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Something For The Weekend: Everything Flows a Moving Image Show at De La Warrant Pavillion Bexhill on Sea.

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Dryden Goodwin Poised

30th June – 16th September 2012

EVERYTHING FLOWS The art of getting in the zone De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex, UK Admission free

To coincide with the London 2012 Olympic Games, Film and Video Umbrella and De La Warr Pavilion present four newly commissioned moving image artworks on the theme of sporting excellence. Working in collaboration with top athletes and scientists, internationally acclaimed artists Dryden Goodwin, susan pui san lok, Roderick Buchanan and Matthew Cornford and David Cross all consider the state of being ‘in the zone’ – the way in which athletes achieve a heightened sense of performance in which body and mind are operating in unison, at maximum impact and with optimum ‘flow’. Everything Flows: The art of getting in the zone opens at the De La Warr Pavilion on 30 June 2012 and admission is free.
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New Designers 2012 opening today Wednesday 27th June 2012

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Felix Mc Cormack Spago Lamp2 from One year On.

Part 1: 27 to 30 June | Part 2: 4 to 7 July Business Design Centre, Islington, N1
?www.newdesigners.com

The cream of the crop of this year’s design graduates unveil their remarkable talent at the New Designers show at the BDC. The exciting presentation is a two part event introducing the very latest ideas and emerging trends across a host of design disciplines. Part 1 displays contemporary applied art – ceramics and glass, jewellery and metal work alongside directional textiles, fashions and home accessories. Fresh ideas for furniture and spatial design, including interiors and architecture, are juxtaposed beside innovative product design in Part 2. Strong visual communication incorporates graphic design, illustration and multimedia.

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Artangel and Living Architecture Present A Room For London Part of the London Festival of Architecture

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5 July 2012 at The Hub Kings Cross, 34B York Way, London, N1 9AB 18.30 – 20.30 FREE
A free talk with architect David Kohn, Chairman of Living Architecture, Dickon Robinson, and Artangel Co-Director, Michael Morris about A Room for London.

Perched on the roof of Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall throughout 2012, A Room for London is a one-bedroom installation bringing together architecture, art, writing, music and ideas. A space for rest, thought, reflection and play, it marks a major collaboration between Living Architecture, Artangel, Southbank Centre, the architect David Kohn and artist Fiona Banner.
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E20 12 UNDER CONSTRUCTION Opens Today part of The London Festival of Architecture

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June 26th to July 8th 2012
The Crossing, The Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4AA
A visual exploration of the Olympic development by Giles Price

‘E20 12: UNDER-CONSTRUCTION’ – a stunning visual essay by British photographer Giles Price will be exhibited as part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture, featuring within the festival’s King’s Cross Hub Showcase. Taken over two years in the run up to London 2012 – and the only set of photographs to document the development’s progress in this way – the essay sees Price combine a series of exclusive, large-format and minutely detailed, aerial images of the Olympic Park, with arresting portraits of its workforce.
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Emerging Brands at 100% Design: Julio Thomas #4

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This year 100% Design is strengthening its commitment to international young designers by creating a dedicated area called Emerging Brands at this year’s event.

To highlight this great support to emerging designers over the next few weeks we will be interviewing five of the designers chosen to exhibit at Emerging Brands at 100% Design 2012.

#4: Julio Thomas

What made you want to become a designer in the first place?
Insatiable curiosity compounded by obsessive attention to detail.

Where and what did you study?
I studied architecture. I got my degree from the Mackintosh school of architecture in Glasgow and my masters from Brighton University.

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The AF’s Project Space becomes a walk-in comic strip for Summer 2012

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Jiminez Lai

For his first solo exhibition outside of North America, Chicago-based Canadian architect Jimenez Lai’s Bureau Spectacular will transform the AF’s Project Space with an inhabitable installation and a graphic sequence of imaginary worlds, through the studio’s trademark mixture of built structure and cartoon.

Combining a wall painting, a specially commissioned graphic novel, and a three-part modular ‘home,’ the installation will present slices of life from inside Lai’s Cartoonish Metropolis. The three reconfigurable ‘rooms’ will explore the contemporary performance of living in public, by suggesting themselves as real-world frames from a comic strip. The rooms can face the street as a stage, or cluster together as a home, and will play out the relationship between spectacle and spectator in architecture and performance art, merging Hugh Hefner’s exhibitionism with Joseph Beuys’s conception of art as life, to explore the plural fantasies and realities that architecture can provoke and frame.
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Mesa & Cadeira presents: Anthony Burril Less is More at Kemistry Gallery Private view 5th July 2012

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5th July — 28th July 2012

Anthony Burril – Mesa & Cadeira How to say the most with the least
(Quanto mais olho para tras,mais milagres eu vejo)

In March this year, British graphic artist Anthony Burrill was invited to lead a six day workshop in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Organized by Mesa&Cadeira, the course was attended by 12 local designers, writers and art directors and focused on how to say the most with the least, an equation Anthony has mastered during his 20 year career working across a range of media, for clients like Wallpaper, London Underground, Colette in Paris, among others.

