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Jungle Fever: Design Trends For 2016

Posted by Published on December 1, 2015

I thought it would be interesting to look at the big cultural happenings of the year using the Bridgeman archive as a visual guide, to see how they might inspire the design of future on-trend products. Monkey Magic The Year of the Monkey began on 8th of February 2016  according to the Chinese Zodiac. Curious, mischievous, and clever, this practical joker is a great addition to any…

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Reykjavík Art Museum is currently showing an exhibition of Richard Serra’s work to mark 25 years since the creation of Áfangar, his site-specific sculpture that encompasses Vesturey, the western part of Viðey Island, off the coast of Reykjavík, Iceland. The exhibition is displayed at Hafnarhús, one of Reykjavík Art Museum’s three distinct buildings in central Reykjavik. It comprises drawings and prints produced by Serra in…

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The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester is truly a tour de force of the cultural national stage, with July seeing the gallery win both the £100,000 Art Fund prize for Museum of the Year in addition to making the shortlist for this year’s prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for the best new building in the UK. Last year the Whitworth underwent the largest physical transformation in…

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Tucked away in a corner of historic Balboa Park, the Timken Museum of Art is probably one of San Diego’s best-hidden gems, and one of the finest small museums in the world. Established in 1965, this year the Timken celebrates its 50 anniversary. The modern travertine, bronze and glass building was designed by the firm of Frank L. Hope and Associates. Architect John Mock (Hope’s architect in charge of contemporary design),…

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The Reel East-Enders

Posted by Published on December 22, 2014

Next month Britain’s favourite TV soap, Eastenders, turns 30. Love or loath it, this long-running soap opera has become an iconic and firmly established feature in British popular culture. Reaching the number-one spot in UK television ratings within eight months of launching, it has since remained one of the nation’s most popular shows. The everyday lives of Albert Square’s famous heroes and villains have, over…

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UK based arts and culture bible, Apollo Magazine, recently named The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the best Museum Opening (or re-opening) of 2014. In July, the museum, usually referred to simply as The Clark, unveiled their brand new space featuring cutting edge design by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, transforming the landscape of their 140-acre country estate. A Family Affair Established in…

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