A Walk of Art

Month: November 2017

Can a pair of shoes be considered a work of art? They can at least be a walk of art, according to Parasol Projects Gallery latest exhibition.

“A Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes” explores the idea of whether a shoe that can’t actually be walked in can nevertheless be called a shoe – if it cannot, is it art? The display showcases approximately 60 designs by students and alumni of Israel’s premiere Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Additionally, it marks Bezalel’s first fashion exhibition. Those featured include Kobi Levi, whose shoes are worn by Lady Gaga and Whoopi Goldberg, Sigalit Landau, who is famous for suspending objects in the Dead Sea until they crystallize, Tal Arbel of Norman & Bella and Alessandro Briganti, who formerly worked with Alexander McQueen on designing the brand’s now-famous armadillo shoe.

Something about shoes as this mysterious object actually allows artists and designers to use this as a canvas to express social, artistic and design ideas. “A Walk of Art” curator Ya’ara Keydar, originally from Israel, has been operating with Bezalel for the last year to gather the exhibit. She is a graduate of the costume design program in New York, where she now teaches a class on fashion in museums.

Founded in 1906, the Bezalel Academy specialises in the making of both conventional and high-tech shoes. “A Walk of Art” juxtaposes handmade designs with technologically advanced ones, and lots of the shoes featured cannot really be worn. Some do not even come in pairs.

The artists turned to many different mediums — including timber, metal and glass — in producing the shoes, which come in various styles — stilettos, platforms, wedges, sandals, etc. Highlights include a 3-D-printed shoe by Arbel and Briganti, a design by Or Kolker carved from glued together chunks of leather and a ceramic shoe by Nimrod Gilo that is reminiscent of a particular Disney princess.

The concept of fragility and non-commercial substances bring to mind the fragility of the shoes of Cinderella. They bring the primary or mythical ideas society has had about shoes for centuries. The exhibition highlights the really interesting combination of fashion and art, desire and myth. Even though most shoes in the exhibition cannot be worn, that is not to say the artists don’t know how to make comfort shoes, they’re just far less appealing to exhibit.

The shoe business in Israel is quite Vibrant and some of the designers also sell their shoes all over the world. When they encounter the actual world, they understand how to make wearable, comfortable, commercial shoes. But what’s interesting is the way they learn how to do this is that they release all those bounds while they focus on creating new shoes.

 

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Why Wall Art Matters in Interior Design

Month: November 2017

Too frequently in interior design, we see wall art treated as an afterthought. It is what gets dealt with last, long after the last coat of paint has dried on the walls and all of the furniture has been artfully arranged. But, we are here to assert that by relegating wall art to the side lines, you are missing out on a remarkable design opportunity. When selected thoughtfully, the ideal wall art can provide for the whole room. Dare we say it, but we believe wall art matters most in interior design. 

But if you’re a bit nervous to let wall art play such a prominent part in your design plans, do not worry. Use this post as a guide on how best to correctly choose pieces which will mesh with your current space and give you a harmonious interior. 

It Gives an Instant Color Palette 

Choosing a colour palette may be among the most daunting aspects of designing your interior. The number of different colours of paint which can be found at one of your local homeware stores can seem endless. It can be tricky to narrow down the choices to the colours that best match your vision to your space. 

Our best advice would be to leave the paint samples behind and concentrate on looking for wall art instead. As soon as you find a painting or wall hanging that you absolutely adore, you can use that bit as the inspiration for your room’s ultimate colour palette. 

Step one is to pick out two or three colours from wall art that you want to integrate into your house design. Pick the dominant colour, as well as a few additional colours that you want to pull out as accents. Then, search for all those colours in the things which you use to decorate your area. If you need more assistance, you may use a program like ColorSnap, which will enable you to match those colours to corresponding colours of paint. 

