Zaha Hadid on Installation Art

For Milan’s Design Week, celebrated Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid created a vortex-like three-dimensional structure in the 16th-century setting of Milan’s State University. Called Twirl, it was made for Interni magazine’s Mutant Architecture and Design event as as a contemporary study on courtyard architecture. Interni Magazine just released this video where Hadid talks about installation art and what she hoped to accomplish with this daring (and temporary) piece.

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December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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