This Bauhaus-Inspired Watch Is Smart Because It's So Simple

When I started college, my family bought me a Mondaine Swiss Railway watch based on actual Swiss Railway clocks. I loved it. How could you beat a classic? Now, a new addition to the MoMA Design Store from Uniform Wares has shown me the way—in the form of a timepiece designed to look like Bauhaus-inspired wall clocks… » 2/06/15 6:49pm 2/06/15 6:49pm

6 Ways the World's Mega-Cities Could Deal With Explosive Growth

People are moving into cities at an astounding rate—so fast, not even the cities themselves will be able to keep up. A new show at the Museum of Modern Art opens this week to examine how that explosive growth will affect six cities globally: Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, and New York City. » 11/19/14 9:20am 11/19/14 9:20am

These Five Gadgets Are Now In MoMA's Permanent Collection

A microcontroller. An experimental synthesizer. A kit for building game consoles. You can read about these things online, you can buy them online, and you can build them yourself. But starting this year, you'll also find them in arguably the most important modern art museum in the world. » 11/11/14 12:59pm 11/11/14 12:59pm

This Folding Knife and Spork Is Plastic Cutlery Evolved

If there's one downside to a summer spent relaxing at garden parties and backyard barbecues, it's having to dine with disposable plastic cutlery. It's flimsy and it's awkward—and thanks to designer Wei Young, you'd be far better off just bringing this reusable set that folds away so it can hang off a carabiner. » 4/10/14 5:00pm 4/10/14 5:00pm

A Tower Grown From Fungus Is Coming to NYC This Summer

Buildings "grown" from fungus and other organic materials may seem like a far-off concept to some. But this summer, a group of young Brooklyn architects are planning to demonstrate just how real the technology is—by building a tower out of bricks "grown" from mycelium in the courtyard of MoMA P.S.1. » 2/06/14 10:40am 2/06/14 10:40am

Inside the Hidden NYC Clocktower Gallery's Grand Finale

Even though the Clocktower Gallery has been around since 1972, you might never have known it was even there. It resides in the top two floors of a government-owned building in Tribeca, which is just part of the odd story of how this alternative art space has operated through the years. Now it is hosting its final… » 11/08/13 12:00pm 11/08/13 12:00pm

A Rare Tour of Le Corbusier's Last (and Most Brilliant) Building

A retrospective closes this weekend at MoMA on Swiss architect Le Corbusier, best known for his residential projects like Villa Savoye (as well as that chair). But I'd argue that his most genius work was Église Saint-Pierre, a remarkable cathedral in Firminy, France. Here, Le Corbusier manages a kind of architectural… » 9/20/13 2:20pm 9/20/13 2:20pm