Tracy Wheatley

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Innovation Without Alienation: Innovation in Design

Each year, nearly 50,000 new products are introduced into the marketplace. With so many new products hitting the store shelves, not only do consumers face an overwhelming number of choices when making everyday household purchases, but brands also face greater challenges in making sure their …

How A Color Designer Creates The Perfect Backdrop For Famous Art

At major museums around the world, the color experts at Farrow & Ball train their discerning eye on the walls behind the artwork.<p>White walls may reign supreme at art galleries, but at major art museums, colored walls are standard practice. And while you might be hard-pressed to remember what color …

archatlas: Sky House Platform Architecture + Design LTD White Rock Cabin is a modest 850 SF cabin, set within the semi-arid foothills of North-Eastern Washington State. The landscape is vast, and characterized with rock outcrops, sage-brush, pine-trees and many lakes. The building is designed to create a distinct relationship to the landscape: On the ground floor, large south facing windows open onto a sloping knoll with expansive views of the Cascade foothills. The remaining windows are vertical apertures used to frame particular views. A north-facing window frames a distant lake. An eastern window looks down to an abandoned homesteaders cabin. The experience within the cabin is a balance of prospect and refuge. A strong sense of enclosure combined with spacious, light filled spaces creates connections to the surrounding landscape. Images and text via + via (via archatlas)

TO Tech Summit Tackles Intersection of Design and Technology

With a diversity of backgrounds and specialities presenting, the TO Tech Summit took place at the MaRS discovery district in downtown Toronto. The …

luka or explores the delicate line between artificial & natural in botanica

<b>luka or explores the delicate line between artificial & natural in botanica</b><br>all images courtesy of luka or<p><b>tel-aviv-based designer and professor luka</b> …

Of Grids and Galleys: Designing The Real Thing

Layouts have gone the way of the shoehorn, the hot water bottle, and the pincushion. The grid is now a relic from the past, a Rosetta Stone of sorts. …

Finally, The Golden Ratio Gets Its Own Coloring Book

Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo creates meticulously detailed drawings of the Fibonacci spiral in nature–now, you can color along.<p>When it comes to design, the golden ratio is mostly bullshit. Though designers sometimes use it, there’s just no proof people prefer that precise spatial ratio in their …