It is not a box…
This is an amazing structure. Australia-based practice lacoste + stevenson architects, in association with ARUP sydney, has completed an entry into the open international competition for the design of ‘busan opera house’, a new cultural complex due to start construction early 2014 in busan, south korea. Aiming to maximize on the surrounding parkland as well as to make the architecture flexible for large outdoor events, the design features moveable facade parts that open and close to meet the needs of a variety of events. Read Full Artical @ designboom
I am walking. I take my usual, somewhat critical, glance at the post covered in it’s knitted sleeve – still trying to make sense of it – when I notice someone has added to the “beautification” of the corner. Yes, I placed quotes around beautification. And yes you can imagine them as air quotes if you like.
A band of tightly knitted fabric with a celadon rose is wrapped around the telephone pole. I choose the term Celadon – a willow-green color – because I am gay. It makes sense to me and well, frankly, it helps me make sense of this little design trend happening here in the hood.
As I was pondering the placement of this I found myself staring at the mass of staples left over from posters that have been placed and removed over time. There is beauty in that simple act. This I can grasp hold of. A natural composistion of movement in thought – left over – in the arrangement. Beautiful. Does the “Rose Band” add to this beauty. Only time will tell.
Lenington Financial Website update with new logo and design changes. Lenington Financial is an independent fee-only financial life planning firm with offices in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California. We provide comprehensive or as-needed financial planning, retirement planning and investment advice to individuals and families of all types regardless of their net worth, income or investible assets.
Objects of Desire believes in creating innovative designs, focusing on excellent quality and presenting customers with only the finest in fashion accessories and gifts. We had to find a way to compliment Objects of Desires vision, work within the very strict hosting guidelines and keep the site client editable. I think we found a solution that worked for everyone. The client can, with ease, manipulate the content without worry.
I could not pass up this opportunity to look at design through a different lens. At the Sunnyside Piazza, in Portland, someone has taken on the responsibility to dress up the steel post that, in my own opinion, was by itself – rusted and beautiful. My initial reaction was filled with a bit of revulsion. A strong reaction to be sure. I would probably have let it pass if I had not just a few days earlier saw a tree, in San Francisco’s Buena Vista Park, with a branch covered in a camouflage knitted sleeve. I began to wonder is this a trend? I also found myself thinking – “Who am I to judge the design purpose of this new concept of “beautifying” everyday objects in nature or on the street?”. As I let my prejudice slide by I was able to look at this growing knitting trend with a little less judgement – not much less mind you but, still less. I can not explain why someone would think a steel pole would need a knitted multi color sleeve except that their own sense esthetic was disrupted by passing by this rusted piece of metal. Judge for yourself. We all have a different view of what is beautiful.
We just finished the new 2011/2012 Catalog for Objects of Desire. Merging the 2010 Catalog and subsequent addendum’s in to one 32 Page book. Complimenting Objects of Desire’s belief in creating innovative designs, focusing on excellent quality and presenting customers with the finest in fashion accessories and gifts.
Client: Portland’s Gay Yellow Pages
Project: 328 Pages. Layout + Design
Programs: InDesign CS5, Photoshop CS5