A view into our world at Suzanne Lovell, Inc. and the ideas that inspire us daily.
The shell of the structure is built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane, works with numerous green system including a solar hot water powered de-humidification system, high efficiency HVAC and ventilation.
Said Yann, "We wanted to avoid the kitsch of melting clocks and “themed” surrealism, but sought, in a frank and abstract way, to make a reference to that contrast between Cartesian geometry and organic shape. Dali and Buckminster Fuller were longtime friends, both fascinated by the intrinsic geometries of nature; it seemed natural to make a strong contrast between the stark raw concrete box that protects and shelters the collection and the almost liquid, transparent and facetted form of the glass enigma".
This impressive and thoughtfully-designed building is an must-see when in Florida!
Now through April 17, 2017 is Frida Kahlo at the Dali.
Kahlo and Dali each created artistic autobiographies and their personalities loom behind their paintings, generating a presence that both shapes and overshadows their works of art. While Kahlo largely rejected the term ‘Surrealism’ and felt that her works were as real as her life, Andre Breton, known as the founder of Surrealism, took great interest in her work and described her painting as a bomb wrapped in a ribbon.
Artists have created a space for the contemplation of the viewer in both the physical and metaphysical realms throughout history. Enjoy a few examples as inspired by this piece from Widewalls.
Bernini’s Ecstasy of St. Teresa is a religious ecstasy visualized in the figure of an angel, the arrow that is about to pierce the nun’s heart, and the golden shower of God’s love. All nicely situated in an elevated aedicule (a shrine designed into the form of a building). Space in this Baroque masterpiece transcends the immediacy of the palpable area to include the metaphysical one, materialized in concrete and recognizable forms. Two spaces and realities merge, but relations that guide our sense of space are preserved here. Even the aedicule is engaged in the final effect of the piece where a small window in the upper part of the architectural element allows light to fall down onto Bernini’s composition.
In painting, one of the best-known examples is Rothko. Space is flattened as areas of color are presented side-by-side that should provoke contemplation and induce metaphysical peace.
London has always been known for its museums, that much is for sure. But when it came to design inspiration, it was the Victoria & Albert Museum that people visited... until now! V&A, the 165-year-old museum, is presently up against some major competition. In the heart of London, near Holland Park, the London Design Museum recently re-opened to a lot of acclaim. The backstory: until quite recently, the Design Museum was housed in a former banana warehouse near the Thames River. Luckily, the famous British architect, John Pawson, was selected to design this museum with enough space to put its permanent collection on view for the first time.
Reinventing the new space was vital... now, light floods the central hall where an enormous 50-foot-tall space is capped off by an undulating curved roof. An impressive set of stairs spiral up the hall, allowing visitors to view items such as the yellow 1990 Sony Walkman we probably all remember from our childhoods. The lower stairs can act as benches, the intent is to invite visitors to take a seat and look around.
The museum has 1,000 permanent pieces on display, and there's now enough room for additional temporary shows. We love the newly designed interior and agree with all the early reviews which rave about this new London treasure!