The Bay Area attracts dreamers, progressives, nonconformists, and designers. Buckminster Fuller was all of these, and though he never lived in San Francisco, his ideas spawned many local experiments in the realms of technology, engineering, and sustainability — some more successful than others. The Whole Earth Catalog, Apple, The North Face, and Governor Jerry Brown have all cited Fuller as a key influence on several projects.
The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area at SFMOMA is the first exhibition to consider Fuller’s local design legacy.
Via Art Tattler.
In a square there is a grid of 110 letters. When the stainless steel button is pressed, words light up in unexpected places which describe the time. It’s the QLOCKTWO watch from Biegert & Funk.
“When I recently discovered men’s adventure magazines of the 1950’s and early 1960’s at a flea market, I found them shocking, funny, ambiguously rich artifacts of popular culture. Seeing them as narratives from the collective psyche, I wondered how they would speak in an environment of orderly homes with sunny patios depicted in women’s magazines of the same era. This portfolio reveals a collision of two worlds: men’s adventure magazines or “sweats” meets Better Homes and Gardens.”
Taken from photographer Carsten Witte’s series of skull portraits, Intuition.
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6 Kurzheck Coupe.