Couple cut commute, create tranquil workspace at home
She loves antiques, and he veers more toward contemporary pieces. The colors that accent their two-story Mequon home In the old days we would have had huge file cabinets in here." The couple recently talked about their home, The rec room walls ...
April 10, 2015
Colombia's treasures revealed
In fact, “Gabo” was everywhere, in street art, sculptures, plaques and a timeline adorning the entire outside wall of a huge library. A steep climb . But there was Gabo again, and an evocative line from Love in the Time of Cholera, which unfolds in ...
April 10, 2015
Restaurants focusing on feasts for the eyes to sell dining experiences
Ishida struck a balance between the two with more classic pieces, such as the custom-made, low-back, white-vinyl banquette, which contrasted with contemporary accents in the form of large abstract paintings featuring vibrant hues and bold brushstrokes ...
April 4, 2015
Creating Korner's Folly, 'The Strangest Home in the World'
In 1785, Körner's grandfather Joseph left his town of Furtwangen in the Black Forest region of Germany, where he had been working as a business representative for a manufacturer and dealer in clocks, and moved to the Friedland settlement in central ...
Review: 'All Of This Belongs To You' - Civic Urbanism At London's Victoria ...
For her project, which spans both science and public art, she has placed 'AgBags' - advanced grow bags of her own invention – on the large stone parapets at the entrance of museum. Alongside this, she has placed a Phenological Clock in the grand ...
April 1, 2015
Daniel Arsham's CAC exhibit contemplates the future through our past
From broken guitars to shattered clocks, Daniel Arsham's 'Remembering the Future' exhibit features a large pile of ashen-looking modern objects meant to represent our future and the objects we would leave behind today. (/ Madison ...
March 29, 2015
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Will Be Added to the Library of Congress
Though there was a large Irish and Irish-American audience in New York, a somewhat homogenized version of Irish music incorporating various influences had taken hold in the states. In its place, they aired a round-the-clock stream of reactions from ...
March 26, 2015
Britain's Landmark Trust is a charity devoted to "giving buildings a new life as inspiring places to stay. " It has a large roster of rentals in notable historic structures (mostly in the UK, but also in Italy, France, and the US)—from a pineapple-shaped folly in Dunmore, Scotland, to a seaside clock tower in Devon. Astley Castle in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, dates to the 13th century and was the domain of three queens (Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV. Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VIII. Later, when Astley landed on Britain's most endangered buildings list, the group issued a save-our-castle design contest. Witherford Watson Mann Architects of London won the job— and the RIBA Stirling Prize of 2013, the Royal Institute of British Architects highest honor, for the results. Above L and R: Witherford Watson Mann stepped up to their task by constructing what the Landmark Trust calls "an unequivocally modern living accommodation clasped within the shell of the ancient castle. " The architects put it this way: "Contemporary brick, concrete, and timber construction sits directly on the medieval rubble walls, reoccupying the ancient manor. The project opens this private estate for public access through a network of new pathways and salvages the ruins of the castle, binding them into a vivid new house. Above: Witherford Watson Mann's plan for.
Standing before its main entrance, its façade appears to stretch far into the distance either way, blending into the Natural History Museum in one direction and staggering down into rows of terraces in the other. For her project, which spans both science and public art, she has placed ‘AgBags’ - advanced grow bags of her own invention – on the large stone parapets at the entrance of museum. Their counterbalanced design allows them to be draped over any kind of railing or façade. Jeremijenko argues that “most enthusiastic urban gardeners think agriculture is about vegetables. Flowers, which have both a high nutritional and commercial value, are also important pollinators. “Although highly perishable,” Jeremijenko notes, “flowers are the most nutrient dense things we know of” and are especially important for the ecology of the urban habitat in a pollen crisis. She acknowledges that within the city “there is a whole cultural challenge about how you keep, integrate and incentivise flowers,” and these interventions are part of a global study. Alongside this, she has placed a Phenological Clock in the grand entrance of the museum, it’s face depicting twelve months in the life-cycle of the flowing plants and pollinating insects that surround the.
‘The term culture, in what is known as the “anthropological definition”, refers to “ a whole way of life”, meaning a broad range of activities geared towards classifying symbolically within a society’. Culture [and subculture] is produced through complex networks of talking, gesturing, looking, and acting, through which meanings are exchanged between members of a society or group. Objects such as images and media texts come into play in this network of exchange not as static entities…but as active agents that draw us to look and to feel or speak in particular ways…’. Sturken, M. And Cartwright, L. (2009) Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture Oxford: Oxford University Press. One of the most important features of modernism was the ‘avant-garde’ – the cutting edge in art, poetry and music that changed the way that people understood creative experience. A combination of shock and style was an important feature of ‘avent-garde’ and subcultures. One of its main ideas was to shock. When studying shock within a culture it is important to note that what is classed as shocking changes radically over time. What is shocking is always relative to a culture at a given historical moment. Venus of Urbino – Titian 1538. Olympia – Edouard Manet 1836. In the 18th Century Monet’s Olympia was considered an ugly painting.
Landmark Building Reopens as Embassy Suites in the Heart of Downtown Louisville
With many historic details maintained, including a large clock that ... blends with a modern décor for an intimate atmosphere. The ceiling boasts all original architecture that has been carefully restored to its beauty. One wall of the hotel features ...
April 8, 2015
Home and garden online strives to provide optimum designer home accessories
From outdoor dining set to fountains, water features and ponds, balcony and bar sets, under cover wicker, benches, casual lounges, large contemporary wall clocks, potted plant holders, arches, arbours and plants, bird baths, statues and all the heating and ...
April 6, 2015
A bitter pill: How Syria broke my grandfather's heart
And there, leaning against a wall ... kebab and a large metal tray of kunafa, a Levantine cheese dessert soaked in sugar syrup. When, on a Saturday evening in 2000, it was announced that Hafez al-Assad had died, the bustling Old Clock roundabout, which ...
April 5, 2015
Astley Castle: A Ruin Reinvented (and Available for Rent)
It has a large roster of rentals in notable historic ... Above: The bathrooms, too, are a mix of ancient and modern. Photograph via VPW magazine. Above: A bedroom with an old stone wall and sliding glass doors that open onto what the Landmark Trust ...
April 3, 2015
GTC 2015: NVIDIA Serves Current CAD Computing Models, Builds Out New Options, Part 2
Event Report: NVIDIA is not alone in pursuing virtual workstation technologies, which promise to make large projects available at any time ... securely, and round-the-clock to team members, wherever they happen to be. Doing so has gotten especially ...
April 2, 2015
Giant spiralling slides which were major hit at Tate Modern set to return to London gallery
THE giant spiralling slides which proved a huge hit at Tate Modern are returning ... will also include a large installation of the Belgian-born artist's signature creation, fly agaric mushrooms. Pill Clock (2011-15) is comprised of a ceiling-mounted ...
March 31, 2015
REKINDLES HALL OF FLAME: Superintendent James Braidwood
One of the most influential and progressive-thinking fire officers in modern history, James Braidwood ... The insurance companies that were paying a large portion of the brigade’s cost complained about the price of providing the present level of fire ...
March 30, 2015