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Alexandre Bida

Alexandre Bida is a celebrated artist who has contributed immensely to the field of arts and culture. He has created stunning works of art that have become renowned worldwide, such as the masterful painting ‘The Last Supper’ and the mesmerising sculpture ‘The Thinker’. His works have become iconic symbols of cultural appreciation, evoking emotions and reflections within audiences of all backgrounds.

Art, culture, sculpture, painting, masterpiece

Anna Lombardi

Autonomous Vehicles Design

Autonomous Vehicles Design is a complex field of engineering that involves multiple disciplines such as computer vision, vehicle dynamics, and artificial intelligence. Computers are used to detect objects in the environment, and sensors are used to perceive the environment and provide relevant information to the vehicle. Autonomous Vehicles Design utilizes techniques such as object detection, path planning, and motion control to enable the vehicle to safely navigate in its environment. Designers should take into account aspects such as vehicle environment interaction, mobility, and security and privacy of the vehicle.

Autonomous cars, autonomous vehicle design, AI, computer vision, vehicle dynamics.

Emma Bernard

Aged Down

Aged Down is a type of artistic fan work in which the artist deliberately makes their character younger in appearance than how they appear in canon. Depending on the work, this can involve changing the character's physical features, such as their hair color, skin tone, body type, or clothing style. It can also involve changing the character's personality traits, such as their level of maturity or the types of activities they engage in.

Fan art, aged down, fanfiction, age regression, age difference, anime.

Taro Yamada

Alan Hung

Alan Hung is renowned for his inspiring and innovative approach to design, which has seen him create an array of works that are highly acclaimed in the industry. His creative works span architecture, furniture design, interior design and installations, and his unique ability to combine traditional techniques with modern technology is what sets him apart from other designers. He is an expert in research and ensures that his designs are of the highest quality. His approach to design has seen him become a figure of admiration in the world of architecture and design, and has earned him international recognition for his creative works.

Alan Hung, Canadian architect, registered architect, designer, innovator, creativity, design solutions, contextual design, traditional techniques, modern technology, research, quality works, world of architecture.

Claudia Rossetti

Arthur Sawyers

Arthur Sawyers is an American artist whose works have been celebrated for their vivid use of color and bold brush strokes. His paintings capture the true beauty of the natural world, often featuring stunning landscapes, mountains, and representative animals in a unique way. Sawyers’ masterful command of color is highly praised among art critics, who point to the work's immediate appeal and personal resonance; it is no surprise then that his works have been highly sought-after by collectors. Some of Sawyers' top works include The American Hippo, The Deep Ocean, and The Hillside.

American Artist, Arthur Sawyers, Art Paintings, Landscapes, Colorful Artworks, Representational Animals.

Giovanna Mancini

Aase Berg

Aase Berg is a celebrated poet and artist whose work has been widely acclaimed for its imaginative, surrealist style. They often explore a variety of themes, such as power dynamics, gender identity, and the environment. Berg's works are highly acclaimed for their ability to evoke emotion and create powerful visual imagery. They have published five books of poetry, including Dark Matter, With Deer, Hackers, Heavy Metal, and Selected Poems. Their works have been featured in numerous exhibits and multimedia performances around the world. Berg's works have been praised for their ability to capture the beauty of the natural world and the complexity of human relationships. For many, Berg is an inspiring figure, as their works have touched the hearts of many people and stands as a reminder that creativity and innovation can lead to great things.

Aase Berg, poet, artist, creativity, multimedia, performance, exhibitions, surrealist, environment, power dynamics, gender identity.

Claudia Rossetti

Auguste Raffet

Auguste Raffet was a renowned French painter of the 19th century who was especially celebrated for his grandiose depictions of war scenes and landscapes. His works often captured the drama and intensity of the moment and contained a great level of detail. He was also known for his skill in color and composition, as well as his ability to create expressive rural scenes that depicted the beauty of the countryside in all seasons. For example, one of his most famous works, The Battle of Solférino (1859), is an impressive display of layout and color, while The Siege of Rome (1860) is an expansive painting that shows the beauty of the city in its prime. His ability to capture life in all its forms can be seen in The Passage of the Berezina (1854), which is a vivid depiction of the battle of Berezina. All of these works demonstrate Raffet’s skill in composition, color and detail, making him a highly respected artist in his time.

