Running a Thriving Art Gallery with Ghost

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                                Visiting an art gallery is meant to be an all-encompassing experience, but how do you take it to the masses when you’re located in a brick and mortar building? One such place, <a href=";dc_trk_aid=427759619;dc_trk_cid=106412818;dc_lat=;dc_rdid=;tag_for_child_directed_treatment=;tfua="  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ghost</a>, is using Squarespace to make their exhibits come alive for art lovers near and far by doing things like embedding an artist&#8217;s VR video into their site, allowing people who couldn’t be at the actual show the opportunity to experience it from their screens.

Photo: Agustin Hernandez

Ghost is a contemporary art gallery located in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, with a satellite location on The Lower East Side, Manhattan. Their focus is to aid in the development of emerging artists and to provide an open platform for sharing new ideas, something we
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The Glorious Object: 42 Artists, 42 Cubic Feet of Fantastic

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                                A new exhibition is in town at the <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Patrick Parrish Gallery</a> in New York City. Curated by artist <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Rodger Stevens</a>, <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external"><em>The Glorious Object: 42 Artists, 42 Cubic Feet of Fantastic</em></a> showcases an impressive list of 42 artists and designers of various disciplines: sculpture, lighting, ceramics, textiles, woodwork and the unclassifiable. Stevens wanted to give the 6 x 7 wooden wall unit more of a spotlight after coming across it last summer on the lower level of TriBeCa art gallery. It now holds a myriad of special works, on view now through January 13, 2018.
The list of artists includes: Lindsey Adelman, Ariele Alasko, Dana Barnes, Bec Brittain, Malu Byrne, Lauren Clay, Ben Erickson, Johanna Goodman, Hiroyuki Hamada, Damien Hoar De Galvan, Doug Johnston, Sigve Knutson, Steven Haulenbeek, Tyler Hays, Cody Hoyt, Pat Kim, Kieran Kinsella, Kasper Kjeldgaard, Jason Krugman, Christopher Kurtz, Eleanor Lakelin, Chris Lehrecke, Juliana, Cerqueira Leite, Zach
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Design Milk Travels to… Mexico City

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                                I find Mexico City like a glass of mezcal: complex, intriguing, wonderfully different and recognizably distinguishable. The city is a real life &#8220;Where&#8217;s Waldo?&#8221; spread where, at first, you&#8217;ll be overwhelmed with all the possible places to uncover but as you narrow down your search, you can find everything from baroque cathedrals, historic <em>palacios</em>, modern architecture, iconic homes, contemporary showrooms, folk and street art, and so much more. If you&#8217;re about to book a trip to CDMX, keep reading for an itinerary that&#8217;s made for the modern adventurer.


La Valise

La Valise: Sometimes, it’s inevitable that you have to work while on vacation. If you’re going to work, why not do it in bed…and outdoors? Yves Naman worked with French designer Emmanuel Picault to transform this 1920s townhouse into a trio of suites: El Patio, La Luna and La Terraza, the latter of which
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Weekend Retreat in Australia Welcomes Climbers and Artists

Outside building with deck - Australian weekend retreat
Imagined as a weekend retreat in the Sydney Blue Mountains, Australia, Little Hartley House by Urban Possible addresses the living needs of two avid climbers — a professor and an art gallery owner. The single level, three-bedroom house features an artists’ studio, plenty of entertaining space and a sauna for after a day of climbing. The public and private areas of the project were divided in two and connected by a butterfly roof. Potential bushfires dictated the use of tough materials, such as Corten steel, recycled blackbutt cladding and double glazing. “On the north eastern façade, a rhythm is set with repetitive Corten panels, interspersed with high pivoting doors,” the architects explained. “On the north, two tripartite sliding doors recess themselves behind the chimney leading occupants through to the entertaining deck.”
Back of building surrounded by trees - Australian weekend retreat
Every weekend, the residence (now transformed into a revolving art gallery) is filled with artists and climbers. All living spaces are minimalist with
Front deck into living room - Australian weekend retreat
Outside panels and doors - Australian weekend retreat
Exterior corridor - Australian weekend retreat
Living room and kitchen leading to deck - Australian weekend retreat
Bathroom with large window - Australian weekend retreat
Exterior at dusk into bathroom - Australian weekend retreat
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Japanese Dwelling is Part Home, Part Art Gallery

Outside front of Gaze building - Japanese home designTokyo-based firm APOLLO Architects completed the design for a mixed-use living and art gallery building in Obu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Named Gaze, the 893-square-foot project consists of three stacked floors. The first floor is created with reinforced concrete and glass, while the second and third floors are made from wood with galvanized steel siding, making the entire building from afar look like it’s suspended in air. The owner’s art gallery is located on ground level with part of the exhibit featured underground. The surrounding glass reflects on the window for a pleasing effect for passersby. Up close of art gallery through window - Japanese home design The living areas on the second level are accessed through a separate stairway in the back of the building. A minimalist design scheme in neutral tones is a natural extension for the art gallery below. Natural light flows through the space, thanks to a series of lateral windows and skylights. All bedrooms are located upstairs, in the cantilevered
Inside art gallery - Japanese home design
Doorway to upstairs - Japanese home design
Stairwell - Japanese home design
Kitchen - Japanese home design
Living room - Japanese home design
Living room with view of deck - Japanese home design
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Bendigo Art Gallery by Fender Katsalidis Architects

Australian-based photographer Peter Clarke has sent us his photos of the Bendigo Art Gallery by Fender Katsalidis Architects.










About the project

Fender Katsalidis Architects has been responsible for the Bendigo Art Gallery’s internal refurbishment and expanding architectural footprint. Internal galleries have been designed as flexible white box environments, while the dramatic steel cube of the new Pavilion Gallery makes a strong visual statement with recycled timber contrasted with rust-red Corten steel.

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