The The Weyling Blog Blog

Ulla Johnson, welcome to Weylin!

We loved hosting Ulla Johnson’s fashion show. Once -not again- we had the honor of being different and that every time is never “once again”.   By Nichole Phelps from Vogue Magazine. It was an epic trip from Vogue’s World Trade Center office to Williamsburg for Ulla Johnson’s show, one long hour in the car. But… Read More

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The Greek Key Frieze

So many times we see things and we never get to think about the origin. Because these elements may seem so simple and natural to us that we could never imagine there could be a deeper meaning behind. In Classical Architecture, one of the most recognizable decorative elements is the good old Greek Key Frieze, which… Read More

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Sketching: The Methods of Hubert Robert and Humphry Repton

If you want to get to the moon, somebody’s got to build a rocket! That’s what these masters, Hubert Robert and Humphry Repton, used to do with their unbelievable way of sketching, and thinking. Once again, The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art is open to another incredible course. If you feel the roots, don’t miss… Read More

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The Herter Brothers

Masters of Interior Design, The Herter Brothers had eclecticism running in their blood flow! They were the masters of their craft and proposed such a beautiful combination of different styles yet accomplishing incredibly balanced and harmonious pieces of furniture. They were wild as Queen Victoria, sophisticated as the traditional Japanese art and beautiful as the… Read More

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Filippo Brunelleschi – Godfather of Domes

Filippo Brunelleschi is definitely one of the greatest influencers in architecture, and the one who solved the big challenge of finishing the first dome in its style: The famous Florence Cathedral. Based on sacred geometry and the deepest mathematical research, the dome was completed. The cathedral had been started in a later rejected Gothic style,… Read More

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Reasons To Be Cheerful

Reasons To Be Cheerful Even though it seems mostly everyone is being tackled by how fast the world is going round; there still are some organizations created by people who are even faster at the time of thinking and doing. One of these exemplary characters is David Byrne. He as always been ahead of his… Read More

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Objective League

Architecture: A few more days to see this super exhibition by The League! An exhibition featuring work from League Prize 2018 winners. The winners’ site-specific installations for the 2018 exhibition both document their work and give form to their ideas. Stretching across the gallery window, Lap Chi Kwong and Alison Von Glinow’s installation features a scale plywood model… Read More

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Peter B. Wight and Yale University Ahead of their Time

Peter Bonnett Wight, who designed our original Williamsburgh Savings Bank interiors, and Yale University were way ahead of their time supporting the arts, education and making history changing moves. Street Hall is a historic building on Old Campus of Yale University. It housed the first collegiate art school in the United States, a gift from Augustus… Read More

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Samm Henshaw is the Root and the Tree

How many names can cross your mind and heart when you listen to Samm Henshaw? Otis Redding, Amy Winehouse, Sam Cooke, James Brown, Bill Withers, The Rolling Stones, Irma Thomas, Dr. Dre, Bob Marley, Etta James…to name just a few… So many times people say things like “everything has already been invented and there’s nothing… Read More

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