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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Narrow Band of Light

From Deezen, a posting about Milton Glaser's elegant image, addressing the crucial issue of climate change. The emerald green band at the bottom of the sphere is symbolic of the small portion of life remaining on earth. According to Mr. Glaser, "There is no more significant issue on earth than its survival."
For more information, please visit Dezeen or the website of Milton Glaser.
From Mr. Glaser's website:

Milton Glaser (b.1929) is among the most celebrated graphic designers in the United States. He has had the distinction of one-man-shows at the Museum of Modern Art and the Georges Pompidou Center. He was selected for the lifetime achievement award of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum (2004) and the Fulbright Association (2011), and in 2009 he was the first graphic designer to receive the National Medal of the Arts award. As a Fulbright scholar, Glaser studied with the painter, Giorgio Morandi in Bologna, and is an articulate spokesman for the ethical practice of design. He opened Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974, and continues to produce a prolific amount of work in many fields of design to this day.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday Three

innovate |ˈinəˌvāt|verb [ no obj. ]make changes in something established, esp. by introducing new methods, ideas, or products: the company's failure to diversify and innovate competitively.• with obj. ] introduce (something new, esp. a product): innovating new products, developing existing ones.
Constantine Zlatev, from designboom
Artist, Constantine Zlatev takes a double barreled shotgun, and with electronics and technology, remodels them into musical instruments - producing etheric flute-like sounds. Something potentially used for killing is now transformed into a musical instrument - something for the concert hall.
Designer, Marcel Dunger, takes "shards" of maple wood, introduces  colorful translucent resin and converts them into functional works of jewelry-art.
And speaking of transformation, Olafur Eliasson recreates a riverbed inside of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art - nature and art overlap, blurring boudaries between inside and outside.
Enjoy the work of these inspired artists.
Marcel Dunger, from Colossal

Olafur Eliasson, Riverbed, 2014, installation shot 
photo by Anders Sune Berg, courtesy of the
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art -
from designboom

Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday Mix

Beginning a new week, we are taken on a journey, starting with the smart, yet "goofy knick-knacks", of Nathan Prouty… then onto powerful tornados of light, by Martin Kimbell. Midway along this journey, we find colorful, printed men's pocket hankies. And for a sip of tea, we gallivant to a 130 year old Japanese pottery shop - where contemporary graphics hold reign. Finally, what could be more stylish and a feast to the eyes, then the sleek lines of beautiful Bugatti.
While Monday signals a new beginning, these eye-catching photographs will take you into new world. So follow the links!
Nathan Prouty, Banana Globe, 2014, from cfile

Martin Kimbell's Light Tornadoes, from Colossal

Pocket Squares and more from P. Johnson Tailors

A modern spin on traditional Kutani tableware, from Colossal

Classic style and design by Bugatti

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Luminous Pattern

Dome of Shah (Imam) Mosque, Iran

Exquisite lacy pattern lifts us into a world that is beyond art, beyond time. Artist, Mohammad Domiri photographs the interior architecture and finely colored patterns of Iranian Mosques. The beauty of  these images is in their immaculate representation of highly ordered architecture and meticulous, ornamental design. We are inspired by the artistry of this fine work, which captures the heart and soul of these interiors.
Credit for these amazing photographs is given to Mr. Domiri. For more images, please follow this link to designboom.

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