Benjamin Lord, “The New Retail Mycology VII” (2015) (all images courtesy the artist)

When Consumer Goods Blossom into Otherworldly Fungi / Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — Benjamin Lord’s grossly delectable photographs, on view in his exhibition The New … [Read More...]

Credit: Andrea Luppichini

Apple’s Emoji Characters Will Soon Look More Like The World / ReadWrite

Beware, expressionistic faces of Simpsonesque yellow hue and traditional nuclear families—your emoji … [Read More...]

Jon Jerde created ultimate consumer playgrounds. Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego, with its post-modernist colour scheme and split level walkways, has been likened to an Escher drawing. Photograph: Anthony Pidgeon/Getty Images/Lonely Planet Image

The mall is part of the American experience / The Guardian UK

I love the mall as much as I love the urban walking experience, museums and movie theaters. Today … [Read More...]


Zoe Crosher’s Fantasy Manifests Destiny / KCET Artbound Los Angeles

There's a stretch of Interstate 10 from Los Angeles, passing through Palm Springs to Tucson, that … [Read More...]