Posts Tagged ‘art’

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Hip Hotels: The London EDITION by Yabu Pushelberg | 
Posted on:March 27th, 2014 by global lighting

I thought it would be fun to share with you the first major London project by the talented team George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg of Yabu Pushelberg, Ian Schrager’s The London EDITION in the Marriott portfolio. The hotel has inspired this new series I’m beginning for the blog called “Hip Hotels.” The London EDITION is […]

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Architecture Meets Time In a Stunning New Book | 
Posted on:March 4th, 2014 by global lighting

  If a book can be a work of art, Here/After: Structures in Time is just that. With 38 large, emotion-inducing photos by the remarkably talented Paul Clemence and words by the poetic, inspiring writer Robert Landon, this piece of art bound between book covers is a show-stopper.       The limited-edition printing debuted […]

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Thinking, and Creating, Inside the Box | 
Posted on:January 16th, 2014 by global lighting

  Box is a spellbinding work of visual art from Bot & Dolly, a design and engineering studio that specializes in automation, robotics, and filmmaking. My reaction to this short film calls to mind the fascination of young children and cats with cardboard boxes.  Though Box began the same way—as empty space and imagination—the creative […]

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On Our Radar: Wooden Light Bulb | 
Posted on:January 14th, 2014 by global lighting

We often speak of light as art, but a light bulb as art? When it is hand crafted from wood—and actually emits light—a light bulb is art, indeed! Thirty-four year-old Japanese artist Ryosuke Fukusada, recently named by New York Magazine to their “Twenty-One Under 35” list of young product designers, won the Kyoto Renaissance design […]

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Art San Diego Collides with Local Design Students | 
Posted on:January 7th, 2014 by global lighting

    At San Diego’s fifth-annual contemporary art fair, held at Balboa Park in early November, record numbers of attendees collided with five spotlight artists, 10 cutting-edge art labs and events focused on “creative collisions” in film, fashion, dance, music and digital projections.  Art San Diego 2013 focused on the theme of “collide”—how a variety […]

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Realistic Paintings By Artist Antonio Santin Capture The Imagination | 
Posted on:December 10th, 2013 by global lighting

  What an amazing eye Jené Gutierrez has for finding visually rich stories to tell! The writer featured Spanish artist Antonio Santin’s hyper realistic paintings of rugs on the Beautiful Decay website and I thought it would be fun to share his work with Global Lighting blog’s readers.   Santin is well known for his […]

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Dapper is as dapper does: Sebastian Errazuriz walks the walk.

Shoes Made for Talking: Sebastian Errazuriz, Melissa’s Reigning Prints! | 
Posted on:December 5th, 2013 by global lighting

  We first came across artist Sebastian Errazuriz in January when New York City design gallerist Cristina Grajales put him on our radar (you may remember we posted his Duck Lamp on the Global Lighting Facebook page and drew quite a few comments given its edginess!). I was excited to know the Chilean-born, New York-based […]

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Design Miami/ Gets Underway | 
Posted on:December 3rd, 2013 by global lighting

  Design Miami/ 2013 is set to open! Today, the press get a preview of the annual December art fair taking place in Miami, Florida (a sister show takes place in Basel, Switzerland each June), where collectible art and design is on view from some of the world’s top galleries. Tomorrow, the furniture, lighting and […]

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3,144 Steel Bikes Find New Life (and Light) | 
Posted on:November 26th, 2013 by global lighting

  On October 5th, Toronto’s eighth-annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche kicked off at 6:51pm. This year’s sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art featured more than 110 contemporary art projects, including Forever Bicycles by world-renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.     The three-dimensional sculpture, consisting of 3,144 bicycles assembled in the city’s Nathan Phillips Square, creates a labyrinth […]

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Throwback Thursday: Ifeanyi Oganwu | 
Posted on:November 21st, 2013 by global lighting

  On this Throwback Thursday, we say “Congrats!” to London-based artist Ifeanyi Oganwu. In New York magazine’s recent Global Design issue, Oganwu is named as one of the “Twenty-One Under Thirty-Five,” a collection of young designers and their forward-thinking products. What an honor for the 34 year-old artist! We are certain there are many more […]

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On Our Radar: Les Cordes by Mathieu Lehanneur | 
Posted on:October 17th, 2013 by global lighting

Reminiscent of strands of pearls looped time and again atop the perfect little black dress (a la Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s), the Les Cordes (or Rope) chandelier by Mathieu Lehanneur echoes classic, traditional beauty. But this light fixture is anything but traditional. It is a modern art installation in the midst of an […]

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Phillips Illuminates Amsterdam’s Masterpieces | 
Posted on:October 8th, 2013 by global lighting

  For more than a century in Amsterdam, the Netherland’s Rijksmuseum has been home to the city’s impressive art collection that features such standouts by Dutch masters as Rembrandt van Rijn’s The Night Watch. After more than twelve years of planning and working on an extensive renovation, the museum opened its doors on what amounts […]

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At Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery, Design Cast In a New Light | 
Posted on:October 3rd, 2013 by global lighting

From small, shapely tables to tall, statuesque lamps, the works in cast bronze and aluminum by London-based Australian artist Charles Trevelyan have an air of the organic given their branch-like legs, natural edges, and textured surfaces reminiscent of bark.  Floor lamps and table lamps have slender legs and bases that harken the idea of roots […]

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