From The New Yorker magazine: What if the New York City subway map paid homage to some of the city’s great women? I love this map from Rebecca Solnit’s new book, Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas (University of California Press, 2016) which was co-edited by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. Like so many of life’s mostContinue reading “NYC Recast as a City of Women”
I love this Huffington Post story about graphic designer Travis Purrington, who wondered: what would our money look like if we dropped the dead white guy theme? Here’s a summary of the project: As part of a master’s thesis design project at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland, Purrington developed new versions of U.S.Continue reading “Re-envisioning Cash”
The current exhibit at Rice Gallery is “Garden Object,” an installation by Rosario Hurtado and Roberto Feo, who run a design studio called El Ultimo Grito. The garden they’ve created at Rice is rather otherworldly, as gardens go. Here’s a link to the “making of” video, definitely worth 2 minutes of your day. For moreContinue reading “Take a Walk in the Garden at Rice Gallery”
In the median of Montrose Boulevard, a colorful tube of art graces my morning drive to work. The tunnel by Patrick Renner stretches a city block in front of the Art League Houston. It’s fun whizzing by this wonder before I’m fully awake.
The art installation “Unwoven Light” by Soo Sunny Park is currently on display in the Rice Gallery at Rice University. The combination of chain link fencing and colorful plexiglass converts the space into a kaleidoscopic wonderland. The exhibit will continue until August 30, 2013.
Starting in September Doug Aitken’s art will take a journey by train. Here’s an excerpt about the project: Aitken’s Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening tour will travel to 10 different locations by rail on a train the artist himself designed that is intended to be a “kinetic sculpture [that will] act as a culturalContinue reading “From Station to Station with Doug Aitken”
It happens to most creative people: one day Stefan Hengst found himself in a bit of a lull. In his effort to jump-start his creative process, he did a yearlong iPhone photography project that he called “My Daily Poetry Fix.” He collected snapshots he took with his phone each day and shared a few on Facebook Soon patterns began toContinue reading “My Daily Poetry Fix by Stefan Hengst”
Here are a few new free desktop designs that I like from around the web: 1) Geometric Bliss from How About Orange 2) Smashing Magazine continues to share monthly desktop calendar imagery. 3) Pixelgirl collects some great imagery for the computer contemplation. This fried egg comes from Marceline Smith. 4) Just Eleanor has free downloads fromContinue reading “Change Your Desktop, Change Your Perspective”
Architects: L’Escaut Architectures Location: Vassivière Island, France OTRO is a daring skateable artwork by architect and designer Koo Jeong A. It is composed of concrete bowls, a cradle and a tunnel. For more about this beautiful artscape, click here.
Photos by Karen Warren © 2012 Houston Chronicle Look up! A new public art work by James Turrell will soon grace the landscape of the Rice University campus in Houston. Due to open officially in a few weeks, the new “Skyspace” will put on a light show each day at sunrise and sunset.
David A Brown created an Optical Chapel in an office space that was once an optician’s office in downtown Houston. The installation incorporated 11,000 photographs. The project was featured in FotoFest 2012.
If you were Amanda Nelsen, you’d make art with it. I love that she took something that’s wasteful and rather insidious and used it creatively. Isn’t it beautiful? [via The Artful Desperado]
for more about the awesome Rex Ray, visit his website
Dan Havel and Dean Ruck, the creators of Inversion, have created a new piece of temporary public art by the Houston artistic team of Dan Havel and Dean Ruck. Located at Project Rowhouses, the structure is part art, part stage and part park. It’s also awesome art. There are concerts and activities planned thereContinue reading “Havel and Ruck Redux”
The urban lyrics of Robert Montgomery are nested so tightly into the cityscape, you might not notice. But they are there, each of them, a ghost in the machine. Check out his site here. (via My Modern Met)