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Structural Graffiti: Street Art Tags Fresh Architectural Design. Structural Graffiti: Street Art Tags Fresh Architectural Design Article by Urbanist, filed under Houses & Residential in the Architecture category.

Structural Graffiti: Street Art Tags Fresh Architectural Design

Architecture and graffiti are always a bit scandalous, as architects usually want anything but graffiti on the sides of their buildings. Not so in this structure, where the facade incorporates a giant three-dimensional tag. The complex, dubbed HIVE and built for an architect and street artist, has its title printed right into its walls, as well as other graphical elements like arrows that give the entire complex an urban dynamic. SpaceCraft. Vintage Ads. 2012 Finalists - Part 10. Menu 2012 Finalists Peter Park Waking Bench 2012 Finalists / Furniture / Student Katherine Marsh Mountain Top Table Reuben Foat Pattern Blanket Chest. Robot cleaners and the Museum of Me: Intel's vision of the future. Over the last decade or so, the burgeoning culture industry has spawned museums at such a rate that it seems no small town or minor artist will be left unrepresented.

Robot cleaners and the Museum of Me: Intel's vision of the future

Now, social media has taken that logic to its absurd conclusion: it is not just minor artists who will get their own museum, we all will. Or so the creators of the Museum of Me would have us believe. Launched last year, and last week named the FWA (Favourite Website awards) site of the year, the Museum of Me turns your Facebook profile into a virtual exhibition. It sounds cheesy (and it is), but the fact that it already has more than 850,000 "likes" confirms that you can't underestimate the public's self-obsession. 59 Amazing Street Art collected by @themadray.

Disjecta announces the 24 artists and artist-teams for next year's biennial, 'Portland2012' Disjecta has announced the 24 artists and artist-teams selected for its version of the Oregon Biennial, "Portland2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art.

Disjecta announces the 24 artists and artist-teams for next year's biennial, 'Portland2012'

" Curator Prudence Roberts, selected by Disjecta earlier this year to helm what Disjecta hopes will be a once every two year effort, has chosen a broad mix of mostly Portland-area artists. The artists range from emerging figures such as Pop-art inspired artist Sang-ah Choi to acclaimed mid-career ones such as photographer Susan Seubert. The 24 artists and artist-teams also vary in terms of the types of art they make -- some work in installation, film and video, others in painting and photography. Designers & Books: What Iconic Designers Are Reading. By Maria Popova How to hack into the minds of the world’s leading design practitioners and critics.

Designers & Books: What Iconic Designers Are Reading

We love design. We love books. And we’ve always found designers to be among the most intellectually curious, disciplinarily promiscuous, creatively voracious minds. Watch A 5-Minute Primer On The Fundamentals Of Product Design. Take a moment and glance around. Unless you’re standing naked in the wilderness, you’re surrounded by products: mass-produced, man-made artifacts as far as the eye can see. Every one of these things was designed by someone (or more likely, several someones), but how often do we notice or appreciate that fact? A new short documentary from PBS’s Off Book web series sheds a bit of light on the often invisible, but massively influential practice of product design. A true history of product design could easily fill out a feature-length film, so Off Book’s video is more of a quick primer.

Art Movements Directory. Art history. Where are Leonardo's lost works of art? Myths and stories attached to the great works of Leonardo da Vinci100 years since "Mona Lisa" was stolen from the Louvre, later recovered"Lost" works occasionally re-discovered, sparking hopes for othersCNN asks experts to name major lost works by the master; likelihood of them resurfacing London (CNN) -- It is 100 years since Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris by an Italian handyman and secreted away for two years before eventually coming to light again.

Where are Leonardo's lost works of art?

While the world's most famous painting was thankfully retrieved, there remains a handful of missing works by the great master whose whereabouts are still the subject of feverish speculation. The number of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings is small, "no more than 20," according to Martin Kemp, Emeritus Research Professor in the History of Art at Oxford University and a leading expert on Leonardo da Vinci. 'Medusa Shield' Finding Leonardo da Vinci's Florence. The Medicis: money, myth and mystery. In the Sainsbury wing of the National Gallery in London, the founding masterpieces of modern art are arrayed in all their splendour.

The Medicis: money, myth and mystery

Art history web resources. The Art Story: Movements and Styles in Modern Art. Art History - Art History Movements. Famous artists. Banksy wades into Catholic church sex abuse scandal with new sculpture. Cole Carothers. As an artist ages, he or she becomes increasingly sensitive to the world and more uncertain of how to proceed.

Cole Carothers

As the artist grows wiser, he or she must make the decision to continue groping for the elusive threads of memory and the constant uncertainty of personal experience. It is important for the work that the artist must stay uncomfortable. Cole Carothers has made this choice. Round Trip, Carothers’s recent show in Covington, presented paintings of various sizes, shapes, and temperaments. Born Again. Tawara Yusaku at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Born Again

I received a copy of Benjamin Hoff’s The Tao of Pooh when I was in the seventh grade. The book, an introduction to Eastern thought in general and Taoism in particular, came as a revelation to my young mind. For the first time I encountered a belief system not based on an all-knowing, omnipresent God who meted out reward and punishment at will. I found, instead, a way of life grounded in the understanding that all things emanate from a single source, and all things must one day return to that source.

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Art articles of interest. Films. Architecture, Landscape & Interior Design. Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D.: How Our Senses Influence Creativity. Do you focus on the forest or the trees?

Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D.: How Our Senses Influence Creativity

Whether you have more of a global (holistic) or local (detail-oriented) processing style influences how you fundamentally perceive the world, and it is one of the most prominent factors influencing creative thought. Beyond your personality, however, situational factors also play a crucial role in what kind of processing style you will have on a moment-to-moment basis. Throughout the day, situational factors are constantly shifting your processing style without your awareness. Psychologists have identified lots of ways this operates. For instance, people are more likely to have a global processing style when they are feeling sad or thinking about the distant future. Most of these prior studies, however, have focused on the visual modality -- having people read and imagine scenarios. In each study, participants were given two tasks.