Let’s Get Social: 5 Weeks of Contests, Week Three! and more


Let’s Get Social: 5 Weeks of Contests, Week Three!

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This week’s social contest will take place on everyone’s favorite photo app – Instagram! Enter to win this table-top Case Study Ceramic Bowl; just sign up for our mailing list and then comment on THIS PHOTO in Instagram.

There you go! Once you’ve followed these simple steps, you will be automatically entered to win! Winners for all five ‘Let’s Get Social’ contests will be announced during the week of May 5th, after all five contests have been completed.

 

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The Garden of Cosmic Speculation Builds Bridges between Art and Physics

Covering thirty acres in the Borders area of Scotland, the Garden of Cosmic Speculation uses nature to celebrate science, both intellectually and through the senses, including the sense of humor.  A water cascade of steps recounts the story of the universe, a terrace shows the distortion of space and time caused by a black hole, a “Quark Walk” takes the visitor on a journey to the smallest building blocks of matter, and a series of landforms and lakes recall fractal geometry.

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From 1989 until 1995, Landscape architect Charles Jencks and his wife Maggie Keswick, an expert on Chinese gardens, met with horticulturists and scientists in order to design a landscape that would bridge the worlds of art, nature and science. Jencks continued work on the garden through 2007. Today, it is open to the public one day a year through the Scotland’s Gardens Scheme and helps to raise money for Maggie’s Centres, a cancer care foundation named after Jenck’s late wife.

According to Jencks, “Japanese Zen gardens, Persian paradise gardens, the English and French Renaissance gardens played out the story of the cosmos as it was understood then. So the idea of the garden as a microcosm of the universe is quite a familiar one. In fact, I feel it is the most compelling motive to create a garden. What is a garden if not a celebration of our place in the universe?”

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Exhibit Spotlight: Italian Futurism at the Guggenheim

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, this multidisciplinary exhibition examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II.

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Italian Futurism Manifesto by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, 1909. Photo courtesy of the Guggenheim.

Presenting over 300 works executed between 1909 and 1944, the chronological exhibition encompasses not only painting and sculpture, but also architecture, design, ceramics, fashion, film, photography, advertising, free-form poetry, publications, music, theater, and performance. Catch it at the Guggenheim from now until September 1, 2014. If you’re not in New York between now and then, see a sample below and read more on the official exhibit website.

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Photo courtesy of Metalocus Magazine

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Sorvolando in spirale il Colosseo by TATO, 1930. Photo courtesy of the Guggenheim.

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I fari dell’avvenire Bitter e Cordial Campari by Fortunato Depero, 1931. Photo courtesy of the Guggenheim.

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Gratticiele e tunnel by Fortunato Depero, 1931. Photo courtesy of the Guggenheim.

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Bozzetto di copertina per Vanity Fair by Fortunato Depero, 1929. Photo courtesy of the Guggenheim.

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Velocità di Motoscafo by Benedetta, 1923. Photo courtesy of the Guggenheim.

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The Typist by Anton Giulio Bragaglia, 1911. Photo courtesy of Metalocus Magazine

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Buzzwatch: Downtown Modernism Finds and Photos

Recently we published a recap of the Downtown Modernism marketplace that was hosted at our Los Angeles Factory for those of you who couldn’t make it. Since then, blog posts and photos of the event have been popping up all over internet; we couldn’t resist re-posting a few here. Some of our favorites:

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Inspire Me Monday: Gardens are for Living by Judy Kameon

Gardens are for Living by Judy Kameon is a rare opportunity to peruse page after page of gorgeous design photography while also learning the stories and process behind each landscape. In the newly-released book, Kameon lays out the impressive body of work that she has accumulated during her career as landscape designer and founder of Elysian Landscapes. Her work is infused with sensible, mid-century modern principles that celebrate function and beauty, bringing life to the idea that indeed, gardens are for living.

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The book is a golden opportunity for budding designers and gardeners to take a peek into the process, inspiration, and experience of a modern landscape design master. See a preview of its contents below or order it and see for yourself.

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