For some reason, in the wake of men creating darkness, they also make art: Christ gets crucified, someone paints a scene of it. War with the Japanese, a handmade game called “Kill the Jap.” Stalin shaves off and effectively enslaves a solid percentage of Russian society in order to hoist industrialization upon its weary shoulders—a porcelain plate, so you can eat off his face.
Such examples are the art and design found at Bummer, a small, eccentric exhibition on view at the W... [more]
3D Interior Rendering Australia
Try this on the wall behind a bed, under a breakfast bar, or even the ceiling! If your white walls are driving you crazy, but you're overwhelmed by color choices and are afraid you'll make a mistake, an accent wall could be the answer. If this is the case you should find the one that will be treasured and also work in your own dining space. 3D Interior Rendering California Hence whether be level design or any complex design, we animate all of them with perfection... [more]
(Reinventing the African Mud Hut Together)
Nka Foundation invites entries for Mud House Design 2014, an international architecture competition open to recent graduates and students of architecture, design and others from around the world who think earth architecture can be beautiful. The challenge is to design a single-family unit of about 30 x 40 feet (approximately 10 x 12 metres) to be built by maximum use of earth and local labor in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
This is the design pr... [more]
DEADLINE JULY 15TH, 2014
Art + Design is the main topic of the contest.DESIGN COLLECTION aims to be a selection of high-quality artworks with a contemporary visual impact, finding their ideal location in the most fascinating and modern interior furnishings.
to whom is the contest addressed?
The contest is addressed to professional and amateur artists, graphic designers, painters, photographers, sculptors... from all over the world.
aims of the conte... [more]
Antwerp Event Diamonds for Life: a Shining Success!
A Review on Antwerp’s First Fine Art and Jewelry Fusion Exhibition
Lighting the way for the future of fine art and design, TM-ART Fine Arts International hosted an innovative and prosperous charity event at the royal Paleis op de Meir in Antwerp from the 8th to the 13th of February. A great array of visitors marveled at the beautifully composed exhibition of fine art, design and jewelry. The Diamonds for Life (D4L) event raised... [more]
Seeking to postpone stock experiences and squeeze them all into our few days together, I avoided visiting the Tower until my mother arrived. We didn’t eat macarons at Ladurée, we didn’t get hot chocolate at Café de Flore, we didn’t jostle for selfies with La Joconde, but we went to the Tower. The visit itself is a symbolic gesture, because the symbol literally haunts no matter where you are in the world. Those curving lines, stretching skyward like a bit of pinch... [more]
You Can't Pin Women Down: Designing Modern Women 1890-1990 by Roslyn Bernstein Anni Albers, Denise Scott Brown, Le Corbusier, Ray Eames, Loïe Fuller, Eileen Gray, April Greiman, Eszter Haraszty, Luba Lukova, Bonnie MacLean, Charlotte Perriand, Lilly Reich, Lucy Rie, Lella Vignelli, Eva Zeisel at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
October 5th, 2013 - October 19th
Three flat-bottomed brown paper bags, so simple, you could easily pass them by, stand dead center in the Kitchen Transformations section of the Designing Modern Women 1890-1990 exhibit at MoMA. On the adjacent label there are two names, Margaret E. Knight, the woman who patented the machine that made the bags in the 1870s-1880s, and Charles B. Stilwell, who, according to Juliet Kinchin, organizer of the exhibit and curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, made “subtle modifications&rdq... [more]
Author Deb Lawrence
Studio Shot, Deb Lawrence,
“You don’t know how paralyzing that is, that stare of a blank canvas…but the blank canvas is afraid of the real, passionate painter who dares and who has broken the spell of `you can’t’ once and for all.”
-Vincent van Gogh, 1884
Not sure what the disease is called, but I definitely have the bug. Like the kid who’s more interested in pebbles on the ground than animals at the zoo, I view life th... [more]
6th Annual INDEX Contemporary Majlis Design Competition: Call for Entries
Over the past 5 years, the INDEX Contemporary Majlis Design Competition has rapidly become an extremely popular and integral part of the annual INDEX Exhibition. During that time, hundreds of interior design professionals from across the globe have battled for one of the all-important finalist spots - allowing them to showcase their designs to thousands of INDEX visitors and to compete for the coveted title of INDEX Contemporary Majlis Design Competition Winner.
SOFA takes stamina, a keen and curious eye, and a pair of comfortable walking shoes. A long parade of blown glass, statement jewelry, and iron sculpture can get fatiguing. Else, you’d have to fetishize decorative arts to walk every row of the massive Navy Pier pavilion, densely packed with some seventy dealers’ booths. Entering its 20th year – an important milestone – the fair of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art can feel intensely variegated and unwieldy. A few pieces a... [more]
There’s always a back-to-school feeling when September comes round, no matter how long ago you closed that chapter; it brings a certain feeling of dread and sweaty-palmed anxiety, and the peculiar impulse that you should buy a pencil case. Most gallerists no doubt have the same feeling; after a long summer closure, poor souls are forced back to dust down the artworks and open up their doors.
Autumn in London in terms of shows can by now be loosely divided into two categories, opening BF (... [more]
Knock on wood and you stave away bad luck. The saying entails a performative act: interact with an everyday object and you, the subject, are protected. The exhibition frm vs fnctn nd bck gn at neugerriemschneider gallery presents reflections on one's relation to the material world. Its point of departure is "the creative confrontation with everyday objects” and it features artists Ai Weiwei, Pawel Althamer, Olafur Eliasson, Isa Genzken, Sharon Lockhart, Renata Lucas, Jorge Pardo, Simon Starli... [more]
Commercials set to an uplifting loop of an indie song – the violins, the slow crescendo of choir voices, a gratifying and persistent drumbeat – this sound is reified, a ubiquitous, and entirely digestible image of faux-celebration used to market a feeling of happiness. This over-heartened and insufferably “inspirational” attitude strikes an irritating nerve in some, but the trope of the live-for-today individual is often hard to criticize, or even notice, in its calculated... [more]
Two and a half years ago, the Danish artist collective N55 developed a new bicycle design in collaboration with artist and designer Till Wolfer. The designs can be downloaded from an open source, the materials bought from pretty much any DIY shop in the world, and the bikes can be made with simple hand held tools. The aim is to reclaim production. Until the 9th of September the bikes are being exhibited at the Glazen Huis (Glass House) in Amsterdam’s Amstelpark, as part of the exhibition project Zon... [more]
Unraveled is an apparel project for independent music. We carefully select lyrics from songs and design beautiful graphic type onto shirts. Unraveled believes in the power of music and building a community of artists worth discovering.
We need help building this community from the musician on up. We are a very small team of artists, designers, and music nerds. In order to expand, we are looking for independent musicians, independent designers, assistant music curators, editorial designers, and... [more]