After keynoting The 2018 Interior Design Show in Toronto I was interviewed by Dezeen Magazine about the creation of The Hip Hop Architecture Camp funded by Autodesk and the benefits of combining architecture and Hip Hop Culture!Read More
Artst Talk, is a new take on the talk show format hosted by award winning producer, artist, designer, and businessman Pharrell Williams. Each episode features two special guests at different career stages to discuss their work, motivations, inspirations, and philosophies. In this episode, "Pharrell Williams discusses starchitecture with his guests Alex Gorlin, architect, and Daniel Arsham, artist. Gorlin then discusses his work with Common Ground, a non-profit that helps produce housing for homeless people that positively impacts the neighborhood.Read More
We all know Pharrell Williams is much more than a musical genius he has deep interest in design as well. Mr. Williams has launched clothing lines, furniture lines and has a respectable architectural portfolio under his belt as well. The images below are from the PWRC(Pharrell Williams Resource Center) designed by Oppenheim and Pharrell.Read More
Pharrell Williams has long been an explorer of many creative fields outside of his initial foray into the spotlight via music. Williams is a strong art and design enthusiast among other things. In a new video series titled ARTST TLK, Williams sits down with a range of creative individuals to explore their inspirations and discuss their respective bodies of work, their motivations and philosophies. The latest episode sees Williams conversing with well-known architect Alex Gorlin as well as the unconventional artist, Daniel Arsham. Touching upon their various influences such as Marcel Duchamp and Frank Lloyd Wright, the trio are able to shed light on the blurring of lines within the “design” fields and their personal approaches to creativity.
With the current buzz surrounding AIA's (American Institute of Architects) announcement of Pharrell Williams as one of the keynote speakers at the 2014 AIA National Convention in Chicago, I had to give everyone a quick review of his book, "Pharrell: Places and Spaces I've Been".Read More