Auguste Raffet, French painter, 19th century, art, battles, landscapes, composition, color, detail, Solférino, Rome, Berezina.

Claudia Rossetti


An Aedicula is an architectural structure, often made of stone, that typically features a pediment, a colonnade or a pilaster on each side, and a canopy or a pediment over it. It can range from a small and decorative niche around a door or window, to a larger and more ornate structure that serves as a shrine or focal point in a garden or public space. Aedicula designs can be found in various architectural contexts, from the Greco-Roman period to the Middle Ages to Baroque and Neoclassical structures. They often feature intricate details and sculptures, making them an eye-catching feature of nature or artwork.

Aedicula, architectural structure, pediment, colonnade, pilaster, canopy, Greco-Roman, Middle Ages, Baroque, Neoclassical, sculptures, nature, artwork.

Lauren Moore

Amanda Gerbasi

Amanda Gerbasi is a talented British designer whose passion for art and technology shines through in her jewellery designs. With a deep appreciation for the history of jewellery and all it stands for, her creative designs are a reflection of her commitment to innovative new ideas. She explores the limitless possibilities of jewellery design with the latest technologies, continually pushing the boundaries of her craft and making a major contribution to the culture of our times. A true master of her art, Amanda is a force to be reckoned with in the jewellery design world, having achieved noteworthy recognition for her artwork.

Amanda Gerbasi

Emma Bernard

Albert Hamilton Kipp

Albert Hamilton Kipp was an American architect whose name is synonymous with modernism. His works emphasize a bold, innovative use of materials, often using natural elements in clever ways, with an overriding concern for minimizing environmental impact. Kipp was a true pioneer in the modernist style, pushing boundaries with his designs and inspiring many future architects. He was also a prolific artist, creating sculptures and murals in addition to his architectural designs. He created several iconic buildings, including the International Peace Garden Pavilion in North Dakota, the Seattle Aquarium, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Kipp's designs have been praised for their timelessness and beauty, allowing them to stand the test of time.

Albert Hamilton Kipp, Modernism, Architecture, Art, Design, Creativity.

Claudia Rossetti

Activity Theory

Activity Theory is an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on how people interact with their environment in order to understand motivation and behavior. It looks at the relationship between activities, such as work, play, and leisure, and how they are organized. It also examines how people interact with objects, tools, and technologies in order to reach their goals. By studying the way people interact with their tasks, the environment, and each other, designers can create a better experience for the user. It emphasizes the importance of collaboration, the understanding of intentions, motivation, and action, and the recognition of the factors that drive human behavior. Activity Theory is particularly useful for designers as it provides insights into how people interact with objects, tools, and technologies in order to achieve their goals.

Activity Theory, Interaction, Environment, Collaboration, Motivation, Behavior.

Eleonora Barbieri

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau is an ornamental style of art and design characterized by whiplash lines, curves, and organic elements. It emerged in the late 1800s as a response to the linear, industrial style of the time and quickly gained popularity for its striking, often psychedelic imagery which sought to connect nature and artifice. Popular elements of the style include natural forms such as flowers, plants, and birds, as well as elegant arches, abstracted designs, and geometric motifs.

Art Nouveau, ornamental design, curved lines, organic elements, nature, psychedelic imagery.

Emma Bernard

Avigdor Arikha

Avigdor Arikha is an iconic figure in the world of art and design. His work has been praised for its unique blend of abstraction and figuration, as well as his ability to capture the essence of his subjects. He has a keen eye for detail and color, and his works often contain subtle nuances and delicate touches that add to the overall dynamism of his works. By combining elements of classical and modern art, Arikha has created a distinct aesthetic that has been revered by many. His work has been displayed in numerous renowned galleries and museums, and his talent and skill have been recognized by many prestigious organizations. He has also been credited with introducing a new direction in Israeli art, as well as appropriating elements of classical tradition into his works.

