Above: My mentor Chris' isolated fortress about three hours outside of Toronto. It kinda feels like Nathan's lab from Ex Machina. All I did the entire weekend was drink espresso, white wine, and listen to Teebs. Oh, that was also the weekend Chris put me onto the Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Koyaanisqatsi. Crazy.
Above: Go see 'A wall is just a wall' by Kapwani Kiwanga until May 14 at The Power Plant if you're in Toronto. They've got some other cool shit there, too.
Above: A kinetic installation outside of Pérez Art Museum by Jesús Rafael Soto · The School of Architecture at the University of Miami · The Happy Room for Fendi, a collection designed by Cristina Celestino at Design Miami.
Below: Fall/Winter hand tags made using iPhone images from Paris and Amsterdam.
Above: I had to order spare parts for my vintage Bang & Olufsen speakers directly from their showroom. I love that brand, they've given me a new appreciation for sound design.
I was traveling and constantly seeing really strong design, inspiring design, in so many forms from magazines to museum info pamphlets, enough to make the treasure map type thing we were doing feel amateur. Being challenged by what I was seeing was a good thing, it set a new bar for us, it meant we had more work to do, and that this thing is still growing.
Chi Modu gave us a cover story and let us put his images of Pac into print, but also bringing back newspaper boxes as a form of distribution; especially in an age where things are becoming increasingly paperless.
Issue five is almost done and should be out in April. I know the newspaper boxes are cleaned out but you can still get a copy of the current issue here.