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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Frozen Flow™ by Doron Gazit

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Frozen Flow™ by Doron Gazit

Frozen Flow™ , just the name alone sounds intriguing.  Is it an iceberg melting or volcano lava that is freezing?  Perhaps it is a bit of both.   Known for his body of work called “Sculpting the Wind,” where environmental artist and industrial designer Doron Gazit,  captures the motion of air — Continue reading

Industrial and Simplistic Home Inspiration

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Industrial and Simplistic Home Inspiration

This beautiful charming home, owned by photographer Jakob Nylund, has the perfect combination of industrial goodness and airiness.  He has created a simple space that still has lots of character and warmth.  The desk in the office area looks great paired with the accessories he has chosen.  And that light — Continue reading

DIY Potato-stamped Neon Napkin

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY Potato-stamped Neon Napkin

Ahh the delightful and sometimes lost art of potato stamping that was such a staple of a creative kid’s youth. Isn’t it amazing to find such a crafting ally in the kitchen? It’s incredible to know you can find a world of possibility in that cheap food of the potato. — Continue reading

Will Bryant’s Summer Koozie Pack

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Will Bryant’s Summer Koozie Pack

Your drinks been sweating this summer? Now you don’t break out in a sweat over that. Artist and illustrator Will Bryant has just the graphic thing you need for the perfect casual or formal summer gathering with friends. Adding his punch of personality in the form of three very cheerful — Continue reading

Quick & Bold DIY: Spray a Rubber Mat

Categories: DIY + How To
Quick & Bold DIY: Spray a Rubber Mat

Came across this swimmingly easy DIY on Pinterest yesterday. Just find one of those cheap rubber mats with the intricate, cut-out patterns (like this one — it doesn’t matter what it is, it can even be sort of traditional-looking) and spray paint it a bold, bright, neon color! We can’t — Continue reading

Earthy, Lightweight: Henderson Dry Goods

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Earthy, Lightweight: Henderson Dry Goods

Just love when you discover brilliant design but then sort of forget but then you remember again and you’re so happy because it’s exactly the thing you were in the mood for. This has happened to us today with Henderson Dry Goods and their lightweight, graphic, patterned, laser-cut wood jewelry — Continue reading

Stop Sitting with the Staand Up Desk

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Stop Sitting with the Staand Up Desk

Anyone who knows me knows I struggle with the one downside of my job: having to sit down all day. I’ve tried a few things to switch to a standing work station: a stack of books with my laptop teetering dangerously on top. I’ve brought in a tiny, circular tall — Continue reading

New Bite-Sized Heather Chontos Paintings

Categories: Art + Graphics
New Bite-Sized Heather Chontos Paintings

Love these mini modern abstract paintings by artist, prop stylist and all-around design-badass, Heather Chontos. Love that they are framed quite beautifully in darling, vintage-frames, creating a fun contrast between the modern colors and shapes. Having recently launched an amazing line of farmhouse-inspired decor products through Milk Farm Road, just — Continue reading

Melissa Steach’s “The Housing Project” Book-Signing Party to Benefit Charity, Make It Right

Categories: Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
Melissa Steach’s “The Housing Project” Book-Signing Party to Benefit Charity, Make It Right

You know we don’t post about events very often, so when we do believe that it is a very worthy-of-your-time event. If you’ll be in Los Angeles tomorrow, July 24th, we highly recommend attending a book signing launch party for HGTV star Melissa Steach’s “The Housing Project,” hosted by the SoHo — Continue reading

Lumadessa Minimal Canine Prints

Categories: Art + Graphics
Lumadessa Minimal Canine Prints

That pug one’s got my name on it, yo! Just love this new collection of prints of pups from Lumadessa, which you may remember from our posting of their geometric owl prints not too long ago. They’ve got the keen ability to abstract just the right elements of a pup’s — Continue reading

Dramatic Yet Airy Danish Home Inspiration

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Dramatic Yet Airy Danish Home Inspiration

Absolutely love the light-colored wood, simple and dark gray bed spread and stunningly bold and bright piece of art that takes up a large bit of visual space in the bedroom of this Danish home. Love the peek of that hidden outdoor oasis through the windows, too! The dark wood — Continue reading

Claire Sherman’s Subtle Abstract Landscapes

Categories: Art + Graphics
Claire Sherman’s Subtle Abstract Landscapes

What would an alien landscape look to an outsider’s eyes? What would art of such geologic features look like to a strange world’s artists? We’re not sure, of course, because life on other planets has yet to be discovered, let alone landscape features, but while we don’t know exactly where — Continue reading

New Photographs from PrintedArt.com

Categories: Art + Graphics
New Photographs from PrintedArt.com

This week we present new collection photographs that have caught the eyes of our PrintedArt.com curators. We’re seeing such a great variety that it’s hard to choose! Which ones are your favorite? Leave a comment and let us know! Fall Leaves 4 by Richard Silver Richard Silver’s full-frame leaf photographs — Continue reading

Cuatro Almas Packaging

Categories: Art + Graphics
Cuatro Almas Packaging

Travel through the senses with the flavor of wine. Concept: The project consisted of creating a series of graphic elements that, putting aside the established canons, are able to be sustained over time, emphasizing on the innovation of their materials. We wanted to take a good product, the wine from — Continue reading

Fighting Stereotypes with Stereotype Apparel

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fighting Stereotypes with Stereotype Apparel

Just love when a fashion brand attempts to reach past the surface and bring to the public’s conscious a larger, more important message. Stereotype Apparel says it best themselves: “After the February 26, 2012 death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Adam Sweeney, like many Americans, discussed the incident with several of — Continue reading

Don’t let a small space stop you.

Categories: DIY + How To
Don’t let a small space stop you.

You might be tempted to stuff your small space with an equally small couch or slim set of chairs, but let us say this today, right now: don’t ignore a sectional if you’ve got a cozy space, for a lovely sectional might make a space even more cozier. As long — Continue reading

Margo Sawyer’s Bold Geometric Installations

Categories: Art + Graphics
Margo Sawyer’s Bold Geometric Installations

Like a more cheery opening to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Like a lively Rubik’s cube you could live in and walk around. Texas-based installation artist Margo Sawyer’s work is bold, bright, perky, and wondrous. Interested in translating the idea of sacred spaces using the vocabulary of modern times, she loves the — Continue reading

What are you going to get?

Categories: News + Events + Contests
What are you going to get?

‘Cause seriously there are so many awesome options and with them on sale? Sheesh! How will you ever choose? You might wanna buy a  few extra houses so you have more room for all the on sale Gus* pieces you’ll be grabbing up this summer.

Sexy Electric Bike: the Faraday Porteur

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Sexy Electric Bike: the Faraday Porteur

I’m not a bike rider. I used to be, a pretty hardcore one, but then I confess I got a car and I enjoyed not being completely sweaty at my end location during hot Austin summers. But the folks at Faraday Bikes have come up with a solution. A very — Continue reading

From Peculiar Chair to Roll-Out Bed: Paq Chair

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
From Peculiar Chair to Roll-Out Bed: Paq Chair

Many have taken a stab at creating attractive seating elements for a living room that then turn into surfaces that you can sleep on, but this just might be the most compact we’ve seen (and possibly the most peculiar!). Though it does appear to be a bit strange (but no — Continue reading