• Hilary Edesess

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

    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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    “Nature is an endless source of inspiration for our design team,” Katia De Witte from Belgian company 2tec2 explained to ArchiExpo. The design team presented the Lustre collection, their fashionable high-tech floor coverings launched in June 2015, at the construction trade fair Batimat in Paris. The family run...

    On November 3, 2015, our tour guide led us through the Paris business district La Défense and directed us toward Majunga Tower by award-winning architect Jean-Paul Viguier. The silver of the double-skin façade glistened as the sun began to fade. Thin metal sheets with, what seemed to be, a digital code design ran...

    A block of resin clay, a handful of acrylic paint and a mind submerged in artistic thinking; Vincent Fecteau released another untitled puzzling sculpture in 2014. While a number of exhibitors at Batimat this year expressed their interest in using wood and cement, Fecteau builds with a variety of materials such as...

    “I don’t want my work to replicate something, but I want it to be poetically correct,” artist Chyrum Lambert says to ArchiExpo. His Running Water / Red Tile piece, in perfect harmony with this year’s Idéobain exhibition on bathroom products, caught our eye. He begins by painting intuitively with varied materials such...

    Collectively associated with outdoor air, pollution is present indoors as well. Toxic chemicals, such as formaldehyde, are more prevalent inside than out. This is because traditional indoor wall paints emit VOCs (volatile organic compounds), a variety of gases including formaldehyde that are harmful over short and...

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