Archive: Aug 2012

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Nature’s Range of Light

    Words cannot do justice to this astounding video of light crawling over stone surfaces in an ever-changing symphony of texture, color, light, and movement. Created by visual artist Shawn Reeder using timelapse photography, the video piece showcases the range of lighting conditions at Yosemite National Park in California.  While it’s easy to be swept away […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Psychedelic Dreamscape

    For centuries, architects have incorporated ornate columns, elegant cornices, and complex vaulting systems into their structures to draw the eye of the visitor upwards around the perimeter of the space. Jim Lambie, an artist in Glasglow, Scotland, demonstrates that designers have been thinking backwards for years, and what occurs below your feet is just as […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Crochet Playground

    Playgrounds represent places of limitless imagination, yet their forms are repeated from place to place, with clearly defined rules of operation for each piece of equipment.  A Japanese crochet artist has redefined the notion of a traditional playground, weaving colorful fabrics into whimsical patterns that beckon children to swing, run, crawl, and explore. Take a […]

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  4. Innovative Applications of Natural Wood Material

    If you believe in the popular misconception that wood and other natural materials give rooms a “rustic” feel, think again! In the modern age, designers are finding innovative ways to introduce natural wood to the hospitality world without sacrificing a sleek, upscale aesthetic. You’re sure to love these unique applications of a very traditional material. […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: The New “www”

    “In today’s western society, digital communication, networking and the web 2.0 are parts of our daily life. The constant ‘real time’ connection is changing us, our environment and the perception of it. On the threshold of the post-digital society, the limits of space and time are abolished. Physical dematerialization is a true consequence.”    – […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: Twisted Steel Rises in London Skyline

    For over a century, the Olympic games have been regarded as the world’s most prestigious international sporting event, beckoning top athletes from 204 countries to fight for the gold medal. In recent years, however, the architecture within the Olympics parks has been just as competitive as the sporting events themselves! The London Eye, one of […]

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