beneath the surface blog

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Patterns – More Than Just Wallpaper

    Peter S. Stevens, an author who published “Patterns in Nature,” describes how there are finite ways that patterns can be structured. They can be described as repeating shapes or forms and are often thought of as the organizational skeleton of parts of a composition. Each pattern has an underlying mathematical substructure no matter where it […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Vandalism Takes Flight

    Street artist Katsu has experimented with automating his graffiti process for a few years. Previously relegated to floating drones in front of canvases to paint within a controlled studio setting, his work has been displayed at NYC galleries in the traditional manner. Katsu recently shook things up by taking this act outside, catching the attention […]

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    Impactful Entry Space: 158 Cecil Street

    In this Impactful Entry Space blog series, we will feature a designer or artist that has created an attention-grabbing design for the main lobby space of a building. Drawing inspiration from completed entry spaces around the world, we travel beyond the image by diving into the design process and concepts behind it. Today, we feature our interview […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: A Common Thread

    When an artwork is both futuristic and ancient, it certainly captures our attention. Perhaps it draws on our own affinity for onyx, formed over millions of years, paired with cutting edge LEDs? To others, it may be the universal concept of time and man’s relationship to it. Whatever the personal appeal to antiquity vs. modernity, […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: When Socks Become Sculpture

    What do a block of wood, an old towel, and “The David” all have in common? Well, nothing, really. Unless you look at the work of one contemporary artist who uses the traditional art of sculpture and infuses it with an alternative media and not-so-fancy subjects (think: dirty socks and tennis shoes). Instead of carving […]

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    Impactful Entry Space: Hotel V Nesplein

    In this Impactful Entry Space blog series, we will feature a designer or artist that has created an attention-grabbing design for the main lobby space of a building. Drawing inspiration from completed entry spaces around the world, we travel beyond the image by diving into the design process and concepts behind it. Today, we feature our interview […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Grow Your Own Furniture

    There is no shortage of furniture designers working with wood in all forms, especially with the current popularity of reclaimed material. While the prototypical furniture maker is stocked with a workshop of utensils for cutting, sanding, gluing, and connecting, tools are not always necessary to create beautiful wood design. Today we highlight two furniture designers […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Getting to Know You

    If you are like many people, you rely on your smart devices in more ways than you even fathom. Losing your phone can feel almost like missing a limb, a split panic between being utterly out of touch with the world and fearing that someone out there has all your key contacts, to do lists, […]

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    Impactful Entry Space: The Peninsula Paris Hotel

    In this Impactful Entry Space blog series, we will feature a designer or artist that has created an attention-grabbing design for the main lobby space of a building. Drawing inspiration from completed entry spaces around the world, we travel beyond the image by diving into the design process and concepts behind it. Today, we feature our interview […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: M-R-I or A-R-T?

    It’s been said that modern medicine is more of an art than an exact science. And Andy Ellison is certainly making a convincing argument for that sentiment with his captivating and haunting images. But this creator is a little different than most – his background is as an MRI technologist and his medium is the […]

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