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Michael Graves

Michael Graves Brands the Silk Route

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.19.2012 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Here he's used steel, glass and aluminum cladding to create a structure reminiscent of a giant vessel flipped over, its ribs tinted a terracotta color to mimic wood and lend a tone of authenticity.

Creative Spaces: Designing the Brand

Rana Florida | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Target's innovations in design have dramatically raised its profile, setting it above its rivals. It just announced "The Shops at Target" concept, in which a number of boutiques will open up exclusive shops inside stores for a limited time.

"Frank Gehry Made a Kettle That Didn't Work": Architect Michael Graves on the Pitfalls of Product Design

ARTINFO | Posted 06.13.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Curvilinear tables by Zaha Hadid. A violent (and humbly-named) chandelier by Daniel Libeskind. A modernist lamp by Richard Neutra. Architects frequent...

Cleto Munari Auctions His Collection

J. Michael Welton | Posted 06.12.2012 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Designer Cleto Munari is putting his personal collection of art, furnishings and objects -- many created in conjunction with architects like Michael G...

Choosing the TEDMED 20 Great Challenges of Health Care

Rosina Samadani | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Rosina Samadani

Next week, 1,200 innovators, entrepreneurs, industry and government stakeholders, artists, and health care practitioners will attend the annual TEDMED conference in Washington, D.C.

Classical Design, Timeless Principles

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.29.2012 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

His work doesn't mimic the work of Palladio or the architecture of Athens and Rome, but it's clearly informed by the classical principles of balance, harmony and symmetry. And he continues to experiment with how the profession might move forward as he employs them.

Is Michael Graves the James Dyson of Healthcare?

Rosina Samadani | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business
Rosina Samadani

Michael Graves has noticed the deficit in understanding in the design of hospital rooms -- including layout, bathrooms, and even décor, and the tremendous need in assistive devices for patients.

The Legacy of Postmodernism

J. Michael Welton | Posted 11.23.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Almost as quickly as it arrived and changed our world, Postmodernism disappeared. But with a new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, it's time now to take a look back at its evolution.

Few Second Acts at U.Va.

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Pity the architects who've tried for almost 200 years to follow the genius of Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia.

Drawing Like a House Afire

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

These days,it's almost impossible to find a young architect who can draw freehand. To others, though, a computer and a pencil are simply two different ways of developing an idea. There are those who can draw, and those who prefer a computer.

Artist Porn: 10 Things That Turn Me On

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 12.10.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

Writing a weekly column about artists that turn me on omits a gigantic portion of what turns me on as an artist. The truth is that more artists don't...