The masters of quirky office space are at it again... this time it's their new Amsterdam offices... (from FastCompany: "Google's New Amsterdam Offices Are Extremely Dutch") #Google #Amsterdam #officedesign
In the US in the late 19th Century, there was a willingness to experiment with tile and terra cotta decoration. This Art Nouveau newel post is at the bottom of the staircase in the New Amsterdam Theatre, New York, designed by the Norwegian architect Thorbjorn Bassoe and made by the Perth Amboy Terra Cotta Co. of New Jersey in 1902-03.
Francesca Woodman (1958-1981) Untitled, Providence, Rhode Island (c. 1976) Like Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman began to make art in the mid-1970s, using herself as the subject of photos with a conceptual edge. But there the comparisons end. While Sherman’s work is all about archly staged artifice and pop culture’s intrusion into daily life, Woodman created a spontaneous theater of self-drama that was as dreamlike as it was nakedly real.
It’s 1686, 18 year-old Nella is to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious trader Johannes, he presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in unexpected ways. As Nella uncovers the secrets of the household she realizes the dangers that are awaiting them all. Does the miniaturist hold their fate in her hands? Will she be their salvation or their…