Honeywell’s XTRATUF Introduces New Styles for Spring 2015 Collection

Honeywell’s XTRATUF, a beloved fishing boot brand popular in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, expands its selection of premium outdoor footwear this spring with a Boot and the Bluefin Performance Deck Shoe.  The new Performance Deck Boot is 100 percent waterproof from toe to top, with a comfort stretch neoprene upper, air mesh lining and a slip-resistant chevron outsole for traction on slick surfaces. The neoprene upper makes it lighter than a rubber boot, while offering superior flexibility. Read more [...]

Digitizing MoMA’s Video Collection

Three years after the advent of the Portapak (the first portable video recorder), MoMA showed Nam June Paik’s Lindsay Tape (1967) as part of the landmark 1968 exhibition The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age, organized by K.G. Pontus Hultén. The piece consisted of two, half-inch reel-to-reel decks that were spaced 10 feet apart, with the tape (Paik’s original!), jerry-rigged together to allow it to loop continuously. After a week on view, the wear on the tape proved too much. Read more [...]

Paola Antonelli on Curating, MoMA’s Collection, and Design Today: A Reddit AMA Recap

Paola Antonelli, Director of Research and Development, and Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Robin HollandLast week, MoMA’s senior curator of Architecture and Design and director of R&D, Paola Antonelli, answered questions for Reddit users as part of the interview series Ask Me Anything (AMA). Having just reinstalled MoMA’s design galleries for the exhibition This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good—which includes Read more [...]

The Haig-Thomas collection: two stories from the Arctic

Jack Davy, Collaborative Doctoral Student, British Museum A collection has recently been donated to the British Museum that throws light on two remarkable stories: how the Kalaallit people of Northwestern Greenland responded to Danish influence on their society during the early decades of the 20th century, and how one Englishman took it upon himself to explore their world. David Haig-Thomas, 1932 The Englishman was David Haig-Thomas, educated at Eton and Cambridge, who while returning by boxcar from Read more [...]

Five for Friday: Halloween Costume Inspiration from MoMA’s Collection

Five for Friday, written by a variety of MoMA staff members, is our attempt to spotlight some of the compelling, charming, and downright curious works in the Museum’s rich collection. With Halloween just one week away, I’m turning to MoMA’s collection for costume ideas. If one of these five artworks doesn’t spark your creativity, try browsing through the  Read more [...]

IRS Collection Action Can Be Delayed For A Long Time

If you want to contemplate a real IRS scandal, you might take a look at a recent TIGTA report .  The report indicated that in fiscal 2013, the IRS wrote off $ 16.1 billion in tax debts, which is five times as much as field agents collected.  (The overwhelming bulk of tax […]
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National Geographic to Launch New Porcelain Collection with Mottahedeh

WASHINGTON (Oct. 20, 2014)—The National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, has selected New Jersey-based Mottahedeh as a fine porcelain dinner and giftware licensee under its National Geographic Home Collection brand for North America. Under this multiyear agreement, National Geographic and Mottahedeh have teamed up to launch a line of unique porcelain tableware and gifts showcasing National Geographic’s vast image archives and Read more [...]