It Produces a Focal Point 

One of the fundamental principals of interior design is that each and every room needs a focal point, or one design element that will immediately draw the eye to the room and give the viewer a feeling of what to expect. An excellent piece of wall art could easily achieve this. Imagine your favourite artwork hanging over the mantle of a fireplace in your living room or standing proudly over the bed in your master suite. Alternately, a creative gallery wall could easily spice up a more conventional dining room or a few hanging tapestries could create a cozy feel to a seating area. 

When selecting a piece of wall art for a focus for your area, the main consideration is size. An artwork that’s too little will get dwarfed by the surrounding furniture and a bit that’s too large will look as though it’s spilling over. Be certain you take measurements of the wall space available, so you know how much space you’ve got at your disposal. 

It Creates a Sense of Texture 

Bear in mind that not all wall art is made equal. Though some pieces might be two-dimensional paintings or something similar, you should try to find art in various different mediums to help bring varying textures into the space. In addition to prints and paintings, you need to consider pieces such as sculptures or shadow boxes which may add some depth to the space. If your design is more avant garde, you can also consider doing a tiny mixed media installation that includes screens and electronic artwork. 

These additional pieces of texture can help add essential visual weight to your interior, which help determine the tone and texture of the room. Consider that rough textures are more inclined to make a room feel cozy and grounded while smooth textures bring a sleeker more aloof tone into the room. 

 It Makes The Room Appear Finished 

Think of some of the understated interiors that you have seen. Maybe a college apartment or a first adult space after completing school. Odds are that these spaces felt a little rough around the edges and seem unfinished. Odds are that they also had colourless walls. 

Wall art is the final element which could help pull a room together and make it feel complete. It’s that little extra touch that could take your space from just looking practical to appearing like it ought to grace the pages of an interior design magazine. The important thing is to select a piece of art or a wall hanging which fits in with the decorating design that you have already chosen for the space. After that, it’s all about selecting decor that you love and will be happy seeing hang on your wall for several years to come. 

Wall art shouldn’t be the final piece of the puzzle when you are decorating a new area. We believe wall art is the most significant element of interior design. This is because when it is used correctly, your wall hangings can provide a framework for how you choose to decorate remainder of the room.  

 

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A Walk of Art

Month: November 2017

Can a pair of shoes be considered a work of art? They can at least be a walk of art, according to Parasol Projects Gallery latest exhibition.

“A Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes” explores the idea of whether a shoe that can’t actually be walked in can nevertheless be called a shoe – if it cannot, is it art? The display showcases approximately 60 designs by students and alumni of Israel’s premiere Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Additionally, it marks Bezalel’s first fashion exhibition. Those featured include Kobi Levi, whose shoes are worn by Lady Gaga and Whoopi Goldberg, Sigalit Landau, who is famous for suspending objects in the Dead Sea until they crystallize, Tal Arbel of Norman & Bella and Alessandro Briganti, who formerly worked with Alexander McQueen on designing the brand’s now-famous armadillo shoe.

Something about shoes as this mysterious object actually allows artists and designers to use this as a canvas to express social, artistic and design ideas. “A Walk of Art” curator Ya’ara Keydar, originally from Israel, has been operating with Bezalel for the last year to gather the exhibit. She is a graduate of the costume design program in New York, where she now teaches a class on fashion in museums.

Founded in 1906, the Bezalel Academy specialises in the making of both conventional and high-tech shoes. “A Walk of Art” juxtaposes handmade designs with technologically advanced ones, and lots of the shoes featured cannot really be worn. Some do not even come in pairs.

The artists turned to many different mediums — including timber, metal and glass — in producing the shoes, which come in various styles — stilettos, platforms, wedges, sandals, etc. Highlights include a 3-D-printed shoe by Arbel and Briganti, a design by Or Kolker carved from glued together chunks of leather and a ceramic shoe by Nimrod Gilo that is reminiscent of a particular Disney princess.

The concept of fragility and non-commercial substances bring to mind the fragility of the shoes of Cinderella. They bring the primary or mythical ideas society has had about shoes for centuries. The exhibition highlights the really interesting combination of fashion and art, desire and myth. Even though most shoes in the exhibition cannot be worn, that is not to say the artists don’t know how to make comfort shoes, they’re just far less appealing to exhibit.

