Nine local artists specializing in photography, fibers, comics, sculptures, painting and printmaking have beat out 41 other applicants to become the first producers for CSA STL, a community-supported, agriculture-inspired model for connecting St. Louis with art. Last month, three friends announced ... More >>
Local band Popular Mechanics didn't set out to create award-winning packaging, but that's what happened when the regional branch of a national design organization recently recognized the brilliance of the group's latest album art.
Contrary to popular opinion, St. Louis County holds many architectural gems, particularly from the heady years after World War II when the population of the city spread out into the suburbs. Modernist architecture filled the needs of the rapidly growing county, creating a new vision that was distinc ... More >>
There's been a minor media brouhaha over the fact that The New Yorker just launched a redesign for the first time in thirteen years. The news was featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, the tech blog Gizmodo and various other design-centric blogs. The 88-year-old magazine itself produced ... More >>
It's only fitting that what was once the ground floor of St. Louis Centre -- and is today being transformed into the sleek and hip MX (that's short for Mercantile Exchange, btw) -- would be the site for an architecture display on the future of urban design. Kicking off tonight (5-8 p.m. at 635 Locus ... More >>
Above: A fashion faux pas nearly as criminal as Ms. Ottinger's. With the exception of my extremely ethical mother, I thought it was the somewhat accepted that interior designers overbill their clients. (Hey, if you really need professional advice on which throw pillow best matches the sofa, frank ... More >>
Melissa MeinzerEvil prints of original artwork -- the perfect thing to go under your beer.If you're into printmaking, your schedule next week is going to be packed. On Wednesday, the Southern Graphics International Conference comes to town, which is sponsored by Washington University and includes ... More >>
image viaIt's alive!!! Sorry, it's just a Living Building.The Living Learning Center at Washington University's Tyson Research Center has just been designated one of the first the first two Living Buildings by the International Living Building Institute (ILBI), the most rigorous green buildi ... More >>
Crossroads' new science and library building.Good news St. Louis: Now you can send your children to a school that's as environmentally friendly as the one where Barack and Michelle Obama send their daughters. That's right. Crossroads College Preparatory School was recently awarded a platinum LEED ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/elasticsoul/ / CC BY-SA 2.0Here are the folks who'll get to decide how the Arch grounds will look in 2015 (the year the monument turns 50). Commenters at stltoday.com are grumbling about one of them. Can you guess which one?Robert Campbell, architecture critic at The ... More >>
Update on David Bonetti's retirement tomorrow from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Executive editor Arnie Robbins tells Daily RFT that he will not replace Bonetti, who reviewed all visual arts and architecture for the Post. "We will cover art well, however, because art is so important to a community a ... More >>
Aerial rendering of Citygarden. The much anticipated Citygarden, which hopes to further propel downtown St. Louis' revitalization efforts, opens to the public at 6 a.m. on July 1. Situated on a two-block stretch between 8th and 10th streets -- bounded by Chestnut Street on the north and M ... More >>
It must be said that POLITICO is nowhere near the most cutting-edge and beautiful website on the Internet, even in the political realm. But there are plenty that are uglier, some of which belong to various members of the Congress of our great and glorious nation, which POLITICO has felt moved to hon ... More >>
Got a heads up late yesterday from Tom Bradley, superintendent of the Arch grounds here in St. Louis, that there are only six more days for the public to weigh-in on the National Park Service's proposed changes to the land surrounding the Arch.To view the four potential master plans for the site, cl ... More >>
Very illuminating for any kid in the '90s. Also, a direct descendant of the Slow Jam. Silk |MTV Music
Helvetica runs rampant in neutral
Concert posters the old-fashioned way.
Riverfront Times uncovers secret plan for Ballpark Village cultural landmark.
Boxing promoter and great orator Don King pontificates on the Lou, and we stumble across a photo-enhanced Local Blog o' the Week. Plus: the super-snazzy logo that's going to save our public schools.
A son goes looking for his late father and finds some buildings
Sculpture and Drawings by Richard Serra
Spend time with Serra and learn how to see
In St. Louis, the "A" is for "ambition"
Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
Revered graphic designer Art Chantry now calls St. Louis home
Three exhibits honoring architect Tadao Ando shine a light on the man who designed the new Pulitzer museum
Center of Contemporary Arts, through March 10
Forum for Contemporary Art
The new Emerson Electric Center addition to the Missouri History Museum makes its debut
St. Louis architect William Adair Bernoudy learned his trade as a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright but came away with a style all his own