Friday Design Roundup

April 1, 2016

By Tab Byrum


I can’t believe it’s the end of another week and another month and the beginning of April, I told someone this week that school will be out before we know it and it will be 100 degrees (which I’m NEVER ready for). Since it’s the end of another week that means it’s Friday and time for a look at all the different design stories going on in the world that we didn’t have time to get on the blog this week, there’s always more going on than we have time to talk about. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, it’s supposed to be beautiful here this weekend with really mild temps and lots of sunshine, I have a list a mile long of things we NEED to get done around the house and another list of things I WANT to do (they’re never the same list). Enjoy!!! (remember to click on anything in orange to be taken to the websites)


A new art exhibit celebrating Star Trek and its beginning 50 years ago has begun. The exhibit features 50 works by 50 artists and includes both 2D and 3D works and will debut in July at San Diego’s famed ComiCon. Among the 50 works of art will be one from actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for his portrayal of Spock in both the original TV series and movies. You can visit here for more information on the exhibit and who some of the other artists are.


I got sucked down a video rabbit hole this week on Facebook, a friend posted a video of Dutch artist Marcel Witte painting and it’s amazing. The painting is entitled “Gracious” and depicts a mighty male lion protecting a lamb, and while the subject matter alone might send shivers down your spine once you watch this video your jaw will be on the floor. The video shows the time and effort put into a work of art of this magnitude, the detail is daunting, especially after you see Marcel apply the individual hairs to the lions body. Take 5 minutes out of your door to watch and enjoy this awe-inspiring event and talent.


Here you go ladies, from PurseBlog we get a look at the new Tory Burch Robinson handbag. The bag has been updated and comes in all new colors and shapes, and as the headline says, “The Bag Your Spring Wardrobe Needs”.


Museum Week runs from March 28 thru April 3, in celebration of this newfound event, the BBC culture website has put together a list of the Ten most spectacular museums around the world. Among the famous houses of art listed are the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, The Royal Ontario Museum (in Canada, duh) and the Hermitage in Russia. I’m feeling the need to share my fave museums in the weeks to come, both near and far, watch for that.


I can’t wait to someday take the Eurostar Train service from London to Paris or vice versa (or both) and now they’re announcing a new fleet of trains and the expected addition of new destinations including London to Bordeaux and London to Amsterdam. Lonely Planet is also reporting that the new trains will provide Wi-Fi to customers as well as 300 hours TV, movies, and games, travel at 320 kmh  (198 mph) and carry 900 passengers, sign me up!!!

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