Hotel Britomart in Auckland

by Admin January 24, 2022

Hotel Britomart has 99 rooms and is located in downtown Auckland, New Zealand. For the remodel, Cheshire Architects and Lucas Design Associates restored the existing century old building and constructed a new ten story building. The goal was to use as many local materials and craftspeople as possible on the project. Above is one of…

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Stranger than fiction: A giant sideways spiral bookcase is the spectacular main attraction in this surreal new bookstore in China

by Admin January 4, 2022

Is this the world’s wackiest bookstore? The defining feature in the newly opened Zhongshuge bookshop in the city of Shenzhen, China, is an enormous spiral staircase that twists around the shop – but customers can’t climb it. The jaw-dropping snaking staircase, which even features an ornate bannister, in fact serves as a fantastical bookshelf. Li…

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Louis Vuitton is Celebrating 160 Years

by Admin December 15, 2021

Over the past 160 years Louis Vuitton has collaborated with many leading artists. To celebrate, they created an exhibition in Los Angeles. At the exhibition there were custom bags and a tropical pop-up shop. The Louis Vuitton X exhibition was located at 468 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. There were also almost two hundred items…

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Shaker it Up!

by Admin December 1, 2021

Take a look at the many ways to incorporate Shaker style into your design. Clean lines, function over frill, and natural wood with a focus on craftsmanship; built to last sums up the style. The bedroom above, in the Círculo Mexicano Hotel in Mexico City, embraces the Shaker style with a traditional peg rail. The…

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Hermès Opens Pop-up Gym Experience in Brooklyn

by Admin November 16, 2021

Hermès has popped up in Brooklyn with a temporary gym that takes aesthetic cues from its signature accessory designs. https://wwd.com/tag/hermes/ Against all likelihood, Hermès has headed for Brooklyn to open something of a branded jungle gym. The French house has opened an installation in Williamsburg called HermèsFit. Forget working out with therabands and stainless steel…

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The Modern Chair Exhibition

by Admin October 28, 2021

Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center. September 9, 2021 – April 3, 2022 Palm Springs Art Museum has reopened the Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion with the exhibition The Modern Chair. This special exhibition will follow a timeline of the development of the modern chair starting with the famous Thonet “B-9”…

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Philip Johnson’s AT&T Building Lobby Reimagined by Gensler

by Admin October 13, 2021

The postmodernist AT&T building in Midtown Manhattan was redesigned by Gensler’s New York studio. The goal was to pay homage to the existing structure. The landmarked Philip Johnson-designed building is located at 550 Madison. The building’s large 110 foot entrance, along Madison Avenue, leads visitors to the triple height, vaulted lobby. According to Gensler they…

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Adding Marble for a Touch of Luxury to the Bathroom

by Admin October 1, 2021

Marble is a metamorphic stone known for its smooth appearance and veining. It is often used on floors, walls, and countertops. Above marble covers all the surfaces creating an opulent space. Ghanian-British architect David Adjaye designed the interiors for the apartments in the 130 William skyscraper in New York. London interior design firm 2LG Studio…

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Check Out idi’s Photoshop Class

by Admin September 16, 2021

Photoshop is the first computer class that the AA students explore. Many students start the class with very little computer skills. This can cause some students, in the first few classes, to feel tense and overwhelmed. In a very short time students become quite comfortable with the program and thrive. The first step is to…

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idi’s Fall Term is Starting Soon

by Admin August 26, 2021

As we prepare for the upcoming fall semester we are reminded of warm color palettes and rich textures. What are hues? Hues: Hues describe a pure color that is found on the color wheel and has had nothing added to it to change its properties. Tint Definition in Art Tints: What is a tint in…

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