Ebony’s test kitchen and Euphoria’s bedrooms

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Photo: Eddy Chen/HBO, Jonathan Hökklo/Courtesy of Head Hi, Brooklyn, Courtesy of MOFAD, Courtesy of Studio Tomás Saraceno

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Photo: Courtesy of MOFAD

A few years ago, the Ebony The test kitchen made headlines when it was salvaged from demolition. Now, he’s on public view for the first time in a new exhibit about how African Americans have influenced our culinary history. Palm Springs-based interior designers William Raiser and Arthur Elrodwood built the space in 1971 and filled it with Pucci-style marble cabinetry, orange linoleum flooring, avocado green countertops, and of modern household appliances. It wasn’t just stylish, it was also innovative, organized in a work triangle with the electric stove right in the middle of the room. Where it was EbonyThe food editors of tested recipes for the magazine’s “Date with a Dish” column, but it was also so much more than that: a gathering place for the magazine’s staff and guests and a real conversation starter. . To which I say: More of that! It’s a much more exciting space than the science lab-style industrial test kitchens in today’s food media. On view until June 19, 2022.

Clockwise from left: Photo: Eddy Chen/HBOPhoto: Eddy Chen/HBOPhoto: Eddy Chen/HBO

From above: Photo: Eddy Chen/HBOPhoto: Eddy Chen/HBOPhoto: Eddy Chen/HBO

Teenage bedrooms in film and television have become a visual shortcut to a character’s identity. As they go through the difficult time of coming into themselves and trying out new personas, these interiors let viewers know who these people really are. I’ve been obsessed with the rooms in Euphoria and how the production designers, costume designers, and makeup artists seem to have worked closely together. The first season focuses primarily on Rue and Jules’ bedrooms, but season two spends more time in the bedrooms of more characters – especially the space shared by Lexi and Cassie, which actually looks more like an adapted room. to age compared to the rest. Despite their different personalities – Lexi being wiser and Cassie projecting more maturity – their sides of the room seem to belong to the same person, carrying the furnishings of innocence and youth: twin beds, pastel walls and Laura Ashley flowers. It’s clear that when Cassie leaves this room, decked out in Maddie-esque make-up and clothes to please Nate, there’s a stylistic dissonance that so strongly demonstrates the way she lets herself go.

Jonathan Hökklo, courtesy of Head Hi, Brooklyn.

Jonathan Hökklo, courtesy of Head Hi, Brooklyn.

Let’s count the ways you could make a lamp: from a cheese wheel, a blender, a piece of volcanic rock, and a tangle of mattress springs. Head-Hi, a cafe and bookstore near the Navy Yard, has invited over 50 designers to show off their smartest and most original lighting ideas for the third installment of its “Lamp Show,” which runs from 26 February to March 26.

Photo: Courtesy Studio Tomas Saraceno

Of all the counter-cultural designs I wish I could experience in person, Ant Farm’s huge inflatable pillows rank at the top. How fun would it be to bounce on one of these things? I could get close to it in Tomás Saraceno’s new installation at the Shed. The Argentinian architect built a 95-foot-wide sphere, filled it with fog, and hung a net in the center, which you can walk on. Free the Air: How to Hear the Universe in a Spider’s Web It’s about replicating what it might be like to be a spider and providing a sense of community by feeling the movements of everyone in the show through the “web” he has designed. Tickets are $35 and the facility is open until April 17.

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