Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Monumental public works of art and design, medical innovation and a tea-centric art sale

Communitea Art Store Raises Money for London Chinese Community Centre In partnership with Roomfifty, Communitea—an online marketplace raising funds for the London Chinese Community Centre—has launched, with tea-centric prints by 55 artists and designers available from £20 each. The team decided on the tea theme not only because of its importance in Chinese culture, but also because it “encourages people to come together, chat and …

Two Observation Towers Link Iceland’s Tectonic Plates in 00group’s Monumental Proposal

Shanghai-based studio 00group’s concept for a new Icelandic monument, which they call “Anchor of the Plates,” bridges two tectonic plates on a site that overlooks a seismic fissure called Vogagjá. The monument is composed of two curving observation towers (one with a visitors center) bound by an adjustable rope bridge. A harmonious vision, the poetic swoop of the design lends functional value and offers numerous …

Film Producer Eva Maria Daniels Opens Diller Daniels Gallery in Her Home

A hub for Icelandic artists in an intimate Swiss setting

Twenty minutes from downtown Zurich, in the hills of Wollerau, Switzerland, independent film producer Eva Maria Daniels transformed her home into the Diller Daniels gallery, which officially opened on 11 March. A bridge between her Icelandic roots, her years working around the US and her future in Switzerland, the space embodies Daniels’ international scope and diverse passions. It’s also a cultural gift to her young son, …