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Bicycle Diaries

20 Years ago Holland seemed to be the only country to hold a civilization capable of biking more than driving. The feeling was amazing and uniquely romantic. In the midst of the technological revolution the Dutch streets and alleys were packed with bikers riding old classic style black bicycles.  The 90’s were hopefully the last… Read More

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Sustainability: Is it the end of “Classical Architecture”?

Way back in the day, cavemen chose their homes in order to inhabit their natural surroundings, which was actually really meant “to survive”. By selecting a good protecting cave they were able to get by; hunting, fishing, getting water or building a fire for the cooking. It was rough, but above all there was harmony… Read More

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The Dakota: 38 Years Away

One of the most iconic New York City buildings’ glamour seems to fade away throughout the years. In December, it’s been 38 years since John Lennon was assassinated as he was entering the Porte-Cochére of The Dakota. Such an event stained the fanciness and glamour of actually one of the most beautiful apartment buildings in… Read More

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Preservation: Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards 2018

Call for Nominations: Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards Deadline for submissions: Friday, January 11, 2019, 5:00pm The New York Landmarks Conservancy has been a leader in preserving, restoring, and reusing New York City’s architectural legacy for more than 45 years. The Moses Awards are the Conservancy’s highest honors for outstanding preservation work. Named in honor of… Read More

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Cooking the Search for Meaning

There is something in common about the the different forms of art and design careers: The search for meaning; meaning in the eventual piece of art/design itself as well as what said piece actually means to the artist/designer. Any professional who has taken this search in the art and design fields knows the feeling. It’s… Read More

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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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