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National Gallery of Art Presents Material Interventions

One of the great qualities of art is that it conveys meaning without words. Art makes us feel. Sometimes an artist uses color or composition or form to do this; the artists currently on view in a new exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. all use materials to elicit a certain sensory response in the viewer.

San Fran's Academy of Art University

A while ago, I was honored to take a trip to a city I’d never experienced before. That’s always a treat in and of itself, but the point of this one was to visit the Academy of Art University in San Francisco!

Eldorado Stone Respects Mother Nature

Eldorado Stone offers up the Hawaiian Collection of four distinctive lava rock simulations, each with a unique color, texture and shape.

THE ART OF WOOD

Grace Jeffers explores the world of Peter Glassford, an artisan who creates beautiful wood collages.

A Few of KGB-Limited's Favorite Things

Perhaps one of the hallmarks of a great design firm is when they apply materials in a way that totally changes my perception. KGB-Limited in New York City has done just that by taking industrial, behind-the-scenes materials and working them with the careful hand of a French atelier. We have asked them for a list of five of their favorite materials and examples of how they use them in their work.

California College of Art Offers Up Two Times the Materials

Few design schools have materials libraries; but The California College of Art (CCA) has two!

See the Trees: Where Does YOUR Plywood Come From?

American-made plywood panels by Columbia Forest Products are made from the common tree species that grow abundantly in the regions near our mills in the South, North and West.

American Chestnut: a Most Popular American Tree Logged No More…

American Chestnut is one of our most abundant tree species and is almost gone from our eco-system. Now American Chestnut wood is only available from reclaimed sources.

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