The shoe business in Israel is quite Vibrant and some of the designers also sell their shoes all over the world. When they encounter the actual world, they understand how to make wearable, comfortable, commercial shoes. But what’s interesting is the way they learn how to do this is that they release all those bounds while they focus on creating new shoes.

 

Read More

Why Wall Art Matters in Interior Design

Month: November 2017

Too frequently in interior design, we see wall art treated as an afterthought. It is what gets dealt with last, long after the last coat of paint has dried on the walls and all of the furniture has been artfully arranged. But, we are here to assert that by relegating wall art to the side lines, you are missing out on a remarkable design opportunity. When selected thoughtfully, the ideal wall art can provide for the whole room. Dare we say it, but we believe wall art matters most in interior design. 

But if you’re a bit nervous to let wall art play such a prominent part in your design plans, do not worry. Use this post as a guide on how best to correctly choose pieces which will mesh with your current space and give you a harmonious interior. 

It Gives an Instant Color Palette 

Choosing a colour palette may be among the most daunting aspects of designing your interior. The number of different colours of paint which can be found at one of your local homeware stores can seem endless. It can be tricky to narrow down the choices to the colours that best match your vision to your space. 

Our best advice would be to leave the paint samples behind and concentrate on looking for wall art instead. As soon as you find a painting or wall hanging that you absolutely adore, you can use that bit as the inspiration for your room’s ultimate colour palette. 

Step one is to pick out two or three colours from wall art that you want to integrate into your house design. Pick the dominant colour, as well as a few additional colours that you want to pull out as accents. Then, search for all those colours in the things which you use to decorate your area. If you need more assistance, you may use a program like ColorSnap, which will enable you to match those colours to corresponding colours of paint. 

It Produces a Focal Point 

One of the fundamental principals of interior design is that each and every room needs a focal point, or one design element that will immediately draw the eye to the room and give the viewer a feeling of what to expect. An excellent piece of wall art could easily achieve this. Imagine your favourite artwork hanging over the mantle of a fireplace in your living room or standing proudly over the bed in your master suite. Alternately, a creative gallery wall could easily spice up a more conventional dining room or a few hanging tapestries could create a cozy feel to a seating area. 

When selecting a piece of wall art for a focus for your area, the main consideration is size. An artwork that’s too little will get dwarfed by the surrounding furniture and a bit that’s too large will look as though it’s spilling over. Be certain you take measurements of the wall space available, so you know how much space you’ve got at your disposal. 

It Creates a Sense of Texture 

Bear in mind that not all wall art is made equal. Though some pieces might be two-dimensional paintings or something similar, you should try to find art in various different mediums to help bring varying textures into the space. In addition to prints and paintings, you need to consider pieces such as sculptures or shadow boxes which may add some depth to the space. If your design is more avant garde, you can also consider doing a tiny mixed media installation that includes screens and electronic artwork. 

These additional pieces of texture can help add essential visual weight to your interior, which help determine the tone and texture of the room. Consider that rough textures are more inclined to make a room feel cozy and grounded while smooth textures bring a sleeker more aloof tone into the room. 

 It Makes The Room Appear Finished 

Think of some of the understated interiors that you have seen. Maybe a college apartment or a first adult space after completing school. Odds are that these spaces felt a little rough around the edges and seem unfinished. Odds are that they also had colourless walls. 

Wall art is the final element which could help pull a room together and make it feel complete. It’s that little extra touch that could take your space from just looking practical to appearing like it ought to grace the pages of an interior design magazine. The important thing is to select a piece of art or a wall hanging which fits in with the decorating design that you have already chosen for the space. After that, it’s all about selecting decor that you love and will be happy seeing hang on your wall for several years to come. 

Wall art shouldn’t be the final piece of the puzzle when you are decorating a new area. We believe wall art is the most significant element of interior design. This is because when it is used correctly, your wall hangings can provide a framework for how you choose to decorate remainder of the room.  

 

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