For those of us in the content strategy field — which, judging by this tweet and chart, is a number growing daily — it’s been a great last few weeks for reading. Maybe the lead-up to CONFAB 2012 (which two of us at TOKY are attending) has created some extra kick in content strategists’ steps….
Insights, essays, and opinions from the TOKY staff.
If you have an iPhone app you use to keep track of recommendations, launch it now. I just polled the TOKY staff about their favorite such apps, and here’s what they told me….
GOOD and CEOs for Cities, in effect, posed the question this past December when announcing the inclusion of St. Louis in their GOOD Ideas for Cities program. I’d been meeting weekly with a group of friends since December at Urban Chestnut Brewing…
We designers love our type, which is why we at TOKY were excited to hear about typesetting (thanks to a tip from our friends at All Along Press). Premiering in April, typesetting is an online documentary series “that explores the relationship between designers, their work, and the cities in which they live…
Tomorrow night at CAM, GOOD, CEOs for Cities, and ArtPlace bring their GOOD Ideas for Cities series to St. Louis. The event brings teams of creative minds together to present solutions to some of St. Louis’ biggest urban problems….
Much has been said about the benefits of being in the right place at the right time. Architect Wang Shu began his career at an opportune time in his country’s history. Professor Robert McCarter picked the right time a year ago to book Mr. Wang for the Sam Fox School’s Fumihiko Maki Lecture, as two days prior to his talk, Mr. Wang was awarded the 2012 Pritzker Prize…
I had the great pleasure of living in Berlin between fall 2010 and summer 2011 — my wife was there on a fellowship — and one of the ways we spent much of our time (and many of our Euros) was checking out the incredible museum and architectural scene….
As the half-empty coach bus came to a halt in the cold pre-dawn, I alighted — sans map, sans coat, sans shave, sans food. Dunedin, New Zealand: I don’t know anything about you….
The Spiral Jetty is an earthwork sculpture constructed in 1970 by Robert Smithson. It’s located in the remote Rozel Bay on the north arm of Great Salt Lake in Utah. Even though this is one of the most unique works of art I’ve ever seen, I primarily remember it because of the adventure it was just to get there….
Eva Zeisel, a pioneer of 20th-century industrial design, celebrated her 105th birthday with family and friends last November 13, 2011, and passed away less than two months later on December 30. Like so many others who appreciated her influence in modernist design, I was sad to hear of her passing. Her life, at times, read like a Hollywood script….
TOKY’s Adam Fischer, setting up for a shoot inside Grand Center’s Spring Church….
The TOKY staff is licking its chops, remote in hand, for this season’s “Art in the Twenty-First Century,” which kicks off Friday April 13 on PBS….