Sad snow globes: Our Spoonbridge and Cherry snowglobes have long been a Shop top-seller, but I wonder if we’d sell more if they were… bleaker. Behold the peculiar and lonesome snowglobes of Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz.
Richter’s cathedral window: Gerhard Richter has been commissioned to recreate a 20m-tall stain-glassed window blown out during World War II. Inspired by his painting 4,096 Colors, the window in the Cologne Cathedral will consist of 11,500 handblown glass squares–at a cost of around 400,000 euros.
Minneapolis, tech city: Popular Science rates our fair burg as the Top Tech City in America due to our top ranking in innovative transportation solutions and fourth-place rating in energy technology. “The city fell above the 50th percentile in every category measured, a broad-based showing of tech savvy that set it apart from the competition. With everything averaged together, there is no city in America where a culture of high technology has a more pervasive presence.”
Warhol in Canada: The Walker-organized exhibition ANDY WARHOL/SUPERNOVA: Stars, Deaths, and Disasters1962-1964 is now on the road; at its current venue, the Art Gallery of Ontario, there’s a special curatorial relationship. While former Walker curator Douglas Fogle curated the exhibition, filmmaker David Cronenberg is adding his own spin as guest curator. In an interview with the Guardian, he discusses his thinking.