Friday, August 31
Scarlett Hooft Graaland
© Scarlett Hooft Graafland, "Masmo! 1" , série Salt, 2004.
Courtesy Vous êtes ici Gallery, Amsterdam.
© Scarlett Hooft Graafland, "Vanishing Traces" , série Soft horizons, 2007
Courtesy Michael Hoppen Gallery, Londres.
© Scarlett Hooft Graafland "Harvest Time ", série Soft horizons, 2007
Courtesy Michael Hoppen Gallery, Londres.
Source: Lokesh Dhakar
About the Diagrams
I gathered most of my information from Wikipedia and tidbits from other online sources. Know that drinks might be prepared a bit differently coffee shop to coffee shop, and especially country to country.
I‘m new to the world of fancy coffee drinks. With the vast number of ordering options and new words with accented characters to pronounce; the coffee shop ordering experience can be intimidating. I’ve created a few small illustrations to help myself and others wrap their head around some of the small differences.
Espresso is prepared by forcing hot water through finely ground dark-roast coffee beans. Think of it is strong, concentrated coffee. You can add extra ’shots’ of espresso to make your drink stronger.
Thursday, August 30
About this Talk
Architect Joshua Prince-Ramus takes the audience on dazzling, dizzying virtual tours of three recent projects, including the Seattle Central Library, Museum Plaza in Louisville and Dallas' Charles Wyly Theater. Adopting what he describes as a "hyper-rational" approach to architecture, Joshua Prince-Ramus explains how logic can act as the catalyst for extraordinary buildings. He previews an ambitious new theater in Dallas, a hyper-customizable performance space in which everything -- stage, seats, walls, ceiling -- can be altered on the fly. He concludes with an animation of the 1.1-million-square-foot Museum Plaza in Louisville, scheduled for completion in 2010.
Joshua Prince-Ramus: Architect
Joshua Prince-Ramus is best known as architect of the Seattle Central Library, already being hailed as a masterpiece of contemporary culture. Prince-Ramus was US Partner of Rem Koolhaas’ Office of Metropolitan Architecture before founding his own firm, REX, in 2006.
Why you should listen to him:
With one of the decade's most celebrated buildings under his belt, Joshua Prince-Ramus would seem well-positioned to become the world's next "starchitect." Except that he doesn't want the job. With his quiet intensity and intellectual bearing, Prince-Ramus is the antithesis of the egomaniacal master architect. He flatly rejects not just the title, but the entire notion of a "starchitect" designing with a genius stroke of the pen.
Prince-Ramus is best known for his work — with Rem Koolhaas’ radical Dutch architecture firm OMA — on the Seattle Central Library. The striking, diamond-windowed structure reimagines, to spectacular effect, the library’s role in a modern urban context. "Seattle's new Central Library is a blazing chandelier to swing your dreams upon," Herbert Muschamp wrote in The New York Times. "In more than 30 years of writing about architecture, this is the most exciting new building it has been my honor to review."
Having founded the US practice of OMA in 2000, Prince-Ramus split from Rem Koolhaas in May 2006 to found a new firm, REX, with colleague Erez Ella. He continues to take what he describes as a hyper-rational approach to architecture, pushing logic and rational ideas to their limits to create buildings that are unexpected, but wholly appropriate to their environment and intended use. REX's current projects include Museum Plaza in Louisville, the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas; the Vestbanen redevelopment in Oslo, Norway; and the new headquarters for design house Vakko, in Istanbul. REX is also one of five finalists for the Governors Island redevelopment in New York.
"Joshua Prince-Ramus isn't just creating buildings. In a field obsessed with celebrity, he’s putting the work -- and his workers -- first.", Fast Company
Source: TED Ideas Worth Spreading
Wednesday, August 29
101 things to do is a compendium, history and future of do and its brand mentality. The book includes new insights, dreams and discussions about the role of brands in today's world as well as marketing, design and ideas for creativity in communication based on do, a brand initiated by KresselsKramer in 1996.
One Hundred and One Things to Do
Elements on their own often have no relevance unless they are put together or juxtaposed with something else. Then, a reference is created, a visual foil in which to feel context. How can you tell what is beautiful until you know what not beautiful is? Missing Links is edited from a collection of Polaroids to initiate associations and encourage readers to make new links. SOLD OUT.
Photographs by Erik Kessels and edited by Julian Germain
Tuesday, August 28
On View: June 29 - September 1, 2007
May 31, 2007, New York, NY Max Lang announces Material Culture: Contemporary American Design, an exhibition curated by Edgar Harden and featuring new works and installations by rising design stars from across the United States. Moving away from the style-driven approach championed by certain segments of the design world, this new generation of designers works across disciplines to create complex objects utilizing a broad range of materials, processes, and ready-made products. The result is objects that reflect the diversity of global culture, and the future of American design. Covering both floors of the gallery, the exhibition will showcase furniture, ceramics, multimedia textiles, glass and metal objects, electronics and prints. Revealing a rich and original use of materials in thought provoking combinations, the exhibited works variously incorporate metal, wood, plastic, glass and cloth, as well as a new vocabulary of forms that reflects the complexity of contemporary material culture. The pieces selected for Material Culture exemplify this new language. Alexander Rehs Fully Loaded Chair, for example, appears at first glance to be a fairly conventional side chair. Upon closer inspection, however, it becomes clear that the seat itself is made from shotgun shells, a material selected for both its alluring aesthetic qualities and disturbing connotations. Material Culture: Contemporary American Design will also focus on the production processes employed by these rising designers, from handcraftsmanship to industrial and serial reproduction.
The exhibition will feature some of the most exciting young American designers working today, including Danny Alexander, Jeremy Alden, Emilie Baltz, Matthew Bradshaw, Blanc & Reed, Melissa Gamwell, Victoria Haroian, Nicholas Howey, Cal Lane, Pippo Lioni, Alexander Reh, John Scofield and Sergio Silva.
Max Lang is located at 229 10th Avenue, between 23rd and 24th Streets.