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Daily Archives: October 27, 2010

Rothko’s signature style

Categories: Art + Graphics
Rothko’s signature style

Abstract painters around 60′s and 70′s put emphasis on the color variable while they differ in the other aspects of the Abstraction genres like Color Field, Opt Art, Hard Edge and Lyrical Abstraction. One of the recognizable names of abstraction in painting is Mark Rothko. During the early years of — Continue reading

Luohkka Headstone

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Uncategorized
Luohkka Headstone

When I spotted this new headstone design from Johan Kaupi and Göteborg of We Think, I felt compelled to share. Maybe it’s because I’ve had to design a headstone for a loved one or maybe it’s because I’m looking forward to celebrating Dia de Los Muertos, here in Hollywood this — Continue reading

Bento Lunch Box

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
photo:  Bento & Co

Not just your typical brown bag, these modern Bento boxes function as a container for that meal away from home.  Some even have compartments within compartments to keep your food organized and eco-friendly.   Imagine eating out of one of these sleek numbers.  Not that the cartoon embellished or Disney princesses — Continue reading

Mary Addison Hackett – Abstracted representations on an intimate scale

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Mary Addison Hackett – Abstracted representations on an intimate scale

Mary Addison Hackett’s, “Fluid: Elusive Chapters from the Passage of Time (Volume 1: The Lost Months, Volume 2: Pools and Flowers)“ closes on October 31 at the Kristi Engle Gallery in Highland Park (LA, CA). 

This exhibition is a major departure for the artist as she had previously exhibited large — Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: Bernard Brucha of MASHstudios

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Exclusive Interview: Bernard Brucha of MASHstudios

For our first ever exclusive interview, we spoke with Bernard Brucha, the founder of MASHstudios, a multi-faceted design company out of Los Angeles. MASHstudios is unique in that they do it all—they’re not just an architecture firm, or an interior design firm or a furniture design studio. The designers at — Continue reading

Featured Craftsperson: Palo Samko

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Featured Craftsperson: Palo Samko

What sets a woodworker apart from the rest these days? Is it the high-quality of the actual work? The aesthetics? The clever idea behind the design? In some cases, all three, like with Palo Samko, a Brooklyn-based woodworker. Glancing at his work you can tell he and his work are — Continue reading

Name That Mid-Century Modern Designer

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Name That Mid-Century Modern Designer

We love today’s mystery Mid-Century Modern Designer for a lot of reasons. The simple and curvy designs reflect a transition between traditional furniture pieces and sleeker modern pieces, and we love that natural elements and plush materials are incorporated. Need more clues? You got it: Had the distinction of designing — Continue reading

Modern Book Corner: Manhattan Skyscrapers

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Book Corner: Manhattan Skyscrapers

If you’ve ever visited a large city’s downtown and looked up, you know that sense of awe that washes over you as sharp angles of a tall highrise building contrast sharply with the softness of the clouds and the bright blue of the sky. If these modern marvels don’t imbue — Continue reading