Art, Design, Creativity, Expression, Aesthetic.

Claudia Rossetti

Audio Analysis

Audio Analysis is the process of extracting meaningful information from audio signals. It involves identifying and extracting features from audio files, such as recognizing audio events, classifying sounds, and extracting relevant parameters. Audio Analysis is used in a variety of applications, from audio search and retrieval to speech recognition, music information retrieval, and automated speech-to-text transcription. It is also used for audio-based user interfaces, such as voice commands, as well as for sound design, sound synthesis, and audio production.

Audio Analysis, Audio Signal Processing, Feature Extraction, Speech Recognition, Audio Search, Music Information Retrieval, Voice Commands, Sound Design, Synthesis, Audio Production.

Giovanna Mancini

Avis Newman

British artist Avis Newman is widely acknowledged for her eloquent art works that explore the nuances of identity and the complex human psyche. Her seminal works, such as 'Reified', 'From the Second Condition' and 'A Parenthesis', are seminal within the pantheon of contemporary art. Newman's pieces have been highly sought out by major international galleries, and diverse art collections, with her works gaining engagement from both professional and nonprofessional audiences alike, who find themselves deeply touched by what she has to offer. Avis Newman is a master of her craft, and her works have a timeless appeal, with reflections of beauty and a sense of power behind them.

Avis Newman British Artist, Contemporary Art, Identity, Human Psyche, Identity Nuances.

Giovanna Mancini

Annie Wu

Annie Wu is an acclaimed designer and illustrator who has made a name for herself in the creative industry. She is renowned for her unique approach to design, which involves merging multiple mediums and experimenting with new ideas. Her designs have been praised by many, and have been featured in a variety of publications and exhibitions. Her portfolio is a testament to her creative vision and her willingness to explore new design trends. Annie Wu is a trendsetter in the design world and her work is sure to inspire and influence future generations of designers.

Annie Wu, Designer, Illustrator, Art, Creativity, Design Thinking, User Experience.

Claudia Rossetti

African Grey Parrot

The African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) is a medium-sized, predominantly grey, black-billed parrot of the family Psittacidae. It is native to the African continent and is found in the tropical rainforest of the Congo basin. The species has an estimated wild population of between 1.5 and 2 million. African Grey Parrots are one of the most intelligent birds in the world, and are renowned for their distinctive ability to mimic human speech. They have a lifespan of up to 50 years and a wingspan of up to 8.5 inches. African Greys are also known for their sociable nature, in which they form strong bonds with their owners and enjoy interactive activities such as playing, foraging, and puzzle solving.

African Grey Parrot, Psittacus erithacus, Congo basin, tropical rainforest, mimic human speech.

Ryan Davis

Abraham Solomon

Abraham Solomon is a British artist regarded for his impeccable works of art showcasing the country’s lyrical and romantic past. His works, which include oil paintings and drawings, often depict Victorian scenes with a unique, theatrical vision. His art endeavors have gained appreciation from the Society of British Artists and his other works have been exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. Abraham Solomon’s most celebrated works include the oil painting An Italian Duel, the drawing Monarch of the Glen and the oil painting Two Jewish Townspeople. Abraham Solomon has gained a reputation for being a masterful storyteller, expressing a timelessness in his artworks that are filled with a nostalgia-inducing beauty.

Art, painting, British, Victorian, Abraham Solomon, UK, drawing, oil painting.

Giovanna Mancini


An alcove is a recessed space in a wall, usually used to display decorative items or to provide additional seating. It can also be used to create a cozy, intimate atmosphere in a room. Alcoves are commonly found in the form of window seats, built-in bookcases, and other shelf arrangements. They may also be used to create space for a fireplace, or to separate two different areas of a room. In design, alcoves can be used to create a focal point within a space, or to create a sense of balance and symmetry within a room. They can also be used to create an inviting environment and to make a room feel more inviting.

