AAmp Studio was hired to do a full renovation and addition to a 100-year old townhouse in Toronto’s West End neighborhood. The project scope included reimagining the entire interior into an open floor plan and adding a third...
 Craft #childhood #fiber art #memory #nostalgia #thread February 24, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Cécile Davidovici Memories often are described colloquially as being woven into our brains, threaded through our minds in ways that affect our every day. For Cécile Davidovici, though, memories and lengthy...
 Science #ocean #octopi #video February 24, 2020 Grace Ebert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD6QHW_nMoQ In a short clip captured during a blackwater night dive in the Lembeh Strait, a blanket octopus unfolds and displays a colorful web multiple times her original size. The aquatic animal’s iridescent body and...
Industrial designer Dina Amin takes discarded consumer products apart to see exactly what makes them tick. The hobby also exposes just how many resources and materials consumers throw away. A new stop-motion animation titled “What’s Inside” is a...
 Art #exhibition #miniature #sculpture February 22, 2020 Andrew LaSane All images © Beinart Gallery, shared with permission Melbourne, Australia’s Beinart Gallery is gearing up for an exhibition of small scale paintings, scratch-built models, and tiny sculptures. Co-curated by artist Joshua Smith (previously), the Miniature...
 Craft #ceramics #dinnerware #emotions #faces February 21, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Fan Yanting Just like a recent study reporting that facial expressions are more complex than we think, Fan Yanting wants to delve into the sentiment behind the scowl or smirk on a...
With its rise in popularity as a year-round tourist destination, the Charlevoix region of Québec adds a new property overlooking the St Lawrence River about 20 minutes from Le Massif ski resort. Designed by Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes,...
 Photography #Iceland #landscapes #light #mountains #snow February 21, 2020 Grace Ebert All images @ Patrycja Pati Makowska, shared with permission Iceland-based photographer Patrycja Pati Makowska utilizes the natural allure of Reykjavic’s landscape to capture her striking images that rely on the sunrise and sunset to transform...
 Illustration #body #colors February 21, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Calvin Sprague American illustrator and designer Calvin Sprague blends bodies, disconnected hands, and wide-open eyes into their surrounding environments in his vibrant illustrations. Now based in Rotterdam, Sprague uses thin black lines...
Donald M. Rattner is the author of My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation and principal of Donald M. Rattner, Architect, having earned his BA in art history from Columbia and...