From the show "Mugs" LVL3 at Merchandise Mart
Pia Howell and I have been working on some new projects. Our first collaboration Elements for Balance and Healing will be included in Manifest - O, the inaugural show of Concrete Utopia.
Opening Friday, October 15 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
While visiting Cambridge, MA this weekend I stopped into a shop in Harvard Square called Black Ink. It was a nice design shop full of oddments and featured its own "line" of objects under the name The Museum of Useful Things, basically a curated collection of standard useful objects that are not readily available because they are either considered outdated, or are mainly used in industry. Pictured above is the 4-way rubberband and a bookholder.
I wish that their website followed the same functional aesthetic as the objects they feature:
Looking forward to this tonight:
Nance Klehm will lead a small group on a two hour Urbanforage of Chicago’s Gold Coast. On this informal guided walk through the spontaneous and cultivated vegetation of the urbanscape, participants will learn to identify plants, hear their botanical histories and stories of their use by animals and humans, and share antidotes of specific experiences with these plants. The Urbanforage will begin in the garden of the Graham Foundation’s Madlener House, where participants are invited to sample an herbal beverage made by the artist.