Studio Visit: John O’Reilly

Ground up bones and porcelain dust in a series of biological sculptures

In advance of his first solo exhibition “I stand and look at them long and long” at RH Gallery, we stopped by John O’Reilly‘s Brooklyn studio to see what the young artist had on tap. The warehouse space is shared between four sculptural artists working with communal equipment and unparalleled resourcefulness. O’Reilly, for his part, mixes porcelain with bone powder and polyrethane resin to cast …

The Scholium Project

A philosopher's reductive approach to wine challenges the palate and the industry

The idea of switching careers in mid-life may seem far-fetched for most, but for philosophy professor Abe Schoener this aspiration became a reality when he decided to turn the tables in 1998 and become a student of viticulture. Taking sabbatical from St. John’s College, Schoener headed west where he enrolled as an intern at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa to gain some insight on …

Algaerium

DIY biology inspires algae-based design

This year the clear movement at the London Design Festival was design concepts derived from biology. With a push by the Global Color Research, London’s premier color and trend forecasting agency, “Botanics” has made it’s way onto the design scene, defined as a vibrant celebration of natural color, well-being and references to organic forms in design and architecture. Designer and materiologist Marin Sawa perfectly illustrates …