March 6th, 2018
Check out the newest installment in our Joymakers series: an interview with artist Lauren Salgado. Lauren's vibrant watercolors and whimsical embroideries make me smile every time they pop up in my Instagram feed, and it turns out, she's as delightful as the art she makes.
February 21st, 2018
Last week I was intrigued to read that Michelle Obama’s choice of dress in her official portrait as First Lady might be an homage to the quilters of Gee’s Bend. I first wrote about these artworks in 2009, and fell so much in love with them that when I was researching Joyful, I decided to make a trip to Alabama to meet some of the quilters and see where they live and work.
October 10th, 2016
This week our theme is colorblocking, so I thought it made sense to kick things off with some colorful blocks.
May 26th, 2016
“Cheerfulness is an achievement, and hope is something to celebrate.” I was struck by this sentence as I was reading Alain de Botton’s Art as Therapy.
April 7th, 2016
Do you think an apartment can reverse aging? The Reversible Destiny Lofts in Mitaka is one of the few existing projects by the artist Arakawa and his partner, poet Madeline Gins.
March 11th, 2016
For some reason this early spring weather is giving me a kind of floaty feeling. It’s the sense, I think, of a temperature where you lose the awareness of temperature.