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  • Save the date for the Freaky Weekend! @ Kunsthal

    During the National Museumweek, the Kunsthal organizes a Freaky Weekend, filled with cultural and culinary activities such as workshops, music, theatre, circus and dance. Friday April 17 Give your weekend a good start with the Freaky Friday Drinks. From 5pm you can please yourself in the Kunsthalcafé with cocktails in dazzling colours and wander through…

  • HanaHaus: A Design Thinking Café Fueled by Community

    “Why does the most handsome building in downtown Palo Alto not have a user?” That was the question architect Param Bedi and entrepreneur Sanjay Shirolé asked when they were searching for a place to launch HanaHaus, a brainchild of SAP Chairman Hasso Plattner. The “handsome building” in question was the historic New Varsity Theater in the…

  • Salvador Dalí Illustrates Alice in Wonderland, 1969

    What the Mad Hatter has to do with one of the most inspired collaborations in Western culture.Last week, we marveled at Leonard Weisgard’s stunning illustrations for the first color edition of Alice in Wonderland, circa 1949. But it turns out they might not be the most culturally intriguing. As reader Varvn Aryacetas points out on…

  • Art In The Age Of…Energy and Raw Material | Witte de With

    Witte de With kicks off its 25th anniversary with Art In The Age Of…, a three-part presentation series that investigates future vectors of art production in the 21st century, highlighting the circulation of art and its underlying economies rather than its territorial location, its spread and infectious expanse rather than its arrest within narrowly defined genealogies and media

  • Developing Preparedness and Recovery Plans with Design Thinking

    It makes sense to test the waters with a tip of the toe before diving in, but government doesn’t always operate that way. But the concept design thinking gives government, including emergency management agencies, the flexibility of finding what works and what may not before the final product is complete. That’s the approach San Francisco’s…

  • Architecture as furniture

    For their furniture designs the two Frier sisters have founded the design company frier&frier enabling them to explore the architectural and the furniture scale mutually. The tables Antilope have a timeless Nordic appearance, they are handcrafted in oiled oak with brass joints and they are produced in two types; a coffee table and a side…

  • Troia MED Residences by Montenegro Architects | HYPEBEAST

    Over the past few months, we’ve seen the way some Portuguese architects are playing with solid block structures to contrast modernism against the country’s more desolate areas. Adding to this canon are Montenegro Architects, who have created the Troia MED Residences in Southern Portugal. The edifice houses six individual homes, all surrounded by a series of somewhat…

  • An Extremely Detailed Coloring Book for Architecture Lovers – Artistry – Curbed National

    An Extremely Detailed Coloring Book for Architecture Lovers The Internet recently lit up with talk of “coloring books for adults,” particularly the fact that two such titles by a Scottish illustrator are currently at the top of Amazon’s bestsellers list in the U.S. It may be that they allow grown-ups to reconnect with the joys…

  • Kinetic Sand: A Magical Interactive Glass Sphere Installation

    Here’s a tantelizing preview clip of Kinetic Sand, an interactive table that responds to touch by creating plumes of sand that seem to whirl and dance around objects placed on top of it. The table is the latest creation from Adrien M / Claire B Company who also created the wildly popular Pixel dance performance shared…

  • How to look at art, and use it to learn in daily life

    My hometown is scattered with museums and galleries. Since I like art and design alot I visit them often. Although I am not a ‘connaisseur’ I always try to understand a deeper meaning of a piece of art. Last week I was preparing my visit to Witte de With, a museum/gallery for contemporary art. And during…