Lamy

24 Feb 19
alissa duke

I recently learnt about the Drawing Studio at Melbourne Museum. A few times a years the Museum invites people to register to attend the Drawing Studio and you can request a specimen from the Museum’s collection to draw. I had no idea what to choose, so asked for a kangaroo or wallaby. I had no […]

23 Feb 19
Doodlewash®

When met with a prompt of vegetables today, I first thought of cucumbers, but then realized they’re technically a fruit, like tomatoes. This always creates an interesting problem trying to juggle the definitions between botanists and the culinary world. So, I just pickled them instead. Not something you’d find naturally in nature, but definitely something […]

23 Feb 19
solonchan

回想上世纪六十年代的香港,那是一個充滿懷舊色彩的時代,那是粵語長片陳寶珠、蕭芳芳的伊士曼柯達膠片年代,那是在街上還會看到人力車、女人穿長衫的東方之珠風情,那是王家衛的《花樣年華》。然而一九六六年在德國的一間小鋼筆公司 Lamy 鋭意革新,聘請在工業設計領域的著名設計師 Gerd Müller,設計一枝名為 Lamy 2000 的鋼筆,自此 Lamy 鋼筆風行全世界。此筆在五十多年前開始生產,設計一直維持不變,就算以今天的眼光看,五十多年前的設計還是相當前衛、摩登。無他,Lamy 2000 的設計師使用了「包浩斯」設計元素,使其外型設計歷久常新。 追本溯源包浩斯設計風格,要從整整一百年前説起在。在一九一九年三月二十日,德國建築師瓦爾特·格羅佩斯申請在魏瑪市建立一間設計學院,一間名為 Bauhaus 包浩斯設計學院在四月一日正式成立,學院自此訓練設計人才,直至一九三三年給納綷黨關閉為止。相信格羅佩斯在當日沒有預料這個建校决定有翻天覆地的影響,學校成為孕育設計師、建築師的文化搖籃,引領此後一百年的設計風潮。學院雖然只辦了十四年便關閉,但師生移居世界各地後,繼續把包浩斯設計意念影響不同領域,包括建築、時裝、傢俬、平面設計等等。 Bauhaus 由德文「Bau」和「Haus」兩個字組成,「Bau」為建築,「Haus」為房屋之意。第一次世界大戰後歐洲百廢待興,利用十九世紀末工業革命開始大量生產的廉價材料所興建的建築物缺乏美感,格羅佩斯主張結合藝術、手工藝與工業來提升設計水平。包浩斯設計的基本理念是 「Form follows function」,意思是說產品的每一個構件不是為了增加美感,而是為功能而服務。設計師只使用物料本身的線條、形狀和顏色來增加美感,而顏色只選用黑、白、灰和紅黄藍三原色。由包浩斯設計風格直接衍生的 International Style 建築主義就是只用簡單的幾何圖型和使用幾個原色,這種建築不用任何帶有地域特色、民族風格或宗教有關的圖案和色彩,反而能打破地域界限,成為一個普世能欣賞的現代建築設計。 十八、九歲時到大學建築系面試。記得當時考官提出的問題:「試論遠東金融中心的設計。」當日的我是一名屋村少年才識不逮,對一棟簡約的金色長方體建築物,未能如數家珍說出其設計意念及其血統源流,當然未能得考官青睞。眨眼間三十多年容易又過去,每次看到這一棟矗立在維多利亞港海傍的大厦,不期然想起這一段和建築學系擦身而過的往事。也許出於興趣,這些年來閒時也留心在建築方面的資訊,當作補回沒有上的「建築101」那一堂課。也許,今天再來一次面試的話,應該有所長進,會有較上一次好的答案吧。 建築物是一件一件超大型的雕塑,建築物所在的城市是一所開放式的展覽館,讓有心人隨意免費欣賞。建築是一件你和我每天都和她發生關係的藝術品,有這樣密切關係的前提下,不妨多了解建築藝術。除了建業外,包浩斯設計也影響了一代又一代的產品設計,在日常生话中經常接觸但我們可能没有留意的設計也源自一百年前的包浩斯學院,包括百靈牌電器、蘋果產品、宜家傢俬,甚至現代化的路牌、指示牌等等。重温這段設計歷史進程,很難想象沒有了包浩斯設計的出現,沒有了現代、後現代、後後現代等等的設計潮流所影響的所有產品,我們還生活在古典設計元素的環境,那是一個多麽枯燥乏味的世界。 為慶祝一百週年紀念,一輛載着包浩斯學校的缩小模型將會去到幾個城市展出,包括德國的德紹、柏林、剛果的金沙薩,最後十月將會來到香港展出。也以此文向這個浩浩蕩蕩潮流的先驅者, 脱帽致敬。

23 Feb 19
Pen Ink Paper

Every so often a pen will come along that really surprises me, and the Jinhao 992 is one such pen. Looking at the pen from a distance it is just another low-cost, Chinese manufactured fountain pen in an ever-expanding sea of other low cost Chinese pens, but get a bit closer and spend some time […]

23 Feb 19
Archy news nety

YouTube stream-ripper FLVTO.biz on February 22nd. The Russian-based site is now operating with impunity. YouTube 'stream-ripper'. Now, major labels Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony Music Entertainment are appealing to quick defeat at the hands of Russia-based stream-ripper FLVTO.biz. Alongside the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), alongside hired counsel Jenner & Block. […]

23 Feb 19
Doodlewash®

When I was a kid, all I ever wanted was to be an adult so I could do all of those adult things. The moment I became one, I realized all of those things weren’t as cool as I thought they were. I’m sure we’ve all run into bits of adulting that are nothing short […]

22 Feb 19
Margaret McCarthy Hunt Art

Not my best rendering of Mario. Probably took five minutes to draw. Little color test swatches on bottom Right. Lazy day. Still don’t think I am over all my jaunts of the last two and half weeks. Aka jet lag. Colored him with my watercolor pencils using yellow ochre burnt sienna a grey. Chrome green […]

22 Feb 19
What's up at Ravens March.

Last week, when I ceased to exist here, I listened to an item on CBC Radio about a recent documentary on the topic of Flat Earthers (or, as one who is not in their camp has called them, “Globe Deniers”) and I thought Oh, damn it. They’re getting into the main stream. About three years ago, […]

22 Feb 19
Electronic_learning

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22 Feb 19
Ouachita Parish History Tidbits

I wrote this for LA Road Trips back in 2011:             Everyone is familiar with Lamy Lane and Louisville Avenue in Monroe, but very few know anything about the family they were named for.  No descendants of that illustrious name remain, but the family’s legacy has an impact still felt today.              On May 7, […]

22 Feb 19
world news

By NICOLE LAMY Nonfiction titles that made a splash on both the page and the big screen. Published: February 22, 2019 at 05:00AM from NYT Books https://ift.tt/2NjfoG7

22 Feb 19
Golden News

By NICOLE LAMY Nonfiction titles that made a splash on both the page and the big screen. Published: February 22, 2019 at 12:00AM from NYT Books https://ift.tt/2NjfoG7 via

22 Feb 19
Daily News

By NICOLE LAMY Nonfiction titles that made a splash on both the page and the big screen. Published: February 21, 2019 at 06:00PM from NYT Books https://ift.tt/2NjfoG7