Archive: Jul 2012

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Red Ball Project

    Say goodbye to a time that required art to be hung on the wall or mounted on a pedestal, and hello to a new age in which art is meant to be playful, engaging, and provocative! Artists around the world have chosen to relocate their canvases from minimalist galleries to dynamic streets, and temporary installations […]

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  2. Color Psychology and Mood for Hospitality Interiors

    Color is a powerful device, and it is everywhere! For centuries, color has been used to influence human behavior due to its ability to evoke emotion and trigger the senses. In recent years, however, the art of color psychology has not only given interior designers control over your perception of a space, but your mood […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Whimsical Design at Le Nid

    Flip through any contemporary design magazine and you’ll quickly discover that ambient lighting, luxurious materials, and dark, intimate spaces are among the top trends in hospitality design. Jean Jullien, a French graphic designer working in London, rebels against traditional design techniques with Le Nid, a quirky French establishment that replaces leather chairs with eggshells, and […]

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  4. History Encapsulated at Omni Dallas Hotel & Convention Center

    Newspapers, often considered an ordinary, universal object around the world, are one of the most extraordinary types of documentation of life and society. There are few mediums that can physically capture a tragic moment, a joyful celebration, or a life-changing event in a style that relates to people of all ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomic groups […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: Singapore’s Solar Powered “Trees”

    While major metropolises around the globe have continuously given skyscrapers hierarchy over the urban landscape, Singapore has chosen to take a different spin on the traditional skyline. “Blossoming” less than two weeks ago, the city’s latest architectural development introduces a canopy of artificial trees that tower over the tropical waterfront. The project was dedicated as […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: What’s Behind the Perfect Fireworks Display?

    The Fourth of July holiday evokes images of flags, barbecues, friends, and of course, fireworks! With the bright flashes, saturated colors, and booming sounds, fireworks are an explosive art that appeals to all of the senses. As our eyes and ears recover from yesterday’s pyrotechnic extravaganzas and the gray smoky skeletons of the fireworks drift […]

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  7. The Edible Garden: Flipping the Notion of the Front Lawn

    For centuries, Americans have maintained a faithful relationship with the front lawn, that treasured strip of greenery that delineates the boundary line between the home and the street. As time progresses, however, the lawn has no longer become a symbol of status or wealth, but a symbol of cultural conformity; a way to assess whether […]

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