Taylor Design Blog

Sharing. Telling. Creating.

By

Sticks and Stones

Jon Foreman is a Wales-based artist who creates organic arrangements of land art made from stones, broken glass, driftwood, ashes, leaves, seashells, and debris. His densely arranged pieces are found sweeping across the sand on the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales where he currently lives. His exquisite constructions can also be found inland, where he meticulously… Read More

By

What Luck!

In 2017, a Watertown, Connecticut barn was deemed abandoned. The impending sale of the estate required that the contents of the barn be liquidated. A contractor was hired, a dumpster was brought in and the barn was to be emptied. Contractor, George Martin was tasked with clearing out the items, some of which were canvases… Read More

By

“A Plant, an Animal, and a Microbe…

…all mixed into one” is how David Vaughn describes the biology of a coral. David Vaughn has spent his career as an aquaculture scientist developing industrial production techniques for growing oysters, shrimp, and fish. It is in the past 15 years of his career where he has turned his industrial production knowledge to coral production… Read More

By

A Poster a Day

When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th, it triggered Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II and has caused the senseless deaths of thousands of soldiers and civilians alike. Watching the war unfold on your phone is unbelievably disheartening and the feeling of powerlessness to change the course of this horrific war is paralyzing.… Read More

By

Ultra-Deep Drilling Could Provide Us With Limitless Geothermal Energy

An article on reddit recently grabbed my attention. It was about a company designing ultra-deep drilling procedures and equipment with the help of fusion technology. Ultra-deep drilling is much, much deeper than traditional oil drilling, or fracking. It’s theoretically capable of drilling through the Earth’s crust to get to the molten core. Why would anybody… Read More

By

Sam the Big Gulp

Artist Sam Keller (aka the Big Gulp) grew up in Brooklyn, NY. As a child he was drawn to the environment surrounding him and he would find and collect objects from the streets of New York. In Keller’s teenage years, his bedroom walls were decorated with advertisements collected from NY subway cars. His interest went… Read More

By

The Endurance has Endured

Last October I wrote a TD blog post about photographer Frank Hurley’s images from Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition from 1914-1917. Frank Hurley was hired by Shackleton to document his Antarctic expedition on the Endurance. The story of the Endurance and its crew is harrowing and is one of the greatest survival stories of… Read More

By

Pysanky, the Ukrainian Easter Tradition

Where did coloring eggs originate? Not with eggs dipped with a Paas color kit, which is a treasured US Easter tradition. Historically, the coloring of eggs has been taking place for 6000 years. Early Pagans in the Ukraine believed that eggs were a symbol of nature’s rebirth and they colorfully decorated eggs with symbols as… Read More

By

What’s All the Buzz?

Bee Bricks are buzzing and are becoming a new building mandate in the City of Brighton and Hove in the UK. Bee Bricks are building blocks with little cavities to encourage solitary species of bees to nest in them. In nature, solitary bees are pollinators who do not produce honey and comprise 90% of all… Read More