“The Museum OF Fine Arts” in Boston is now featuring a new set of design ideas called Doodles: a display (in the museum’s current “Megacities Asia” show) of bicycles that can be seen from now until July 17th.
These design ideas in the museum’s exhibit are all about the huge scale and pace of the 21st century East and South Asian city life. In order for the museum to show that, they use everyday objects that create a deeply engaging experience. The big-scale productions are displayed in outdoor and indoor spaces throughout the museum, showing everyday critical rural issues such as pollution, consumption, migrations from rural to urban, and construction, while commemorating or celebrating the vibrancy of nowadays urban environment.
From the bikes (that, until very recently, suffused the streets of Beijing) to the infinite stream of migrants densely packed all over Mumbai, works (by artists like Ai Weiwei or Hema Upadhay) induce the endless motion that describes the emerging megacities.
Through its selection of products that, in terms of material, iconography and construction, fit the theme, the Museum’s shop supports the entire exhibit.
The Museum purchased their Doodles bicycles design ideas through a program called Write Away, that allowed them to stock up on this output, as well as on some other summer and spring items, in the meantime taking advantage of right away shipping and special terms. The Director of Sales and Marketing for Design Ideas, Randa Hinds, stated that it is precisely what their Write Away program is made for. She also said that it is very satisfying to hear that their products are a perfect fit when it comes to trends and merchandising shows, but it’s even a better feeling when she knows that they can provide for their customers the opportunity to save money and time in the process.
This month’s number of BHG (Better Homes and Gardens magazine) gathered some of their most favorite home accessories in order to design a room soaked in turquoise, their favorite color this month. They said that this energetic, shooting color goes really well with green, blue, black and copper, and they are absolutely correct.
A throwback to the mid-century modern design is the Farnsworth terrarium. Made to function as a terrarium, it can also be a beautiful vessel for candles, or, if you fell like it, you can make it the home for some particular objects that you’d like to share and display. Assembled (by hand) with a specially made, light-cured glue, the said terrarium’s joints illuminate with a green-turquoise glass glow. In order to insert objects, remove the roof panel.
The Presley Taper Holder brings a modern light to the classic shape, made to hand-carry candles from one room to another. Made of green (as in recycled) glass, it’s simple shape finely accentuate the turquoise décor.