Category Archives: Eye on Design

NOT A STYLE, BUT A STANCE: text on #bauhaus in the Age of Social Media for Eye on Design

“Is the Bauhaus spirit now rendered at best irrelevant, at worst completely expired? It’s tempting to say yes on both counts—and to level a large part of the blame at platforms like Instagram that often divorce content from context.”

NOT A STYLE, BUT A STANCE: text on #bauhaus in the Age of Social Media for Eye on Design

“Is the Bauhaus spirit now rendered at best irrelevant, at worst completely expired? It’s tempting to say yes on both counts—and to level a large part of the blame at platforms like Instagram that often divorce content from context.”

CHURCHES OF CHATTER: text Eye on Design #3 GOSSIP

“In public space, the precise arrangement of bodies within the solar system of gossip—inner orbit: the talkers and listeners; secondary orbit: the onlookers and eavesdroppers—is largely determined by the backdrop. The physical architecture of a space molds the social architecture of gossip. Take, for example, the salon, the nail salon, and the office watercooler. Subconsciously or not, we use these spaces for chatter, and we preserve their gossip-facilitating designs when we build them anew.”

CHURCHES OF CHATTER: text Eye on Design #3 GOSSIP

“In public space, the precise arrangement of bodies within the solar system of gossip—inner orbit: the talkers and listeners; secondary orbit: the onlookers and eavesdroppers—is largely determined by the backdrop. The physical architecture of a space molds the social architecture of gossip. Take, for example, the salon, the nail salon, and the office watercooler. Subconsciously or not, we use these spaces for chatter, and we preserve their gossip-facilitating designs when we build them anew.”