Latest from the Space & Environmental Design category

Hyper! HARUMI GALS!!

Harumi Gals is an ongoing project by Harumi Yamaguchi that began in the 1970s. The difference between HARUMI GALS and Harumi Gals is that the all-caps version of the title refers to the exhibitions and the italicized version refers to the series that has been going on since the 1970s. The Harumi Gals exhibition I…

HARUMI’S SUMMER

HARUMI’S SUMMER was an exhibition project that was a collaboration between Harumi Yamaguchi and YOSHIROTTEN, a Japanese graphic artist and art director. It was presented in the summer of 2018 at the Ginza Graphic Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. It has been described as an artistic “jam session”, combining the creative abilities of two Japanese artists.…

MGMT: quonset

Alicia Cheng’s graphic design studio was responsible for this exhibition’s graphics. It features the Quonset hut, a shelter, and supplies based off of WWII. They collaborated with Matter Architecture Practice to create this museum exhibit. T0gether the two companies were able to create an interactive, informational, and complex environment. It taught people about the realities…

Eames Plywood LCW Chair

Featured image Courtesy of Eames.com This was the first of the Eames’s plywood series and it was the Lounge Height (L) Side Chair (C) on Wood (W) Base released in 1945, created by both Charles and Ray Eames, and referred to as “the chair of the century” by Time magazine. It was created out of…

Merz 32 A. The Cherry Picture: Kurt Schwitters

The term “Merz” refers to an art style and is a synonym for the art style of Dada. It was popularized and traces back to Kurt Schwitters. He came up with the term Merz in the process of  creating a collage with the German word Kommerz, which translates to “commerce” Merz 32 A. The Cherry…

24hr Kitchen – 2×4

For the 2019 Fuorisalone in Milan, Samsung sought the 2×4 Studio. The installation focused on how the kitchen of the home is like the hearth of everyday life. Using three abstract kitchens, 24hr Kitchen illustrates the central fixture of the counter in three different environments: morning, afternoon and night. A single kitchen counter links all three…

Revolving: Kurt Schwitters

Kurt Schwitters is known for his use of raw and unique materials in the composition of a collage. His piece, called “Revolving” is one of his earliest forms of this style. This piece was the beginning of a huge shift in Schitter’s work that originally consisted of very conservative painting. Schwitter lived through the World…

Kali Nikitas and Typo Berlin 2018

Images: ( Kali Nikitas, Curator of Moments) Kali Nikitas lead Typo Berlin in 2018. Her studio and others participated in the inauguration of Typo Talent Talks. Typo conference is held every year and the conference has been hosted by many people. Typo Berlin explores the way design plays a role in shifting our world. This…

“Red House”

In the 1860s, William Morris and close friend and colleague Philip Webb partnered together to create one of the biggest symbols of the Arts and Crafts movement and a home for Morris’ family. They called it “Red House.” The home was modeled to look like it came straight from the Middle Ages, although built far…

Noah Wilde – The Film Before the Film – Pause 2017 Opening Titles – Different Perspective

The purpose of this piece was to explore the theme of that year’s theme of Different Perspectives. I believe that it accomplishes this rather well by focusing on different areas of an abandoned, empty city. I also find that the perspective brought by the repeated motif of a cat furthers this neutrality and curiosity generated…

Teddymat

While Karl Gerstner was well known for his work on the magazine Capital, he also did very powerful and influential work in packaging and branding, specifically for Teddymat, a store-brand laundry detergent. Gerstner, Gredinger, and Kutter, the owners of GGK design, were brought in by Coop, a union of Swiss retail chains, in 1964. Their…

Navigating Space: Umstead Park

    One of my favorite places to go walking is William B. Umstead State Park. This park has many walking and hiking trails and has been a popular outdoor escape for people during the pandemic. Coming here on an early morning you are likely to get the trail all to yourself if you pick…

Navigating Life

With the way that we rely so heavily on our smartphones and computers in this day and age, to analyze an essential tool provided by such devices seems fitting. There are several applications to help navigate roads and reach destinations available to us, and different people prefer different apps. While I tend to prefer Google…

Navigating Space: Central Park, NYC

Central Park, NYC For this project, I chose Central Park as the physical space or environment that I will be discussing. I have been to New York twice, once in 2017 and once in 2020.  This beautiful park is located in the middle of Manhattan and spans a total of 843 acres. To be more…