Wordy Wednesdays


On Wednesdays, we look at artist/designer statements or About pages and discuss the vocabulary they use to describe their work. Today we’ll look at the About page of Bower Studios, a company that specializes in furniture, lighting, accessories, and interior design. Here is the text from their About page, in italics. Bower is a New … Continue reading Wordy Wednesdays

Let’s Talk Tuesdays


On Tuesdays, we watch talks or interviews with artists and designers and discuss how to present our work clearly and with confidence. This week we’ll hear from interior designer Oliver Haslegrave about two of his recent hospitality designs in NYC. As you watch this interview, consider these questions: Does the designer speak clearly and with confidence? … Continue reading Let’s Talk Tuesdays

Wordy Wednesdays


On Wednesdays, we look at artist statements or design philosophy statements and discuss the best vocabulary to describe an artwork or design. Today we’ll look at the About page of Stelios Mousarris, a furniture designer from Cypress. Here is the text from his About page, in italics. Stelios Mousarris is a Cypriot based designer with a … Continue reading Wordy Wednesdays

Thursdays in Review


On Thursdays, we read reviews or news stories about art or design and study the language used to describe them. This week’s article is from The Independent, where writer Michele Lerner shares interior design trends for Millennials. Here are the first six paragraphs, in italics: LED lights in the shower that bathe a user in … Continue reading Thursdays in Review

Let’s Talk Tuesdays


On Tuesdays, we watch talks or interviews with artists and designers and discuss how to present our work clearly and with confidence.  Today we’ll look at an interview with luxury interior designer Sophie Paterson. As you watch this interview, consider these questions: Does the designer speak clearly and with confidence?  Does she use gestures and intonation … Continue reading Let’s Talk Tuesdays

What’s New Mondays


On Mondays, we practice critique skills with new artworks in different mediums.  This week we look at the work of interior designer Nic Lee, with his design for Molecure Pharmacy in Taichung, Taiwan. Molecure is a 1,300-square-foot drugstore, and the pharmacist wanted a design that was non-traditional and wouldn’t feel like a laboratory. So, Lee used a lot … Continue reading What’s New Mondays