ZEBRADOG: a jumble of curated treasures fill this historic 'Cool Workspace'
A rickety staircase (Schmitz calls it their “burglar alarm”) leads up to a worn bookshelf filled with ZEBRADOG knick-knacks: antique textbooks that nod to the building's heritage, souvenirs from client trips abroad, a pink fur framed clock with a ...
May 18, 2015
Switzerland's MUDAC Explores Centuries of Timekeeping in New Exhibition
The Musée de Design et d'Arts Appliqués Contemporains (MUDAC), the only design museum in Switzerland, aims to investigate said poetry of timekeeping through clocks, watches, and the universe of time in an inventive exhibition titled “Telling Time” from ...
May 22, 2015
'Blank canvas' Sai Kung village house takes on a nature theme
A new-build when she bought it, the contemporary-style house had been finished to a basic level, with flooring, a fitted kitchen and plumbed-in bathrooms, but it was essentially a blank canvas. To some this would have The serenity is broken only in ...
May 23, 2015
How to personalise your bedroom
Rugs are a brilliant way to inject an extra dose of “you” into your bedroom, as they come in an endless choice of colours, textures and sizes. It's a much cheaper way of warming up a room than fitting wall-to-wall carpet, and much easier to swap when ...
May 22, 2015
She said her style is modern and youthful, and “on first glance you might not even notice anything nerdy about us, but if you take the time to look closer, you will see it is what our lives, and our apartment, are all about.” A “Doctor Who” Not ...
May 9, 2015
There are two Brek Sheas, but we only get to see one
Still, he graduated in the top-10 of his class. . 62,000 to its opener – by Division Street, once the dividing line between the city's black and white neighborhoods during segregation. Shea will paint a mural on the wall beside the court. And today ...
April 27, 2015
Modern nerd decor takes on a tasteful, adult look
I am known for my catchphrases, and I have my own bumper stickers" — he held up a bumper sticker that read "Because Fodor told me to " — "and this is my Not surprisingly then, a small industry has grown in the past decade to serve the ...
May 2, 2015
That’s what drew him to the space when ZEBRADOG chose to relocate from Madison’s Capitol Square in 2012. “It couldn’t have been just any building,” Schmitz said. Underneath the sign, a directory lays out the company’s infrastucture: In “The Loft,” Schmitz works on “visual therapy,” the “Design Level” is home to “environmental design,” “media magic,” “spatial thinking” and “color corrections” and the... A rickety staircase (Schmitz calls it their “burglar alarm”) leads up to a worn bookshelf filled with ZEBRADOG knick-knacks: antique textbooks that nod to the building’s heritage, souvenirs from client trips abroad, a pink fur framed clock with a... Designers and developers work side-by-side at long tables, most wearing headphones. On the wall leading into the “café” (“we can’t call it a ‘kitchen,’” Schmitz said, implying the word was a bit too commonplace for the space, which boasts a custom-made table and tin ceilings) is a collection ZEBRADOG’s design work, transferred... “We wanted to make the wall our work, but we didn’t want to frame and hang our stuff,” Schmitz said.
“Wandering hours, mysterious time, digital time, hands in the air, singing hours” — the poetic vocabulary of watchmakers over the centuries used to express the many ways in which we display the time. The Musée de Design et d'Arts Appliqués Contemporains ( MUDAC ), the only design museum in Switzerland, aims to investigate said poetry of timekeeping through clocks, watches, and the universe of time in an inventive exhibition titled “ Telling... Taking an interdisciplinary, expansive view of watches and clocks, MUDAC is the first design museum to investigate time keeping on a conceptual level. The exhibition will show more than 150 objects from all over Europe including historical pieces from private collections and major public museums such as major museums of clocks and horology in Chaux-de-Fonds, Zurich, and Le Locle. Further, the idea of conceptualizing time so that it can be better measured is not new: we forget that our standard clock face is the end result of centuries of experimentation.
As well as the average six to eight hours a day we sleep in our bedrooms, we also use them to share intimate moments, to make plans, get dressed, read and relax. Nothing makes a room feel more personal than photographs. A jumble of different-sized vintage frames on top of a dressing table looks great. But so does a geometric grid of matching frames on the wall. Why not fill a whole wall with photos, clocks, paintings and other art. But instead of displaying them in your usual vase, cut them shorter and pop them into a mason jar, vintage tea pot or old jam jar, for a quirky feel. Sometimes our walls just need a new lease of life, which is where decorative stickers come in handy. Book-end it. Often it’s the little touches that make a room feel homely. They might not sound very warm or calming, but bricks and stones make brilliant bookends. Rugs are a brilliant way to inject an extra dose of “you” into your bedroom, as they come in an endless choice of colours, textures and sizes. It’s a much cheaper way of warming up a room than fitting wall-to-wall carpet, and much easier to swap when you want a change.
Here Are Some of the Weird Ways You Could Die in Tudor England
On January 16, 1540, two riders, Henry Hedlam and Brian Newton, were racing back and forth along a wall ... Clocks were big in the 16th century, both literally and figuratively. Though clock-making flourished, the devices themselves were still fairly ...
May 29, 2015
The new office pests: how many are there in your workplace?
Whether they’re announcing their latest drama, hitting ‘reply all’ or distracting you from skiving, these pesky desk mates have infiltrated modern work life Yes ... to be looking at some distant wall planner that is clearly not within the range ...
May 27, 2015
An Argentine arrival
While there’s nothing in the decor to proclaim the eatery’s South American heritage, the clean, modern feel is relaxing and calm. A muted turquoise half-wall ... Still, that won’t bother most people. If you are just looking for your morning alarm ...
May 26, 2015
Graffiti in China, Part Two: The Writing on the Wall
Stranger still, the investigating unit is a serious crime squad that usually deals with murder and rape, not vandalism.” Worse still, in “Graffiti as a Strategic Form of Protest in Contemporary ... Beyond the Great Wall: Communication and Graffiti ...
May 26, 2015
It’s Draft Bloomberg o’clock! Why the dream of a centrist outsider will never happen.
In 2012, Bloomberg for President kicked into gear again, as early as 2010, when the Wall Street Journal reported ... money which isn't going to the campaign but will still be used for his benefit. In the modern era of presidential politics, you don't ...
May 26, 2015
UK satellite sector reaches for the stars
Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) broke new ground in 1981 with the first modern microsatellite with in-orbit reprogrammable ... warns that there are still challenges ahead for the satellite industry in the UK and beyond. Governments and institutions ...
Mirror mirror on the wall, whose kids’ party is the best of all?
There is a modern day warfare going on in Australian backyards and ... You see the personalised Alice in Wonderland lollybag stickers I had ordered online went missing in the mail three days before the party, subsequently sending my anxiety levels into ...
May 26, 2015