This year, Chicago-based Industrial Designer & Illustrator,Craighton Berman,decided it was time somebody designed an ingenious way of quantifying creative output. As an apparent advocate of the saying, ‘if you want something done properly, do it yourself’, he took it upon himself to do so. This process spawned the beginning of ‘The Campaign for the Accurate Measurement of Creativity’.
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The steady rise of the designer/high street collections over the past five years seems to have evolved from horrific celebrity/designer/high street mixes to much more refined and carefully executed collaborations. There are too many great collaborations to mention but this Christmas I have been given a few brilliant pieces; First up - Julie Verhoeven and MAC (illustrated brush set) - what a winning brush stroke combo.
Located in Arosa, Switzerland, this hotel’s wellness center was created by Architect Mario Botta with not only healing properties from within– but a beautiful piece of architecture to create positive energy from the outside as well.
Built in 2006, this gorgeous Tschuggen Grand Hotel and Wellness Centre (or Berg Oase) is mainly level with the ground with the exception of the metaphorical trees that stick up and protrude through the deep snow in the winter months. Discreet integration was a main concern of the planning, and a glazed walkway connects the centre with the hotel– keeping things clean and continuous. At night the Berg Oase becomes a magically lit place, showing the life and ongoings within.
Last night I watched Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel at the Quad. I would highly recommend the film to anybody who wants to find out more about an eccentric icon with a hilarious and innovative take on fashion and the world she lived in.
One of many great quotes from the film;
George Plimpton: “How does one become Diana Vreeland?”
Diana Vreeland: “The first thing to do, my love, is to arrange to be born in Paris.”
Art and Autoradiography publishes for the first time data obtained by the use of a new technique, neutron activation autoradiography, a nondestructive method that offers striking insight in the creative processes of masters.
above: Anthony van Dyck, Saint Rosalie Interceding for the Plague-stricken of Palermo, ca. 1624.
In this installation, The Weather Project, representations of the sun and sky dominate the expanse of the Turbine Hall. A fine mist permeates the space, as if creeping in from the environment outside. Throughout the day, the mist accumulates into faint, cloud-like formations, before dissipating across the space. A glance overhead, to see where the mist might escape, reveals that the ceiling of the Turbine Hall has disappeared, replaced by a reflection of the space below. At the far end of the hall is a giant semi-circular form made up of hundreds of mono-frequency lamps. The arc repeated in the mirror overhead produces a sphere of dazzling radiance linking the real space with the reflection. Generally used in street lighting, mono-frequency lamps emit light at such a narrow frequency that colours other than yellow and black are invisible, thus transforming the visual field around the sun into a vast duotone landscape. (via)