Magic Heinrich Does the Trick (15)

The other day, my eager apprentice, Heinrich the Magic Hare, learned about the interplay of inspiration and transpiration (to quote Thomas Edison): Putting a deck of cards into a bottle looks like an impossible thing, and it takes just a glance to admire it, but “half of eternity” (as we say in German) to get the #%§!% thing in!




The Meaning of Beauty

The other day, we went to see the fabulous exhibition “Beauty” by designers Sagmeister&Walsh at Frankfurt’s Museum Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts). Design does present art in meaningful and aesthetically pleasing ways.

This wonderful exhibition examines the meaning, diversity, and value of beauty in historical context. It is also interactive in the sense that it gives you several opportunities to rate your favorite design (shapes, colors, etc.) and to then compare your taste with those of other visitors.

In addition, Stefan Sagmeister invites you to send him an image of the most beautiful object you have ever created; he may then feature it on his Instagram account.

Not that I have created an awful lot objects in my life, let alone beautiful ones; but this would be my choice:

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