I am sorry to say that during the past 20 years, and even more so during the past 10 years, design has more to do with marketing and less to do with artistic or cultural aspects.
This apartment in Bulgaria is a design project completed in 2010 by the Bulgarian practice of Jovo Bozhinovski, interior designers well known for their innovative ideas in futuristic contemporary design. This project was undertaken for a client who requested ‘a cold and minimal atmosphere without the use of warm colors or materials.’
For lovers of Pop Art, the Roy Lichtenstein retrospective currently being held at the Tate Modern in London, is the chance of a lifetime. Featuring the work of this artist whose pioneering Comic Strip images of the 60s,
On a small site positioned between two tall buildings in downtown Miyazaki, South Japan, the practice of Tsukano Architect Office were faced with the challenge of creating a design for a home which would effectively deal with the lack of privacy and the noise factor inherent on the site.
The latest collaboration between two global icons is that of Marc Jacobs and Diet Coke. His recent appointment as Creative Director for 2013 is marked by the 30th anniversary of Diet Coke and the ‘Sparkling together for 30 years’ campaign.
At the De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg in the Netherlands, the latest show of Berlin based artist Katharina Grosse, is currently being held to rave reviews. Entitled ‘Two Younger Women Come in and Pull Out a Table’...
These surreal images of fantasy structures are not in fact photographs, but digital compositions which represent the art of Portland based Jim Kazanjian. He creates them by searching through thousands of random images, none of which were taken by him, and chooses objects, scenery and bits of buildings which he then uses to ‘construct’ his fantastic buildings.
One of the smallest convertible cars ever produced is the 1957 Messerschmitt KR 201 Roadster. Built by the aircraft manufacturer of the same name, in the frugal era of post-war Europe, this little gem, which boasts 87 mpg, in its heyday broke all speed records of its class in every trial.
Rei Kawakubo, the genius behind Comme des Garcons draw inspiration from the archives of Hermes and created a collection of six scarves, naming the collaboration COMME des CARRES. Each design, reworked by Kawakubo has been released by Hermes in a limited number of 200 scarves.
Tomas Saraceno is an Argentinian artist well known for his extra large and often fun filled interactive installations. His current work refers to the creation of a functioning solar powered hot air balloon which he claims anyone can construct by using easily obtained materials and following his 59 steps as laid down in his list of instructions.