SIMPLICITY IN DESIGN


IN SIMPLICITY WE FIND THE BEAUTY, BECAUSE THE EYE CAN REST! WHEN THE EYE IS ABLE TO REST, THE SOUL CAN REST!

KRIS SCHIRMER
2009/10/14





7/13/10

THE COOLEST MUSEUMS, strange FOOD, AND about designing ART AREALS ...

THE COOLEST MUSEUMS, STRANGE FOOD, AND about designing ART AREALS ... IN THE TOWN I GREW UP!
in MUNICH ;)


TOMORROW I WILL LEAVE FOR GERMANY ... 
i look forward, of course, to meeting my friends, but also to visit "my" museums, which house the most amazing kind of art you are able to imagine, that were always a big influence creating my own art, and how i see design. 

let yourself get inspired by ARt. i believe the influence is TOTAllY UNDERESTIMATED!

these places are all very close to where i used to live. closest to the alte pinakothek.














very close by you find the neue piankothek and the newest of the 3 huge museums of art, the pinakothek der moderne. the last one is my favourite! through the following link you ll find an animated layout of the whole area >>>  http://www.pinakothek.de/     


it's called THE KUNSTAREAL. ENGLISH INTRODUCTION ABOUT THE ART MUSEUMS IN MUNICH! A JOURNEY THROUGH EUROPE! 
Neil MacGregor
FSA (born 16 June 1946 in Glasgow, Scotland) is an art historian and museum director. He was the Director of the National Gallery in London from 1987 to 2002, and then became Director of the British Museum. In 2008 he was appointed chairman of the 'World Collections Programme', for training international curators at British museums.

http://www.stipimo.de/kunstareal_dvd/exp_vor_neil_macgregor.html  


Petra Blaisse   talks about " art centers - art areals - how they are designed." VERY INTERESTING! http://www.stipimo.de/kunstareal_dvd/exp_vor_petra_blaisse.html

http://www.architecturetalks.org/atalks/pages/153_en.html

Petra Blaisse specialises in the rare combination of both interior and exterior design, interweaving architecture and landscape. Blaisse gained international acclaim for projects in collaboration with OMA: for example for the "sound curtain" for the Kunsthal in Rotterdam; back-lit curtains and poured floors for Lille Grand Palais; the multi-layered curtain walls for the Mick Jagger Centre concert hall in London (2000); the "Garden Carpets" and reversible curtains for the Seattle Central Library (2004); the pleated and knitted curtains for the Prada stores in New York (2001) and Los Angeles (2003); the large flowered "jacquard" curtains for the Dutch Embassy in Berlin (2004) and the installation of eleven curtains in the Casa da Musica in Porto (2005). Current projects include the design for a series of shading curtains for the Toledo Glass Centre in Ohio (Sejima + Nishizawa); the hands-on production of curtains for a hotel in Groningen designed by Toyo Ito; designs for the landscape surrounding the CCTV building in Beijing (OMA) and coordinating the execution of the Almere "Swamp Garden" (OMA). >>> more
 
http://www.pinakothek.de/pinakothek-der-moderne/englisch/englisch.htm

http://www.stipimo.de/kunstareal_dvd/exp_vor_neil_macgregor.html

it also accommodates an amazing cafe/restaurant.  


glyptothek 
here you find greek antique sculptures. you also find a court yard in the middle of the building and its accommodates a tiny cafe. wonderful for a peaceful sunday morning.


 
lehnbachhaus one of my favourite places to go!

Lenbachhaus

The St├Ądtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, the former villa of the “painter prince” Franz von Lenbach, largely owes its reputation as a major international museum to its unique collection of works by the artist group “Der Blaue Reiter.” 

In addition, Lenbachhaus also offers a look at the 19
th century Munich school of painting.
Moreover, consistent presentations in the area of contemporary art have lead to substantial acquisition activity during the last 20 years of works by important present-day artists.
St├Ądtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus
Luisenstrasse 33
80333 Munich

Franz Marc, Blaues Pferd I, 1911

after all that ART, you probably need some "green" for your eyes to relax! 
so you walk over to the siegestor 
in the middle of the leopold strasse. 
when you drive from 
the muenchner freiheit toward down town. around the corner you find  the akademie der bildenden kuenste. [academy of arts]

you just cross the ludwigstrasse and disappear in between the houses on the other side. 
keep walking and you will come to the ENGLISH GARDEN, which is not far.
when you are lucky you will find the ...

chinesischer turm im englischen garten.
this place is also one of the most beautiful bavarian biergarten.  

get yourself a "RADLER", which is a mix of lemmonade and beer. it is just right after all that walking and admiring art. ;)  








 i am looking forward to get myself some 
"weisswuerscht" at thursday morning, after my arrival in munich. 



see you in AUGUST! 
SERVUS 




                                                                    KRIS

7/7/10

"GONE WITH THE WIND" ... AND ANOTHER DAY... ;) BYE BYE ALL

"GONE WITH THE WIND" ... AND ANOTHER DAY... ;) BYE BYE ALL

 

ATTENTION ATTENTION - PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE!

When a “clean-up” isn’t!
by Jes Alexander on July 5, 2010


+
Pomplamoose - Another Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uolz7V12evc&feature=related



FIRST COMMENT
s. sabine krause, yesterday at 9:08h
"gone with the wind" – is the worst, for it's not gone at all but spreading… i've just read the article by jes alexander, so now, of course, i'm associating this work with the horrors of the oil-rig spill (spill sounds so much like a euphemism, if one considers the immensity of the disaster, the damage it will do, and is doing as i write this…). so your "bloody- greasy-dandelion gone-with-the-wind-screaming-stars-and-stripes reproach" here makes perfect sense! outrage and sadness, empathy with both flaura, fauna and fishermen is what remains… greetings, sabine.

THANK YOU SABINE! 
KRIS

7/4/10

SMALL CLEVER HOUSES WITH STYLE

SMALL CLEVER HOUSES WITH STYLE

Small House Seems Large 

about "how to make a small house look larger".




Woman Living In A 84 sq foot Home Talk  

about down-sizing! One woman is living in a house that you really have to see to believe.

"It's 84 square feet, so roughly the size of a parking spot. Actually, smaller than a parking spot," says Dee Williams, who decided it was time to move. She was living in a 1,500-square foot home in Portland, but decided the house wasn't small enough - yes, small enough!

Dee built the tiny cabin herself out of salvaged material. She picked the door out of a dumpster and retrieved the floors from a house fire.



Modern hobbit house: a tiny cob home

Margaret Krome-Lukens shows us the cob home being built by interns at North Carolina's Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute. Since iher new home is less than 150 square feet, she talks about the joy of giving up stuff to move in.





Building the Tumbleweed Fencl 

This short piece shows how Tumbleweed Tiny House Company  builds a little house on wheels.    http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com


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