William Morris saw the art world through the idealistic lens of socialism. He and the like-minded designers who clustered around him wanted nothing less than to redefine art by restoring "craft" to a place of value. True art for them was based in time-honored, populist traditions; the sometimes raw b
Sex and silliness -- those are the two major elements of Red or Dead's work. Wayne Hemingway's British design firm gives us sinuous clothing that holds onto its wearer as though it were simply colored, patterned, textured flesh, and he gives us the comedy of fake bunny fur and sequins.
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When fashion emperor Christian Dior died unexpectedly in 1957, the fashion world ground to a halt. Many wondered what would become of the legendary Dior label. Who could fill such immense shoes?
Unbeknownst to many, Dior had already picked his successor: a boy-wonder named Yves Saint Laurent. Saint
While pursuing his goal to make mass-producible, low-cost, high-quality building available and attractive to all classes, Richard Neutra came to rely on simpler, lighter, more modular means than any of his Modernist contemporaries. His work is distinguished by the way it embraces nature, felicitously