This Tumblr continues in the spirit of the Four Corners exhibition (10.10.12-10.20.12) of Philadelphia and PA-based design at the minima gallery in old city. Curators/Tumblrs: Caroline Tiger and Royce Epstein. {For more info, contact phillyfourcorners@gmail.com & follow @4CornersPHL}

Congratulations to Jason Lempieri, architecture/designer/U of Arts ID professor, whose Punch Bag Laundry Bag from Suck UK debuts at this weekend’s New York International Gift Fair. It’s for everyone with dirty laundry and inner rage. So, like, everyone.

Nice piece on Amuneal, a Four Corners exhibitor and sponsor, in Metropolis magazine.

Nice piece on Amuneal, a Four Corners exhibitor and sponsor, in Metropolis magazine.

Nice piece in the New York Times about how to spend 36 hours in Philadelphia — of course, you, me, and Ben Franklin know that’s far too little time to spend getting to know our fair city of makers, shakers, dreamers and doers. 
[pic of the Philadelphia History Museum’s Philly floor map is from their Yelp page]

Nice piece in the New York Times about how to spend 36 hours in Philadelphia — of course, you, me, and Ben Franklin know that’s far too little time to spend getting to know our fair city of makers, shakers, dreamers and doers. 

[pic of the Philadelphia History Museum’s Philly floor map is from their Yelp page]

The Mummers may not be known for good design, but they certainly know how to design a joyful moment — as seen in this photo, shot around 4 pm on 1.1.13 at 2nd and Federal streets. 
Happy new year from Four Corners — wishing you joy, health, & good and local design in 2013!

The Mummers may not be known for good design, but they certainly know how to design a joyful moment — as seen in this photo, shot around 4 pm on 1.1.13 at 2nd and Federal streets. 

Happy new year from Four Corners — wishing you joy, health, & good and local design in 2013!


All we want for New Year’s: Haptic Lab’s Philadelphia City Quilt. Center City’s grid is rendered in brown stitching on an ivory background. 

All we want for New Year’s: Haptic Lab’s Philadelphia City Quilt. Center City’s grid is rendered in brown stitching on an ivory background. 

One of many terrific photos of the exhibit taken by Ryan Collerd that we’ll feature on the Four Corners website … coming soon!

One of many terrific photos of the exhibit taken by Ryan Collerd that we’ll feature on the Four Corners website … coming soon!

“There is something to be said for the critic who starts the reader on a journey and fires him with a phrase to shoot off on adventures of his own.”

—Virginia Woolf on literary criticism, but we also thinks it applies to design criticism

Stars in the ceiling, stars in their eyes at the Please Touch Museum carousel.
This beauty was built in 1924 and first installed in Woodland Park (just a short distance from the Please Touch). A sixty-something Philadelphian I know told me she used to take the trolley from her house in Fishtown and wait patiently until her favorite bunny was free.

Stars in the ceiling, stars in their eyes at the Please Touch Museum carousel.

This beauty was built in 1924 and first installed in Woodland Park (just a short distance from the Please Touch). A sixty-something Philadelphian I know told me she used to take the trolley from her house in Fishtown and wait patiently until her favorite bunny was free.

Making spirits (very) bright on Fabric Row. #4thStreet

Making spirits (very) bright on Fabric Row. #4thStreet

THIS IS YOUR LAST DAY TO SEE THE FOUR CORNERS EXHIBIT! Come out and see us if you haven’t been yet, see what the fuss is about! 
A huge thank you to everyone who participated, donated, visited, discussed, and most importantly loved. We will be back.

THIS IS YOUR LAST DAY TO SEE THE FOUR CORNERS EXHIBIT! Come out and see us if you haven’t been yet, see what the fuss is about! 

A huge thank you to everyone who participated, donated, visited, discussed, and most importantly loved. We will be back.

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