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How late can you stay at MoMA?

The museum closes at 5:30pm. Do they begin clearing the galleries then, or do they just stop selling tickets at that point? If you are already inside could you get, say, half an hour more of viewing time before being kicked out?
posted by molla on Dec 23, 2014 - 6 answers

Mid century modern dish identification

Tineye has failed me!!! Help me identify the maker of this dish. [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on Dec 3, 2014 - 7 answers

Cover designs for book series/sets

I'm looking for striking book cover designs that work separately for each book, and as a set (when the books are assembled next to one another, to tell some sort of a visual story, or that fit together like pieces of a puzzle). Any ideas?
posted by cyrusw8 on Nov 9, 2014 - 16 answers

Can anyone tell me what type of chair this is?

Can anyone help me locate or tell me what type of chair this is? [more inside]
posted by HonestAsian on Aug 19, 2014 - 2 answers

Dog crates that fit a Modern house?

The mister and I are moving into a new apartment! Hooray! The one problem? A dog crate that both fits our new apartment's aesthetic and isn't $1200. [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Jul 17, 2014 - 10 answers

Detective/Mystery Novels in Current Day New York?

A little while back I stumbled upon a detective novel (Losers Live Longer) that takes place in 2009 NYC and utilizes actual city streets, restaurants, bars, etc. The writing was pretty average, but the book kept me constantly aware of the protagonist's location (oftentimes cross-streets). The real-world geography of areas I knew well really sucked me into the world and engaged me on another level than the narrative alone. Are there any other good detective or mystery novels that use post-2000s (or, better yet, post-2010) New York accurately? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Jul 8, 2014 - 13 answers

Modern life is bringing me down

Life has been really good to me, yet I feel unfulfilled in this endless cycle of daily routines. Am I expecting something unrealistic or is this a sign I need to change my lifestyle? [more inside]
posted by monologish on May 27, 2014 - 39 answers

Movie & Black & White & Japanese & Modern?

I recently saw Rashōmon, and was wondering if the hive-mind had suggestions for more (live-action, not anime) Japanese movies that are black and white, but set in more modern-ish times? [more inside]
posted by slater on May 20, 2014 - 17 answers

How to wear a shawl fashionably

I am knitting a lot and I love the look of so many of the shawl patterns available. Different shapes, different sizes, solid ones, lace ones, etc. I want to make some, but I worry that wearing them is going to make me look frumpy or geriactric. I know it can be done but... how? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Apr 23, 2014 - 21 answers

Alternative Bar Mitzvah?

Kid BlahLaLa's getting to be around bar mitzvah age and I want to know what alternative, newfangled options there are out there. Is there any kind of modern bar mitzvah movement happening? Alternative bar mitzvahs? Hipster bar mitzvahs? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Mar 11, 2014 - 22 answers

Essential novels of the 20th-21st century

I know next to nothing about 20th and 21st century literature. What are some recommendations for "essential" novels that I can start with? [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Feb 21, 2014 - 52 answers

Adrienne Rich poem

Poetry question: Do you think Adrienne Rich's "November 1968" is literally about burning leaves? Does she intend that month and year to mean something to the reader? Any other thoughts? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Nov 19, 2013 - 13 answers

Replace or repair

Where can I find a Moller model 78 rosewood chair or get one mended? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Oct 25, 2013 - 10 answers

this codex kills fascists?

What are some Biblical characters (OT or NT) whose deeds might be considered inspirational by a contemporary, secular, social justice-oriented audience?
posted by threeants on Oct 5, 2013 - 19 answers

Modern Greek or Roman fiction not centered on military or leaders?

