Modernism Week 2019: 12 not-to-be-missed events and exhibitions in Palm Springs

Edris House - Photo by Jake Holt, courtesy of Modernism Week.

Modernism Week 2019 takes over Palm Springs with a focus on interior design. Join guided tours in iconic private homes generally close to the public, 1960’s psychedelic-themed parties, an architectural theatre play, a mid-century modern film festival and a vintage trailer show.

8 new museums and cultural architectures to look forward in 2019

Kistefos Museum by BIG - Image by Bjarke Ingels Group

From Herzog & de Meuron’s M+ in Hong Kong to Jean Nouvel’s desert rose-inspired Qatar National Museum but also Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s expandable art centre on New York’s Highline and Dessau Bauhaus museum celebrating the centenary anniversary of the iconic architecture movement. 8 cultural architectures worthy a trip in 2019!

Burning Man 2018 explores ‘freedom of expression’ in the era of robots and digital technology

Frame from 'Burning Man 2018' video by Phil of Drones.

3D-modeled galactic temples, anti-consumerist architectures made of shopping trolleys and blooming aircrafts. Burning Man 2018, the most surreal event of the planet, reflects on how new technology effect our lives.

London Design Biennale 2018 goes emotional

London Design Festival 2018. Australia installation: photo by Ed Reeve.

Themed ‘Emotional States’, London Design Biennale 2018 focuses on the power of design to create, trigger and shape emotions. We selected 12 of the best installations on show including a kinetic architecture adapting to body movement, a rainbow structure celebrating LGBT right to equal love, nostalgia-infused wallpapers and a temporary shelter and objects designed by refugees.

Holy, holistic, resilient, rebellious and on-the-border: 5 recurring keywords at Venice Biennale 2018

Nordic Pavilion - Photography is by Andrea Ferro. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

5 recurring keywords at Venice Biennale 2018. National pavilions respond to to the FREESPACE main theme with visionary masterplans for Jerusalem Western Wall, a Trump defying US-Mexico border, the millennials’ occupation of Budapest’s Liberty bridge and more…

No Spectators: Burning Man’s art and architecture shine in Washington DC

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man" @ SAAM. Photo by Ron Blunt.

Wicker ballet dancers, dragon art-cars and giant psychedelic mushrooms. The No Spectators exhibition at the the Smithsonian American Art Museum brings back from the ashes some of the most stunning architectures and designs of the famed Burning Man festival.

At the Furnishing Utopia exhibition in NY contemporary designers reinterpret Shakers’ furniture

Furnishing Utopia @ Design Within Reach in NYC. Ladies & Gentlmen Studio work station - Courtesy of Ladies & Gentlemen.

A humble cabinet for contemporary creatives, a framed minimalist clock and multifunctional measuring tools. Ladies & Gentlemen reinterprets Shakers’ humble furniture for Furnishing Utopia design collective in NYC.

Miami Art and Design Week 2017: the best collateral events and exhibitions

Miami Art and Design Week 2017. Ugo Rondinone's exhibition "good evening beautiful blue" - Photo by Zachary Balber, courtesy of the artist and The Bass.

Luminous sculptures made of drones, Carsten Höller’s double club for Prada and a 45 clowns posing in a sunset-gradient hued room. Miami Art and Design Week 2017 takes over the city, starting from Arata Isozaki’s Bass Museum and ICA Miami’s new home.

12 must-see exhibitions and installations at DesignMiami/ 2017

DesignMiami/ 2017: FENDI - Photo by James Harris

Cutting edge robotic printing, Shaker furniture, Space Age and Desert Modernism. DesignMiami/ 2017 is bigger in size… and less flamboyant. Did the fair sober up from last year’s extravaganza?