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Emerging Brands at 100% Design: Plant and Moss #3

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This year 100% Design is strengthening its commitment to international young designers by creating a dedicated area called Emerging Brands at this year’s event.

To highlight this great support to emerging designers over the next few weeks we will be interviewing five of the designers chosen to exhibit at Emerging Brands at 100% Design 2012.

#3: Plant and Moss

What made you want to become a designer in the first place?

JP (James Plant) – I always enjoyed taking things apart and being curious how they worked. So naturally to make things was always going to be of an interest. I guess I started playing in the garage as a child and my interests were often around things I could fix or make better.

JM (James Moss) – I have an analytical mind, am very observant and like to design rational and well detailed products. When studying on a foundation course before uni I was naturally drawn towards chair and furniture design and this led me to choosing a furniture and product design course where my skills could best be utilised and developed.

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Pineapples on your doorstep

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Ham House

Architects around London will be sticking pineapples outside their doors for the next couple of weeks as part of the London Festival of Architecture. “Pineapples?” you ask, “what have they got to do with architecture?” Well, in the 17th and 18th century the pineapple, becasue it was such a rare and exotic fruit, was seen as a symbol of hospitality and welcome. If you gave someone a pineapple you were being really, really hospitable. Also, sea captains home from trips to the tropics would fix a pineapple to the railings of their houses to announce their return and to welcome visitors. Therefore many buildings in London use pineapples as decoration, mainly as finials, such as Ham House, St Paul’s Cathedral and Lambeth Bridge. Since in 2012 London is welcoming the world the pineapple is a very appropriate symbol for the Olympic year and a much nicer image than the hideous Games logo.
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Monthly night of architecture and design events at the RIBA hits the London cultural scene – every ‘Last Tuesday’

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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is launching a brand new monthly night of events on the London cultural scene with the ‘Last Tuesdays’ series. The stunning Art Deco London headquarters of the RIBA, a stone’s throw from Oxford Circus at 66 Portland Place W1, will be open late on the last Tuesday of each month, offering a series of themed special events with a spotlight on architecture and design.

Enjoy inspiring debates and talks, exhibitions and events such as film screenings and book launches. Each Last Tuesday will celebrate a different theme with a range of special activities and events, as well as offering a chance to visit ongoing exhibitions. Admission is free.
www.architecture.com/LastTuesdays

Found at Clerkenwell Design Week The Love Hut

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Found during Clerkenwell Design Week 2012 was Architecture for Humanity’s Love Hut, a very simple concept, which asked people to write what they loved about London on a (pink) post-it note and add it to the growing collection of praise for our wonderful city.

Architecture for Humanity is a non-profit organisation that brings design, construction and development services, pro bono, to those who need them most. I really believe in the power of a positive approach. That doesn’t mean rose tinted glasses – it means celebrating what’s good, and finding solutions for what’s not. The latter is a big part of why Architecture for Humanity was founded, so it was great to see them getting involved in the former.

Via: WeHeart

BD Network and Art Against Knives join forces for a special charity art exhibition at BoxPark in Shoreditch on Thursday 31st May 2012

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BD Network and Art Against Knives (AAK) present The BD Creatures Exhibition, launching 31st May. This unique and very special exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the charity Art Against Knives and integrated creative agency BD Network. These two Shoreditch neighbours have come together to showcase a range of imaginative creature illustrations at the BoxPark Gallery, with the limited edition first prints available on launch night, and the exhibition itself running through to 14th June.
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OMA create pyramid for Kanye West at Cannes Film Festival

For the debut of Kanye West‘s “Cruel Summer” at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, OMA was commissioned to create a special pyramid-shaped pavilion to house the seven-screen experience. Designed in collaboration with DONDA, the pavilion seats 200 and is located along Palm Beach with a panoramic backdrop of Cannes and the Mediterranean. Immersing the audience in a space defined by the seven cinematic screens and constructed of steel, the pavilion served as the home to “Cruel Summer” for both its star-studded premiere and public showings.

Website:oma.eu/

EVENT: ShellsuitZombie takes over 55DSL BOXPARK From Thursday 31st May 2012

ShellsuitZombie takes over 55DSL’s BOXPARK unit in six weeks of unadulterated creativity
SHELLSUITZOMBIE is taking creativity to the next level over a six week festival in a box, giving 30 of the UK’s top creative talents the opportunity to make their mark on the capital this summer.
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Sotheby’s announces sale of 20th Century Decorative Arts & Contemporary Design

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Ron Arad TABLE SPLIT, 1987 Edition Poltronova Hauteur : 76 (30 in.) Longueur : 170 – 280 cm (67-110 3/4 in.) Profondeur : 88 cm (34 3/4 in.)
The sale of 20th Century Decorative Arts & Contemporary Design at Sotheby’s Paris on 6 June 2012 comprises 170 works of varied provenance, spanning a vast range of styles from Art Nouveau down to Contemporary Design.

As part of Sotheby’s strategy to make Paris the European centre for sales of 20th Century Decorative Arts & Contemporary Design, the forthcoming sale includes works not just from France but also from a variety of other European countries, ranging from Scandinavia to Spain, Italy, Austria and the U.K.

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