The Design Culture Calendar: February Edition

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We've combed through the world's most noteworthy cultural events happening this month. Visit Hamburg to see one of the late Zaha Hadid’s final architectural creations, Elbtreppe, a half-mile promenade along the Elbe River punctuated by amphitheater-like steps. Or take a trip to the Coachella Valley for the inaugural edition of Desert X, where the desert environs between California’s San Bernadino Mountains and the Salton Sea will be turned into a blank canvas for art. Discover these and more. Full Article.

For creatives, the retirement age of 65 is merely a mile marker, not the end, of their life's ride. Here four old souls, ages 67 to 101, discuss why they continue to hone their craft with no end in sight. Why? "There is an immortality to being creative," says one. Full Article.


Editor's Pick: Does it pay more to be a "generalist" or a "specialist?" To answer one of the creative world's most vexing problems, we spoke with the most specialized creative we could find. Meet James Niehues, the artist that has made a robust career painting ski maps, including for Park City Resort, the largest ski mountain in the U.S. Full Article.

From the archives: It seems like there's 1,000 blog posts every month about the joys of freelance. Real life, on the other hand, is a bit more complicated. It’s hard to know what best prepares one for the first year of freelancing without the benefit of hindsight. That’s why, whenever you're debating to make the leap, we recommend asking yourself some tough questions. Full Article.


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