SoWa Art + Design District
The SoWa Art + Design District is a vibrant community of artist studios, contemporary art galleries, one-of-a-kind boutiques, design showrooms, and restaurants unified by a passion for creating and curating exceptional artworks, products and experiences. Once known as a region of neglected warehouses in Boston’s South End, the SoWa Art + Design District has experienced a dramatic renaissance, blossoming into a world-renowned arts, retail, and lifestyle destination. Developed to support and preserve Boston’s talented artists and entrepreneurs, SoWa connects visitors with a dynamic group of makers and thinkers, and offers a platform to showcase their work at now-famous events such as the SoWa Open Market, SoWa First Fridays and the SoWa Art Walk.
SoWa Artists Guild
The SoWa Artists Guild is a non-profit association of professional studio artists at the heart of the SoWa Art & Design District. SoWa artists share dedication to their work, pursuit of artistic quality, and unwavering commitment to art and community. Events like SoWa First Fridays, the SoWa Art Walk, and SoWa Open Studios invite the community into the artists’ work spaces to view contemporary art in the making.
Located at the Intersection of Creativity and Community
Originally derived from a shortening of “South of Washington,” SoWa spans the area from Mass Ave to Herald Street and from Shawmut Ave to Albany Street. Ample parking is available and public transportation includes the Broadway, Tufts, and Back Bay stations, and the Silver Line.
Reebok’s headquarters will feature an “alternative activity-based work zone,” with collaborative meeting areas, the company said. There’s also a fourth-floor work cafe, with grab-and-go food offerings and stadium bleacher seating for events.
These renderings show the fourth and fifth floors of 25 Drydock, a former military warehouse now known as the Innovation and Design Building. Reebok will occupy 220,000 square feet on five floors.
Benjamin Shine studied fashion design at The Surrey Institute of Art and Design and Central St Martins in London. In 2003 he set up his creative studio, where materials, techniques and constructional ideas continue to inform his diverse portfolio and multidisciplinary approach.
Benjamin’s work has attracted a range of clients encompassing fashion labels, product and interior manufacturers, international Arts and Design institutions such as The Crafts Council, UK and The New York Museum of Arts and Design. Global brands include Givenchy, Barclays Wealth, MTV, Eurostar, Deutsche Bank, Coca-Cola and Google.
To date, Benjamin has won the Red Dot Design Award, The Enterprising Young Brit Award and The Courvoisier Future 500 Art & Design Award.
How Canberra artist Benjamin Shine caught John Galliano’s eye
Benjamin Shine and John Galliano have collaborated on a unique couture piece for the latest Maison Margiela Artisanal Collection, shown today at Paris Fashion week 2017.
Spending the Day at @Dior NYC with my mini me 🙂
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@Dior Learn how to create a Dior catwalk eyelook with Diorshow. #diorshowbackstage
Just checking the new Dior sneakers with sequin pink and black in style now. A Mother daughter Day 😘❤️💐🌸🌼🌹🌺🌻🌷 Isabella’s wearing sequin toulle dress, with flower appliqué and flowered summer sandals.
Who is perfect, anyway? Pro Infirmis, a Swiss organization for people with disabilities, asked that question in a compelling installation and video.
Founded in 1920 in Zurich, Pro Infirmis plays an important role in advocating for and supporting people with disabilities through a wide range of programs, including political advocacy and legal assistance.
“Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are.” by Ariana Grande
Look at yourself in the mirror!
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“Sometimes we think that following ones footsteps is the right direction, than destiny show you another way”
From architecture to Hair
Moving away from HAIR to the source of inspiration back to Architecture!
“Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.”
“Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness.”
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”