Ancient Roman and Greek civilizations set my imagination ablaze, and while I've loved Homer's works right now I'm interested in works written in, say, the last century that take place in those times, or thereabouts. [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Sep 24, 2013 - 25 answers

Help me learn to art

I would like to start learning how to draw, after 16 years of stick figures. I am keeping a sketchbook to practice in frequently, but I was wondering if anyone had some good resources for jump-starting my artistic development (there are overwhelmingly many such resources on the Internet). I am also interested in general modern art, metal art, sculpting, lithography, and photography. Thanks in advance! ^_^
posted by myitkyina on Sep 13, 2013 - 9 answers

Classic Swedish housewares

Can you help me identify some classic-design Scandinavian housewares? [more inside]
posted by catesbie on Sep 5, 2013 - 14 answers

Find MCM-style wallpaper used on "Big Brother"?

Wife watches "Big Brother" occasionally, has fallen in love with the wallpaper seen in this season's episodes (image). It's got a mid-century modern vibe and is super-retro-awesome. Where oh where can we find wallpaper just like this (or similar) - any ideas? Much obliged for any help!
posted by davidmsc on Jul 26, 2013 - 4 answers

I am a Nigerian prince...who enjoys Danish Modern Furniture

What is the downside to selling furniture on eBay to someone who will have it shipped from the US to Germany on her dime/Euro? [more inside]
posted by Ruthless Bunny on Jul 1, 2013 - 25 answers

Looking for a modern cover of "It's Only A Paper Moon".

I was in a shop today and heard a snippet of "It's Only A Paper Moon" played with what sounded like a synth beat. Unfortunately the clerks weren't able to help me figure out the artist and sorting through the 813 versions of the song on iTunes has proven slow work. Does anyone know of a track like this? I may be off in my description a bit, but it definitely wasn't your standard jazz cover.
posted by Tell Me No Lies on Jun 20, 2013 - 8 answers

How can I find this 20th-century orchestral track I heard 20 years ago?

Twenty years ago I came across an album of twentieth century music and I'm pretty sure it was from some music festival - the Osaka or Ojai festival? - featuring 20th-century orchestral composers. And this particular track featured musical glasses and had "Mountain" in the title. Where do I begin hunting? [more inside]
posted by jimmymcvee on Apr 5, 2013 - 5 answers

Who are the new great composers?

Who are the next Bachs and Mahlers? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Jan 2, 2013 - 39 answers

My conservative haircut has been voted out of office

I'm looking for a (men's) hair stylist in Austin, TX. I'm changing careers, moving from conservative to more creative and funky, and want to update my hair style. [more inside]
posted by LastOfHisKind on Nov 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Find me a clock

I am looking for a neat-looking clock. [more inside]
posted by bq on Sep 21, 2012 - 10 answers

Household Magic

What modern products and technologies work "like magic"? [more inside]
posted by danceswithlight on Aug 31, 2012 - 58 answers

What's it like to live in Shanghai from a native's perspective?

Recommendations for Chinese literature that presents average Chinese citizens in context of a modern Chinese urban setting [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Aug 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Bright and modern.

I'm renovating my office, which is currently a monument to 80 years of bad decor. Help me modernize and brighten. Overview. Many details within. [more inside]
posted by zvs on Mar 28, 2012 - 15 answers

Say hello to the new bossa nova, same as the old bossa nova.

I would like to get up to date with the most cutting edge modern orchestral music being composed today. [more inside]
posted by hanoixan on Feb 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Gay Girl in Amsterdam for 2 Days: Where to stay and what to do???

Where should I stay in Amsterdam and what should I check out? I'm going to Amsterdam for two days and two nights the first week of January. I am a 26 year old single lesbian who is very interested in checking out the local hotspots for gay women and also visiting some art galleries. I would like to see some unusual art installations and/or performance art while I am there. Thank you! : ) [more inside]
posted by thatgirl1985 on Oct 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me find a replica Eames desk?

Any ideas where I can get a replica Eames Desk Unit for less than $1399? I've had good luck with finding replica mid-century modern furniture, as it just begs to be reproduced (molded plastics, simple materials). For some reason desks are several times harder to come by.
posted by geoff. on Oct 22, 2011 - 10 answers

Help Me Find This Clock

Please identify this modern yellow clock. I have two pictures. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Sep 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Identify these armless armchairs

Help me identify the grey chairs that are being moved at 0:03 in this Home Depot commercial. I wants them.
posted by billtron on Sep 6, 2011 - 3 answers

I need a non-ugly desk chair.

