Products of Design party
By: HILOBROW | Categories: Kudos

Rob Walker on the mic, Emilie Baltz and mixologists in background

On July 11th, the MFA program Products of Design — the faculty of which includes Significant Objects friends Paola Antonelli, Emilie Baltz, Allan Chochinov, Steven Heller, and William Drenttel — at New York’s School of Visual Arts hosted Significant Cocktails, an evening of drink inspired by and in celebration of the object-oriented fiction collection Significant Objects.

As HiLobrow readers already know, Significant Objects is co-edited and co-authored by Rob Walker and HiLobrow’s Joshua Glenn; it was published by Fantagraphics earlier this summer. It is absolutely gorgeous, crammed with terrific short-short stories, and a great gift.

The party — which featured mixologists book Lynette Marerro, Michael Cirino, and Martim Smith-Mattsom, each of whom invented a cocktail that was inspired by a significant object — was sponsored by eBay. It was a fabulous event. Here are a few photos.

These Tonka dune buggies served as author photos in the book; they also inspired a cocktail

Rob Walker, left, and Joshua Glenn

HiLobrow friends Mathilde Billaud and Benjamen Walker were among the guests

One of the cocktail stations — object provided by Ben Greenman

Here’s a cocktail menu from the party. And a Flickr photo set.

Emilie Baltz and Products of Design = best party throwers of all time.

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SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS BOOK: Flickr video/photoset, a YouTube video, a Facebook photo album, a Facebook video, a Google+ photo album, a PDF excerpt download, and a PDF excerpt on Google Docs.

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HiLobrow is a p(HiLo)sophical blog. Its analog publishing division is HiLoBooks, which in 2012–13 reissued 10 forgotten sci-fi classics. HiLobrow and HiLoBooks are edited by Joshua Glenn and published by King Mixer LLC.