• Posts Tagged ‘art’

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    Three years ago, Portuguese architect Joana Astolfi walked into the Hermès store in Lisbon’s charming and historic Chiado neighborhood to offer her services. She wanted to create window displays for the centennial French luxury brand. Fortunately, the shop manager told her that they were in the process of looking for...

    The average art buyer or home owner looking to decorate a home can’t necessarily spend millions of dollars on an art piece. But it’s still possible to buy art by looking in unusual places. Mona Tranter, gallerist of Miami’s Tranter-Sinni Gallery, gave a talk entitled Investing in Art for Decor at the second annual ICFF...

    In 2015, artist and product designer Isaac Monté collaborated with Toby Kiers, a professor of evolutionary biology at Amsterdam’s Free University, to develop The Art of Deception, a video intended to create awareness of organ transplantation. His radical artistic manipulations of human organs earned him the Bio Art and...

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    Last month, ArchiExpo e-Magazine traveled southern Europe to scope out the hotel scene in peak season. We chose to skip baggage drop off and security check at the airport and went by bike from Marseille, France to San Sebastian, Spain. We had the pleasure of discovering a few wonders along the way. First stop:...

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    The halls of Olympia London once again overflowed with creative talent and design inspirations this September, as 100% London took centerstage. Among the emerging talents:   Textiles   Key home décor pieces and fabrics designed by Mairi Helena combine vibrant colors and textures, lending an instant burst of color to any...

    The 12th edition of the Design Parade at the Villa Noailles runs from June 30 to September 24 and is open freely to the public. During the event, ten designers compete in a prestigious competition in which a jury of internationally renowned designers evaluates their work. Among those competing is celebrated designer...

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    Mass production has come to connote outsourcing and soulless factories where workers labor long hours for little pay to produce our furnishings. The tables, lamps and chairs may sport labels from famous designers, but increasingly for many consumers, the signatures don’t add intrinsic value to mass-produced...

    Nothing epitomizes the sweet smell of success for a product designer like seeing their wares for sale at the MoMA Design Store in New York City. In fact, every product at the store has been vetted by the museum’s design department curators. In some cases, you can even find items at the store sold under the label “MoMA...

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    The end of the year is upon us and before the next year begins, enjoy the fun holiday moment when we can get away with sniffing a tree. For all those celebrating Christmas, for all those who enjoy the smell of pine, for all those who simply love art and decorations: British artist Alex Chinneck trapped a...

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    Architects develop an eye and sense of  aesthetics that can be transferred to photography relatively easily, according to Simon Kennedy, London-based architecture and interiors photographer. Kennedy began his career as an architect, but then shifted his focus to photography, with now more than 15 years of experience....

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