Genius: Full Frontal Coffee Table

At Design Miami, I discovered a coffee table (pictured above) like none I’d seen before. Chilean born, New York-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz teamed up with artist Ross Bleckner to show his $250,000 full-frontal coffee table in Cristina Grajales Gallery’s booth at Design Miami. Errazuriz conceived the white coffee table in the form of […]

Web design: AMP [Art Micro Patronage]

We don’t quite know how intelligent this is, but it certainly is novel and for now, interesting. Art Micro-Patronage is an experimental online exhibition space featuring monthly curated shows of digital, new media, and intermedia work. As visitors navigate through the exhibitions, they are encouraged to become micro-patrons of the arts, associating their appreciation of […]

Margaret De Patta Jewelry | Oakland Museum of California

Studio jewelry pioneer Margaret De Patta blended Constructivist principals with Bauhaus design to create miniature sculpture that moved with its wearer. Based in the Bay Area, De Patta is credited with starting the American studio jewelry movement on the West Coast. The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) holds the largest collection of De Patta’s work, […]

Coca-Cola’s Ecuadorian Cascade

No, we didn’t get paid by the software soft drink mega-giant to post this, but we thought the ideas and final design of the work by Nexus Interactive Arts, producers of this amazing digital work, was intelligent and worthy of your attention. Simply beautiful eye candy with a strong message. Isn’t that what good design is […]

John Kostick

A combination of mathematics and art, the Foldable Star Sculptures by John Kostick are as mesmerizing as the designer himself. We recently spent an afternoon with Kostick, and it was like attending a lecture at MIT. As he explained (very patiently) the principles of tensegrity and non-Cartesian axes, he continued to spin, fold and unfold […]