Is This the Most Surprising Location for a Pop-up Restaurant?

Curator: Blok Design
date: March 13, 2015
Categories: Architecture
Tags: food

This idea should get an award just for best use of a frozen river. Raw, a gallery based in Winnipeg, Canada, has embraced the city's arctic climes by creating a fine dining experience situated literally atop the Assiniboine and Red Rivers. Now in its third year, they invite architecture firms from around the world to submit a design. 

This year's winning proposal is from OS31. It was the startling simplicity of shapes that caught our eye and made us wish, for a brief moment, that we could book a seat at the table just to experience it. 

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José León Cerrillo, an Artist Exploring the "In-Between" Spaces

Curator: Blok Design
date: March 12, 2015
Categories: Art

We've always been intrigued by the in-between spaces, those that are ambiguous by nature. Perhaps that's why we're so drawn to the work of contemporary artist José León Cerrillo. In a recent show, “The New Psychology,” he plays with the absence of form, exploring the transformation from the abstract to the concrete with a stunning use of simple, graphic lines and shapes.

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The Exceptional Typography of Les Graphiquants

Curator: Blok Design
date: March 11, 2015
Categories: Typography

We're great admirers of the work of Les Graphiquants, a studio based in Paris. They consistently push design at every level, playing with textures and space—always with extraordinary grace and beauty. Their typography is no exception, and is simply breathtaking.

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Montreal Design Studio Paprika Play Tricks on Your Memory

Curator: Blok Design
date: March 10, 2015
Categories: Art, Experience Design, Illustration

Aire BNC : Trous de mémoire (v.f.) from Paprika on Vimeo.

As always Montreal design studio Paprika continues to surprise and delight us with their gift for engaging our emotions. For the second year in a row, they were invited to create an art installation for the Aire Banque Nationale in Amherst Park. 

Titled "Trous de Mémoire" (Memory Gaps), the installation's bold, illustrated panels play with your perception of memory, both literally and metaphorically. It inspires you to build your own narrative and to change your story as your perspective shifts.

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Artist Thomas Raat's Inquiry into Meaning and Truth (and More)

Curator: Blok Design
date: March 9, 2015
Categories: Book & Magazine Design
Tags: art

Books are an obsession and passion of the studio. We fell in love with this one by Thomas Raat. It's a brilliant synergy of everything we believe in: content that challenges and questions your view of the world, stunning graphics, and truly exceptional craftsmanship. 

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