January 10, 2023
Rosalie Genevro on the Flattened Waste Basket that Holds Pride of Place in Her Apartment
Pride of place in our apartment is held by a wire trash can. It happens to be both my husband’s and my favorite possession. Years ago, long before we were married, he was walking on Jones Beach on Long Island not long after a beach cleaning machine had roared through. On the ground in its wake was the trash bin, with every part in place, but completely flattened and almost perfectly symmetrical. Now it hangs in our foyer, serving as an always-at-hand essay on forced perspective. It gets dressed up and woven with glittery red and green pom-poms for Christmas, and in a pinch, it can serve as a hanging place for incoming dry cleaning while you are putting away your coat. It’s too pompous to call it found art—maybe better just to say it’s a constant reminder of how interesting the day-to-day can be, whenever you get to step away from it.
WRNS Studio Designs a Library Where Everything Can be Seen but Not Heard
The New York-based studio’s design for the Bay Area’s Atherton Library incorporates rammed earth and Spanish Revival elements.
This Food Rescue Nonprofit’s HQ Offers Beauty During a Crisis
City Harvest’s Cohen Community Food Rescue Center, designed by Ennead Architects and Rockwell Group, highlights themes of reuse, reclamation, and recycling.
Ephemeral Tattoo Reimagines Tattoo Studio Design
Spearheaded Pete Trentacoste, former Casper environments design director, the “made-to-fade” tattoo brand now has six locations, each inspired by the city they’re in.