Posts Tagged ‘Furniture’

Joshua Ben Longo

Published December 31, 2009 by Graham

Joshua Ben Longo

Joshua Ben Longo’s monsters weave together the darling and the disgusting. These hand-crafted creations beckon to you for a hug, in spite of their viciousness. Longo’s Monster Skin Chair looks like something Max might feel rather comfortable lounging about it. Students at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn have the privilege of studying in Longo’s three-dimensional design classes, where they basically learn how to make the raddest halloween costumes ever.

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Generating Principles

Published April 25, 2009 by Molly

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Things kids like: syncopation, adventure, investigating, jam
Things kids don’t like: going to bed

Maurice Sendak makes these observations in a 1985 interview filmed by Weston Woods. The interview takes place in Sendak’s country home, which is sunny and features a psychedelic couch and Mickey Mouse clock.

Sendak is a trim man with grey hair, a close-cropped beard, and slightly unhinged eyes. Throughout the interview he wears the kind of glasses you might associate with a New Yorker editor circa 1958. He comes across as willfull, imaginative and uncompromising, and has these traits in common with children.

“[Where the Wild Things Are] didn’t frighten children,” he explains to the camera, with great seriousness. “And if it did frighten some children, well okay, perhaps it had to.”