Mar 5 2011

noah’s ark

this is the permanent noah’s ark exhibit at the skirball center in los angeles – close to the getty museum. it’s an extremely well built and creatively designed series of spaces – well-scaled for children to explore, climb on, and touch…

from their website:
“Inside a floor-to-ceiling wooden ark, filled to the rafters with whimsical animals, you and your family will play, build, climb, explore, make music, make friends, and more. Conduct a storm, help construct the ark, and bask in the glow of a beautiful rainbow. Mingle with hundreds of fancifully handcrafted animals—from cuddly companions to life-sized puppets—all crafted from recycled materials and everyday objects, including bottle caps, bicycle parts, baseball mitts, croquet balls, mop heads, and rear-view mirrors…”

Jan 18 2011

V&A museum – london

this is one of my favorite museums in the world – second only to the MAK in vienna. whenever I am in london – I will always visit the V&A – even for an hour. the exhibitions are always great – but the applied arts and design in the permanent collection are a historical trove of memorable treats. architectural models and sketches, long forgotten industrial design elements and the shop is fantastic…

V&A South Kensington
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL
Tel. +44 (0)20 7942 2000