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Author: Alexandra Kain

EDITT Tower

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, Sustainability
EDITT Tower

The EDITT Tower (Ecological Design In The Tropics) is set to be built in downtown Singapore. It’s design integrates a gray water system, central recycling, passive heating and cooling and solar panels. Half of the surface area of the building will be covered in local, organic vegetation. If that isn’t — Continue reading

Greenwashing

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Greenwashing

What is greenwashing? Greenwashing is the creation or promotion of a products or ideals that exhibit environmentally sound qualities without actually performing at a less consumptive level. For example, the illusion of buying bamboo chairs imported from Vietnam over oak chairs from your native state. Yes, bamboo is a very — Continue reading

Beijing’s Olympic Garden

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Beijing’s Olympic Garden

In preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics Beijing has festooned the grounds with lush sculptures portraying a greener version of China than we’re used to seeing. But artful topiary design is no replacement for creating a cleaner city at its height of pollution. Read the full article.

Meatpacking District Design Week

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Meatpacking District Design Week

Alongside this week’s ICFF happenings, be sure to head over to the Meatpacking District for their own slice of New York design. Thai  artist Korakot Aromdee will be displaying his amazingly intricate bamboo sculptures at Establishment, an organic home furnishings retailer. Download the enitre schedule for Meatpacking Design Week here. — Continue reading

Be a part of art history!

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Be a part of art history!

American artist Allan Kaprow (1927-2006) was a pioneer in establishing the concepts of performance art. In the 50s and 60s he began to coordinate ‘happenings’ in which carefully coordinated and scripted volunteers would act out a very ordinary series of events. Kaprow’s 1967 happening, FLUIDS, consisted of teams of volunteers — Continue reading

Tara Murray Industrial Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Tara Murray Industrial Design

Designed as part of a thesis project on attachment, Tara Murray’s Doily Chair seeks out an emotional connection with prospective seat-ers. Located in Calgary, Alberta Tara recently completed her masters in industrial design. Unfortunately, most projects seem to be prototypes at the moment, but I’m excited to see where she — Continue reading

Free Spirit Fabrics

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Free Spirit Fabrics

Free Spirit Fabrics specializes in high quality quilting supplies and fabrics. These are some of my favorites from the Freshcut line. I like the muted neutrals and pastels with fresh designs from vintage and modern botanical styles.They even offer free downloadable quilting patterns to get you started! But that doesn’t — Continue reading

TOUCH Products

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
TOUCH Products

TOUCH, a subdivision of Zoe Melo, recently launched a line of beautiful products. From jewelry to furniture and home decor, all TOUCH products are handmade by skilled artisans in a manner that supports local communities and economies. TOUCH products are also sustainable and environmentally friendly. Materials are recycled, locally sourced, — Continue reading

LAX Furniture at MASH Studios

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LAX Furniture at MASH Studios

If you weren’t able to make it to the MASH Studios opening last night in LA, here’s a peak at their debut furniture line, LAX. Founder Bernard Brucha conceived of the line while living in New York and brought it to life after setting up MASH Studios in Los Angeles. — Continue reading

House & Garden magazine closes

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
House & Garden magazine closes

On a sad note this morning, Conde Naste Publications annouced yesterday the closing of one of our country’s oldest magazines, House & Garden. Since 1901, they have been the source for modern shelter design and sparked the onslaught of dozens of other interiors magazines in the years to follow. This — Continue reading

Hotel Tomo

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Hotel Tomo

San Francisco’s Japantown is now home to Hotel Tomo, a modern J-pop collaboration with artist PCP and asian pop culture magazine moguls Giant Robot.   Each of Tomo’s 125 rooms feature a PCP mural, Giant Robot goodies, and fresh, modern furniture that hints towards Scandinavia as well as Japan. Public — Continue reading

Wingårdh Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Wingårdh Architecture

Posted by Alexandra Kain, 3blacksheep Architect Gert Wingårdh is the mastermind behind this amazingly beautiful spa retreat, the Mill House, in the countryside of Southern Sweden. Known for their commitment to ecological and poetic architecture, Wingårdh architects have changed the landscape of Sweden and the and left their impact on — Continue reading

Happy Birthday Brocade Home!

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Happy Birthday Brocade Home!

Posted by Alexandra Kain 3blacksheep Parent company Restoration Hardware unveiled the Brocade Home brand almost exactly one year ago as a romantic and seductive branch off of their traditional American-home style.   Just one year from inception, Brocade Home has already been featured in ads from the likes of Sony — Continue reading

Random goodness

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Random goodness

Posted by Alexandra Kain, 3blacksheep I’m having a pretty eccentric day so I figured I’d post on everything and anything in the realm of design. 1. George Chair by John Goulder. This designer from down under is a 4th generation craftsman and focuses his  appreciation for furniture on the process — Continue reading

Leif Design Park

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Leif Design Park

Posted by Alexandra Kain, 3BlackSheep Japanese design collective Leif Design Park has created a myriad of furniture items with just the right mix of sophisticated style and casual simplicity. Have a seat and check out their latest offspring.

Niekee Centre, Netherlands

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Kids + Baby
Niekee Centre, Netherlands

The Niekee Centre in the Netherlands is a beautiful example of modern  European architecture. The space is intended to be an educational and cultural center for local youth. Another winner for architectural firm LIAG. Please visit me at 3blacksheep for more modern design, art, and craft!

Urban Landscape China

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Urban Landscape China

Fun Urban Landscape China by English designers Snowden Flood Visit me at 3blacksheep for more modern art and design!

Baby Goods at Sparkability

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Baby Goods at Sparkability

I recently found out that my sister is pregnant with her first child (which will also be a first for my family)! I’m so excited. I went surfing for baby goods at Sparkability today and found some wonderful designer baby items. They offer a huge range of products built for — Continue reading

Thomas Paul

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Thomas Paul

Thomas Paul is the fabulous designer of these delectable plates and pillows. He really knows how to accessorize! Pick up all the goods at Velocity Art and Design in Seattle or online. More modern design at 3blacksheep.

Wallpaper by Flavor Pill

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Wallpaper by Flavor Pill

New Orleans wallpaper-ers Flavor Paper recently showcased an eclectic mix of fresh designs in NY for the ICFF. more modern design at 3blacksheep