Steelcase x MIT 3D Printed Furniture Collab

Steelcase x MIT 3D Printed Furniture Collab

We love 3D printing. It’s great for one-offs, or for small parts. But can it be just as great for furniture on a larger scale? Perhaps. Scientists at the MIT self-assembly lab have collaborated with Steelcase and product designer Christophe…

Open House NYC Segment On Frank Lloyd Wright’s Los Angeles Hollyhock House

Hollyhock House was Frank Lloyd Wright’s first LA house, now restored and open for tours. Photography was prohibited when we toured the home a few years ago, but this tour from Open House NYC gives a great tour of the…

Hidden Portraits: Art With Watson

Cadillac House on Hudson Street in NYC always has something interesting on exhibit (oh, and pretty good coffee too); from April 25-May 7, 2017, stop in and check out Art with Watson: Hidden Portraits. The project is a collaboration between…

Hack This Playhouse

Hack This Playhouse

Check out what is probably the world’s most awesome playhouse kit, found in co.design. It’s a creation of Grimshaw called the MySpace Cubby House, and it’s a modular backyard playhouse “that invites kids to think like architects.” Unfortunately we can’t…

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…

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…

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 in the form of leather Arne Jacobsen Egg Chairs. There’s much to say about these design icons, but here’s…

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…