• Otherothers' "Offset House" Reveals the Architecture Hidden in Suburban Homes

    2 years ago - By Arch Daily

    Courtesy of Otherothers
    In the classic film The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and friends manage to obtain a visit with the great and powerful wizard, who appears to them as an enormous, grotesque head, surrounded by smoke and flames, with a booming voice and a hostile demeanor. But when Toto pulls back the curtain, the wizard's true nature is revealed, and it is only then that he is able to help the gang get the help for which they journeyed many miles down the yellow brick road. In architecture today, suburban houses share many of the characteristics of the wizard's illusion: large...
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  • Sketching in Starbucks

    Sketching in Starbucks

    2 years ago - By Urban Sketchers

    By Don Low, Singapore
    We were looking forward to some outdoor sketching on 11 Nov 2015 but it rained right after we had lunch. We wanted to wait out the rain but it got heavier and heavier so we decided to settle indoors in an office building that houses a Starbucks. Its going to be like that as we are approaching year end when the tropical monsoons usually arrive during this period. However for this year, we are seeing lesser rain so far, thus this rain came as a surprise. Starbucks was crowded as usual but we were fortunate to find a corner table overlooking the entire sitting area...
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  • Architects Who Make Hope Visible (for the Community and for the Profession)

    Architects Who Make Hope Visible (for the Community and for the Profession)

    2 years ago - By Arch Daily

    Espacio de Paz project in Punta Arenas, Venezuela (2015). Image © Veo Productores
    Continuing with our coverage of Espacios de Paz 2015 (Spaces for Peace) in Venezuela , Plataforma Arquitectura Editor José Tomás Franco reflects on the crisis of the architect who approaches his work abstractly - without taking into consideration the unique problems and issues of the territory - and on the strengthening of a collective architecture, that is honest and efficient, not only benefitting the affected communities but also, indirectly, revolutionizing the way we architects do our jobs. In times of...
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  • Rolling Hills - Sonoma County Painting - Petaluma Farm Painting - Landscape Painting - Art for the Home - Traditional Art

    Rolling Hills - Sonoma County Painting - Petaluma Farm Painting - Landscape Painting - Art for the Home - Traditional Art

    2 years ago - By Van Der Hoek Art

    "Rolling Hills" | 8"x 16" | Oil on panelAvailable at
    Most artists produce a themed series of work at some point in their careers and typically the series has a subject that is visually similar and is painted in a similar style like Kevin Macpherson's Reflections on a Pond series or Ann Gale's Head series.
    From my own experience in painting I believe most artists attempt a series because they hit on a subject they want to explore in as many different ways as they possibly can and the most successful subjects are the ones that have enough substance in them that the artist doesn't loose...
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  • Studio Equipment: Glass

    Studio Equipment: Glass

    2 years ago - By Muddy Colors

    By Dan dos Santos
    Glass is a traditional artist's best friend. Literally, every single surface in my studio is covered with glass.
    Many of you have probably seen, or even use, a glass palette for mixing paint. A lot of people don't realize that you can't scratch glass with a razor blade, which makes it a great surface for mixing paint! You can easily scrape the old, dried paint off of it with a simple scraper. Whereas, if you forget to wipe down a traditional wood palette, and your paint dries on it, you may as well throw it away and buy yourself a new one.
    The other cool thing about...
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  • Douglas DC-8 Interiors

    Douglas DC-8 Interiors

    2 years ago - By Art Contrarian

    I didn't fly often during the 1960s - only 11 times by jetliner, the rest being military aircraft. Of those eleven flights, eight were on United Airlines Douglas DC-8s .
    That was in the days when the U.S. government strongly regulated the airline industry - routes for airlines were largely fixed in place, fares were high, and airlines had to compete mostly in terms of passenger service. Passengers, in turn, usually dressed up when on an airplane journey, men wearing jackets and neckties.
    As can be seen below, Douglas DC-8 airlines had large windows, one per row of seats, giving...
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