[Alyson Kuhn] Many of the business cards I collected at the National Stationery Show last month do not fit neatly into the 10-pocket plastic sleeves I normally file my cards in. Not that I am complaining, mind you. Individually, there are some gems; collectively, they could make a parlor game — which we might call Put your best font forward.
[Alyson Kuhn] Two paper pals and I went to see Gutenberg! The Musical! at Exit Stage Left in San Francisco last night. We declare it a hootenberg. We doff our hats in admiration to the two authors, the two actors, and the piano player. I
t’s worth the mirth to laugh for yourself at one of the remaining shows: June 18, 19, 24, 25, 26.
Wednesday is DIY day on Design*Sponge but yesterday readers received a super mid-week surprise: Ginny Branch Stelling has joined d*s with a fabulous new column, “What’s in your toolbox?” Her first Q&A features art director extraordinaire Deanne Cheuck, whose beautiful patterns mezmerize. We love this fill in the blank, “When I am in my studio, I feel…ready to make a beautiful mess.” Ditto. [PW]
For staying abreast of European design news and accomplishments, we admire dezeen.com, a site covering architecture, design and interiors. As a taste of what’s to be found there, we suggest you check out an amazing new paper lamp, the W101 task light by Swedish architects and designers Claseeon Koivisto Rune.
[Mieke ten Have] Making way through the seemingly endless circuitry that comprises the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (think mouse in maze, hunting for gruyère), I was searching for that elusive visual moment of pure design lust. Not surprisingly, given my predilections, I discovered it in a set of wallpaper panels by the artist and designer Deborah Bowness.