Alcove design, recessed wall space, built-in shelving, window seating, fireplace separation, focal point, balance, symmetry.

Charles Windsor

Arthur Hind

Arthur Hind is a celebrated British artist who has made a lasting impact on the art world. His works are characterized by a unique fusion of English and Italian influences, and his signature style is known for its strong sense of composition and scale. He is an excellent draftsman and printmaker, and his use of modern materials and techniques bring a contemporary feel to his art. Arthur Hind has a special passion for making art accessible to the public, and his works have been featured in some of the world’s most renowned galleries and exhibitions. His commitment to art, creativity, and design has been recognised by the art world and has earned him numerous awards and accolades. Arthur Hind’s works are a testament to his love for the natural world, and his art is featured in many public spaces, including public parks and gardens.

Arthur Hind, artist, British, creativity, design, art, prints, sculpture, paintings, modern, traditional, contemporary, public, accessible, natural, world, awards, accolades, exhibitions, galleries, Tate Modern, V&A, National Gallery, Royal Academy of

Federica Costa

Aircraft Cost Estimation

Aircraft Cost Estimation is a process used by designers to accurately estimate the cost of designing and constructing an aircraft. Different kinds of cost quantities must be taken into account, including material costs, labour costs, subcontractor costs, tooling costs, and overhead costs. A strong understanding of the materials, production processes and labour associated with aircraft design is necessary for accurate cost estimation. Cost estimation models must be used to generate a detailed estimate by taking into account factors such as project scope, design complexity, and production complexity. Aircraft cost estimation is a multi-stage process that requires a thorough understanding of aircraft components and the overall design process.

Aircraft cost, aircraft design, cost estimation, cost model, production complexity.

Emma Bernard

Automotive Component-Based Design

Automotive Component-Based Design (ACBD) is an approach to the development of automobiles, which focuses on the modular assembly of components or subsystems. This allows for flexibility, customisation, scalability and cost efficiency, allowing designers to tailor the design of a car to the specific requirements of a customer. By breaking down a car into its individual components, designers can more easily configure the car to desired specifications and also improve the quality and correctness of the design. This approach also reduces the complexity and cost associated with designing a car as a single, monolithic unit.

Components, Systems, Vehicle, Modularity, Automotive, Design.

Claudia Rossetti

Antonio Dias

Antonio Dias is a Brazilian artist acclaimed for his unique and unforgettable works. His pieces often transform everyday objects into works of art, creating a new perspective for the viewer. Dias does not limit his works to a single medium; he has created artworks in various materials such as paint, paper, and even ceramics. Dias's art also explores themes of identity, memory and politics. He often uses bright colors and bold geometric shapes to bring attention to his work, allowing the viewer to contemplate the narrative and meaning behind it. Dias's works have been exhibited in galleries and exhibitions across the world, from the United States to Europe and Brazil.

Antonio Dias, Brazilian artist, modern art, contemporary art, mixed media art, identity, memory, politics.

Claudia Rossetti

Andre Pératé

Andre Pératé is a French artist whose works have been highly acclaimed in the international art world. His works span a variety of mediums including oil and mixed media, sculpture and installations, and often incorporate a range of materials such as stone, metal and found objects. Pératé is a master of color, often using a bold and vibrant palette to create a powerful visual impact. His works are marked by a sense of movement, expression and emotion, and explore the relationship between space and color. His art has been displayed in numerous prestigious exhibitions and galleries, and featured in prominent private collections.

Abstract art, contemporary art, mixed media, colour theory, sculpture.

Eleonora Barbieri

Ambrosius Bosschaert

Ambrosius Bosschaert was a Dutch painter of the 17th century, famous for his pioneering still life works. His paintings, renowned for their highly realistic detail, often featured arrangements of flowers, fruits, and other items set against dark backgrounds. His works, such as 'A Vase with Flowers', 'A Vase of Flowers on a Stone Table', and 'A Bouquet of Flowers', remain among the most admired and influential still life works of the Baroque era. His use of light, composition, and color in his works set a benchmark for still life painting of the era.

