Category Archive: Design



Los Trompos

Inside Los Trompos

These five fascinating facts about Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena will surprise you

Creative personalities have fascinating journeys. Whether they make a conscious decision to follow an artistic path or whether their development is best described as an organic and serendipitous series of events that leads to the creative field, those who work in this expressive industry have strong philosophies that represent their upbringing and the people who influenced them….

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Los Trompos

Take this public art installation for a spin: Mexican designers debut at Discovery Green

Discovery Green will host a joyful interactive art installation by internationally acclaimed Mexico City designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena. Los Trompos or “the spinning tops” will be showcased from Nov. 14, 2015-March 22, 2016. The elements of the colorful large-scale installation take their form from the common toy. A special opening celebration featuring music, dance, food…

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Anish Kapoor's impression of the slide. Photo courtesy of The Telegraph.

Public Art Focus

Awkward Olympic turret is reborn as colossal slide

When British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor presented his sculpture for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, critics didn’t have many compliments about the 337-foot vertical winding tower. According to ArtNet.com, the artist agreed, noting that “it’s an object with all its elbows sticking out and it is slightly awkward, but I think I made it for that reason, I…

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