Track findings on anything interesting from Art and Design (architecture, fashion, fine-art, interior decoration, product design, and almost any form of aesthetics).

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Architectural Visuals

From MC Escher's to Inception (the movie)

The transformation of architectural scapes in the movie is greatly inspired and adapted from MC Escher's work on Relativity. He has created a world where the normal laws of gravity do not apply. In fact, the world of Relativity is actually three worlds occupying the same space and time with three different pulls of gravity.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Products Inspired by LEGO

Check out these whimsical products as inspired by LEGO! Fun and kitschy!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

American Pop Art

Tom Wesselmann

A famous American pop artist known for his 'Nude' and 'Still Life' series of paintings done in mixed media with Readymade and Collage.

His assemblage of Still Life with typical American food items and simplified female nude figures are iconographical of his interpretation of American Pop culture in the 1960s.

he used a compelling palette of brilliant primary colours with pastel tones.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Architecture (Modernist House)

The Chemosphere

A great modernist creation by American architect John Lautner in 1960. It is an innovative Modernist octagon house in Los Angeles, California. The building stands on the San Fernando Valley side of the Hollywood Hills, just off of Mulholland Drive. It is a one story octagon with around 2200 square feet (200m2) of living space. Most distinctively, the house is perched atop a concrete pole nearly thirty feet high.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Conceptual Design Co.


Droog started in 1993 as a statement on design, a no-nonsense, down to earth design mentality. Their unique way of thinking has defined them as a conceptual design company over the last 16 years, and has played a role in defining Dutch design internationally.

Droog values what it means to be human, including subjectivity, notions of beauty and meaning, and desire for high quality experiences at the core of what they do.

Droog stands for a luxury of content and experience that change perspective on daily life—whether it is authenticity, humour, slowness, engagement, or nature, the abundance of what is scarce is true luxury.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Classic Reading on Design

Ways of Seeing by John Berger

It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but word can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it.

The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled."John Berger's "Ways of Seeing" is one of the most stimulating and the most influential books on art in any language. First published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the "London Sunday Times" critic commented: "

This is an eye-opener in more ways than one: by concentrating on how we look at paintings ...he will almost certainly change the way you look at pictures." By now he has.

Design As Art by Bruno Munari

Bruno Munari was among the most inspirational designers of all time, described by Picasso as 'the new Leonardo'. Munari insisted that design be beautiful, functional and accessible, and this enlightening and highly entertaining book sets out his ideas about visual, graphic and industrial design and the role it plays in the objects we use everyday.

Lamps, road signs, typography, posters, children's books, advertising, cars and chairs - these are just some of the subjects to which he turns his illuminating gaze.