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Rhett Baruch on Art Curation as a Form of Survival

Rhett Baruch on Art Curation as a Form of Survival

“I was influenced somehow or another by doodads,” art dealer Rhett Baruch tells me, utterly sincere. “Doodad,” by definition, means (literally) nothing. It’s a placeholder for words we cannot recall, like a gizmo, a whatsit, something Ariel would collect in The Little...
Emily St. John Mandel on Working Through Chaos

Emily St. John Mandel on Working Through Chaos

There’s a little bit of chaos pervading the office of writer Emily St. John Mandel. When we visit, her Greenwood Heights home is under construction and, space being a complicated issue in Brooklyn, her office room has become a defacto storage room. A couch turned on...
MURUGIAH is Illustrating Change

MURUGIAH is Illustrating Change

When it’s nice out, Sharm Murugiah bikes or runs the six or seven miles to his studio in a 19th century library building in southeast London. Advertisement He calls the neighborhood a “leafy part of London,” about a 20-minute train trek from the Shard; it’s a place...
Rich, Brilliant & Willing

Rich, Brilliant & Willing

This furniture-designing trio is making waves with its modern wares The partnership of Rich Brilliant Willing is a dichotomy of ambition and modesty. Even while the designers’ pristine Bias Clock sits on a shelf at the MoMA Design Store, they still manage to keep...