Futuristic Structures

The engineering firm, ARUP has come up with a mock-up design for a building of the future -2050. Perhaps we need some new modular construction toys or recycled elements to inspire our youngest architects to play with these ideas. I can imagine that if some of these...

Winter Blues…and Red and Orange

Winter Blues…and red and orange and yellow and green and purple…and white and shadows Just in case the dark, cold and snowy winter days are getting you down, these two constructive and aesthetically pleasing winter design projects by engineering student Daniel Gray...

Temporary Carpets

Here are some more tantalizing images of what happens when ordinary objects are assembled into formal, geometric compositions by artists and designer. These “temporary” carpets are reminiscent of the structures that young children create with blocks. Although...

MoMA Workshop -Blocks Tell A Story

My Final Workshop at MoMA – Wednesday, November 14th Free and open to the public 25 people limit Blocks Tell a Story: Creating Narratives in Space and Time Led by toy designer and educator Karen Hewitt of Burlington, Vermont–based Learning Materials Workshop,...

Beauty and Poetry in the Everyday

These Sakir Gökçebag  images should be of interest to teachers of young children as well as artists.“Removing everyday objects from their customary context” and seeing the beauty and poetry in these images is part of young children’s everyday experience.   Dr....