Shady Area Gets Inspirational Light

Rainbow reinvented! 🙂


Alabama Underpass Gets Light Show

We love when life’s everyday objects receive an artistic second life. Take this Alabama underpass, beautifully transformed into a colorful lightshow via artist Bill Fitzgibbons. Aptly named “Light Rails”, the underpass is lit using a computerized LED system and shines for all that pass by to enjoy.

“The installation created in collaboration with REV Birmingham is part of a master plan being developed by a team of local artists, designers and lighting experts, aiming to create a vision for liveliness, connectivity, community cohesiveness and a greater sense of security in Birmingham by illuminating key structures and pedestrian traffic points within the City Center and surrounding districts.”

How cool is that? We certainly advocate making life more colorful, especially in the darkest of places.

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Artist: Bill FitzGibbons
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VCAD Interior Design Students ReDesign for Charity

One great example of “design that matters” 🙂

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On December 13, 2012 the Visual College of Art and Design (VCAD) Interior Design students were involved in the re-design project of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre that is located in Vancouver, BC.

VCAD senior interior design student Giovanna was a coordinator and manager of the project along with the VCAD instructor Rene Picard. She explains that in order to get some real world experience as the interior designers they decided to re-design the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre after carrying out an extensive research on various charity organizations. According to Giovanna because of the range and nature of the services the center provides that was a perfect fit for the project.

Christopher says that one of his classmates mentioned that the downtown eastside was not very well to do area, which was one of the biggest determinants why…

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Tonight or Never

The day I finally publish this blog is a day I’ll remember for years to come. I’ve named, renamed, designed, redesigned, brainstormed and prayed about having my own (long-running) blog for an unknown amount of months after university. [Cutting myself short.] And today, here is yet another which I sincerely plan to nurture.

…I envy people with seemingly incessant sum of talents, especially towards the art realm- visual arts, performing arts, literature, culinary arts. But I have always admired people who would ungrudgingly shave off a couple of ZzzZzz-ing hours just to pursue their dream by (temporarily) taking them on as night jobs. So here’s to me, and here’s to me trying to give up my habit of over-sleeping. And cheers to me seeking to share the beauty I see in life. From tonight onwards, this is my self-proclaimed night-job.

Before facing another hectic Monday, I am finally shying away from timidity and looking forward to hitting “publish” every now and then. For the great many that are like me- confident when alone- NOW is the time! Pursue that job, work for that life (but sleep for those eye bags! ;)). “Later” usually rarely comes around.

Good night. See you in the morning! 🙂