting can make or break the ambience in a room. For something truly unique that finally makes illumination fun again, check out the Bulbing Light, a really cool Kickstarter-turned-Moma Design Store product that combines simple materials with magical effects. Read More >>

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An Artist is Using Augmented Reality to Stage a Guerrilla Show at the New York Museum of Modern Art

New York's Museum of Modern Art won't display the early work of choreographer Ted Shawn—so Adam H. Weinert is doing it for them. Surprise! MoMa just got a permanent unauthorized exhibition that displays performances inside the museum through an augmented reality app. Read More >>

accessories
This Folding Knife and Spork is Plastic Cutlery Evolved

If there's one downside to a summer spent relaxing at garden parties and backyard barbecues, it's having to dine with disposable plastic cutlery. It's flimsy and it's awkward—and thanks to designer Wei Young, you'd be far better off just bringing this reusable set that folds away. Read More >>

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Rare Photos of NYC’s Museums Under Construction

Museums are lightning rods for criticism. The most public of all buildings, they're also the most vulnerable, and even long-accepted classics faced scorn in their infancy. Today we're taking a look at vintage photographs of New York City's famous museums while under construction. Read More >>

art
Don’t Worry, There Isn’t Really a Human Head in This Bag

No, rather than being an executioner's gym bag, it's the work of Israeli-based artist Yael Mer. The drawstring "Head Hand Bag" is made of felt, moulded in such a way as to appear to be containing a decapitated head. Rather than being filled with bloody brains, it's got room for all your belongings, while offering a scare for those passing by. Read More >>

architecture
A Tower Grown From Fungus is Venturing to NYC This Summer

Buildings "grown" from fungus and other organic materials may seem like a far-off concept to some. But this summer, a group of young Brooklyn architects are planning to demonstrate just how real the technology is—by building a tower out of bricks "grown" from mycelium, a root-like fungus, in the courtyard of MoMA P.S.1. Read More >>

architecture
Cannibal Buildings! Why MoMA is Eating its Next Door Neighbour

This week, the Museum of Modern Art in New York confirmed its plans to raze a neighbouring museum, creating a continuous connection to the luxury supertall going up next door. Read More >>

architecture
A Rare Tour of Le Corbusier’s Last (and Most Brilliant) Building

A retrospective closes this weekend at MoMA on French architect Le Corbusier, best known for his residential projects like Villa Savoye (as well as that chair). But I'd argue that his most genius work was Église Saint-Pierre, a remarkable cathedral in Firminy, France. Here, Le Corbusier manages a kind of architectural alchemy: creating the effect of stained glass windows with only paint and concrete. Read More >>

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Inside the Rain Room: Walking Through a Downpour Without Getting Wet

The first thing you notice about Rain Room, the sure blockbuster installation that was in the Barbican Centre last year and opened at MoMA in NYC on Friday, is the tropical humidity. The second thing is the sound from hundreds of litres of water pouring from an artificial ceiling. Finally, after your eyes adjust to the darkness, you actually see it: Rain Room, a 1,000-square-foot space that’s in a state of perpetual downpour. Read More >>

accessories
Sometimes Watch: Awesome Accessory, Subpar at Telling Time

I don't wear a watch. I never have. If I did it would be more or less as a bracelet, but I dig the Sometimes Watch because it's just so simple and cool. Read More >>