How Not to Be Seen by Hito Steyerl

The German artist Hito Steyerl addresses the way digital images are created, shared and archived. Her film How Not to Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational (2013) takes the form of an instructional video which flips playfully between ‘real world’ footage and digital recreations. Inspired by Monty Python, the work balances critique and humor, showing how ‘not being seen’ has both oppressive and liberating possibilities. Steyerl works across video and installation as well as delivering performative lectures. She appears in this work as a performer, making herself visible to us, in contrast to the conventional invisibility of the artist, seen…

WHAT TO COLLECT #14 . GUDA KOSTER

Guda Koster is a Dutch artist who creates living sculptures and performances, which the photographs are the results of. Koster’s works are created in parallels of time, space and textile.In her works Koster uses fabrics, colours and patterns that underline the codes and meanings our clothing conveys How would you describe your works? I make installations, sculptures and photographs in which clothing plays an important part. Clothing doesn’t just have a function but also conveys a message. In our everyday lives we communicate identity and social position primarily by means of our clothing. Clothing can be seen as a visual…

WHAT TO COLLECT #7

Gianluca Traina was born in 1984 in Palermo, where he currently lives and works. He attended the art school of his hometown, where he graduated in 2002. In the same year, he moved to Florence to study Fashion Design at Polimoda. In2004 he won a scholarship of the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana in Milano attend a specialization course in Fashion Home Design. This course enabled him to acquire the necessary knowledge that will open the doors of the fashion Empire. His work until 2008 for the most important companies in the industry, boasting important partnerships and experiences. The failure…

WHAT TO COLLECT #6

Carlos Cruz-Diez The Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez (Caracas, 1923) has lived and worked in Paris since 1960. He is a major protagonist in the field of Kinetic and Optical art, a movement that encourages “an awareness of the instability of reality.” His body of work has established him as one of the key twentieth-century thinkers in the realm of color. Carlos Cruz-Diez’s visual art explores the perception of color as an autonomous reality evolving in space and time, unaided by form or support, in a perpetual present. Watch “Carlos Cruz-Diez Interview: The Colours We Create” by @LouisianaChann on

INSPIRATION # 14. MOODY

Create a little mystery and mood with dark colors in your interiors. Black, gray, dark blues and rich saturated colors set the stage for interiors that are dramatic and distinct. Dark and moody interior design is a style that speaks to a deep and saturated color palette and a richness of depth and character.

INSPIRATION # 13. GREEN IN YOUR SPACE

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TOP 50 Interior Design Brands for Contemporary Living

The fact is that everyone has the desire to make his residence more comfortable and cozy because that is the only place where most people have to spend their whole life. Besides hiring an interior designer to give our homes appealing looks, we need to choose the curtains, furniture, kitchen wear, and other accessories wisely. It is essential to set the furniture as per the wall-paints so that an appealing and charming look is obtained. While making your selection of furniture, I am sure you would love what is graceful, attractive and affordable. There is a list of my favorite contemporary…

Organic Bar at Boston 

Inviting Mother Nature into the home through home design is an exceptional way to get back to basics while infusing a house with warmth, color, purpose, and practicality. We were originally organic, to begin with, so why not keep up the tradition of peace, harmony, and health. Design, Inspiration and Photography Masha Melnik and Anastasia Ber, 2014   Copyright© by Art and Design Assistance 2013-2017. All rights reserved

Nostalgia

It was a great idea to mix elements from different times, creating a timeline of sorts from the past to the present. Iconic vintage pieces of art and furniture often define an era and play an important role in the character of the space. My goal  was to evoke pleasant memories and associations with France and Polynesia to create a familiar and conformable modern home. I used very warm colors, natural wood, and patterns to make this space livable and cozy. Designed by Masha Melnik. 2011 Copyright© by Art and Design Assistance 2013-2017. All rights reserved

My Ethnic feelings 

 If you love vivacious colors and have a penchant for the exotic, you’ll find an ethnic-style quite impressive and interesting. My favorite variation of ethnic style is African (which usually includes Moroccan and Egyptian). An ethnic style is very bright, dynamic, lively and original. It brings atmosphere and essences to your space. You can easily identify this style by the drawings with an imitation of animal skins on fabrics, walls and even on the floor. They are present in the paintings, mosaics, and other decorative elements. And of course, African style can not do without black figurines in the form…