Eye Candy for Today: John Martin’s The Great Day of His Wrath

The Great Day of His Wrath, John Martin Oil on canvas, roughly 77 x 120 inches (197 x 303 cm); link is to zoomable image on the Google Art Project; downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons, original is in the Tate. This large painting by the 19th century painter John Martin — who was known for his depictions of monumental and cataclysmic events — is part of a tryptic sometimes known as the “Judgement Series”, along with The Last Judgement and The Plains of Heaven. It might just as well be int...
Tags: Art, Eye Candy For Today, Gallery And Museum Art, John Martin, John Martin Oil

Yosemite camping site unveils series of ADA-compliant tiny cabins

Taking a vacation in a tiny cabin in a remote area of the world appeals to all sorts of people, but there’s one group who has been largely left out of the movement — people with disabilities. Thankfully, one forward-thinking firm is changing that with their sleek tiny cabin design that is accessible for all. Los Angeles-based firm, M-Rad has unveiled their new X-suite cabin, an accessible tiny retreat that combines universal design with sophisticated aesthetic. Built specifically for Autocamp Y...
Tags: Design, California, Los Angeles, Architecture, Gallery, Ada, Sustainable Design, Tiny Homes, Tiny House, Cabin Design, Prefab Housing, Cabin Architecture, Rad, Universal design, Wheelchair-accessible Design, Social Design

Climate change is a public health issue amounting to billions in medical costs

The environment shapes our society. Hence, as climate change worsens, so do healthcare costs. Both the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) jointly warn that because of these serious healthcare and medical costs, climate change is essentially a public health crisis. The NRDC-UCSF study is unprecedented. In previous surveys, healthcare costs had not been included in valuations of climate change damages. But with the NRDC-UCSF findings, li...
Tags: Design, Knowlton, NRDC, University of California San Francisco UCSF, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, Limaye, NRDC UCSF, Vijay Limaye, Kim Knowlton

Technology uses banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic

Plastic pollution negatively impacts the health of our planet. Waste management has led to an irreversible environmental crisis that is felt by wildlife, especially in the oceans. One organization, called Banana Leaf Technology, is helping to address the stark reality by proposing banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic. Using 100 percent organic banana leaves as raw material, the novel, eco-friendly preservation technology transforms the cellular structure by enhancin...
Tags: Design, News, Environment, Pollution, Innovation, Biodegradable, Eco-friendly, Green Materials, Milan Design Week, Environmental Pollution, Banana Leaf, Single-use Plastics, Bananatex, Biodegradable Material, Biodegradable Design, Single Use Packaging Waste

How Native Art, Folklore, and Fruit Mesh Together in Madalina Andronic's Incredible Illustrations

Madalina Andronic is a Romanian illustrator now working out of Italy. With an MA in Illustration from Camberwell College of Arts, Andronic draws inspiration for her work from native art, folklore, love and travels. Looking at her pieces, it’s easy to see why she has had the opportunity to work for clients from around the world while having nine books published in Romania, the UK and the United States. Andronic’s artistic output has a magical feel with many of her illustrations incorporating f...
Tags: Art, UK, United States, Italy, Romania, Madalina Andronic, Camberwell College of Arts Andronic, Andronic

Award-winning sustainable retreat offers a stylish defense against fire

Australian architectural firm Steendijk’s Bellbird Retreat is proof that designing for fire safety doesn’t have to mean compromising aesthetics. Located in pristine bushland about two hours southwest from Brisbane, the award-winning weekend escape features a striking, weathered steel roof and stellar landscape views as well as a reduced environmental footprint thanks to a rainwater harvesting system and optimized passive design elements. Located on a 141-hectare bush site in Killarney, the Bell...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Brisbane, Brazil, Brick, Resilient Design, Rainwater Harvesting, Fire Safety, Steel Roof, Killarney, Corten steel, Local Materials, Natural Materials, Fire Prevention, Hoop Pine

An abandoned market becomes a light-filled homeless shelter in London

We love it when old buildings can be put to good use, but it especially warms our hearts when architects use adaptive reuse to convert empty structures into spaces specially designed to help those in need. London-based firm Holland Harvey Architects has recently done just that by converting a derelict supermarket into a stunning, light-filled homeless shelter with an attached cafe. Launched in 2017, Shelter From The Storm is a charitable organization that aims to house and support people who ar...
Tags: Design, London, Cambodia, Sustainable Materials, Homeless Shelter, Adaptive Reuse, Brick Buildings, Social Design, Shelter Design, Post-format-gallery, Nicholas Worley, Holland Harvey Architects, Reclaimed Buildings, Shelter from the Storm, Holland Harvey Architects Shelter

Moderno Sans Font for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a powerful new premium font to download this week, courtesy of The Free Design Club. Moderno Sans is a bold, chunky italic that oozes strength and fierceness. It comes in TTF and OTF formats, along with various Web Font variations making it a versatile typeface for headings, titles and logo designs. The Free Design is a brand new website dedicated to offering a wide range of graphic design related freebies every single week. Whether it’s free fonts for...
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