Un-Prom: WACTAC‘s Alex Smith (above, posing with his screenprinted men’s suits), co-founder of Turnstyle Clothing Authority, is just one of the young fashion designers featured in tomorrow night’s Un-Prom fashion show at the Walker.
Aptly named: Steven Holl’s Turbulence house, featured in Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Homes (now on view in Vancouver), couldn’t have a more appropriate name, it seems. Not yet completed and with costs doubling the original estimate, the aluminum-paneled guest cottage made for artist Richard Tuttle is too hot in summer and too cold in winter. “The place is uninhabitable half the time,” he says. “It turns out that the greatest invention, the one that made civilization possible, is caulking.”
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