Category Archives: Artists and Designers

Focuses on designers, artists and architects.

Summer Fun

As I luxuriate during this summer break I’m thinking about all the fun activities in which I could participate. If I combine food with those adventures I’m totally content. How about floating in a sea of jello or visiting a … Continue reading

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Summer Photography (2)

Last week I discussed the camera obscura and promised a profile of an artist who turns everyday objects into cameras. He creates pinhole cameras, a basic technology based on the camera obscura. Here is the post from 2015.  From Train … Continue reading

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Summer Photography

Summer is officially here and we will be spending our time experiencing new places and new ideas. Every artist needs to mix things up and that is what we intend to do. During this time we’ll highlight posts from our … Continue reading

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Design Exercise: Imaginary Places (again)

Today is the first day of summer and I’m ready to celebrate. I’m off on an adventure and so there will be no new post today. But I have found a post for you from last year, a design exercise … Continue reading

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Anxiety and Nostalgia: The Art of Aida Muluneh

“We exist between the anxiety of the unknown future and the nostalgia of the familiar past. We bear the burden of our duality.” Photographer Aida Muluneh has spent most of her life without a place to call home. At a … Continue reading

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Day For Night: Public Art Atop the San Francisco Skyline

Salesforce is a giant international company that provides computer applications for sales, service, marketing and more. Like many other large hi-tech companies, their headquarters is located here in San Francisco.  In 2014 they became the primary tenant of an impressive … Continue reading

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Looking Again At The Paintings Of Domenico Gnoli

This week’s blog entry is one of our favorites first posted in October, 2015… I recently rediscovered the work of the late Domenico Gnoli and I fell in love, all over again, with his wonderful paintings. Let me share some … Continue reading

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Poignant Repairs

Several weeks ago I wrote about the Japanese art of Kintsugi, the process of repairing damaged ceramics with seams of gold. The idea of a repair transforming an object into something of even greater value has stayed with me.  Recently, … Continue reading

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Design At Extreme Scales

We often hear the phrase “design is all around us.” That usually refers to items such as artworks in galleries, the clothes we wear, the books and magazines we read, or the furniture in our houses.  Design, however, also happens … Continue reading

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Simple Forms/Inventive Forms

Whenever I find myself looking at a collection of images – in galleries or while surfing the web – I’m inevitably drawn to objects that are both severely understated and yet inventive. I think I’m fascinated by how the artists … Continue reading

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