Movies Watched, 2020
A list of every movied I watched in 2020.
Books Read, 2020
A list of every book I read in 2020.
Favorite Albums of 2020
Thinking about the music, both new and old, that made up my soundtrack for this strange year
Photographs from weekly walks around the neighborhood.
When Hope and History Rhyme
Another world might be possible, not promised, not guaranteed.
Kurt Andersen looks at how America was designed
Fantasyland and Evil Geniuses are books about American history but they are also books about design.
New Essay: On design criticism and the expanding nature of design
For Eye on Design, I wrote about the state of design criticism and how the field has gotten grown and gotten more complex.
The End of the Designer-Genius
The myth of the sole creative genius has allowed bad behavior to persist for too long.
Haze Valley / Acoustic Daydream
Two summer playlists to capture the feeling of summer.
Creating new design histories
Where history is often used to define and defend, let’s use design history to open up, to blur, to democratize.