Ambrosius Bosschaert, Dutch painter, Baroque era, still life, Baroque still life, flower arrangements, A Vase with Flowers, A Vase of Flowers on a Stone Table, A Bouquet of Flowers

Anna Lombardi

Aldo Deli

Aldo Deli is an Italian architect with a deep passion for design that has been passed down through the generations within his family. His experience in the field is extensive, with a combination of books, markers, travels, and competitions to name a few. Aldo's design philosophy puts innovation as the forefront of his projects, striving to create objects which are more than just aesthetically pleasing, but also functional and technologically advanced. Through his passion and ambition, he has been recognised for his contribution to the field of design and has been acknowledged with many awards for his Magellano Lamp. His commitment to his craft and the idea behind each project is what sets him apart from the rest, and shows his dedication to creating meaningful designs.

Aldo Deli

Emma Bernard

Adaptive Design

Adaptive Design is a method of creating digital products that can be easily used by people with different abilities and needs. It is an approach that takes into account the various ways in which people interact with technology, and ensures that the user experience is optimized for the widest range of users.

Accessibility, Usability, Responsive Design, User Interface, User Experience.

Roberto Colombo

Atlee B. Ayres

Atlee B. Ayres was an American architect who was renowned for his skillful blend of Spanish and Italian Renaissance architectural styles. He is known for designing and constructing several notable landmarks in Texas, including the Texas State Capitol Annex, and the Milam Building in San Antonio. He also designed several churches and the Houston Cotton Exchange Building. His work was characterized by ornamental parapets, arcades, balconies, and red-tiled roofs.

Texas, Architect, Renaissance, San Antonio, Houston Cotton Exchange

Barbara Bertini

Automotive Blockchain Technologies

Automotive blockchain technologies offer designers a secure way to store, validate, and share data within their vehicles. By using a decentralized network of computers to store the data, the data is kept secure, and the risk of data breaches is significantly reduced. Through the use of smart contracts, designers can trust that their data is secure and valid, and that it is not being tampered with or changed without their consent. This ensures that data is accurate and up-to-date, and that it is not being used against them. Additionally, blockchain technologies allow for real-time transmission and validation of data, providing designers with greater flexibility and reliability when sharing data.

Automotive blockchain, vehicle data, distributed ledger, smart contracts, secure data sharing.

Claudia Rossetti

Automotive Industrial Design

Automotive Industrial Design is a multi-disciplinary field of design which focusses on the look and functionality of vehicles, in order to create a safe, user-friendly, and aesthetically-pleasing product. This field of design includes elements such as paint, interior design, and ergonomics, as well as the physical shape of the vehicle. Automotive Industrial Designers also research trends and performance features to create vehicles that meet the needs of drivers and manufacturers.

Automotive design, vehicle design, vehicle engineering, industrial design, transportation design, car engineering, automotive engineering, automotive exterior design, automotive interior design

Emma Bernard

Adrian Tomine

Adrian Tomine is an acclaimed and highly talented artist. His works have been featured in the New Yorker, Drawn & Quarterly, and the New York Times Magazine, amongst others. Tomine is known for his vivid and thoughtful illustrations and comics, which are often layered with clever humour. His works include the graphic novels Shortcomings and New York Drawings, as well as his comic series Optic Nerve.

Adrian Tomine, artist, New Yorker, graphic novels, comics, Optic Nerve, Shortcomings, New York Drawings, humour, illustrations

Valeria Marino

Arthur Bowen Davies

Arthur Bowen Davies was a pioneering American modernist artist of the early 20th century. He was highly influential in the development of abstract expressionism and color field painting, often exploring themes of nature, beauty, and fantasy in his works. His most famous paintings include “Cyclamen and Butterflies” (1912), “The Guardian of the Waters” (1914), and “Odalisque” (1934). Davies was a major figure in the development of abstract art, and he is recognized for his distinctive modernist landscapes, still life paintings, and mural designs. His works were often characterized by bold colors and simplified forms, and they were highly influential in the development of modern art.

