• Hilary Edesess

    Hilary Edesess is a freelance journalist based in Marseille, France. She blogs about culture, art and urban design.

    “Between ash dieback and the emerald ash borer, it is likely that almost all ash trees in Europe will be wiped out, just as the elm was largely eliminated by Dutch elm disease,” said Peter Thomas, a tree ecologist at Keele University, U.K., who did the analysis, published in the Journal of Ecology. “The two together...

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    Dine in Detroit area restaurants such as Blu Fin Sushi or Public House and you’ll find yourself “eating off the floor.” Former floor beams are reborn as table slats thanks to Workshop Detroit, one of several international design studios into the cycle of sustainability. Already known as an eco-friendly material,...

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    This year Agape releases a new version of its DR bathtub using the Rain C Mosaic finish designed by award-winning Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka for Mutina ceramics. Part of the Phenomenon collection by Yoshioka, the Rain Mosaics are made from homogenous porcelain straws in 5 mm thicknesses fixed together densely,...

    Design appassionati stopped by Corso Como 8 to feast their eyes on the Alcantara Magic Hotel, an artistic treat and a special feature of Milan Design Week 2016. A giant 2-D and 3-D art installation in Alcantara was designed to reproduce the facade of a real hotel. Conceived and created by Gentucca Bini, the art piece...

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    New York City ballet at its finest, NYCB Art Series dances through time with spectacular dancers, and works with artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Julian Schnabel to generate energy on the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater in the Lincoln Center. February 2015 the company had Brooklyn artist Dustin...

    Who doesn’t like CAKE? The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE] spends a weekend celebrating independent comics, where Chicago-based artist Andrew Holmquist exhibited in June 2015. Prior to this event, Holmquist’s comic-book style art participated in Ground Floor, an ensemble of Chicago’s most promising emerging...

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    Design agency Blazysgérard, founded by Alexandre Blazys and Benoît Gérard, kept busy over the year and released a new collection of tiles for Surfaces & Co. In a conversation with ArchiExpo, Alexandre Blazys explained that in his and Gérard’s designs “function comes first, and we make it good looking later.” Due to...

    Despite the conveniences of modern technology, wires restrain us. Most of us have experienced the frantic search for a charger or electric plug as cell phone batteries run low (like the YouTube video below). Corian surfaces by Dupont, a leading global brand for surface material, innovates stylish and durable products....

    The face is a canvas for Japanese artist Nobumichi Asai. He entitled his 2014 digital art performance Omote (Japanese for “face” or “mask”). In collaboration with makeup artist Hiroto Kuwahara and digital image engineer Paul Lacroix, they put virtual makeup on model Yuka Sekimizu. Asai and his team used innovative...

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