If there’s one thing in need of good satire, it’s the modern art museum. Thankfully writer and artist Miriam Elia was up for the task, and she’s created an absolute gem. Her book, We Go to the Gallery, mirrors the famous Ladybird Book line published as children’s books in Britain from the ‘40s to the ‘70s… but this edition might be a little more suited for adults… [Read more…]
In my wildest dreams, my home would be filled with amazing relics from our planet’s history. My shelves would be filled with things like dinosaur fossils and lunar rocks, constant inspiration in every room.
So that may never happen. But now I can have small pieces of those extraordinary things in one portable little display. [Read more…]
“Look, but don’t touch… and certainly don’t walk into the display case!” Most museums in the past were treasure houses of artifacts that were strictly off limits from human interaction; “and don’t you dare touch that stuffed mountain lion!” But today we’re seeing an increasing number of museums encouraging patrons to reach out and interact with the exhibits around them – after all, we do have 5 senses. Alois Kronschlaeger’s recent project Habitat took the wonderfully mid-century Mammal Hall of the former Grand Rapids Public Museum, transforming it into a site-specific installation that re-imagined what a museum could be in fabulously creative and interactive ways. [Read more…]
With the smart tag line “Discover the Full Story,” the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow recently released a seriously slick advertising campaign. Created by Saatchi & Saatchi Russia, it sees historic Russian buildings extending far into the ground as if the part we’re familiar with was only the peak of a much larger building. It’s as if archeologists had one day explored deep into the basement and discovered they were really in the attic. [Read more…]
Do you ever wonder what emotions lay within some of the most interesting wild animals? If you were to give human characteristics to a strong buffalo or to a fragile lamb, how would they be depicted? This collection, Until the Kingdom Comes by Simen Johan, shows another way to view nature that you most likely won’t see in any National Geographic magazine. The mysterious life of the wild isn’t something that everyone is subjected to… sure, you can go to a zoo to view caged animals, but it is difficult to stare into their eyes and really get a sense of what they are feeling. [Read more…]