June 2013. Creative Jessy Nite is opening the Nite Writer, a typographic studio dedicated to hand-lettering, type and illustration. Launching at NiteWriter.co, Nite has produced an interactive pan and scan portfolio that allows viewers to explore the gamut of her hand-drawn typeface and design capabilities. Best known for her fine and public art projects, Nite Writer was conceived as an extension of … +
MDC Architecture Students Win Award for Peace Center Design; Innovative Model Brings Worlds Together in Harmonic Setting
April 2013. Imagine a center that fostered peace by incorporating elements of different religions in one space. That’s what Miami Dade Colleges (MDC) architecture students did recently for eight weeks. The team won a competition sponsored by the Key Biscayne Community Foundation and Global Education Foundation in March.
June 2013. One Eyed Robot, a South East-based Award Winning animation and design studio is excited to announce it will be setting up shop in the Miami area this June 2013.
April 23, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Cannonball and Architecture Design Studio invite you to experience the final Spring 2013 Studio Brief, where architecture students propose innovative projects to local developers. This event is free and open to the public.
Books & Books, Coral Gables. April 15, 2013, 8:00 p.m. In this illuminating volume, acclaimed architect Kenneth Treister brings a unique perspective to the physical remains of the ancient Maya cities. Through his knowledgeable treatment of construction methods and materials, Treister discusses the balance of form and function in Maya buildings and their integration of art, architecture, and society.
When in Rome: Drawings and photographs by students enrolled in the University of Miami School of Architecture Rome Program
From April 5 through June 2, 2013. The Anthony R. Abraham Family Gallery at the Coral Gables Museum is presenting When in Rome: a selection of drawings and photographs by students enrolled in the University of Miami School of Architecture Rome Program, curated by Carmen Guerrero.
March 2013. Drawing inspiration from Gaia, Greek goddess of the earth, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) interior design students from the School of Architecture and Interior Design created a porcelain tiled dress that won an award for “Most Historical” concept at the March 16 International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Design Mix show.
Wolfsonian Museum – FIU. March 2013. Eighteen FIU architecture graduate students are spending a good deal of their spring semester closely examining objects from the Wolfsonian museum’s collection as part of their coursework for Space, Society and the Digital: Virtual Worlds and Visual Aesthetics, taught by Winifred E. Newman, associate professor in the College of Architecture + the Arts.
Presented by Miami Design Preservation League. Through May 9, 2013. MDPL’s Spring 2013 Lecture Series kicked off on Tuesday, March 26th with Jorge Kuperman discussing Louis Kahn. The lecture is titled, Inspiration and Realism in the Practice of Architecture. Kuperman talked about Louis Kahn’s principles.
From March 22 through May 12, 2013. View the prize-winning installation of the 2012 DawnTown design/build competition at HistoryMiami. For the past five years, DawnTown’s annual design ideas competition has attracted designers from around the world to present new and creative possibilities for Miami.
March 15, 2013, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Once the heroic image of class-consciousness and national character in the first half of the twentieth century, the worker has mainly disappeared from our contemporary visual landscape.
From February 9 through March 2, 2013. The course is designed for anyone who wants to know about Miami Beach’s unique architectural styles, from those Art Deco hotels to the fantastic, auto-revering hotels of the ’50s and ’60s known as Miami Modern, or MiMo. Over four Saturdays and 15 1/2 hours, historians, authors, architects, city officials, artists and veteran tour guides tell … +
Meet Sherry and John Petersik at Books & Books, Coral Gables. January 9, 7:30 p.m. and January 10, 6:00 p.m. John and Sherry Petersik, the husband-and-wife duo behind the DIY design blog Young House Love, had done little more than change a lightbulb when they bought their first house – a ranch-style fixer-upper in Richmond, Virginia – in the fall of 2006.
December 2012. Miami Beach residents have seen prized historic homes demolished in their city for years now. Sadly, local historic preservation laws do not adequately protect these houses which are integral to the fabric and quality of life of the community and representative of its history.
Exploring the Boundaries Between Art, Interior Design, Industrial Design, and FashionFrom November 29 through December 8, 2012. Glottman continues its tradition of celebrating the relationship between the arts and design in our contemporary lifestyle. This year he is featuring an installation in collaboration with trendsetting German/Swedish, textile firm Kinnasand (kinnasand.de) and vanguard Italian lighting company Viabizzuno (viabizzuno.com)
November 2012. Renovations have begun to the gallery’s building at 151 NW 24 Street, where the gallery has been located since 2000. When the gallery re-opens in February 2013, visitors will enter the new gallery space by walking through our adjacent lot into a new lobby on the east side of the building.
December 7, 2012. 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. The Creative Complex, a Miami-based graphic design shop, is organizing and hosting the first ever gallery dedicated to the art of nightlife graphic design. Alex Miranda, CEO of the company, believes it’s time to unmask the artists behind great event flyers we see across Miami.
From November 14, 2012 through February 17, 2013. Following up on a year of success, The Coral Gables Museum chose Building Bacardi: Architecture, Art & Identity as the featured exhibition to celebrate the museum’s first anniversary and the 150th anniversary of Bacardi – the family, Company and iconic brand.
The Works of Isabel Toledo and Ruben ToledoFrom November 9, 2012 through January 26, 2013. Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Museum of Art + Design and Terra Group in partnership with Bacardi present an evocative retrospective exhibition of the unique three-decade creative collaboration of award-winning fashion designer Isabel Toledo and her husband, artist Ruben Toledo at the Freedom Tower, the landmark Mediterranean Revival … +
Opening reception: October 17, 2012. 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.From October 17 through December 14, 2012. What is design? Why does design matter? The discussion continues… Join several local designers for the opening reception of Inventory Archive, an exhibition that expands on Inventory’s first two well-received design exhibitions. Check out what the buzz is about and help inaugurate Inventory’s new space in Miami’s … +
September 2012. MAD inItaly, owned and operated by Nadine Curmi Borgomanero, is a concept store that offers lifestyle furniture, art and home accessories handpicked from Italy.
September 6, 2012. 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Emporio dei Giovani, a luxury brand bringing designs from Italy, sets the artistic trend in Miami celebrating a Fashion’s Night Out event at LMNT Gallery located in Wynwood Art District. The best showpieces of Emporio dei Giovani’s autumn collection from awarded emerging designers, spanning the peninsula from Lake Garda to Sicily,
August 2012. Cartier is one of the first new luxury tenants to open in the Miami Design District. The new Cartier boutique will have a 4,331-square-feet store, with just under 3,000-square-feet for retail space. The boutique will feature a mix of Cartier’s jewelry, watches, accessories and fragrances.
August 2012. A number of local residents, business owners and developers are concerned about the number of historic Little Havana bungalows that have been razed (destroyed) in recent months – sometimes just to make way for a parking lot. Little Havana has more bungalows than any other neighborhood in Miami.