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Designing for the Future: Trends We Need to Consider Now

Designing for the Future: Travel Centers as Culture Hubs I am writing a series of posts exploring the topics of art, retail and hospitality trends influencing the design of Travel Centers as Culture Hubs. This post about trends affecting architectural design is a part of the Design Blogger Competition organized by CGTrader and a perfect opportunity to introduce key trends defining the future […] Read more

Urban Architecture Sketching NYC: World Trade Center

Westfield World Trade Center For my third summer sketch location I went to Westfield World Trade Center. I’m a big fan of Santiago Calatrava especially for designing the Milwaukee Art Museum addition. I can’t always get back to Wisconsin when I like so this gorgeous little anomaly is my NYC fix. There is controversy about the significance, cost, […] Read more

Comme des Garçons Art of the In-Between MET Sketches

Comme des Garçons “Art of the In-Between” Summer Fridays are here! This week, I sketched at the MET costume institute’s new exhibition, Rei Kawakubo/ Comme des Garçons “Art of the In-Between“. Fashion is a source of inspiration, especially when the construction and concept exceeds the expectation of function. When fashion elevates the idea of form […] Read more

Urban Architecture Sketching NYC: Whitney Museum

Architecture Sketching The Whitney Museum I love sketching from life, be it figure drawing at Society of Illustrators or travel sketching. Summer is rapidly approaching. I plan to do more sketching of some of my favorite New York City locations. Here is the first sketch of summer, the Whitney Museum. If you’d like to receive […] Read more

Art + Design: a Collaboration with BFloral NYC

Art + Design You may have noticed art and design have become an every day fixture as trends in retail and environment design bring delightful experiences to you. No longer is art relegated only to galleries and museums or strictly for the savvy art collector. Art is everywhere, it’s personal and you can bring it home and even […] Read more

Designing for Cannabis: Changing Paradigms

Challenging Definitions: Good Design is not only seamless, functional, and intuitive: it can also dispel stigmas and change long-held cultural assumptions. For one dramatic example, the marijuana industry is discovering that good design can challenge negative assumptions about marijuana, assumptions that predate its legalization for medical and even recreational use.  The growing cannabis industry is using design to change the […] Read more