London’s Design Museum — An Inspiring Experience
One of the Major Venues for Experiencing Art of DesignBy: - Jan 23rd, 2017
London's newly opened Design Museum is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and industrial design. The Design Museum is now open in its spectacular new location on High Street Kensington. It is now a major venue to visit in London.
Slavery Remembrance Day in the US
Dealing with Past AtrocitiesBy: - Aug 22nd, 2022
On July 27, 2022, a bill creating a Slavery Remembrance Day, introduceed by Congressman Al Green of Houston, Texas, passed in Congress. August 20th was the date in 1619 White Lion ship with 20 “and odd” Angolans, kidnapped by the Portuguese, arrived in the British colony Point Comfort in Virginia.
New Directions: The Cover Story
Pioneer Designer Alvin Lustig’s Fifty Best Book Covers In One BoxBy: - Apr 16th, 2021
The great graphic designer Milton Glaser once said, “there are three responses to a piece of design—yes, no, and WOW!” WOW! is what you’ll say to New Directions’ newly assembled set of fifty postcards celebrating its greatest salesman, Alvin Lustig—a creative genius who revolutionized the craft of book-cover design. Each of the postcards in this glorious collection is a work of art in its own right.
Shaker Village Contest
Bake the Round BarnBy: - Nov 17th, 2020
Get creative in the kitchen. All submissions will be exhibited during Hancock Holidays on Saturday, December 12. Winners receive free membership to the Village and kitchen swag from Shaker Mercantile.
Daniel Kershaw Stages the Show
The Art of Native America at the MetBy: - Oct 20th, 2020
Before covid and shut-downs, millions of viewers each year passed through the galleries at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art looking at Daniel Kershaw's stagings. He is a design star you’ve never heard of. As Senior Exhibition Designer at the largest museum in the United States, Kershaw’s job is to plan and build environments for up to a dozen shows annually.
Philippe David’s Happy Threads
Textile Designs Inspired by NatureBy: - Sep 02nd, 2020
“I showed this fabric at an early stage of its existence to a professional in my industry. When he said, ‘you will never sell a yard of it,’ I knew I had a WINNER!” Textile designer Philippe David is referring to his bestselling creation – ever: “Bal d'Eté" (Summer Prom), a colorful and joyful silk fabric manufactured in India, the land of textile wonders.
Spa Journeys for Astral Travelers
What A TripBy: - Jun 10th, 2020
Canyon Ranch may be just down the road for Berkshireites, but in the time of Covid, it's as inaccessible as the moon. Jessica Robinson suggests how to satisfy a spa yearning safely.
Marie Cuttoli at Barnes Foundation
The Modern Thread from Miro to Man RayBy: - Mar 04th, 2020
A new exhibit at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia features the collection of Marie Cuttoli, an entrepreneur who convinced many of the artists of her time to create designs for her the workshops, first in her own design studio in Paris and then for the tapestry weavers of of Aubusson, France.
The Aesthetics of Practical Elegance
Objects of Use and Beauty in Japanese Culinary ToolsBy: - Jun 20th, 2018
The Fuller Craft Museum is one the few specifically craft museums in the United States. Ranging from the traditional to the high tech, its appealing and thoughtful current exhibit showcases a wonderful assemblage of diverse Japanese utensils and accessories used in domestic as well as professional kitchens.
The Look of PyeongChang Winter Olympics
Branding Is Colorful But Not Visually OverwhelmingBy: - Feb 25th, 2018
The Olympic Look of the Games is the visual and environmental expression of a particular Olympic Games. At the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, the designers not only created a Korean signature, but a more elegant statement of the Winter celebration of athletic achievement.
Trade Secrets Is This Weekend
Rare Plants And Garden AntiquesBy: - May 08th, 2017
Trade Secrets, a rare plant and garden antique show and sale takes place this weekend, May 13th and 14th at lion Rock Farm in Sharon, Ct. The event benefits Women's Support Services.
Industrial Designer Richard Sapper (1932-2015)
Iconic Industrial Designer Dead at 83By: - Jan 12th, 2016
Iconic himself, Richard Sapper, an industrial designer whose sleek, precision-engineered prototypes spawned the Alessi espresso maker, the Tizio lamp and the IBM ThinkPad, died on Dec. 31 in Milan. He set the highest standards for industrial design in the latter half of the 20th Century and the early 21st Century.
Westward Ho Ho Ho! Berkshire Museum
2015 Holiday Theme at the Berkshire MuseumBy: - Nov 16th, 2015
Each year, the Berkshire Museum, hosts the Festival of Trees. Both a fundraiser and a social event, this years theme is 'Westward Ho Ho Ho!' The goal is for the eighty participants to decorate their holiday trees in the theme of the event. The theme coincides with the museums 'American West' and 'Go West' exhibition.
