Frank Gehry’s Aluminium Tower

Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, designed a twisting tower, which has started to take form in the south of France. Gehry designed the tower for the Luma Arles complex, which is set to open in the spring of 2020. The tower is built up with a concrete core and steel frame, with protruding glass windows and shining aluminium panels contributing to its irregular form. Gehry says that the jagged exterior is inspired by rock formations that surround the city.

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Marc Fornes / Theverymany

For the last ten years, the art and architecture studio Marc Fornes/Theverymany have been creating installations that disrupt notions of form, structure and space. Their works aim to create a whimsical experience for visitors while adding appeal to the surrounding space. The studio, which is based in New York and France, has installations all over the world, including public works in Charlotte, Tampa, Orlando, El Paso, San Antonio, and New York. Keep an eye out for these striking structures!

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Spiraling Stairs Around the New ATAH Art Space

Shanghai-based studio ATAH recently designed a captivating art center in a commercial complex in the Chinese city of Shaoxing.  ATAH wanted to create a building that would draw people towards it, so they developed the building’s cylindrical and spiraling design. The building’s essential element, the spiral staircase, winds up and around the building’s central core and connects the three floors of exhibition spaces with a unique outdoor space that can be used for artistic performances.


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Surreal Aerial Photos

This striking photo series by Australian photographer Leah Kennedy captures Namibia’s colorful, arid landscapes. Throughout her work, Kennedy strives to remove her subjects from their reality and make them appear as something else entirely. In this case, an aerial viewpoint has allowed her to do so, creating a final series that combines both abstraction and realism.

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‘Matter to Matter’ by Arthur Analts

The Latvian National Museum of Art recently coordinated Latvia’s representation at the second London Design Biennale. They chose designer Arthur Analts of Variant Studio, and his installation titled Matter to Matter to represent their country. Analts’ piece was inspired by his hometown and Latvia’s Capital, Riga, and its surrounding forests. Because of Riga’s proximity to the Baltic Sea, it has an atmosphere of constant humidity, often leading to condensation on plants and objets around the city. To recreate this physical process, Analts uses a green, glass surface and cooling processes, creating a wall of condensation with which visitors can interact. The color, size and surrounding space, is meant to give a sensory experience representative of Latvia’s expansive forests.

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Modular Maze at the V&A Museum

During London Design Festival 2018, Waugh Thistleton Architects showed their interactive installation ‘Multiply’, outside of the V&A museum. The creators encouraged visitors to explore the work and freely climb through staircases, rooms, and bridges and to enjoy various lookout points.

The installation was engineered by ARUP and informed by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), who used sustainable, carbon-negative construction materials. The interaction and choice of materials are meant to get visitors thinking about two modern, global challenges: the need for housing and the urgency to fight climate change.

waugh thistleton stacks carbon-negative, three-storey modular maze at V&A

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WRECK by Bentu Design

Bentu Design recently released a new project titled WRECK, a series of furniture and sculptures that are created using recycled ceramics. For the project, Bentu collected ceramic waste from Chaozhou, China, which supplies 70% of the world’s daily-use ceramic pieces.

Through this series, Bentu hopes to show the changing social and economic environment in Chaozhou, where traditional culture and architecture have disappeared, and old factories have been transformed into recycling plants. The ceramic shards that characterize WRECK were collected from these plants, where only a fraction of porcelain waste can be recycled.

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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 in Kent, England and is open to the public.

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September 2018: Things We Love…


Canoe Bay – The perfect place to unwind and relax during the fall months ahead.



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 boundaries of his materials. The artist has been selected to represent the United States at the 2019 Venice Biennale[2]. Wikipedia.


Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Memorial Edition, 14-Volume Set, 1916. The Memorial Edition in Fourteen Volumes of Elbert Hubbard’s Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Has been specially prepared by the Roycrofters in their shops, which are in East Aurora, Erie County, New York, for Effie F. Meyer.


Bobby McAlpine’s new Atlanta Home as seen in Veranda Magazine.


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 city.


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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 hollow PVC balls, glass fiber cloth, plastic balls, artificial stone, stainless steel and mirrors, are used in combination with bold paint colors and lighting elements to create unusual spaces that attempt to distort reality.

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