Fragments of Grey Matter is a collection of images shot by artist Kristin Man over a period of two years.
Featuring imagery that straddle between the absolute and abstract, she attempts to find beauty and meaning in between. The book title reflects the concept on two levels: a reference to cerebral grey matter, suggesting the emotional nature of her images, and the vacillation between concrete and abstract, beauty and not-so.
A deliberately thick cover was constructed as a visual and material reference to the human head.
Incongruent Sum, the group exhibition that took place for a single night, was a bold declaration of energy and collective spirit. Initiated and organized by the Mathematics Collective and assembled by German born, Amsterdam based, curator Astrid Honold, the exhibition featured the works of seven New York based artists, linked by a common interest in the language of comics.
The latest issue of Taste continues to look at a wide range of subjects that are impacting the food industry. Entrepreneurs explain why they chose crowd sourcing to fund their food start-ups, and what were the pitfalls and successes they have had on the way. Small craft brewers tell us how it’s important to stay small to keep their integrity, and Ben Warner explains why the British became so good at keeping hungry museum visitors satisfied. Taste also highlights innovations that are changing the food we eat, from edible packaging to the rise of algae as a superfood.
London’s world-famous Victoria & Albert Museum has an outstanding educational department, working on diverse programmes to inspire families and young people during their visits to the site. The Discovering Architecture guide forms the centrepiece of the latest of the V&A’s line of award-winning family back-packs, which are full of hands-on activities, including jigsaws, stories, puzzles and construction games. This is the first in the series to go beyond exploration of the Museum’s collection as it also encourages children to think about the building and the variety of spaces they can discover.
The Discovering Architecture Back-pack is designed for children aged 7+ and our sturdy wire bound book guides families on a journey to learn about the work of architects through drawings, colour, connecting spaces, light and materials, and finally construct a model and design their own building. The motifs of traditional architect’s tools such as a set square, protractor and folding ruler create a visual path echoing the users’ journey through the building itself.