Jiminy Peak and Nexamp Launch a Solar Project
2.3 Megawatt Solar Community Months AwayBy: - Aug 25th, 2015
Jiminy Peak Resort, of New Ashford, Massachusetts, partners with Nexamp, a solar energy developer to construct a 2.3 megawayy solar energy facility that will tackle the majority of power used on the ski mountain and the neighboring community.
Tom Krens Proposes a New North Adams Museum
The Global Contemporary Collection and Museum Planned for Route TwoBy: - Aug 12th, 2015
While director of the Williams College Museum of Art Tom Krens initiated plans for Mass MoCA. When he left for a 20 year career at the Guggenheim Museum in New York that project moved forward under Joe Thompson. Now Krens, a Williams graduate and Williamstown home owner, is proposing to create a for profit museum on leased land fronting the high traffic corridor between MoCA, Williams College and the newly expanded and renovated Clark Art Institute.
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Tiffany Treasures in Winter Park, FloridaBy: - Aug 01st, 2015
Catherine Hinman, the Museum’s Director of Public Affairs and Publications, said “A highlight of a visit [to the Morse Museum] is always the Byzantine-Romanesque chapel interior Tiffany designed for exhibition at the 1893 world’s fair in Chicago, which literally brought fair-goers to their knees in 1893 and continues to mesmerize our visitors today.”
Naumkeag's Exceptional Garden Party
Restoration at the National Historic Landmak is EvidentBy: - Jul 30th, 2015
The Trustees of Naumkeag host the yearly Garden Party for an enthusiastic crowd of local and out-of-town well wishers. Bellinis , hors d'oeuvres and sweets entertained the crowds appetite on this glorious, sunny afternoon in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Blantyre in Lenox a World Class Destination
Relais & Chateaux RatedBy: - Jul 28th, 2015
Blantyre in our backyard, is only minutes from Tanglewood and the arts of the Berkshires. Rooms are beautiful and wine and gourmet food is affordable.
Nudie's of Hollywood
Gonzo Rhinestone CowboyBy: - Jun 24th, 2015
The orange suit with bolero jacket and rhinestone designs was made for a one hit wonder who never picked it up. Since it was a perfect fit Nudie, the designer of the stars, made me an offer I could not refuse. Wearing it always resulted in total gonzo adventures.
The Art and Design of Promoting South Side ProductsBy: - Jun 10th, 2015
Valmor Products’ advertising and packaging is the subject of a funny, provocative and eye-opening exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center. Love for Sale: The Graphic Art of Valmor Products runs until August 2 in the 4th floor north exhibit hall, just across from the not-to-be-missed exhibit of the paintings of Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist.
Cooper-Hewitt Museum: 21st Century Design Focus
New York Smithsonian Museum ReopensBy: - Dec 28th, 2014
In its new, enlarged, and enhanced space, The Cooper-Hewitt Museum has increased its ability to present provocative and compelling perspectives on design. At its best, this museum pays homage to design as if it was great art: visitors are infused with delight and a sense of wonder by what design was, is, and what it means in our lives.
Boca Stage in Boca RatonBy: - Mar 28th, 2022
"Ben Butler" is a comedy that takes place at the beginning of the Civil War. The play, by Richard Strand, is part comedy, part historical drama, and part biography. Boca Stage is presenting the play through April 10.
Mile Long Opera at The High Line
Co-Created by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro and David LangBy: - Oct 06th, 2018
The High Line is a big idea writ large, just like operas. It forms a perfect set for Mile Long Opera. Elizabeth Diller gets a director’s credit for an opera written specially for this location by David Lang. Anne Carson is librettist and Claudia Rankine, essayist. Mile Long Opera is subtitled, a biography of 7 pm, a time of transition from work to home.
Naumkeag Garden Party
A National Historic Landmak CelebratesBy: - Jul 27th, 2018
The historic home of the Choate family, Naumkeag, located in the beautiful Berkshires of Massachusetts hosts their annual Garden Party, this Saturday. With beautiful grounds, a historic 34 room house and tours daily, this gem in Stockbridge is the place to be on July 28th.
Naumkeag Chinese Temple Gardens Opens
Three Years and a VisionBy: - Jul 27th, 2016
After a public 'Appeal' for the renovation of elements of Naumkeag, the first phase of the project has finished. Newly restored Chinese Temple Gardens and an updated landscape project have been completed. The new project opened its doors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently. Yo-Yo Ma and wife Jill Hornor chaired the event.