Interview with Celia Hempton

Celia Hempton at Chat Random, Southard Reid In a landscape of artists who analyse the internet through their work, Celia Hempton's paintings stand out as a direct and unfussy representation of online culture.
 

Casa Geometrica by JOHO

The building’s new texture evokes smaller-scale patterns found in traditional Korean architecture. Korean firm JOHO Architecture has completed renovations to a deteriorating property in Gangnam-gu, Seoul.
 

American Scene Photography: Martin Z. Margulies Collection

Alec Soth Charles, Vasa, MN, 2002 C-print Image courtesy of Alec Soth and Weinstein Gallery Martin Z. Margulies Collection Over the past two decades collector Martin Z. Margulies has focussed on photography, curating an extensive collection that represents the various changes in contemporary American culture over the last hundred years.
 

Newsmaker: David Mohney, Acting Dean of the Michael Graves School of Architecture

The decision to open an architecture school in New Jersey—with a campus in China, too—left some bewildered, but Mohney says there is a need for a school that facilitates global practice.
 

De Ceuvel Wins the 2014 Frame Public Award

The creators of the De Ceuvel project received the Frame Public Award. Photo Mees van den Ekart Following a special DDW edition of Ninety Minutes of Frame, Robert Thiemann announced the winner of the Frame Public Award.
 

FIAC Offers A Distinctly European Space For Art Buying

Hauser & Wirth booth installation shot FIAC FIAC has come to a close after five days of hurried art buying in Paris’ magnificent Grand Palais.
 

DDW: Modebelofte

Emma Hardstaff's Soft Extravagance collection manipulates fabric to create an illusory effect. Curated and designed by Niek Pulles and Harm Rensink, Seductive Precursors banishes preconceptions of former nightclubs.
 

Review: Thursday and Friday at FIAC 2014

Olafur Eliasson for neugerriemscneider The intricate, pale green atrium of the Grand Palais offers a breathing space to FIAC’s exhibits and activities that last week’s Frieze seemed to lack.
 

New Design Britain Awards 2015 – entries open

Entries are now open for the New Design Britain Awards 2015, which take places at next year's May Design Series.
The Awards are open to design graduates until Friday 16th January 2015.

James Harrison

One of last year's winners, Rocker by James Harrison

According to organiser UBM, the awards are aimed at 'bringing talented young graduates to the forefront of the international design industry with a new focus on growing the programme to include mentoring, online resources as a source of info for business advice, fully-fledged progression initiative and campaigns raising awareness and support for issues in the design education community'.

There is a dedicated hub within the May Design Series website where entrants can find out more about the devoted programmes as they are added

This year's awards will feature two new categories - Interior Design and Architecture - which sit alongside the other categories: Furniture, Accessories, Fabrics and Surfaces.

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One of last year's winners, Infinity +1 by Jason Heap

A panel of expert judges will select a shortlist of 24 designers to whose work will go on show at the entrance to May Design Series.
Live judging will take place at the show and winners will be offered a work placement with key industry players, vital industry advice, amongst other benefits.

All winners of the product categories will also receive a free stand to exhibit their product at May Design Series 2016 as part of the Designer Makers area, and winners from the Interior design and Architecture categories to assist with designing next year's show.

Visit www.newdesignbritain.com to find out more about New Design Britain and to enter the awards.

 

 

The Walkie-Scorchie Cools Off

With help from a California-based architect and engineer, Rafael Viñoly's Walkie-Talkie building in London is getting a system of aluminum fins to diminish its destructive reflectivity.
 



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