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November 10, 2018

Weil-Worgelt Study. Decorated by Alavoine of Paris and New York. Paris, circa 1928-30. Brooklyn Museum. 

As I wandered the Brooklyn Museum this weekend, I stumbled on a collection I accidentally find a...

August 26, 2018

I first visited the Cooper Hewitt when I moved to New York in the early 2000s. Coming from Southeastern Michigan, the idea that there could be an entire museum devoted strictly to design in all its gl...

November 12, 2016

My background is originally in graphic design, and I find that I love to have printed materials and graphics as part of my research process. The details of printing technique, paper finishes and typog...

July 17, 2016

Beach Modules, Coney Island Museum & Coney Island Art Walls

I have been spending a lot of time at Brighton Beach this summer, training for a swimming race - and have developed the habit of walking the...

June 11, 2016

Lower East Side Tenement Museum | New York, New York

I visited New York City for the first time in 8th grade. I remember two things; climbing the Statue of Liberty all the way up (it was 6 months befor...

May 11, 2016

Sometimes research is pouring through books in a library, and sometimes its running around the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play.

I am lucky enou...

April 9, 2016

Research and inspiration are the bread and butter of good production design, and I would guess that most of us love finding new sources for information and ideas. With that in mind, welcome to the ina...

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