In 2001, David Kelley, flush with the success of his design firm, IDEO, asked iconic designer Ettore Sottsass to build him a house in the horsey foothills above Silicon Valley, and Sottsass agreed. What followed was an elaborate courtship as the 80-something Italian architect and the 50-something American client, each of whom casts a long shadow across contemporary design, circled and sparred, thrust and parried, and together created an extraordinary house. Full Article.
We've uncovered some of the most noteworthy cultural events happening this month. Head to the National Art Center in Tokyo for a sensual submersion in the larger-than-life career of art legend Yayoi Kusama. Or, drop by the Tate Britain for a retrospective honoring artist David Hockney's 80th birthday. Discover these and more. Full Article.
For the past eight years, former Chief White House photographer, Pete Souza, has provided the world with an inside glimpse into life as the President of the United States. Here he shares how he landed the coveted position, the skills and sacrifice required to be a White House photographer, and how the job has evolved in the age of social media. Full Article.
Here’s the thing about problems – they’re the genesis for good ideas. They provide the opening for solutions, which in turn give you a leg up in your career. So we’ve asked some of the world’s leading creatives to point out what they feel is the most pressing issue in the field of design today – and how they would fix it. Full Article.
NINETY NINE U No 13 Magazine
Just when you thought print was dead comes Ninety Nine U Magazine, a publication that celebrates designers. Perfect timing. Discover people mastering their crafts. Building incredible careers. Shaping their industries. What better time to escape the madness of real life for a tour around the creative world of makers, doers, rebels, and free spirits? Issue No 13 is out now.