Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Coyote Urban Boutique

Construction is set to begin on Coyote Urban Boutique in downtown Fort Worth. Located on Houston Street across from Reata, it will offer women's clothing and accessories with an "urban edge". The major feature of the interior is a curved ledgestone wall defining a variety of display areas. It's also worthwhile to see the beautiful store identity and website designed by Bill Brammer at fusion29.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ciudad Universitaria

I recently visited Ciudad Universitaria, the main campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City. The entire 1,100 hectare campus is a UNESCO World Heritage site and includes a nature preserve and museums in addition to the university buildings. The campus also functions as a popular park serving the immense capital city. The Central Library, with murals by Juan O’Gorman, is the most recognizable building on the campus. The entire complex acknowledges history while creating an optimistic and progressive vision of the future. Definitely worth a visit...

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Karl Benjamin

Karl Benjamin, a self-described "hard-edge abstractionist" and a major figure in post-war California art, passed away recently. I discovered his paintings several years ago when they were featured in a show on West Coast Modernism. His reputation has grown as more attention is been paid to artists outside the New York Abstract Expressionists canon. Hopefully a major retrospective of his work will be organized soon.