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Frank Gehry: Let it Loose!

Can you imagine designing a building out of doodling with a black ink pen on a napkin or a pocket notepad? Well, that is kind of what Master Architect Frank Gehry does, right? He happens to be one of those enviable designers who’s not afraid of trying new techniques and constantly challenging himself and his… Read More

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Artisans go Artists in 1875

Along the line of thought about the differences between art and design, careers led by artists and designers; we shouldn’t forget those who actually played a “glue role” of getting both closer: The 19th Century artisans. It was the year Weylin’s doors were opened as The Williamsburgh Savings Bank, when artisans officially started being referred… Read More

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Beauty: Sagmeister & Walsh

Some people say there is a fine line between art and design. Sometimes the so called “fine line” means you can barely see it and that those two fields are almost the same. In this case, it is true that the line is there but it’s not that fine. Everything is communication in its own… Read More

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Proportional Porticos

Most of classical architecture is supposed to have so many proportional relations in between each and everyone of its elements, trying to continue the work of nature by its sacred geometry. Don’t miss out this amazing workshop about the Proportional Porticos at The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. The portico is both a complete… Read More

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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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