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Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

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Did you know that during the making of the Sistine Chapel, the process was so arduous for Michelangelo, that he wrote a poem of his misery? His last line says: “I am not in the right place—I am not a painter.”  In fact, he saw himself as a sculptor rather thanContinue Reading

June 26, 2017
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Emigre Magazine: Design, Discourse and Authorship

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As I was coming of age as a designer I witnessed and was influenced by Emigre Magazine. At the time, we didn’t have blogs, or social media. Therefore, the only places design students were able to look at new work were books and magazines. In the 90s, there were theContinue Reading

June 16, 2017
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Bianca Ng’s “Who is Your Shero?” is a Reminder of How Amazing Women Are

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Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Bianca Ng, is tired of all the negativity that has consumed us since Donald Trump became our president. In no way is she diminishing the concerns regarding Trump as a national leader. In fact, she has become a part of a movement of creatives that areContinue Reading

A Look Into African Contemporary Art by Fondation Louis Vuitton

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There is an interesting art exhibition taking place right now in Paris, France and it involves contemporary African art. I have always been fond to museums that teach the culture of other countries and the Fondation Louis Vuitton museum in no exception. Opened in 2014, the Louis Vuitton museum hasContinue Reading

June 11, 2017
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Lotta Nieminen’s New “Cook in a Book” is Everything You Didn’t Know You Wanted Out of a Cookbook

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Teaching a child to cook, even with a cookbook, isn’t easy. So why not cook in a book? Literally. This is the concept of a new book published by Phaidon, illustrated and designed by the extraordinary, Lotta Nieminen. Last week, I attended the panel discussion for the book. I mustContinue Reading

Two Exhibitions of Design Master Franco Grignani

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Most of us know his work, but very few know the name, Franco Grignani. His Woolmark logo was voted ‘Best Logo of all Time’ by Creative Review Magazine in 2011. Designed in 1963, the logo was selected as the symbol of ‘Pure Virgin Wool’ for the International Wool Secretariat. ThisContinue Reading

May 29, 2017
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Proposals For Trump’s Wall are Rolling In and It’s a Mess

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We’ve all heard it, we’ve all scoffed at it, and we’ve all dismissed it – Trump’s proposal to put up a wall along the US-Mexico border. Now, this ridiculous idea is slowly creeping a little bit closer to reality, as companies have begun submitting proposals for possible wall design ideas.Continue Reading

May 19, 2017
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Rediscovering the Persona “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern”

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Last weekend, I went to see the “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum of Art. I expected to see her magnificent flower paintings, but instead, I learned more about Georgia O’Keeffe, the persona. O’Keeffe crafted her signature public image through her clothing and the way she posedContinue Reading

May 18, 2017
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Someday We Can, A Solo Museum Show by Shantell Martin

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It’s no surprise the talented artist Shantell Martin has another solo show. Recently she’s been collaborating with everyone, from Refinery29 to Kendrick Lamar. Martin has been drawing her simple black and white linework since she was a little girl in London. Growing up, she felt out of place as theContinue Reading

May 12, 2017
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Be One of 1612 DOTS Today

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Traveling on the PATH train during rush hour really puts a bad taste in my mouth: mostly because of the people. Sometimes I dream about creating a nice invisible box where that I can find my zen and travel to work without someone coughing on me, blocking the train doorContinue Reading

Linn Meyers: Our View from Here

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Fluid, obsessive, lyrical, and beautiful are four adjectives I’d use when describing the work of American artist Linn Meyers. Her new exhibition “Our View From Here,” opens this week at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. This will be Meyers largest work to date. This monumental piece stretches theContinue Reading

May 7, 2017
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Meow Wolf: A New Arts Space Owned by Author George RR Martin

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Meow Wolf… I don’t really know how to describe it. Think Disneyland on acid, in the middle of Sante Fe. A friend of mine told me about it, and after some research, I knew I had to write a post. I have never heard of anything like it before. AfterContinue Reading

May 6, 2017
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Met Gala 2017: Get to Know the Designer Behind the Theme

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The Met Gala is one of the most anticipated events of the year in fashion. At The Metropolitan Museum of Art, A-list stars dress in avant-garde garb that compels plebeians to stare in awe. Actually, as much as we pay close attention to the what is on a celebrity’s backContinue Reading

May 4, 2017
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Look Back at Coachella 2017: Not the Music, But the Art

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When people think of Coachella, the first things that would come to mind are the insane lineup of musical megastars, good vibes, flower crowns, and just an all-around amazing time. Although tons of big names like Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, and Radiohead headlined this year’s lineup, they weren’t the only focal points forContinue Reading

May 1, 2017
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A Year of Yes at the Brooklyn Museum Explores Black Feminism

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I really admire the Brooklyn Museum for focusing on the successes and journeys of high-strung, independent women in their year-long theme A Year of Yes at the Brooklyn Museum. I wrote another post of the previous exhibit of A Year of Yes, which focused on the life and work ofContinue Reading

April 27, 2017
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Could This Be the New Post-Brexit Passport?

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Whether you were for it or against it, the June 2016 Brexit referendum vote that sent the United Kingdom out of the European Union was a monumental decision that rocked the entire world. Regardless of how you felt about Brexit, the lives of the citizens of the UK were boundContinue Reading

April 19, 2017
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