Somber black crepe gowns, long black veils, a strand of Whitby jet beads or a bracelet braided from a loved one’s hair, black-edged handkerchiefs—these were just some of the trappings of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century mourning. Middle- and upper-class Americans of this era were expected to follow strict etiquette guidelines in all aspects of...
Design for Repair investigates the historical and current state of repair in material culture as it applies specifically to product designers.
An entertaining new collection of ruminations on the nature and future of design.
The story of how a small, decorative purse became deeply embedded in 19th-century Victorian popular culture.
Examining common histories and persisting misunderstandings between hackers and designers, from Makerbot to Hacking Ikea to DIY.
Examining the ways in which specific producers of contemporary Brazilian culture have capitalized on misappropriations of the favela in order to brand luxury items as “Brazilian.”