Integral Man – Watch the Trailer

We posted a while back when James Stewart’s amazing Integral house went on the market (The House That Calculus Built). Now, a documentary that was being filmed about James Stewart before he passed away is set to open the Toronto…

It’s Alive? Sorta. Avoiding The Frankenwatch

Watches are a fun pricey hobby and occasionally a good investment, and even the mid-range ones are becoming more popular and collectible, so naturally, more attention is being paid to creating good fakes as well. One fake strat is the…

Erwin Wurm: Ethics demonstrated in geometrical order

Erwin Wurm: Ethics demonstrated in geometrical order

Lehmann Maupin has announced “Ethics demonstrated in geometrical order”, an exhibition of new One Minute Sculptures by Erwin Wurm – the 20th anniversary of these sculptures. For each work, using a drawing or specific text, Wurm directs participants to pose…

HBD, Mies Van Der Rohe

HBD, Mies Van Der Rohe

Not sure anything can top the iconic birthday cake created by the Mies van der Rohe society for their party at Crown Hall in 2011, but, hey, it’s Mies’ birthday again – so try to find God in the details…

All These Wonders

All These Wonders

Storytelling is something of a re-discovered art these days; not sure if we can thank marketing for that, or if something else sparked its renaissance, but it’s a good thing, regardless. In All These Wonders by Catherine Burns (forward by…

Hal Chairs Get Rekt

Hal Chairs Get Rekt

Knockoffs of Jasper Morrison’s Hal chair inspired a recent project featuring 26 Australian designers, who utilized the knockoffs to make iterations that would inspire commentary on the nature and value (or should we say, lack thereof) of low-quality, disposable design…

This is not a (Rorschach) Test

This is not a (Rorschach) Test

The Rorschach test has become a common theme in art, design, and pop culture: from the cover of Jay-Z’s “Decoded” to Andy Warhol’s art, it’s taken on a life of its own. We were excited to get a copy of…

Arne Jacobsen/Fritz Hansen Egg Chair: Detail Video

We’ve been amazingly lucky to have four immigrants from the Republic of Fritz Hansen take up residence at Civilizr HQ recently – blue leather Arne Jacobsen Egg Chairs (we’re the second owners, but we’re pretty fond of the previous owners’…

Like Moneyball, But For Restaurants

Like Moneyball, But For Restaurants

With a title like “The Underground Culinary Tour”, one might initially expect something akin to a pub crawl but for food. The subtitle of this book, however, gives away a bit more: The Underground Culinary Tour: How the New Metrics…

Postcard Animalia

Postcard Animalia

What do you get if you cross a coloring book and a recipe box? How about a box of colorable postcards? The Amazing Animal Facts Postcards: 50 Colorable Postcards collection is based on Maja Säfström’s book The Illustrated Compendium of…