Magda Nieto

Designing and living Experiences

So how is going to work now! May 24, 2010

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Hello everyone, sorry for taking again so long to post something here. Things have been quite hectic the last couple of months (mom visiting from Colombia 3 months, change of city Birmingham to London, starting a great new job as Senior Production Executive at RPM Ltd, touring my mom all over England and Europe, and changing again house). So basically I have been very busy, and make me very sad that haven’t been able to write, but the good news are that now I have return with lots of ideas of how to make this blog better, with selected topics to talk about and take you to things that I know, think or impressed me. I have decided to write about some topics related to experiences, that had happened in the past, are happening right now, and some great people are working hard to make it happen. The topics are:

  1. History in Events – because there has been an amazing experiences out there that we might don’t know and want to know more about it
  2. What’s on – because is always important to know where is your next experience
  3. Job opportunities – People has helped me to move forward in my career, so I want to retrieve this and help those that are willing to go better in life like me
  4. My opinion about….. something
  5. Something that happened to me……. want to be a little bit personal here and share something with you
  6. Something interesting, because there is always something interesting out there
  7. Architecture and events – because how events would exist without structures, locations, spaces
  8. Personality – Someone who inspire me and will love to meet
  9. Colombia – because for you who haven’t been there will invite you to make it one of your life experiences and for those who have, to remember you how beautiful it is

There will not be a specific order for these topics, will come out as my inspiration comes. Something that I need from you (please!) is that you help me to build this space with your comments, will love to know more about what do you think. So check this space because here we go.

 

What I found and love at the MET March 19, 2009

In my continuing search for looking of things that are designed to create experiences, to change and influence people in their behaviours, attitudes and ways of seeing life, I found in my last visit to New York at The Metropolitan Museum of Art two designs that not only inspired me but brought me back to my love of space.

Creating experiences, change or influence people behaviours through the things people do, have been always something that I have feel passion about. At the MET, I re-encountered one of my favourite architects and found another one that express through his design the passion of wood.

Frank Lloyd Wright in his Living room from the Little House, Wayzata, Minnesota, designed 1912-14.

Lloyd Wright

What do I like about this room? Well the whole concept of the design express in the different objects in the room. Is a family of objects that correlates together making a whole. The furniture looks as the windows, as the lamps, as the sealing. Is a room that have a continuity of the design that will let the natural light enter and become part of the space as another principal actor.

Another thing that I like about the space is that the design is not only reflected in the interior but also in the exterior. The Museum is thinking to reconstructing the exterior facades in the side passageways and let the visitors enjoy the view of the Central Park through the room.

The other architect, which I found at the museum and I didn’t about his existence but reassure my interest in Japan and its interesting way of appreciating nature is George Nakashima, an American Japanese architect and wood maker.

nakashima-george

The image is an example of his work, unfortunately my camera ran out of battery and I couldn’t take a photo of the room at the museum. But the room and the furniture are amazing. Love the idea of how nature is express in his beauty itself and the way of imperfections become the principal beauty of the furniture, as well, as the simplicity. If you are interest in get to know more about his job to can find more information here.

If you have a chance to be in New York, go to the MET and see these two rooms. George Nakashima is in the H Room, Japanese Art in the Second Floor and Frank Lloyd Wright is in the first floor in the American Wing Exhibition.

Just remember that in America the first floor is the ground floor in UK.