Grace, 25, Chicago native. I have been interested in fine art, interior design, architecture, and urban planning since I was very young. By day I work in real estate, but I hope to eventually contribute to the design community as a professional and not just an enthusiast. In the mean time, this is my inspiriation portfolio.
Bart Synowiec is a Toronto, Canada, based fine art photographer whose primary works encompass forgotten and unfamiliar architectural and industrial environments. Despite the contrasting subject matter of these seldomly seen locations, he strives to exhibit a sense of calm, order and balance through attention to detail, symmetry and composition. He searches for subjects that are rich in detail and classical in nature, framing them in a contemporary way. Regarding these images he states that they ‘emphasize the importance of architectural appreciation and preservation by highlighting some of our worlds most striking locations; evoking a dialogue between beauty and atrophy, decadence and decline.’
Imagination Playground is a breakthrough playspace concept designed pro-bono by David Rockwell to encourage child-directed, unstructured free play. With a focus on loose parts, Imagination Playground offers a changing array of elements that allows children to constantly reconfigure their environment and to design their own course of play.
After five years of research, development, focus groups and testing, the flagship Imagination Playground Park at Burling Slip opened in July 2010, realized by Rockwell Group in collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.Giant foam blocks, mats, wagons, fabric and crates overflow with creative potential for children to play, dream, build and explore endless possibilities.