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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Visionary Abstraction

Categories: Art + Graphics
Visionary Abstraction

The Guggenheim Museum in New York has unleashed a massive retrospective of Vasily Kandinsky that will make you revise everything you know about this voracious painter. As one winds their way up the curving ramps of the museum you see the evolution of Kandinsky the painter as he explores different — Continue reading

Oh!… this is pretty

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Oh!… this is pretty

At Oh Joy! Blog I found this pictures from the professional portfolio of the photographer Geordie Wood. I just love the idea of the dotty background for show the collection of Susan Woo.  The dots were hand painted.  I want dots in my own photos, right now!

Crown Fountain-

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Crown Fountain-

The city of Chicago has done an impressive job with the re-development of Millennium Park over the last decade and I had the good fortune to see it last summer while visiting. The Crown Fountain, located on…..
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Best Seat In The House

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Best Seat In The House

The Stick Chair comes to us from the award winning Danish industrial designer Carlo Volf of the design firm Volf Design, The elegant lines and minimal aesthetic are appealing indeed.  Yet not inviting to rest ones weary bones from the looks of it.  Perhaps something straight out of an animated — Continue reading

Between the Lines: A Coloring Book of Drawings by Contemporary Artists, Volume 2

Categories: Art + Graphics
Between the Lines: A Coloring Book of Drawings by Contemporary Artists, Volume 2

RxArt is a non-profit organization that uses art to promote healing and wellness in healthcare facilities. One of its popular projects is its contemporary artist coloring book, which I recently read about in the Art Issue of W magazine. The second volume of Between the Lines will be released in — Continue reading

The happiest people on earth

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
The happiest people on earth

In my first blog I wanted to capture the essence of Scandinavian Lifestyle. Being Danish a lot of things are taken for granted – including health care – so I got help from an American to take a look at our way of living. During her first trip to Copenhagen, — Continue reading

vladimir kagan chair by ralph pucci

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
vladimir kagan chair by ralph pucci

A 1950s chair design by Vladimir Kagan redesigned in fiberglass by Ralph Pucci. via

I Love Lamp…

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
I Love Lamp…

We all love flat pack objects! They are eco-friendly with reduced packaging and we can assemble them ourselves and feel more involved in initiating the life cycle of the object. Not to mention, I'm obsessed with seeing how things are put together. Check out the Flat Lamp… "The lamp arrives — Continue reading

The Best Thing Since…

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Best Thing Since…

 I have a confession: I'm one of those boring Moleskine type kids. Black cover, black elastic, gridded paper. I haven't scribbled a single line in anything else since I hit my 10th birthday. So, truth be told, I feel a little guilty to be lusting over Burak Kaynak's tasty Sliced — Continue reading

Horse Lectures

Categories: Art + Graphics
Horse Lectures

Gillian Higgins, an equine science lecturer, had the idea to start Horses Inside Out, where she paints tthe anatomy of a horse onto the actual horse to help in her lectures. It’s pretty striking to see horses painted like this. Creepy but artistic too. And, obviously, educational! It take four — Continue reading

PageSoutherlandPage

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
PageSoutherlandPage

      "The 111-year-old, Austin-founded firm has won the 2009 Texas Architecture Firm Award, given this last weekend in conjunction with the Texas Society of Architects convention in Houston. Larry Speck, FAIA, is the firm's design principal, and he's also a well-loved professor (and former dean) at the University of — Continue reading

Nada se leva

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Nada se leva

"Nada se leva" is the name of yhe design studio created by André Bastos and Guilherme Leite Ribeiro. I first heard of them because of the Arab bench, inspired by a trip to Granada, Spain. The bench is made of acrylic and can be made in black, white or clear.   — Continue reading

Interactive Cubism

Categories: Art + Graphics
Interactive Cubism

Cubism was an attempt by artists to grasp the world from multiple overlapping perspectives.  In one sense this is antithetical to human vision which constructs the world in real time as our eyes swivel around whatever space we happen to occupy.  Yet there is another sense in which cubism captured — Continue reading

A Glimmer of Hope

Categories: Art + Graphics
A Glimmer of Hope

Most likely…if you are reading, this you are a designer of one sort or another…if not, you are at least design-minded. I can not tell you how many conversations I have had with designers who are frustrated, burnt out, weary, tired, uninspired and otherwise on the verge of giving up — Continue reading

Digital Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Digital Design

Designing with a computer- is it really that much different? When we get behind a keyboard and start drawing, the lines seem to go straighter-farther-faster and the methods and systems of proportion in design get pushed a little bit further. The designs have a particularly structured quality, whether it be a conceptual system, detail or method of construction.
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mungo & maud.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
mungo & maud.

I realize that I recently posted about a modern dog bed, and I swear I'm not trying to become a dog-centric writer, but I just had to share my latest obsession, which consequently, happens to be about dogs. I've been looking for a tasteful leather collar for our new pup — Continue reading

Sculpture By James Hill

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Sculpture By James Hill

       California native James Hill earned his degree in Fine Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1987. For over 20 years James Hill has masterfully fashioned and fused metal in service to his artistic vision, transforming the coolness of these materials into “living” dynamic forms. His sculptures — Continue reading

The Tattoo House by Andrew Maynard

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
The Tattoo House by Andrew Maynard

 Via Arkinetia        

Sustainable products

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Sustainable products

These products are some of the finalists of the Planeta Casa Awards, a Brazilian award that recognizes the best in sustainable design, interiors and architecture. They all have one thing in common: they`re good for us and for the planet. Tupi Chair, by Lattoog Design Sao Joao Bench, by Ronaldo Edson — Continue reading

Book Tree

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Book Tree

Check out this awesome tree bookshelf by Shawn Sho. I would totally put this in my office! –sdotg–