In blurring the lines between art and object, how many legs does a table require? And if weight and tension can be used to generate support, what shape and form might those legs take on?
Maximizing minimalism by turning basic elements into something beautiful, intense and extreme.
Addressing the ongoing police killings of African-Americans and Israel's oppression of Palestinians and other related topics, I recently had the chance to interview someone I've admired for many years, Rabbi Michael Lerner— a renowned author, activist and humanitarian based in Berkeley, California. In league with Vaclav Havel and Noam Chomsky, Rabbi Lerner was chosen in 1998 by Utne Reader as one of the world's "100 top visionaries". And among other things, in 2005 Lerner received the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize from Morehouse College, the alma mater of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. Rabbi Lerner has been a long-time ally of the African-American community. He co-authored a book with Dr. Cornel West, entitled Jews and Blacks: Let the Healing Begin, and when human rights titan and celebrated boxer Muhammad Ali passed away earlier this year, Rabbi Lerner gave a speech at Ali's memorial entitled "A Call for Love in the Face of Hatred."
"Lounge Decor" chaise lounge and "Octagon Lamp" are original artistic designs by Max Eternity. Conceptually, the idea for these works is an elegant repose for the human form held solid and with ease - a bold and enduring sophistication for the modern age.
There’s no shortage of unique and interesting homes in San Francisco, but at least one street in the city has more than its fair share, and it’s called Laidley Street. Built by Ross Levy Architects, the Abelson Gunthrie House truly represents modernist residential design on a grand scale. (Editor's Note: This article was originally written and published for MaxEternity.com in December 2013)
The "Blackjack" chair is a tubular steel chair design that I conceived a couple years ago. In my view, this design pushes the limits and potentiality of cantilevered tubular steel furniture, including engineering and manufacturing challenges.
Added to a growing list of industrial and transportation designs is this new ultra-sleek yacht, which is part of the Dreemurr nautical series. This particular yacht design is called "Beauty - Serenade"
A popular resurgence of interest in Black Mountain College (BMC) continues to grow nationally. There are numerous exhibitions happening this year recalling the school’s rich historical past while holding high its living legacy, with a show entitled Geometric Vistas: Landscapes by Artists of Black Mountain College opening on August 6th at the Asheville Art Museum in North Carolina. On display at the museum, as well, is a trio of striking installations by Hoss Haley, Sharon Louden and Sol LeWitt.
What happens when the police oath to “Serve and Protect” citizens morphs into an authoritarian demand to “Obey or Die”? And in an age referred to as post-racial America, why are there so many stories illustrating how the lives of America’s most vulnerable youth, and its adults, are precariously put at risk—resulting too often with the poor and voiceless in this nation finding themselves treated as political fodder for well-paid talking heads, all the while a roll call of dead black bodies lie in America’s blood-soaked streets?
"One House" is born of my ongoing exploration of an architectural concept I'm calling Interplanetary Architecture, which simply means (describes) buildings and sites that would have an aesthetic appeal on most [any] planet, or perhaps even in space. The idea of Interplanetary Architecture is to me the next logical leap beyond the International Style, which came to be about 70 years ago.