Museum of Arts and Design exhibit explores digital fabrication

One of the most fascinating shows in New York this season shows how artists, designers and architects are using digital fabrication to create undreamed of expressions in materials ranging from plastic and paper to bronze. In a recent email exchange and follow-up telephone interview, Museum of Arts and Design curator Ron Labaco expanded on the ideas he set out to explore in the exhibit “Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital.”

Books fill Vivien Jennings’ and Roger Doeren’s Fairway home

Look for no surprise plot twists in this story: The home of Vivien Jennings and Roger Doeren is filled with mystery, drama, suspense and even a bit of romance. Jennings, founder of Rainy Day Books in Fairway, and Doeren, her partner of 20 years and the chief of operations at the bookstore, share a home that would enchant any bibliophile.

A Realtor and artist showcase their talents in old Leawood

Gary Johnson and Rod Schuch settled into a three-bedroom ranch in Leawood 14 years ago. Johnson, a former advertising executive who is now part of the Madden Myers team at Reece & Nichols, designed the large garden in the backyard. Stands of echinaceas, lilies and other blossoms provide summer inspiration for Schuch, a floral painter who also specializes in decorative painting, as seen in the interior and furnishings of their home.