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A Stopgap as Design Curiosities becomes Curiosity and Curiosities

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In an effort to bring more unique and thoughtful content to our site we’ve been discussing and working on what changes we need to make. As those changes are taking place behind the scenes, and to let you know that we are still here, you can find us at Curiosity and Curiosities. We are sharing visual content daily as a stopgap for this transition.

Sights: On the Grid Houston

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I completely underestimated the work that would go into coordinating and participating in On the Grid when I signed up to take on the role of Ambassador. With that said, it has been an amazing experience, learning to put aside my introverted tendencies and self-doubt. If you ask me what I do, I normally shirk the details with some casual response of how I help out Steven with his freelance work. I didn’t go to art school, I don’t have a graphic design degree, I don’t know how to use all of the manual settings on my camera, we have a small design website, and I sort-of make art. Truth is, it’s always seems easier to be self-deprecating than confident.

Because of this, documenting what we love about Montrose seemed a little out of my comfort zone, especially when the reality of it all started to sink in. As it went on it became less intimidating, and standing confidently behind the camera felt more natural. We met so many kind folks, and made many priceless connections. In the end, we felt incredibly inspired by the entrepreneurs and designers in our community. Without sounding too sentimental (although it may be too late now), I’m so grateful Hyperakt trusted us to take this on. It’s a beautiful project, and we hope we did Montrose and Houston proud.

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Sights: The Menil Collection

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※ Photographs by DC
The Menil Collection

Curiosities: Masashi Wakui

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Masashi Wakui takes incredible photographs of back alleys in Japan. There is a warm glow to his photos that feels welcoming even on the darkest, rainiest nights.

Curiosities: Viktor Wynd’s Cabinet of Wonders

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Viktor Wynd is a collector, but he sees it as an enjoyable burden and a sickness. His book is a look into his home, his shop, and a peek into a few other collections. There is a chaos in these images, but at the same time it feels cozy and homey. If curiosities are not your thing, then your skin would probably crawl. In addition to the book, his Little Shop of Horrors was transformed into a Museum, with the help of Kickstarter. It’s on my must see list, for London.

I took the photographs of the book that you see here, but the book itself was photographed by Oskar Proctor and illustrated by Theater of Dolls