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  1. May 2018
    1. "This is what it means to be a living artist in this contemporary art world,"

      The re designing of the Peacock Room has indeed shown the excessive nature of the design. the use of a whole lot of items in the decoration is the thing which is common for the artist in today's world. Yet it does not sync with the new style of minimal decoration with the openness in the space rather than the clustering of many things in one room. The use of simplicity which is the trend in today's design is lacking in the remix of the Peacock Room. For the trending designs see https://www.google.co.in/search?q=post+modern+decorating+style&rlz=1C1CHBF_enIN795IN795&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjnoPf__PfaAhVJOo8KHeGUCKgQ_AUICigB&biw=1366&bih=613

    2. Filthy Lucre

      The remix art of the “Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room,” designed by James McNeill Whistleraltered. The author had displeasure at the sight of the assemble of things used to design the dinning room. He regards it a case of waste of money in the luxurious decoration of the dinning hall. He in the beginning itself states the ruin of the room's decoration with the use of excessive items as well as mismatched items in the display.

    1. John Ruskin

      John Ruskin was a pioneer of the Arts and Craft movement in Britain. he was a critique of the Victorian Art. The Arts and Craft movement in Britain has been stated as being an inspiration of the creation of things with aesthetic beauty as well as influenced by the detestation of the modern civilization. It Ruskin was the one that brought about the change and reform to the modernization brought about by the Industrial Revolution.

    2. “Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room,”

      The James McNeill Whistleraltered's desire for an aesthetic that embraced everything was finally realized in the dining room. The dining room had complemented the frame of one of his own paintings, The Princess from the Land of Porcelain, which held the place of honor above the mantelpiece. For the Leyland dining room, he adopted the natural patterns and iridescent coloration of a peacock feather. The aesthetic beauty that he had assumed was put out in the dinning room design.

    3. A mania for things Asian raged in England then, in concert with the aestheticist movement—a reaction, exalting unalloyed beauty, against the moralistic constraints of Victorian taste. Whistler was the trend’s leading light.

      The trend for the Asian decor items in England that challenged the Victorian design was a supported by the British trade with China. Porcelain was a product that was the main item of import from China. Chinese ceramics continued to be admired and collected. In 1883, the Victoria and Albert Museum bought Chinese 240 ceramics. Chinese ceramics influenced British art potters such as Bernard Moore and William Howson Taylor who experimented with Chinese style glazes with great success at the end of the Victorian period. The influx of the ceramics from China had a great contribution in changing the aesthetic movement in Britain. Details see http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/the-victorian-vision-of-china-and-japan/

    1. Patina is a word that people throw around, but it’s real, in that it’s earned and should really be appreciated. One of the reasons I always love rehabilitating “ruined” properties is because I will not obliterate the patina of age

      The author's love for preserving the old and the acquired thing is seen here. She talks about the aesthetics of the rustic old things that can be preserved and used in the design of the interiors. The patina of the old things has its own charm that brings about a change in the new design yet bringing in some change. The comfort of the old belongings are found in the new design. For Images of patina furniture see https://www.google.co.in/search?q=patina+furniture&rlz=1C1CHBF_enIN795IN795&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjdqueu7_faAhVBrY8KHeAtDBIQsAQINw&biw=1366&bih=613

    2. My aesthetic yardstick is, and always has been, comfort. Who cares if the table tops are not quite true? If the scale of upholstered furniture is slightly off? If some turned table legs are cabriolet and others are claw and ball? Getting everything to match and conform seamlessly to some ideal of perfection was never an option for me.

      Comfort is the key word that should be in the interior design world. Though there is a claim by the designers for comfort with style, the post modern designs have more of the form over function motto that leads to a modern aesthetic design but to a little uncomfortable use. The focus is more for the visual presentation. Yet there are also designs that do not confirm to these notions, and go with the imperfection and comfort in things, which can also altogether be a example of aesthetic sense but with a different outlook. It a trend in the present times.

    3. You can’t dance in a corner. An over-decorated/accessorized space leaves little room to do anything but sit with knees pressed together

      The author's concern are with the heavily furnished rooms, especially the living rooms where there is a tendency to accumulate a whole lot of items. The items that were acquired from the antique store or a souvenir from the vacations, tends to be kept for a demonstration which fills the living room. The over decoration does not live any space for any other activities. And now it is the trend to keep the interiors very open and not cramped by the furniture and the decorative items.

    4. Wabi-Sabi

      Wabi-Sabi, defines the Japanese aesthetics and as stated by the author Leonard Koren, it is a beauty of things that that are "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". It is a principle of design. The phrase is a combination of two distinct Japanese concepts: Wabi, refers to a kind of transcendental beauty which is subtle imperfection; and Sabi, is the term that refers to beauty that comes with time, such as the patina found on aged copper. It is a unique style of design that presents and accommodates a relaxing environment for the interiors of a house.

  2. Apr 2018
    1. In addition to the escalators and new forms of lighting, new department stores featured another marvel of modern technology: central air. The heating, air-conditioning, and bright lights eliminated the need for windows, so in the 1950s and ’60s, stores without windows were built inside new shopping malls. “It was all a part of creating this shopping atmosphere that felt modern,” Wood says. “Everything about it made people want to shop. Air-conditioning, which most people didn’t have at home, was a huge draw, especially in places like Texas where it’s oppressively hot.”

      Like the varied forms of technological advances that were used in the 19th and the 20th centuries to attract the consumers, in the 21st century, the internet sites used the same technological advances to attract the shoppers for a convenient shopping experience. The various online sites, whether brands or independent portals have made use of the technological advances such as smart phone application technology, easier and safer payment modes including cashless transactions, convenient exchange systems and even doorstep trial options. The growing competition in the internet market has led to development of more innovative ideas for the promotion.

    2. “The stores were designed to create an expansive view so you could come off of the escalator, look around, and see all of the well-labeled departments, instead of having the departments walled off,” Wood says. “It was all about paring down the interior. The stores were beautiful spaces that looked and felt modern to people and were simple to walk around. And Loewy’s plan wasn’t just about how shoppers experienced the space, but how the stores could more efficiently sell their merchandise.”

      The article traces the development of the retail stores to accommodate the growing consumers especially the population from the middle class. The design of the outlets was changed from closed spaces to more open and accessible place in the malls to attract the people and provide open options for the not so wealthy class. See images http://www.itp.net/596297-samsung-opens-new-brand-shop-at-moe https://campbellrigg.com/fashion/familia-fashion-store-design-and-branding

    1. The fraught United States presidential election cycle of 2016 has revealed a country divided along geographical and ideological lines. It has also bolstered a narrative of haves and have-nots, pitting the so-called coastal elites against “heartland” America.