Archive: Feb 2011

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Drinking Straw

    Waiting in line for a freshly made smoothie before the workday, there’s little to look at while the smiling smoothie attendant whirls the blender. My eye is drawn to silver jars of drinking straws on the counter, and in between my impulses to grab a handful and bring them back to the office to see […]

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  2. Manipulating Light to Shape Experience and Perception

    “To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim.” – Oscar Wilde Glen Shrum of Architectural Lighting Magazine recently posted a great article “Light Art Matters: A Closer Look at the Ideas Behind the Work”. The author highlights two fundamentally different schools of thought for light artists – those who conceal lighting systems and […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Wristwatch

    If you’re of a younger generation, then chances are you rely on your digital devices to track time for you (microwave, iPod, cell phone, laptop). Time has been depersonalized and removed from direct contact with the body, yet our society is as time-conscious, technology-addicted, and prone to stress as ever. From novelty to necessity and […]

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  4. Illuminated Colors Shift Your Mindset and Your Space

    Designers, has your education and (hopefully) subsequent career left you completely terrified to implement colors other than white? Sure, sleek white will always be the go-to minimalist choice, but wouldn’t it be nice to stir things up once in awhile? Proving that colored light need not only be relegated to Vegas casinos, here are some […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: Flower Engineering

    Valentine’s Day is full of commercial giving: cards, chocolates, stuffed animals holding plush hearts with cheesy sentiments, and last but not least – roses.  This innovator shatters the notions of traditional floral arrangements, stripping back the elements to reveal new forms, colors, and uses. Andreas Verheijen, now dubbed “the flower engineer”, worked as a florist […]

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  6. Exploring Layers of Texture: Backlit Onyx + Screens

    Expand your design palette with imaginative interior feature wall products. Stone, wood, and light are three basic elements of nature. Layer them into an integrated assembly, and the visual effect is stunning. A sleek alternative to backlit onyx mosaics, these backlit stone and wood screen panels create extravagant patterns for an interior feature walls and […]

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