During the Valencia Design Week, the organisers of the FEED, the international bloggers meeting, took us to la Ciudad Fallera, the 'City of Falles'. This is an industrial area where they build the Falles all
'Himalaya' by Josef Frank. Image SFO Museum.
Vivid, almost psychedelic colors, swirling, tangled lines, and playful renderings of animals aren't what most people think of when they hear the stern word "modernism." These traits, though, are what
In much of the United States, light pollution in cities and even the suburbs is so bad that "dark sky tourism" is a rising trend, as Americans seek out the stars their ancestors took for granted. Next month, New Yorkers
For a while I have been thinking of getting a Kindle. It saves trees and eliminates the impact of transportation and with Amazon's recycling scheme in place as well as the fairly long lifespan of the Kindle, the problem of e-waste seems less worrying
When I entered the Gallery Art & Design in Poblenou, Barcelona, it was the odd smell I noticed first. Very faint, but it reminded me of something far away. Large pieces of art are scattered around the big white gallery
Ayşe Erkmen's 'Plan B.' Photo: Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV).
Water-treatment plants might not seem to have much aesthetic potential. But Turkish sculptor Ayşe Erkmen is making a splash at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the
It's got a frame around it; so it must be art. This street art by famed (and bankable) graffiti artist Banksy appeared earlier this week on the side of a house in north London. Within 24 hours it was covered over with plywood. And
Top Brazilian fashion designer Ronaldo Fraga grew up thinking the Sao Francisco (the longest that runs entirely in Brazilian territory and the fourth longest in South America) was more than just a river:
More than 100 artists have donated art to benefit the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's efforts at the fifth annual Sea No Evil Art Show featuring works by Gary Baseman Jeff Soto,, famed street artist and poster designer Shepard
If you've lived in a city for a long time, you might be wondering if there are fewer and fewer fireflies every year. If you're young and live in a city, you might be wondering what a firefly is. Both anecdotal and
Ai Weiwei is the brave and controversial Chinese artist who has been missing and kept under "residential surveillance" for six weeks now, arrested boarding a plane in Beijing for Hong Kong on April 3. Best known in the West for his part
Here's a new catch-phrase: retail activism. It refers to stores that get involved with political issues to raise awareness, raise money and presumably sell stuff. A great example in London right now is taking place at Selfridges'