I practically live at my desk. Where can I find a simple yet comfortable desk chair that looks good too? Probably black. Preferably armless. Under $200. Recommendations PLEASE! [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Aug 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Artist who made a fascinating scrolling-LED exhibit

Looking for the artist name and exhibit info about a piece I saw at the Tate Modern in London about 2005. It was a scrolling-LED that displayed continuously changing,thought-provoking short quips. [more inside]
posted by Espoo2 on Aug 15, 2011 - 9 answers

Cushioned Risom lounge: is this a thing?

Did Knoll manufacture a variation of the Risom lounge chair with arms in the 1950s that had an upholstered fabric seat instead of one made of parachute strapping?
posted by billtron on Jul 11, 2011 - 3 answers

Tell Me a Story

Who are some short story authors? Difficulties: Stories must be published after 1990, and “short” means fewer than seven pages per story. [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle on Jun 3, 2011 - 18 answers

Help identify this chair

Chair Identification: Can you help me identify this chair? [more inside]
posted by milkrate on May 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Where in the world can I find the most high-tech and futuristic locations?

Where in the world can I find the most high-tech and futuristic locations? [more inside]
posted by stst399 on Apr 23, 2011 - 31 answers

Seeking a Charming Inn Without the Florals and Lace

Any suggestions for inns or small hotels that incorporate modern/minimalist design? I'm trying to avoid the Victorian, lace, floral aesthetic. I'm particularly interested in the New England/East Coast area. [more inside]
posted by pourtant on Apr 23, 2011 - 10 answers

Recommend some modern-day Jan Hammer, etc.

I've recently started liking Jan Hammer's Miami Vice music, Genesis, stuff like that. Anybody doing that style today? Sans retro-irony? [more inside]
posted by circular on Mar 12, 2011 - 12 answers

Customized illustrations like on Olliegraphic?

Does anyone know of a website like Olliegraphic that has customizable illustrations of adults, too? [more inside]
posted by Coffeemate on Jan 19, 2011 - 1 answer

MW2 XBox live and local Multi???

How do I play Modern Warfare 2 online with two local players? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Jan 9, 2011 - 7 answers

New + old photos mashup

Is there a name for this photography technique/style? I'm trying to find more photos like that. [more inside]
posted by querty on Nov 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Modern Touring Jazz Artists/Ensembles

I'm looking for modern jazz artists that tour and fit my preference for jazz. A lot of the jazz I like most is played by greats who are no longer with us. I'd love to go see some great live jazz but just don't really know where to start. [more inside]
posted by bwilms on Oct 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Sleek, Mid-Century Accomodations in the Hill Country?

[TexasFilter] Charming but chic hotel in the Texas hill country? [more inside]
posted by Saminal on Oct 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Best Modern Art in Los Angeles?

What is the most relevatory, shocking, mindblowing modern art gallery or installation or museum in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by felix on Oct 11, 2010 - 10 answers

Can you help me find this surreal novel?

Can you help me find this surreal novel? Years ago, I saw an excerpt from it. All I remember is a scene where there was a worm in a cage, and its droppings would fall onto some kind of musical instrument, creating strange music. I think this story was written in Eastern Europe, in the beginning of the 20th century. Thanks!
posted by pantufla on Sep 7, 2010 - 4 answers

Crewel Cartoons

Please suggest images I could convert into crewel which are cartoon modern in style, but not depictions of characters. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Sep 2, 2010 - 9 answers

I know when my coffee table was born, but I can't find its mother.

Can someone help me identify the manufacturer of this coffee table? [more inside]
posted by kscottz on Aug 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Striking places to write in LA County

What places in Los Angeles County fit the following criteria: 1) striking indoor design or architecture, 2) open to the public, and 3) it wouldn't be unusual or prohibited for someone to go sit there and write for a few hours? [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Jul 21, 2010 - 12 answers

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