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Daily Archives: February 2, 2011

Good coloring=Good cooking

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Good coloring=Good cooking

“good painting, good coloring, is comparible to good cooking. Even a good cooking recipe demands tasting and repeated tasting while it is being followed. And the best tasting still depends on a cook with a taste.” said Josef Albers, an influential teacher, writer, painter and color theorist. Oli Sihvonen, a — Continue reading

The Broad Art Foundation Museum

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
The Broad Art Foundation Museum

Celebrities in their own right, as super start patrons of the arts and philanthropists, Eli and Edythe Broad are responsible for the expansion and endurance of some of Los Angeles’ most important art institutions.  The Broad Contemporary Art Museum, LACMA, otherwise known as  BCAM;  and being a major contributor of — Continue reading

Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests: Kinetic Sculptures

Categories: Art + Graphics
Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests: Kinetic Sculptures

Was just emailed this video. SO AMAZING. Theo Jansen is a kinetic sculptor–meaning he creates sculptures that move and interact with the world around them, in this case, with wind. But these aren’t just stationary sculptures that look pretty, Theo creates “creatures” that seemingly have a mind of their own–it’s — Continue reading

Featured Craftsperson: Nightwood

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Featured Craftsperson: Nightwood

Anyone who describes their style as “modern rusticity” is more than just alright in our book; they are downright awesome. That’s why we’re really digging the work of Nightwood, a Brooklyn based home décor business. They are proving that original, from-scratch furniture isn’t always the coolest. Nightwood is Myriah and — Continue reading

This is a Crazy Bookcase.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
This is a Crazy Bookcase.

Malagana Design defies the general idea that bookshelves are heavy and static furniture pieces with a bookcase that seems to be auditioning for Cirque. They call it Equilibrium and in its five cantilevered modules, books and magazines seem to float in the air. The interiors are finished in bright colors, — Continue reading

Name that Mid-Century Designer

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

Not everyone working in the Mid-Century stuck to stark lines and minimalist aesthetics. A style known as “Hollywood Regency” was very popular among those actually in Hollywood, and today’s mystery designer’s work was much sought after by actors and actresses–as well as those rich people operating in more seedier professions. — Continue reading

Modern Book Corner: Design Annual 2011

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Book Corner: Design Annual 2011

We love books that round-up the best of some sort of category—it’s hard to keep track of everything during the course of one year and it’s nice when someone does all the hard work for you. When that company doing the hard work of rounding up is the best of — Continue reading

Giant Chess

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Giant Chess

Beautiful Giant Chess Common chess could become something more if you will play in Giant Chess. Definitely, your children will be glad to play. It’s interesting activity, no doubt. You have, not only to think about next move, but also run around the play desk to rich a required chess — Continue reading