gurus: Paola Antonelli

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I am so very happy. Our upcoming exhibition inspired New Yorker's photography editor Siobhán Bohnacker to commission extraordinary photographer John Edmonds, who portrayed his friends...

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Flushing Sunday #flushing

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Our wonderful kente expert, Prof. Christopher Richards, wearing the cloth we especially commissioned for the exhibition, and showing us how it's done! #itemsmoma #kentecloth

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At the Queen Museum, a bouncy castle inspired by Eliot Noyes' Westinghouse Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair. #bouncycastle #queensmuseum #eliotnoyes

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It's on! We are installing (great photo by Xaviera Kouvara aka @fouskaboo ) #itemsmoma

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Oh no, they're all coming back! (Nido by Javier Mariscal) #javiermariscal

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Now!

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The call is out for the 2018 edition of the Lexus Design Awards, which come with a great jury (among others are Alice Rawsthorn, Shigeru Ban, and yours truly), and great mentors (from...

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Romuald Hazoumé, ca. 2000 #romualdhazoume

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From Catherine Losing's photo essay in the (upcoming!) catalogue of the exhibition "Items: Is Fashion Modern?" #itemsmoma #catherinelosing

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#Tivoli (a few years ago).

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Omar Victor Diop, from his photo essay in the (upcoming!) catalogue of the 'Items' show #omarvictordiop #itemsmoma

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Museums can be very tiring.

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Achille Castiglioni in 1989 at the Int'l Design Conference in Aspen--and the magician's assistant in the background is yours truly! #achillecastiglioni #idca

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The 'Items' show in the making: dresser extraordinaire Noelle Kichura fitting Spanx onto a not-quite-size-0 mannequin. Real women have real bodies! #itemsmoma

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The portraits Heather Dewey-Hagborg distilled from Chelsea Manning's DNA, haunting exhibition at Fridman Gallery in NY #chelseamanning #heatherdeweyhagborg

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Bobby Doherty photo from the (upcoming!) catalogue of 'Items' #itemsmoma #bobbydoherty

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Telephone and TV cables in Dhaka.

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Photo by Monika Mogi, from the future catalogue of Items (going to press in two days!) #itemsmoma

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JR's Ellis Island Children mural on Church Street. A fence is up and they've painted over the boots. Goodbye? #jr

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Photo by Kristin-Lee Moolman, styled Ibrahim Kamara, from the catalogue of 'Items: Is Fashion Modern?' (upcoming!) #itemsmoma reposted from @kristinleemoolman

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Testing the lineup of ✔️platform shoes for the upcoming exhibition 'Items' on our office window #itemsmoma

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My favorite models--Mom & Dad--at the Triennale di Milano in the Design Museum

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Nap

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Don't take it personal, AJ, I've seen a great MOMA nail salon just a few days ago!

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The checklist for "Items: Is Fashion Modern?," MoMA's first fashion show since 1944, has been released in the wild. See https://medium.com/items/items-is-fashion-modern-checklist-e353b83e7652...

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Yazan Halwani's mural at MIT Media Lab, celebrating a day conference devoted to Defiance #yazanhalwani #medialab #defianceml

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Irish fashion designer--and Items exhibition contributor--Richard Malone photographed in his London studio wearing a ✔️jumpsuit and a ✔️turtleneck #itemsmoma

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#saintpetersburg pickle love

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"'Lost Merchandise of the Dreamlanders' is a showcase of kitschy and ironic retail items based on the early films of Baltimore director John Waters," conceived and curated by Tyson...

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53rd Street nap.

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Looking for a mannequin with a real body--not size 0... #itemsmoma

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Midnight in St Petersburg #saintpetersburg

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Jenny Sabin and Katherine Sender--sporting great ✔️suits!--@momaps1 at the opening of Jenny's great Lumen installation, the latest in our Young Architects program series #itemsmoma...

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Artist Felix Leybovitch in his home, with cat and ✔bucket hat #itemsmoma #stpetersburg

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Besties.

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The control board that's kept the show going at Radio City Music Hall since 1932. #radiocitymusichall #steampunk

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Adored colleague Luis Perez-Oramas sporting his signature ✔guayabera and showing the world how it's done! #itemsMoMA

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Happy 80th, handsome! #goldengatebridge

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Best contemporary ✔jumpsuits: Nelly Ben Hayoun and her doppelgängers ready to go onstage at Berlin's re:publica festival #itemsMoMA #rp17

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Best ✔T-shirt ever, Victor! #itemsmoma @victorjeffreysii

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The National Design Awards have been announced. Congratulations to the incomparable Mary Ping and to Slow and Steady Wins the Race! #nationaldesignawards #itemsmoma

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A carrot named Howard (at 11:45)

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Meet Anna, a 15-year old gourami fish living in Munich's botanical garden. How gorgeous is she? #botanischergartenmnchen

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Gay themed traffic lights in Salzburg and Vienna, installed in the occasion of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015, live on (photo Bublbe.com)

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Angel wearing her mother's ✔silk scarf-- her favorite. #itemsmoma

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Still life with boots (3D molded wellies by @samuelguiyang) #itemsmoma

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Three cheers for the best designer of all! #spring #salone2017 #milandesignweek2017 #mdw2017 #fuorisalone2017

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Design cannot be separated from life, and contemporary life is inexorably connected to media. The students of Design Academy Eindhoven, corralled by Jan Boelen, have set up a full-fledged...

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Milan Design Week continues with Sonic Pendulum, momentous installation by sound designer Yuri Suzuki #fuorisalone2017 #Milandesignweek #milandesignweek2017 #mdw2017 #yurisuzuki

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My city at its best! During Design Week in Milan, a large group of 7-year olds from a public school on a class trip to Superstudio Piú to see design from all over the world. We know...

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The big Milan kermesse opens in glory: Neri Oxman and (wonderful) team, 3D printed glass installation within the Lexus exhibition at the Triennale of Milan #salone2017 #lexusdesignevent...