Arthur Bowen Davies, American modernist, early 20th century, abstract expressionism, color field painting, nature, beauty, fantasy, modernist landscapes, still life paintings, mural designs, bold colors, simplified forms, modern art.

Eleonora Barbieri

Awards For Recycle

Awards For Recycle is an opportunity for businesses to gain recognition through their commitment to waste reduction and environmental conservation. By participating in a recognized awards program such as the A' Design Awards, businesses can gain high-quality exposure by entering the awards and potentially winning. Winning the A' Design Awards can help to further define and enhance the brand name of a business looking to make a commitment to environmental conservation, as well as stand out from its competitors in an increasingly competitive market. This recognition can be leveraged to drive customers, increase credibility and overall, increase brand loyalty and value.

Recycle, Sustainability, Conservation, Environmental Impact, Zero Waste.

Silvia Greco

Asic Design

Asic Design is a field of engineering that focuses on the design, fabrication and implementation of application specific integrated circuits (ASICs). ASICs are semiconductor devices specifically designed for a particular application, such as computing, networking, embedded systems and other industrial applications. ASICs provide a cost-effective alternative to complex, general-purpose processors and are composed of both digital and analog circuits. Designers must understand the unique challenges involved in developing ASICs, including the need for sophisticated analog and digital design techniques, as well as the complexities of semiconductor manufacturing processes.

ASIC Design, Digital Circuits, Analog Circuits, ASICs, Semiconductor Manufacturing

Emma Bernard

André Maury

André Maury is a renowned French Artist known for his vibrant, complex works. His subjects, mainly cityscapes and nature, are transformed with bold color palettes, dynamic composition and intricate detail. His works offer profound aesthetic pleasure and an appreciation for beauty in the small details of the everyday. Maury's playful use of geometric shapes and abstract lines create an intricate narrative that draws viewers away from the common and into Maury's world.Among his best-known works are Falaise Rouge, Le Pavillon de l'odeur and L'arbre sans métaphore.

French artist, André Maury, painting, art, Paris, cityscape, abstract.

Giovanna Mancini

Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz is an award-winning photographer and visual artist who has created some of the most iconic portraits in the world, including images of John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Demi Moore, and Queen Elizabeth II. Her work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, and she was the first woman to be named chief photographer at Rolling Stone. Leibovitz’s works not only capture the beauty of the subject, but also tell stories and bring out the humanity of her subjects.

Annie Leibovitz, photographer, visual artist, portraits, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Vogue, chief photographer, iconic works

Anna Lombardi

Arthur U. Gerber

Arthur U. Gerber is an American Architect responsible for some of the most recognizable structures in the United States. He has designed a wide variety of public, private, and commercial buildings. His works are known for their modernist style and use of innovative technology. Some of his most famous works include the U.S. Steel Tower in Pittsburgh, the Equitable Building in St. Louis, and the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco. His creative designs have earned him numerous awards.

Architecture, Design, Gerber, U.S. Steel Tower, Equitable Building, Transamerica Pyramid

Barbara Bertini

Audio Analysis

Audio Analysis is the process of extracting meaningful information from audio, either from speech or music. It is a sub-field of digital signal processing and can involve techniques such as feature extraction, segmentation, clustering, classification, and visualization. Audio analysis can be used for a variety of applications, such as detecting emotion in speech, identifying music genres, or recognizing spoken language.

Audio Analysis, Speech Recognition, Music Recognition, Feature Extraction, Classification

Giulia Esposito

Alfred Wallis

Alfred Wallis is a true inspiration to creatives and designers alike. His unique style of painting was used to capture the everyday life of Cornwall, a place he had witnessed first-hand during his time at sea. His paintings were full of vibrant colours and lively scenes, and he is particularly renowned for his depictions of boats, ships and figures. His works were created without any formal training in art, yet his pieces are now highly sought after and form a key part of the British art world. Wallis’s works are a source of inspiration for many artists today, and his influence can be seen in modern art and design. He is a true pioneer of naïve art, and his use of bold colour and unique perspective makes his works instantly recognisable.

