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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Timothy Nolan at Marx & Zavattero in San Francisco through August 21

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Timothy Nolan at Marx & Zavattero in San Francisco through August 21

TILT July 24 – August 21, 2010 Marx & Zavattero, 77 Geary Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, California Pitch, 2008/2010 laminate and enamel on panels dimensions variable (approximately 22x120x180 inches as seen here)   Stack, 2010printed vinyl on aluminum dimensions variable (approximately 102×138 inches as seen here) Timothy Nolan's work — Continue reading

House Tour: Villa Dali

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
House Tour: Villa Dali

In honor of an upcoming exhibition of Salvador Dali's late works at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, here's a really strange, yet fascinating house tour inspired by Dali's concepts and theories on surrealism.  And in addition to some Dali inspiration, the villa was also inspired by Spanish architecture — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

Fancy fotos of favorite looks right now… I'm less frilly than most…actually, I  lean more towards industrial masculine if you must know…but I think I could really enjoy a space like this in my home. It seems happy and glamourous…and what girl doesn't want to feel that everyday? image courtesy — Continue reading

Sand Drawings :: Jim Denevan

Categories: Art + Graphics
Sand Drawings :: Jim Denevan

Jim Denevan is an artist based out of Santa Cruz, California who travels the globe creating large scale pieces of land art.  Drawn on sand, earth, and ice, these incredible works of art are both created and destroyed by the very materials that enable their existence. Unlike Robert Smithson, known — Continue reading

“Red has never looked so right”

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
“Red has never looked so right”

The Givenchy 2010 Fall Campaign has received a lot of buzz in the fashion industry. The invigorating red that pervaded the campaign's palate got the same amount of attention from the media as the transsexual model in the ad! In a season full of neutral colors, the media responded positively. — Continue reading

The Future Will be Chrome

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
The Future Will be Chrome

I loved it when I first saw it online last year, but now this limited edition, mirrored polished stainless steel ping pong table is now on display at Blum and Poe Gallery in Los Angeles. Designed by artist Rirkrit Tiravanija for Cumulus Studios. "Cumulus Studios was founded in 2008 by — Continue reading

Grohe Goes Digital

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Grohe Goes Digital

Winner of the 2010 Red Dot design award for bathroom/spa product design is the Grohe Ondus Digitecture.  Grohe not an unfamiliar name has now they have taken bathroom faucet design to the next level to what they refer to as "sensual minimalism".     Digitalization creates an adjustable and customized user — Continue reading

Lugging With Color

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Lugging With Color

Paul Smith Wash bag and Courier Bag @Rapha It sometimes seems like carrying our things around with us feels like being owned. If you're going to carry your things around with you, as most of us have to, why do it in black nylon with a sense of military precision — Continue reading

Win an Angela Adams Rug!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Win an Angela Adams Rug!

Please help us improve our Blog by taking a quick survey (probably 3 minutes of your time). It will really help us to become a better resource for you! Click here to take survey Plus…you are automatically entered to win a 3' x 5' hand-tufted Angela Adams Ocean/Sand rug (valued — Continue reading

Bridget Riley – A study in movement and color

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Bridget Riley – A study in movement and color

When I think about Art that I love, the list is long and always getting longer. There is no shortage of great artwork in studios, galleries, museums, public places, and private homes. The internet allows us to take a guest visit into somewhere else with the ability to look privately. — Continue reading

Tribble Trouble.

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Tribble Trouble.

I'm not really a Star Trek nerd, but this is such a cool poster that I had to share. It has brilliant layout, illustrations and amazing overall design. Also, the Tribbles episode is the only episode I remembering watching with my Grandfather as a kid. I'm sure I'm not appreciating — Continue reading

The Prince Chair

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
The Prince Chair

Louise Campbell designed this extraordinary chair for a by-invitation-only competition to create a chair for His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Denmark. With its laser-cut, wool-covered, black rubber seat on a powder coated steel frame, it provides a stunning focal point for any room.  www.hay.dk

Turkish Tea?

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Turkish Tea?

I recently returned from a trip to Turkey, where I expected to see everyone drinking Turkish coffee. And while there was plenty of that beverage, the more ubiquitous liquid was tea, apple tea to be precise. It was so utterly delicious, and you could have it everywhere! You popped into — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
2Modern Design Brief

Pop's of color in play…   Clever way to jazz up an odd column. Could be fun in a big office layout…I always find columns such a design challenge…image courtesy of modGirl.  One statement…sometimes that's all you need to accomplish good design…image courtesy of pink wallpaper. nursery done right…not fussy-just — Continue reading

Who is Oki Sato? What is Nendo?

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests
Who is Oki Sato? What is Nendo?

Oki Sato is famous designer. He was born in Toronto, Canada. In 2002 year he graduate from Waseda University. Immediately after that he established in Tokyo "nendo" Tokyo office – the design firm. Is he common extraordinary designer as most of 'creative' persons in all over the world? Well, I'd — Continue reading

A lady writing a letter…

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
A lady writing a letter…

My favorite painting is "A lady writing a letter" by the 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. I remember falling in love with the modern dress style of the lady writing a letter. I saw the pearls that are  synonymous with Jackie O… a 3/4 sleeve jacket reminiscent of Grace Kelly… and — Continue reading

Lelé celebrates 50 years as a great Architect

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Lelé celebrates 50 years as a great Architect

João Figueiras, best known as Lelé, is a Brazilian architect who started his career alongside world renowned Oscar Niemeyer during the construction of the country`s capital, Brasília. With hundreds of amazing projects, he is celebrating 50 years working, and MCB (Museu da Casa Brasileira),put together a great exhibition with some — Continue reading

Land and Environmental Art

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Sustainability
Land and Environmental Art

"Instead of using a paintbrush to make his art, Robert Morris would like to use a bulldozer" Robert Smithson from Land and Environmental Art Reading yesterday's post on Environmental Art I was reminded of a classic text from Phaidon Press, Land and Environmental Art first published in 1998.  I have the — Continue reading

Throw out yer belt and buy elastic pants!

Categories: Art + Graphics
Throw out yer belt and buy elastic pants!

Summer Movie Haus is here!! In collaboration with Miss Amy of Pikaland our first Movie Haus course is now open for enrollment! Be inspired by the movies this summer and make new work! Find out more @Pikaland and check out our complete list of new fall art courses here!

Environmental artists

Categories: Art + Graphics
Environmental artists

 The Gates, Central Park free hanging saffron color panels created a sense of a golden ceiling with warm shadows or from the distance it looked like a golden river with its highlight effects among the trees and the walking paths.  Many of you have probably seen these images before. The nature — Continue reading