The Week in Craft: August 29, 2018

The Week in Craft: August 29, 2018

Your weekly dose of links about craft, art, design, and whatever else we’re excited about sharing

Published on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.
Rosa de Jong, Micro Matter

Rosa de Jong creates tiny cork cliffs suspended by string encased in lovely custom frames as part of a new presentation of her Micro Matter series.

Courtesy of the artist

We are charmed by these tiny floating vignettes balanced on cork cliffs by designer Rosa de Jong.

Do you have a bad case of wanderlust? Airbnb invites you to be inspired by its top 10 most wish-listed homes. Try not to drool all over your keyboard.

Art, food, and literature come together in dinner parties designed by New Orleans-based painter Mallory Page, who uses her work as inspiration to bring people together.

The New Yorker looks at the wide-ranging hues in the Forbes Collection.

Color Factory opens a collaboratively-produced art experience in New York City this August. This multi-sensory exhibit, inspired by the colors of the city, guides visitors through 16 participatory installations, designed to awaken audiences to the brilliant, everyday presence of color. 

The newly completed renovation of the Museum of Westward Expansion, at the feet of the Gateway Arch of St. Louis, features architectural glass structures by James Carpenter that dramatically alter the experience of light in the building.

Museum conservators know what to do with metal, stone, ceramic, and paper – but plastic? The material is starting to give them trouble as artifacts from recent history are starting to degrade, the New York Times reports

Want to support the makers in your life but can't always buy their wares? A new guide by Wellness for Makers, a program aimed at helping studio creatives take better care of themselves, shares how to help entrepreneurial friends when you don't have much to spend

The 2018 Burning Man festival that takes place every year in Nevada’s Black Rock desert is officially under way (through September 3). If you can’t make it, Designboom has got you covered with a live stream and Hyperallergic takes a more critical look at the differences between the festival and what’s presented in the Renwick’s “No Spectators” exhibition.

Are you a maker whose work explores topics such as food justice, public policy advocacy, farming and gardening, race and class awareness, access, and nutrition education? If so, you'll want to apply to Contemporary Craft's call for artists. The Pittsburgh arts organization is accepting applications for its upcoming show "Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art" through December 7.

The first major survey show of Charles and Ray Eames’ work since the '90s hits the US after a successful couple of years in Europe (exhibition on view at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Dearborn, Michigan, through September 3).

Self-described "enemy of plagiarism" Thomas Gentille talks about the importance of criticism. The jewelry maker is a new member of the ACC College of Fellows.

Art Jewelry Forum seeks a new executive director following the news Rebekah Frank will step down in November.