Tobias Wong

Remembering Tobias Wong (1974-2010)

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It’s only Tuesday and already it’s been a particularly sad week for the art world. Yesterday, we lost the brilliant, tremendously influential Louise Bourgeois. Now, we’ve learned that New York-based artist and designer Tobias Wong also passed away over the weekend. He was only 35. During his short career, Wong both worked within and critiqued the commercial world. He created clever and often ingenious objects and orchestrated unforgettable happenings. After the jump, we celebrate Wong the best way we know how: by collecting some of his most provocative work.
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Design Porn: Stay Gold, Ponyboy

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Inspired by the news that the largest ever haul of Anglo-Saxon gold has been found by some amateur with a metal detector, we bring you a double shot of Design Porn this week. After the jump, five of the shiniest pieces our crack team of gold diggers laid their eyes on — including an indoor stove that makes Paulie Bleeker’s infamous shorts look mustard yellow. If you’ve got a favorite golden object that we’ve missed, be sure to leave us a comment.… Read More