Cocktail Culture in the Press

Posted on June 19th, 2011 by Lisa LaCharité

Posted under: Installations + Exhibitions, Press

See a list of press and links for the Cocktail Culture:Ritual and Invention in American Fashion, 1920-1980 exhibition at RISD (open until July 31).


A Spirited Celebration of America’s ‘Cocktail Culture’ by Jacki Lyden NPR Weekend Edition Sunday

Highballs and High Art by Stephen Heyman for the New York Times Style Magazine

‘Cocktail Culture’ Toasts an Era of Elegance: RISD Museum of Art Show Concocts a Heady Mix by Sebastian Smee for the Boston Sunday Globe

High Society: Toasting Fashions of the Cocktail Hour by Tina Sutton for the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine

Fashion Intoxication: Vintage Dior Chanel and Party Decor at RISD Museum’s “Cocktail Culture” Exhibit by Casey Nilsson for Boston’s Blast Magazine

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Wall Street Journal/Boston: Culture Pop

Posted on June 18th, 2011 by Lisa LaCharité

Posted under: Press

Well known Bostonian creative-minded doers, such as Barbara Lynch (Owner/chef of restaurants including No. 9 Park, B&G Oysters,The Butcher Shop; owner of cocktail bar Drink), Jill Medvedow (director of the ICA) and our very own Nader Tehrani, list their favorite places to go in the Boston area.


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White clouds replace White Elephants

Posted on June 13th, 2011 by tberesford

Posted under: construction

Photograph: Anthony Charlton (courtesy, The Guardian)

A network of demountable white cloud buildings (tents): Could this be the beginning of an efficient travelling format for the Olympics?  Fabric membrane as a skin to cover temporary scaffolding updates the circus tent idiom.

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Posted on June 9th, 2011 by kpierson

Posted under: Installations + Exhibitions

The NADAAA Gwangju installation is sited on a corner of historic importance, where the Old City wall once stood: a massive stone fortification that protected the city, and in turn gave it form. The current site is characterized by a road crossing with a diverse set of scales and building types that anchor each corner, a site in transition. Its width does not display the possibility of an intervention of any scale or gravitas of its historic counterpart. Its ground is strewn with infrastructure: electrical posts, sewer connections, street lights, and other technical paraphernalia that refute the possibility of inhabiting or redefining the ground. In turn, the street edge is defined by a row of trees, delicately placed within the remaining spaces such that their roots may find some traction as they navigate the corner. Our proposal, then is lodged in that interstitial space, between the ground and the sky, enmeshed in the natural space of the trees. While defining the corner, the installation is chameleonic; encrytped within the logic of the branches, a tensegrity structure floats overhead around the corner giving body to the space that was once occupied by the city wall.

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