Guest post from Joe Brin: On Heather Ujiie for the 2014 DesignPhiladelphia Festival

By Katrina Virbitsky on Nov 5, 2014

The Art Alliance at 18th and Rittenhouse was, formerly, a stately residence. It's contemporary gallery does not conform to the sterile, “white cube” mold of stereotypical art venues. Heather Ujiie, textile artist, designer and design educator immediately capitalized on this in a manner that befits the sophisticated, expressive nature of her innovative artwork. Read Full Story

Collab 2014 Student Design Competition

By Katrina Virbitsky on Oct 31, 2014

The challenge for the 2014 Collab Student Design Competition is to create a chair or seating for the home that incorporates new design materials or technologies inspired by Vitra. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Vitra—Design, Architecture, Communication: A European Project with American Roots(November 22, 2014–April 26, 2015), a juried selection of student designs will be exhibited on the balcony of the Museum's Great Stair Hall from November 18 to 21. Read Full Story

Tomorrow at the Center for Architecture

By Katrina Virbitsky on Oct 30, 2014

Creative mornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals. Read Full Story