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Édouard Manet Biography[edit] Born into an upper class household with strong political connections, Manet rejected the future originally envisioned for him, and became engrossed in the world of painting. He married Suzanne Leenhoff in 1863. The last 20 years of Manet's life saw him form bonds with other great artists of the time, and develop his own style that would be heralded as innovative and serve as a major influence for future painters. designvagabond I think the craftsmanship and intricate weaving of these vessels by Crafted Systems are just lovely. The silhouettes are contemporary whilst the woven origami-like construction recalls a more traditional time. A beautiful description of their work:"In today's society we have become distant from handwork. Artisanship has faded; technology and convenience render handwork a thing of the past. We consume things produced by industrial processes, never touched by people, yet we crave the story and meaning in the handcrafted object which cannot be produced by machine. At CraftedSystems, we celebrate modern craft: reinvigorating handcraft in the context of today's society.

Top 25 Interior Design & Furniture Blogs We scoured the web looking for the best interior design and furniture blogs, and below is what we found. From large multi-writer blogs like Moco Loco to more personal fare like Gaile Guevara, the below 25 blogs (plus 5 honorable mentions) are the cream of the design crop. 1. Design Sponge rain games by takram / kotaro watanabe at BODW 2012 nov 26, 2012 rain games by takram / kotaro watanabe at BODW 2012 ‘umbrellas of rainbow’ from takram’s ‘storyweaving’ workshop looks at ways to bridge distances between human relationships – enabled by rain japanese design engineer kotaro watanabe of takram will be a guest speaker at this year’s business of design week (BODW). watanabe has directed a number of projects reflecting on the concept of water and rain – particularly through the ‘storyweaving’ workshop and water-repellant toy ‘furumai hitoha’. ‘furumai’ is a water-repelling game the structure is created through a water-repelling sheet of paper that is folded like a traditional japanese bamboo-leaf boat

Hellenistic art Hellenistic art is the art of the Hellenistic period dating from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC to the emergence of ancient Rome as signified by the Battle of Actium in 31 BC[1] and the subsequent conquest of Ptolemaic Egypt in 30 BC.[2] A number of the best-known works of Greek sculpture belong to this period, including Laocoön and his Sons, Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory of Samothrace. The term Hellenistic is a modern invention; the Hellenistic World not only included a huge area covering the whole of the Aegean, rather than the Classical Greece focused on the Poleis of Athens and Sparta, but also a huge time range. In artistic terms this means that there is huge variety which is often put under the heading of "Hellenistic Art" for convenience. There has been a trend in writing the history of this period to depict Hellenistic art as a decadent style, following of the Golden Age of Classical Athens. Architecture[edit]

Interior Design Ideas Small Open Plan Home Interiors With a small space, using every inch is essential. These designs use an open floor plan to their advantage with beautiful results.... Tic-tac-toe Coasters The X-mix coasters from Mocha.UK look like a stack of funky, colorful protectors for your tabletops. However, pop out the x’s and they reveal themselves as a dual purpose accessory. You can use them to play the classic game of tic-tac-toe or noughts and crosses as it is also known. The set of five coasters come apart to form 10 game pieces for a bit of fun. The Artwork of Sterling Clinton Hundley Some offer the idea that creatives are capable of plucking great ideas from thin air. My ideas have never come easy. It is, after all, the concept that validates the motivation behind my paintings. If the idea is weak, then the very foundation of the painting is in jeopardy.

Art in Ancient Greece The arts of ancient Greece have exercised an enormous influence on the culture of many countries all over the world, particularly in the areas of sculpture and architecture. In the West, the art of the Roman Empire was largely derived from. In the East, Alexander the Great's conquests initiated several centuries of exchange between Greek, Central Asian and Indian cultures, resulting in Greco-Buddhist art, with ramifications as far as Japan.

Labt Marc Supply & Anneli Lahtua The vmm Bank was originally designed for the waiting area in the main building of the Flemish Environment Company (FEC) in Erembodegem. Given the client, it obviously satisfied a range of strict ecological requirements, even back then. But the bench offered even greater potential. Selection for the Eco Design exhibition in Helsinki in 2012 prompted a rethink of the bench, to create a commercial product. Right from the beginning, the designers had envisaged a folding bench. Removable Handles Alberto Vasquez for IDEA Groups When performing all sorts of complex operations in the kitchen it is important to have a set of safe instruments to work with in this fairly dangerous environment, surrounded by hot ovens and sizzling frying pans. The tools used need to be simple but with plenty of usability. This set of newly designed instruments by Alberto Vasquez has removable handles that are special made with refractory silicone material that can handle 300-400 Celsius which makes it okay to be place inside the oven. The red clip fixes the handle when it is closed, made in the same material but different color.

Issue 10: Mergers & Acquisitions Biology | Genetics Can Science Breed the Next Secretariat? How a “speed gene” test is stirring up horse racing and athletics. Classical sculpture Classical sculpture refers loosely to the forms of sculpture from Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, as well as the Hellenized and Romanized civilizations under their rule or influence from about 500 BC to around 200 AD. More precisely it refers to Ancient Greek sculpture from around 500 BC to the onset of the Hellenistic style around 323 BC.[1] It may also refer stylistically to later sculpture done in a Neoclassical or classical style. Classical sculptures have been popular since the Renaissance.

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