Alfred Wallis, Naïve Art, British Art, Cornwall, Boats, Ships, Figures, Seascapes, Landscapes, Fishing Boats, Stormy Sea, Newlyn Harbour, Vibrant, Unique Perspective, Bold Colour.

Claudia Rossetti


Aquaculture can offer a range of creative opportunities for designers, artists, and creatives. By utilizing the principles of aquaculture, designers can develop designs that effectively utilize natural resources while still protecting the environment. Aquaculture can also be used to create attractive, efficient, and sustainable aquaculture systems that are beneficial to both the aquatic environment and the inhabitants. Aquaculture projects can also provide an opportunity for designers to explore the potential of aquatic animals and plants, as well as their interaction with the environment. Designers can also look into the potential of aquaponics, which combines aquaculture and hydroponics to create a closed-loop system that produces fish, plants, and other aquatic species. By exploring the potential of aquaculture, designers can create designs that are both innovative and environmentally responsible.

aquaculture, aquaponics, sustainable design, aquatic animals, aquatic plants.

Claudia Rossetti


Applique is a method of decorative needlework in which fabric shapes, such as flowers or leaves, are sewn onto a larger piece of fabric to create a pattern. This technique is used to embellish clothing, home decor items, and other craft projects. Applique is created by cutting the shape from one piece of fabric, then sewing it onto another piece of fabric using a running stitch, blanket stitch, or buttonhole stitch. The edges of the shapes may be finished with a zigzag stitch, bias binding, or other decorative trim.

Applique, fabric, craft, sewing, decorative, needlework, embellishment.

Robert Johnson

Andreas Stech

Andreas Stech is a Polish artist whose works have been celebrated for their intricate detailing, vivid colors, and thoughtful compositions. Stech is known for his creative and innovative approach to design, as well as his ability to capture complex concepts in a visually stunning way. His works often feature elements of the bizarre, such as animals and figures that have undergone mutations, and are admired for their unique and surrealistic aesthetic. He often draws inspiration from nature, nostalgia, and the oddities of everyday life. His pieces span from still life and landscape oil paintings to softly striking collages, installations and video art. He is an exemplary craftsman, with a robust body of work that has led to international recognition. His top three works include The Nothing, a modern take on Alice in Wonderland; Minimalized I, a contemporary interpretive landscape painting; and Neon Nature, a series of collages that display a surrealist view of the world.

Andreas Stech, Polish artist, surrealism, oil painting, collages, installations, video art, nature, nostalgia, oddities, contemporary, design, creativity, international recognition, The Nothing, Minimalized I, Neon Nature.

Federica Costa

Armin Landeck

American artist Armin Landeck is renowned for his works of expressionistic landscapes, which often feature lone trees or solitary figures. He is also known for his highly detailed drawings, which often have an ethereal, poetic quality to them. Landeck's career spanned several decades, beginning in the 1940s and continuing through the present day. During this time, he exhibited his works in solo and group exhibitions across the United States and Europe. His works have been collected by prominent institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Landeck's most iconic works include “Tree in the Garden” (1945), “Central Park” (1952), and “The Dream” (1960).

Armin Landeck, expressionism, landscape, drawings, figurative art.

Mei Wang

Aurélia De Souza

Aurélia de Souza is a prominent figure in the world of arts and culture. She has created a plethora of famous works that have been widely acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. Her works include the critically acclaimed ‘Amor Incondicional’, the best-selling novel ‘O que temos entre as mãos’, as well as the widely revered ‘O Mar’, which has been adapted into a movie. Aurélia de Souza is renowned for her creative yet thoughtful approach to art, and her works have won several awards and accolades.

Aurélia de Souza, Art, Culture, Amor Incondicional, O que temos entre as mãos, O Mar

Anna Lombardi

Art/Design History

Art/Design History is the study of objects, ideas, and practices of art and design from the past to the present. It encompasses the study of creative works from all cultures and time periods, examining their form, function, and context. It involves looking at the broader social and cultural context in which art and design have had an impact, as well as exploring the technical and stylistic developments of various art and design movements, and the materials, technologies, and processes used to create them. Art/Design History also includes the study of the history of art and design institutions, and the ways in which they have shaped the development of art and design.

