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Daily Archives: September 15, 2011

Cheryl Gail Toh :: Encaustic Paintings

Categories: Art + Graphics
Cheryl Gail Toh :: Encaustic Paintings

I had the great pleasure of meeting Cheryl and discovering her work during the Sun Valley Arts Festival this year.  Her vibrant, abstract encaustic paintings absolutely stole my breath (and my heart… and frankly, the show).  I went back to her booth several times, chatted her up, and finally bought a — Continue reading

Color and form

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Color and form

These limited editions Moleskin notebooks were inspired by Eugen Batz, a student of Vasily Kandinsky who taught the color class at Bauhaus. Kandinsky was interested in the effects of color beyond its first physical response in the eye. He developed a questionnaire to demonstrate the inner/emotional/universal connection between the primary — Continue reading

The Art of Clean Up: Ursus Wehrli

Categories: Art + Graphics
The Art of Clean Up: Ursus Wehrli

You know I try not to get too personal online in the blog—this is about modern design, after all—but when I came across the photography of Ursus Wehrli I had to speak up. See, I like things in order. I like my pantry organized to precision. I like a clean car. — Continue reading

Modern Eye Candy: Moto Design Shop

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Eye Candy: Moto Design Shop

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of this super talented Philadelphia-based firm with really cool exteriors and interiors, Moto Designshop Inc. There seems to be a real understanding of how manipulating the various planes of a space with really high-quality and detailed materials can really make or break a room. And — Continue reading

Interiors: Chic or OSB Overload?

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Chic or OSB Overload?

Because I am also a contributor at Apartment Therapy, I sometimes get to photograph really, really cool homes in and around Austin. They often have varied styles, with hints of modern and other tastes. Yesterday I published a house tour of a local restauranteur whose home really sent commenters into — Continue reading

Simple DIY: Dipped Legs

Categories: DIY + How To
Simple DIY: Dipped Legs

A lot of times when we bring attention to a designer creating what we consider to be modern work, we notice that it’s not anything terribly complicated that makes it a modern piece of furniture; sometimes it’s just an unexpected detail. Maybe it’s a tiny little punch of color that — Continue reading