Shirt sculpture in abandoned building

British sculptor Alex Chinneck creates his work by transforming existing building exteriors with surreal twists. Chinneck’s newest work is a building suited with a larger-than-life zipper that appears to be unzipping the walls to create a collar. The zipper, collar and color of the building give it the appearance of a retro polo shirt. The work is located […]

September 2018: Things We Love…

ADVENTURE Canoe Bay – The perfect place to unwind and relax during the fall months ahead.   ARTS & CULTURE Martin Puryear (born May 23, 1941) is an American artist known for his devotion to traditional craft. Working in wood and bronze, among other media, his reductive technique and meditative approach challenge the physical and poetic […]

Polycarbonate Neverland

Shanghai based designers Wutopia Lab was commissioned to design a play space and restaurant for kids where materials, lighting and whimsical design create a magical ‘Polycarbonate Neverland’. Polycarbonate material is used to add color, texture and lighting elements on both the interior and exterior of the building. On the interior, a variety of materials including […]

Expo Chicago

EXPO CHICAGO is coming up from September 27th through the 30th. This modern and contemporary art fair, which takes place at Navy Pier, has established Chicago as a preeminent art fair destination. The art fair hosts leading international art galleries in the main exhibition hall as well as panel discussions, performances and installations throughout the […]

August 2018: Things We Love…

TRAVEL Perched on an oceanside cliff in Puerto Vallarta, Le Kliff introduces diners to authentic, gourmet culinary traditions of Mexico while adding a touch of modernity. ART Les Renforts (1963), by American Painter Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976). This sculpture can be seen in at Fonation Maeght in Saint-Paul-De-Vence, France. FASHION Dior “L’Air” navy blue square […]

Nituniyo + Memosesmas: Interactive Sculpture

Spanish design studios Nituniyo and Memosesmas designed a dynamic sculpture as public work for the Festival of the Fallas in Valencia. The festival celebrates the arrival of spring with four days of bonfires, fireworks and parties. Architect Miguel Arraiz, designer Carlos Tíscar, and illustrator Luis Demano, were all invited to create works on the sculpture during the event. Between creations, the piece […]

Bocci Lighting Installation in Berlin

Bocci, founded by Omer Arbel, is a design and manufacturing company based in Vancouver and Berlin. The company launched  in 2005 with just one lighting design titled ’14,’ which was an instant hit and remains a best seller. In 2015, Bocci installed ‘Bocci 79,’ an installation throughout a historic Berlin building that functions as a a showroom and […]

Giant Hands Reach Out from Below Venice

Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn is a leading sculptor whose work is inspired by masters like Michelangelo. Quinn is most known for his creations of human hands, through which he tries to represent themes of creation and destruction. Below are images of two massive hands which Quinn installed in Venice for Art Biennale 2017. With this […]

Braille Neue: Combining Braille and Visible Characters

Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi has designed unique font called Braille Neue that combines written typefaces with braille, so both sighted and blind readers can read the same text. It does so by taking letters from the six-dotted braille pattern and overlaying them on visible text. So far, Braille Neue exists in two typesets – Braille Neue Standard […]

Georg Jensen at The Art Institute

In 1904, Danish silversmith Georg Jensen founded his renowned design company Georg Jensen, and thereafter contributed to the popularity of Scandinavian design throughout the world. Georg Jensen was well known for inventive, yet elegant silver tableware, serving dishes, tea sets and more, which have been featured in exhibitions throughout Europe. The Art Institute of Chicago […]