Archive: May 2011

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Winding Rope Sculptures

    Always looking for material inspiration from creative sources, one of our designers stumbled upon these funky rope sculptures on TrendHunter. Placing a new spin on traditional sculptural busts, artist Mozart Guerra depicts human and animal heads by winding colored rope around foam bases. Detailed images of giraffes, apes, and human faces emerge in textured rope. […]

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  2. Creating Continuous LED Backlighting: 4 Types of Light Seams to Consider

    Natural sunlight is a seamless light that provides enveloping spatial qualities, free from interruption. With designers increasingly turning to nature for design inspiration, recreating this smooth quality can be tricky with artificial lighting technology. How do you avoid choppy, spotty, discontinuous appearance within your artificial lighting sources? When translating your design from small samples to […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Human Spirograph

    What if Jackson Pollock lived in the age of YouTube? Tony Orrico, performative dancer and artist, expresses the process of drawing through symmetrical movements that create spirograph-like images. Tony’s movements create marks on a canvas, which when repeated over a certain timespan, culminates in a specific work of art.  But perhaps more interesting is the […]

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  4. 4 Things Traffic Cops Can Teach Us About Integration

    When you envision the city of Cleveland, the awful traffic ala NYC doesn’t usually come to mind, right? Driving home from work this week, torrential downpours streamed down from the suddenly gray sky, and power to the traffic lights was diminished. At Westlake’s largest intersection, this could have been pretty disastrous, but not with a […]

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  5. Light + Energy Innovations for MIT Anniversary Celebration

    This festival makes me yearn for a trip to the east coast. Starting tonight, Bostonians will have the opportunity to celebrate MIT’s FAST Light (Festival of Art + Science + Technology). Described as an evening of “kinetic illumination”, over 20 interactive installations will line the Charles River in Cambridge. Not surprising for such an innovative […]

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  6. Artistic Backlighting for Park Plaza Hotel Feature Walls

    While the exterior of building has been criticized with terms that approximate “foreign spaceship”, the interior of the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London employs deep textures and artistic expression. From carpet inscribed with poetry verses to high-end artwork, understated luxury abounds. But what really take center stage in this interior are the illuminated […]

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