Art and Fragrance: Sissel Tolaas at the Cooper-Hewitt

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I’ve been meaning to post about this event for ages; better late than never, I suppose!

I made a field trip to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum with some co-workers one afternoon back in the spring. As soon as we entered the Museum, my nose went on high alert. We had just cut through through a courtyard garden, but the fragrance I noticed was something inside the building, even though it smelled “outdoorsy,” like damp grass and freshly turned earth.

I asked a passing staff member what I was smelling, and she filled me in and pointed me in the right direction to read the wall text pictured above. For its Design Triennial exhibition (this year’s theme: “Beauty”), the Cooper Hewitt had commissioned artist Sissel Tolaas to create a “smellscape.” Tolaas had taken Central Park as her subject.

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Boxwalla Beauty Box Review, June 2016

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It’s Boxwalla time again! The past two months have flown by. I’m actually still using and enjoying my treats from April; this is why a bi-monthly schedule works just fine for me.

Here’s what I saw when I opened the June “Beauty Box.” Four products were nestled amongst the biodegradable packing bits.

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