Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Ah the Eames’.  What can I say about them, other than they influence me greatly.  This weekend, I plan on curling up in bed and watching this newly released documentary.

Have a great weekend!



[Guest Post] Razzle-Dazzle

Dazzle Camouflage was a method of painting battleships during World Wars I and II in which geometric patterns and complimentary colors were selected for paint schemes of the ships. Rather than actually camouflaging the ships, the Dazzle schemes made it difficult to determine the size of the vessel, the direction the ship was headed, and also made it difficult to determine the front from the back of the battleship. You really should look up the ships. They’re awesome.


[Guest Post] Light & Space

I thought I’d deviate from the norm of the way design is usually presented in blogs. Today, I want to present space as a medium for art rather than the conventional functioning space. Although art and design are separate entities, it is incomprehensible to think that space as a medium for art is not design. Enter…

James Turrell is an artist from Pasadena, California who uses light as a medium for creating art. Unlike Dan Flavin, Turrell also utilizes natural light as as a medium by designing spaces that pronounce natural sky light. The Roden Crater located in Arizona is an actual crater acquired by James Turrell and is a prime example of his space and natural light conceptions. Turrell is also known for the manipulation of light creating illusions of matter that are nonexistent such as corners that appear to be three dimensional.

Be one with the universe, my child.