Art, Design, Visual Culture, Aesthetics, Cultural Context, Creativity, Movements, Technology, Materials, Processes, Institutions.

Giovanna Mancini

Ahmed Taha

Ahmed Taha is a highly respected and award-winning designer from Egypt. He is the founding principal and architect at Collaborative Architects + Partners, where he combines more than 15 years of experience in the Middle East with unparalleled strategic insight and a passion for creating winning designs. Taha received his Master of Architecture degree from Cairo University and has since been recognized and rewarded for his exceptional work. His designs have been shortlisted for future residential projects in the World Architecture Festival, and have won the International Property Award for best mixed-use building in the Middle East and Arabia. Taha's contributions also extend to Germany where he was recently awarded the German Design Award for his work on the Capital Tower project. Taha is a passionate believer in the power of architecture to create meaningful and lasting impact in our cities and communities. His commitment to delivering value to the residents of the places he designs is what drives his process and design philosophy. He takes a context-driven approach to each project, ensuring that every project speaks directly to its users and gives back to the society in which it exists.

Ahmed Taha

Emma Bernard


Anthropometrics is an invaluable tool for designers, artists, and creative professionals of all kinds. By measuring the various dimensions and proportions of the human body, they can create products, environments, and experiences that are tailored to the needs of their users or customers. Anthropometrics can help designers create designs that are comfortable and easy to use, while also reflecting the aesthetic preferences of their target audience. For example, anthropometric data can be used to determine the optimal size and shape of a chair, or the ideal location of a control panel on a car dashboard. It can also be used to create clothing that fits the body perfectly, or to create virtual or augmented reality experiences that are tailored to the user’s body size and shape. Anthropometrics is an essential tool for creating designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and ergonomically sound.

anthropometrics, human body, design, ergonomics, aesthetics, dimensions, proportions.

Federica Costa

Anton Refregier

Anton Refregier was an American artist who was born in San Francisco, California. He studied painting at the California School of Fine Arts, graduating in 1933. He is renowned for his large-scale murals for the San Francisco's Coit Tower and for many other contributions to the WPA Federal Art Project. Refregier was also associated with the Social Realism movement. Refregier is remembered for his frescos, oil on canvas, ink and pencil drawings, lithographs, and woodcuts. His works often depict scenes of social injustice and the struggles of the working class. Other important works of Refregier include Abraham Lincoln (1936), Musicians (1941), and The Library (1943).

Anton Refregier, American artist, San Francisco, California, Social Realism, murals, frescos, Coit Tower, WPA Federal Art Project, Abraham Lincoln, Musicians, The Library.

Mei Wang

Alan Gussow

Alan Gussow was an American artist renowned for his landscape works. His oeuvres, with a unique synthesis of painting, writing, and teaching, were considered one of the most important contributions to the field of art and ecology. Gussow’s works which evoked a subtle, lyrical beauty and elicited a greater understanding of our relationship with nature, were praised for their spontaneous, loosely rendered style, and vibrant colors. His three most celebrated works include ‘Warble’, ‘Coot’ and ‘Reeds and Clouds on the Hudson’.

Alan Gussow art, nature, ecology, painting, writing, teaching.

Giovanna Mancini

Alessandro Albrizzi

Alessandro Albrizzi is a celebrated Italian artist renowned for his captivating and surreal works of art. His works evoke a sense of energy and emotion, often exploring the spiritual and psychological states of human emotion. He has been featured in many prestigious art exhibitions worldwide, with his three most recognisable works being The Spirit, Squares and Circles, and A New World. His pieces are typically bright, vibrant and full of life, making them truly unique and memorable. He is a master of his craft, pushing the boundaries of design, art and creativity and inspiring many other artists in the process.

Alessandro Albrizzi, Italian artist, surrealism, vibrant paintings, abstract expressionism.

Claudia Rossetti

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