Julia Randall Colored pencil drawings by Julia Randall. Connecticut. The Fundació Mies van der Rohe Exhibitions The Mies van der Rohe Foundation regularly organises itinerant exhibitions documenting its own Architecture Awards, and others featuring modern and contemporary architecture in general from either a historical or present-day point of view. To this end, exhibitions devised by the Foundation itself are combined with those organised jointly with entities that pursue similar aims. Cycles of lectures The format of the "cycle of lectures" is designed to examine a current theme in a number of sessions, the aim of which is to offer as comprehensive an overview as possible of the state of the question. The cycles of lectures are related to other Foundation programmes and are complemented by activities such as installations and exhibitions. It is anticipated that two cycles will take place annually. Foundation publications As part of its dissemination programme, the Mies van der Rohe Foundation publishes a catalogue for each edition of the European and Latin-American Awards.
50 Best Blogs for Industrial Design Students From fabulous furniture to amazing tech products, the work of industrial designers is all around you. If you’re currently pursuing a college degree in the subject or plan to in the future, you can get your fix of all thing industrial design on the web. Here are 50 blogs that anyone interested in learning more about great product design should check out, with news, stunning photos and tips that can help you improve your skills in the field. Must-Read These blogs contain some excellent reading for anyone considering a career in industrial design or who already works in the field. Core 77: This is one of the best online resources for industrial designers. General Design These blogs offer posts on industrial design but also touch on other areas of art and design– perfect for those who love more than one aspect of art. Design Juices: Through this blog, you’ll be able to read about not only industrial design, but graphic design, illustration and other commercial art forms as well. Inspiration
Stunning Self-Portraits by a 17-Year-Old (18 photos) Like Valerie Chiang or Kalie Garrett, Alex Stoddard is one of those talented teenage photographers who knows how to express themselves. His self-portraits are all incredibly unique and after viewing them you're left wondering where he's going to take you next. What I enjoy most is that you can almost feel his passion come through. His commitment to not only executing on an idea but doing it well, is apparent to anyone who sees his photos. I got in touch with Alex to ask him a few questions, including how his style evolved while taking on the 365 project. What have you learned from your 365 project? Your photos are all beautifully artistic. I see that you're friends with Rosie Hardy. How has Flickr helped you develop your style? Are there any quotes you live by? Thanks for the interview, Alex. Check out more of Alex's incredible photos on his Flickr page.
Elodie Boutry | Art Ensuite - Blog dédié à l'art contemporain - Hôtel Elysées Mermoz Paris Pour sa nouvelle exposition, l’hôtel Elysées Mermoz a fait appel à Elodie Boutry, artiste peintre, qui réalise des œuvres in situ, sur des façades, des murs ; jouant avec les espaces et leurs contraintes. Ne reculant devant rien, elle grimpe parfois à plusieurs mètres du sol pour poser ses couleurs sur des parois. Elle se nourrit de leurs irrégularités, d’une niche, d’un renfoncement ou d’un angle, pour créer un mouvement et un effet d’optique géométrique saisissant. C’est ce travail sur la gestion de l’espace, sur le volume et la surface qui a séduit Olivier Breuil, le directeur de l’hôtel. Elodie Boutry exposera donc du 18 octobre 2011 au 1er janvier 2012, ses œuvres peintes à l’acrylique « en volume » et ses dessins colorés, aux motifs réguliers de pois, de rayures, ou de damiers. Après un parcours aux Beaux-Arts de Rouen, elle poursuit ses expérimentations et ses recherches. Exposer à l’Elysées Mermoz est pour elle une expérience riche de sens.
Vincent van Gogh Gallery - Welcome! Design Freak Product Designers, You Need to Know The 7 Deadly Sins of Product Designing From the start…the plans of the design was clear and the project was well understood. But the weather change rapidly, a new design was overlapped by another design and then overlapped by another which distresses the design team. Now the team in marketing become worried and hurriedly printed some brochures. The sales team called the design team and blamed them for the commissions that they lost. The people in management became furious since their budget is running over and then poured down memorandums in the company. Is it not familiar? Tunnelvision: Creating another concept while meeting a need Well planned designs definitely solves a problem and meet a need. Ostentation: A good design but costly The people in designing section always wants to have brainstorming so that they can create a new set of designs out of their combined creativity. Imperceptiveness: The failure to produce a design that meets the user need.
3D Paintings on Panes of Glass Using multiple layers of clear glass, Canada based David Spriggs and Chinese born Xia Xiaowan, transform flat artwork into 3D sculptures. Viewers are treated to different shifting perspectives of the works based on where they stand in the art space. Spriggs work revolves around powerful explosive imagery, often resembling storms, cosmic blasts or firework like explosions. See Also INCREDIBLE 3D ILLUSTRATIONS JUMP OUT OF THE SKETCHBOOK For more on David Spriggs see his beautiful website at davidspriggs.com or for more on Xia Xiaowan see Wikipedia Above and Below: Xia Xiaowan’s distorted 3D figures Artist: Xia Xiaowan Below: David Spriggs beautiful paintings fill the room with stormy emotion. Artist: David Spriggs Artist: David Spriggs Source: amusingplanet.com