Brazilian artist Vik Muniz and U.S. bioengineer Tal Danino recently joined forces to make the invisible stunningly visible. They created a hauntingly beautiful set of tableware with colorful abstract patterns for French porcelain maker Bernardaud. Fittingly named Petri Dishes, like the shallow glass dishes biologists use to culture cells, the unique plates feature exploded photographs of bacteria like paenibacillus and salmonella.
Soho’s rapidly rising rents have just taken another victim, this time the neighborhood institution potentially being booted is the area’s beloved MoMA Design store at 81 Spring Street. Crain’s reports that the owner of the three-level, 14,500-square-foot space wants an annual rent of $2.5 million—that’s three times more than what the area was asking when MoMA took up residency over 13 years ago.