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Posts Tagged ‘Harry Wakefield’

Kanye West Graduates From Design Fan to Architecture Critic

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We’d seen our cohorts at Curbed LA wearing those slatted shades and all, but turns out they’re even more hardcore Kanye West fans than we thought. Only someone who diligently reads West’s blog would have uncovered West’s first legit architecture review.

In his post, West gives mad love to the Neil Denari-designed concept for something called the Useful + Agreeable House:

The house is suited for different climates and housing plans, from small-lot to clusters, as vacation properties or rooftop penthouses, just to name a few uses. Upon first glance, it reminded you of that new-fangled luggage you’ve seen sitting on the baggage carousel (and a little of an airplane lavatory).

Upon first glance, we were like, dude, did he really write this? To draw the conclusion between the building and hardside luggage, then continue the travel metaphor all the way to the airplane lavatory? And using the word lavatory? Someone give this guy a column.

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Also noted, something that will certainly make Harry Wakefield happy and further cements West’s design credentials. Yup, right next to his BFF Takashi Murakami in his blogroll (does that KanyeUniverCity website look familiar?), West lists MoCo Loco.

He’s for reals, y’all.

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What Are You Looking Forward to During Design Week?

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We asked, and NY’s top design writers, bloggers and tastemakers responded appropriately. And sometimes, not so appropriately.

Harry Wakefield
Editor, MoCoLoco
The Brits and designboom mart at ICFF, usually the funkiest and most innovative design at the show… and the Design Blogfest party.

Grace Bonney
Editor, design*sponge
Design week for me is a chance to meet the people behind the work I love so much. I’m not into the parties, the talks or the big schmoozy events–for me it’s all about one-on-one time with the latest up and coming designers.

Greg Allen
Editor, DaddyTypes
Since we’re going to be out of town this weekend and thus, unable to attend any of the shows, I’m looking forward to all my regular design blog sources to shoot the hell out of any baby- and kid-related stuff they see. The funny thing about kids’ design is, you almost never even notice it if you don’t have a kid, but the second you do–bam–it’s all you see.

So instead of trawling the aisles, I’ll be surfing through everyone’s flickr pools and snapshot galleries, looking for that one picture of that one crib… If I can put out a request to the designblogworld, then, it’s “Please. Think of the children.”