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Somenotsukasa Yoshioka: a workshop ‘In Search of Forgotten Colours’

The 19th-century saw the industrialization of various manufacturing processes. One of which was the way in which materials were dyed. In the mid-1800s, the creation of synthetic dyes slowly pushed the use of natural dyes out. Traditional means for dying fabrics by using dyes made from various plants thus fell to the wayside. Somenotsukasa Yoshioka, […]

That’s a wrap for the future: looking back at the V&A’s ‘The Future Starts Here’

‘The Future Starts Here’ is a design exhibition reminiscent of the stories told about the World’s Fair. Futuristic, exciting, baffling, and at times intimidating advancements in design sometimes offer a glimpse into what could be in our world. We are used to the likes of such displays at tech or design shows – even car […]

The V&A’s Cast Courts’ face lift will soon be finished

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s cast collection saw its inauguration in 1873. In past few decades, though, the casts that filled Gallery 46A and 46B were looking a bit worse for wear. Due to building constructions at the museum and other galleries and exhibitions consuming most of museum staff’s attention, the casts were accumulating extra […]

The Art of the Game: in-game photography makes way for blurry lines between video game and art

What constitutes art and can video games fall into the confines of it as a category? This question is quite frankly one that verges on that which is trite and it capable of making your head spin. Video games are becoming a force that cannot be ignored as they take on the art and sports […]