Thomas Heatherwick has been called the Leonardo da Vinci of our times, and this kind of acclaim is not thrown around lightly. His UK-based design firm takes inventive approaches to problem solving, whether crafting an ergonomic chair or designing urban landscapes. If you find yourself in New York City, you can explore their work and creative process at the exhibit Provocations: The Architecture and Design of the Heatherwick Studio. Presented by the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, the exhibit features a wide range of their work, spanning multiple scales and climates.
My Prime Minister Embarrasses Me, Pascal Paquette / Ellyn Walker (2015)
In light of Canada’s federal election, artist Lisa Klapstock gained momentum at her collaborative exhibition, VOTE, which hosted a collection of reflective, throught-provoking text-based installations by Canadian artists and designers.
Chicago has a long history of reinvention. After the Great Fire of 1871, the city has had to think big, dream boldly and push the boundaries of what is possible in the urban landscape. From the world’s first modern skyscraper to the iconic bungalow, Chicago has always used architecture and design to continually transform itself and its identity. This past weekend, marked another milestone for the city with the opening of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the first and largest exhibition in North America dedicated to contemporary architecture. Continue reading
MINDCRAFT is an exhibition that presents a new selection of the best Danish craft and
design which was held during the Milan Design Week. The exhibition features fourteen new
works by nineteen of Denmark’s leading designers and craftspeople. Curated by the Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi and is shown in a spectacular historical venue in
Brera in the centre of Milan.
Currently on display at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo, Floating Flower Garden is an immersive exhibition featuring over 2,300 live flowers. Continue reading
The International Garden Festival invites designers from around the world to create new works that interact with their outdoor setting. The festival, which runs annually, takes place at Reford Gardens (Jardins de Métis,) a public garden located near the village of Grand-Métis, Quebec. Continue reading
Canadian photographer Scott Conarroe is showcasing his third solo exhibition at the Stephen Bulgar Gallery entitled “China”. When Conarroe first visited Beijing in the wake of the 2008 Summer Olympics. He returned to China briefly the following year and in 2012 he began photographing that nation against the backdrop of a railway expansion that rivals America’s Interstates in both scope and intent. With imagery from this ongoing study, some earlier impressions, and a surprising new strain of street work, “China” describes a vast historical moment shot through with human-scale dramas. Continue reading