Archive: Aug 2014

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Alternative Media

    ARTISTS. Reading this one word can conjure up a number of different thoughts and genres. Some may think in terms of music, others in terms of dance, or even cuisine. But for those of us with design training, we tend to think of artists in the traditional sense, with some of the greats, like Picasso, […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Wall Evolution

    The wall is a surface plane integral to architecture. Encloser of space, divider of exterior and interior, delineator of territory, threshold of privacy. The wall is a ubiquitous form, often overlooked for being so utterly commonplace. But taking an x-ray look into a wall section can actually tell quite a history. From ancient masonry blocks […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: What is a Photo Worth?

    A picture is worth a thousand words, or so they say. But lately, with the inundation of photography and image-capturing technology around us, photos seem to be a dime a dozen; we don’t even recognize them as special moments captured in time anymore. Sadly, most photos today are worth only one word: apathetic. When we […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Crooked Forest

    Nature never ceases to amaze us. Case and point: the Crooked Forest of Gryfino, Poland. Consisting of about 400 pines with a strange 90 degree bend at the base of the trunk, the Crooked Forest is certainly a sight – albeit a bizarre one – to see. But perhaps even stranger than their appearance is […]

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  5. Back to Basics #6: Color

    Don’t get us wrong, we love a clean, minimalistic space; it can be very calming and clarifying. But sometimes, all the sleek surfaces and white walls can start to seem….how should we put it?… visually sterile? Sometimes lacking punch, personality, and intrigue, the absence of color can start to become boring, leaving us longing for […]

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