Category Archives: Design in the World

Design as found in the everyday world.

Summer Travel 2018

Yes, it’s still summer vacation and there’s time for one last trip. You can board a plane, or travel by train, car, or bus. Whichever you choose think about turning it into a unique, art-filled travel experience. Here is a … 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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Biennale Architettura 2018: Responding To The Space Around Us

The Biennale Architettura 2018 is currently being held in Venice. It opened in May and runs until November. As with previous biennials this year’s event focuses on “…examples, proposals, elements – built or unbuilt – of work that exemplifies essential … 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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Augmented Reality: Designing The Future Of Daily Life

One of the most interesting new arenas for inventive visual design, one that has enormous potential, is the field of augmented reality (AR).  If you’re not familiar with that term let me explain…  Augmented reality presents a real time direct … 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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Art Hotels Showcase Real Artwork Throughout Their Spaces

The term “hotel art” is generally used to describe bland imitations of serious artworks. It’s meant to dismiss, even ridicule, work that is primarily decorative and extremely easy on both our eyes and our minds – a corporate committee’s version … Continue reading

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Mending The World With Gold

Two weeks ago I wrote about the use of gold by artists and designers. I discussed “America,” an interactive sculptural installation by Maurizio Cattelan. Today I want to talk about two contemporary artists, Yeesookyung and Rachel Sussman, who use kintsugi, … Continue reading

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Black And White: The Hyundai Pavilion By Asif Khan

One of the most dramatic cultural offerings at this year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea is a pavilion commissioned by Hyundai and designed by the English architect Asif Khan. The structure is 10 meters (33 ft.) high and 35 meters … Continue reading

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