The RR226 by Italian electronics maker Brionvega is a modern-design classic from 1965 that can be found in the permanent collections of some of the world’s leading museums. This one pictured below is in pristine condition and part of the design trove at the Pompidou Centre museum in Paris.

We went to see Shirli perform with her Los Angeles-based band the Leftover Cuties last weekend during their New York City tour stop at Rockwood Music Hall.  Great show. And good to see Shirli and some of our L.A. crew back in NYC.

Taxi pulls up. Passenger gets out. Passenger leaves the door open for new passenger who swoops in. The series of photos below show the process as it transpired recently on Ludlow Street in New York City’s Lower East Side on a hot and humid summer evening. Classic.

Over drinks with friends on a recent hot, humid evening in New York’s  Lower East Side, the conversation turned to the subject of design, specifically Ikea and some of the Swedish company’s flatware products. Our friend S. drew this literal napkin sketch of what the Ikea fork and knife looksContinue Reading

Fresh street art by Dain, one of Global Graphica’s favoritie artists. This wheat-paste street art piece, like much of Dain’s work, is in SoHo, in downtown New York City.

Israeli artist Yossi Wallner’s viral street art project “Ctrl Alt Del” is one of the coolest projects and cleverer ideas we’ve seen in a while. Wallner has taken the common keys used in laptops and computer keyboards and installed these as buttons on walls, columns, and public infrastructure in hisContinue Reading

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is currently holding a major retrospective of the influential American artist Claes Oldenberg, as we’ve reported on this blog in recent months. Oldenberg is one of the giants of 20th-century and modern art, and this exhibition is definitely worth seeing. ButContinue Reading

This is one of the more interesting things we’ve seen in a museum lately. It’s the notebook of the man who originally conceived the iconic Volkswagen van, which eventually became the basis for the more popularly known VW bus. The notebook contains his initial sketches of the vehicle, and it’sContinue Reading

Here are photos of artist Erik den Breejen’s recently completed “Fashion Heroes Bowie” mural at Rag & Bone in New York City. The artwork was commissioned by the clothing company for the exterior of its Nolita “boutique” jeans store, at the southeast corner of Houston and Elizabeth streets. Earlier inContinue Reading