Latest from the Space & Environmental Design category

Maritime Museum

The physical place that I chose to examine is a museum from my home town, the Maritime Museum, located in Beaufort, NC. Growing up I loved this museum because it was not only fun and interesting, but it was also where a lot of community events were held that I participated in. The Maritime Museum…

Stuart Candy: To World a Better Design

Stuart Candy, in his lecture titled ‘To World a Better Design,’ describes his work with experiential futures. The sheer aspect of reality and its relation to design led me to become both intrigued and puzzled by the vast array of problems that design can solve. He led me to realize that a good designer doesn’t…

Nelson Mandela’s Children Hospital

Nelson Mandela’s children hospital in Africa was posed with the issue of making an inherently stressful place less stressful. The designers used a way finding system to make it easier for families to navigate, and thus ease some unnecessary stress. To begin, they based the system off of one central metaphor. Since the hospital was…

Man Ray, Cadeau, 1921

One of the icons of the surrealist movement not coincidentally plays with Man Ray’s fashionable upbringing. Cadeau, from 1921, is nothing more than an iron with nails woefully glued onto it. Though the work was stolen from the exhibition he had made it for just hours after opening (Mundy), Cadeau embodies irrationality, Man Ray’s work,…

Otto Eckmann

  Otto Eckmann Fox Tile 1899   Before this image, I had a bit of difficulty looking for the similarities between Art Nouveau and Japanese tapestries, but, however, with this tile created for houses, I can see the inspiration far more clearly. This piece makes me think that the art nouveau period was a total…

The Happy Show

The Happy Show Sagmeister & Walsh http://thehappyshow.tumblr.com/ The Happy Show Sagmeister & Walsh http://thehappyshow.tumblr.com/ Now Is Better film: https://vimeo.com/248182533 If I dont ask I dont get film: https://vimeo.com/248182423 This is my favorite project by Stefan Sagmeister, which is why I chose to put this in the portfolio. However, I also believe this to be one of Sagmeister’s…

Alvin Lustig The Lustig Chair

Alvin Lustig, known as a graphic designer and typography designer, also dabbled in designing furniture. After moving back to Los Angeles following a two-year relocation in New York City, Alvin Lustig was commissioned by Paramount Furniture to create this chair. Called the Lustig chair, the chair is created with molded plywood creating a graceful, curvy…

Louise Fili – Late July Food Packaging

In the early 2000’s, Louise Fili took on the project for designing the packaging for Late July crackers. Nicole Dawes, the owner of Late July, named her company after what she describes as the “sweet spot of summer”. Fili sought out to replicate this feeling into type and design. When Dawes first proposed her idea…

Walter Dorwin Teague

1939 New York City World’s Fair Last but not least, this wildly successful project deserves to be put in Walter Dorwin Teague’s portfolio because it was one of (if not THE) most grand thing he ever did. Teague worked with people from all over the nation and world to pull off dozens of buildings, exhibits,…

Bruno Munari

  At the end of the 1940’s, moving past Bruno Munari’s Futurism phase, he started to create working environments. Working environments in my perspective means he is designing based on what is around him. So, he designed a composition in 1947 called, Convex-concave. This composition is composed of three dimensional metal object that is warped,…

Aris Venetikidis: Making Sense of Maps

Aris Venetikidis begins his presentation by providing a short description of how he lives where he does today. He quickly describes how his family migrated from Asia Minor to Greece originally to escape a genocide approximately one hundred years ago. Then, he maps out how since that event, migration has remained consistent in his family’s…

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden

Around Christmas time, my family and I walked down the street from our Pittsburgh apartment, and bought five general admission tickets to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden. This miraculous place sits in the middle of the University of Pitt and houses the world’s rarest plants and greens. Phipps is notorious for decorating their interior with…