LIVIN’ LA VIDA LEGO: My Character-Building Exercise

Most of us remember building LEGO sets as a childhood pastime—spending hours sprawled out along the floor, piecing together the vehicles and scenery as instructed by the included booklet. But the world of LEGO expands far beyond kids’ games. In the hands of creative individuals, these building blocks can be shaped into impressive machinerymedical advancements, and grandiose works of art. Artist Sean Kenney isn’t just a proponent of the latter—he’s one of only 13 officially LEGO Certified Professionals in the world. When he’s not working on his national touring exhibits and inspirational children’s books, Sean also designs practical LEGO housewares like these sculpture lamps that are making their debut today on Fab.

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For the Love of New York

After cutting his teeth shooting renowned architects (like Richard Meier, Philip Johnson, Daniel Libeskind, and nearly every Pritzker Prize winner), Manhattan-based Richard Schulman decided to incorporate their work with their portraits. “As I began that adventure,” he says, “I realized that I had a built-in studio to practice my technique and investigate my interest: New York City.” The resulting photographs interpret the powerful relationship between the past and present in a single façade. —Tiffany Jow for Richard Schulman’s Fab sale

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Gone are the days when schools and libraries were large, impersonal institutions of learning. Today, architects are pushing the boundaries of learning spaces, putting kids in environments that we may not recognize as a school.

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