gurus: Paola Antonelli

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The @lexusdesignaward jury hard at work and hard at play––left to right, Birgit Lohmann, David Adjaye, Alice Rawsthorn, Shigeru Ban, Yoshihiro Sawa, and yours truly. The theme for...

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The next Instagram challenge from #itemsMoMA is the hijab, item no. 49 on our exhibition checklist. From MoMA's Instagram account, a call-for-entries video by Melanie Elturk, CEO of...

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Vivienne Westwood #viviennewestwood

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Malick Sibidé exhibition at the Fondation Cartier. Great art, bien sûr, but also compelling, infectious installation #malicksibidé #fondationcartier

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My favorite models (mom and dad) in Palazzo Reale in Milano. Scroll to see details of the Sala delle Cariatidi, which was bombed during WWII and left partly in ruin as a reminder. Guernica...

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Lucio Fontana, installation for Italia 61, reconstructed @pirelli_hangarbicocca #nofilter #luciofontana

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Tattoo, no. 98 #itemsmoma

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A star in our current 'Items' exhibition, awesome tattoo artist @roxx_____ invites you to participate in an Instagram challenge. This weekend, share pictures of your and your friends'...

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"Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age" opens 11/13 @themuseumofmodernart. Behold the Connection Machine! By Danny Hillis, Tamiko Thiel, Gordon Bruce et al., 1987.

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People's Studio at the Museum of Modern Art, a quiet and gorgeous place overlooking the garden where people can stop and think--or draw. #itemsmoma

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Great to discover that the model for Izhar Patkin's Don Quixote was Herbert Muschamp! Miss him. #herbertmuschamp #izharpatkin

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Happy @MTA, New York!

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Stuart in the house! Or rather, in Kenny Scharf's Cosmic Closet, part of our new show 'Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983' Curated by MoMA's Ron Magliozzi...

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Lin Tianmiao's 'Sewing' (1997) at the @guggenheim in the exhibition "Art and China after 1989" #lintianmiao

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Great Modigliani exhibition at @thejewishmuseum. Congratulations on a fiiiiine installation design, Galia @solomonoffarchitecture! #modigliani

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Transgender Peruvian women like Catholic saints, photos by Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo and Andrew Mroczek, posted by @creators_project and on view @museumofsex #juanjosebarbozagubo #andrewmroczek

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@heidi_337 visiting our exhibition today!!! #itemsmoma

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Dao and Max and Lynn! Talking about the role of creative director. #itemsmoma

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We are live! Please join us on lifestream: youtube.com/watch?v=IKLegA… #itemsmoma (the image is from a glorious Rick Owens show)

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"Fashion is Kale:" on Thursday (10/19), join us! We'll look at how fashion items are designed, funded, manufactured, marketed, distributed, worn, and discarded today. From size models...

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Amen!

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It's a bird... it's a plane... it's Larry! Flying in Chris Milk's installation The Treachery of Sanctuary (a few years ago) #chrismilk

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It's not only about Weinstein, there are other big ugly bullies in the House!!! #womenboycotttwitter

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I love bumping into @jasonpolan because every time, he makes a stealth portrait! #itemsmoma #jasonpolan

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To all designers, I'd like to re-introduce a worthwhile award that comes with amazing mentors for the finalists, as well as an opinionated but generous jury that includes Alice Rawsthorn,...

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#Repost @martino.stierli ・・・ Congratulations to the fabulous and chic team of ITEMS: Is Fashion Modern? (((and I add, Paola here, many thanks to Nicole Miller and her team for...

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Yay!!!!! We are done! Press preview in 43 minutes! #itemsmoma

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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