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Author: Claudia Endler

Tradition with a Modern Spin

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Tradition with a Modern Spin

Another discovery at the recent Palm Springs Modern Living Expo was the great collection of handmade furniture and lighting by whyrHymer, the Los Angeles-based company founded by Louisiana native Brandon Morrison. Morrison, whose first love was acting, began his career as a furniture maker while working as a handyman at — Continue reading

Urbio – Modular Wall Storage

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Urbio – Modular Wall Storage

While attending the Modern Living Expo in Palm Springs, California, during Modernism Week a couple of weeks ago, I came across some fun modern designs which I’ll happily be sharing with you over the next few weeks. The first one is Urbio, a cool, modular wall system for hanging plants, toys or office supplies. Its verticallity provides — Continue reading

Sleeping Around, the Traveling Pop-Up Hotel

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Sleeping Around, the Traveling Pop-Up Hotel

Shipping containers have become a modern, sustainable design concept, and “pop-up” retailers are all the rage. Combine them, and what do you get?  Sleeping Around, a unique pop-up, shipping container hotel. Here, the term “pop-up” goes beyond the notion of merely making an unexpected appearance. It denotes exclusivity, flexibility and innovation: a — Continue reading

Clouds in the House

Categories: Art + Graphics
Clouds in the House

What is with all the weather indoors? First I saw Berndnaut Smilde’s Nimbus pieces; now I see Tomas Saraceno’s Cloudy House installation at Andersen’s Contemporary Berlin.  Saraceno’s exhibition includes a cloud installation, sculpture, video and photographs. The clouds are constructed of matte, white paper which are suspended individually by nylon — Continue reading

Pleasing Curves by Charles Kaplan

Categories: Art + Graphics
Pleasing Curves by Charles Kaplan

  Curves in stone seems against nature, yet man has been creating curves out of stone for centuries.   It takes great skill to transform hard Carrara marble into sensuous shapes of legs and arms.  Even more so, in my humble opinion, to wield the tools creating biomorphic forms in the — Continue reading

LED Light House – Baumschlager-Eberle

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
LED Light House – Baumschlager-Eberle

  Baumschlager-Eberle have installed a cube, Nordwesthaus, as the new meeting point for the sailing community on the harbor of  Lake Constance in Switzerland.   Positioned right on the edge of the moorings, the building presents a striking interaction between the supporting concrete biomorphic elements and the envelope of glazed panels — Continue reading

Toledo Metro Station, Naples – Italy

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Toledo Metro Station, Naples – Italy

  This looks like snow falling in an artist’s winter landscape with vivid blues and sparkly flakes in motion as one drives through a snow fall.  This metro station in Naples is among the trend of using the underground, tube, metros or otherwise known as the subway, as a canvas. — Continue reading

Sculpture By Tomohiro Inaba

Categories: Art + Graphics
Tomohiro Inaba

  Is it unraveling or coming together?  They could resemble pencil scribbles, though Tomohiro Inaba’s iron sculptures are 3 dimensional and much more thought out defying gravity.  The solid form seems to dissolve into the air cleverly and masterfully done for this young artist you just finished his graduate studies — Continue reading

Abstract Christmas Tree: 1024 Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Sustainability
1024 Architecture

Much of abstract art begs the question: “What is it?”  This abstract public installation of 1024 Architecture’s representation of a Christmas Tree was erected for the Plaisirs d’Hiver event in the city of Brussels (Belgium).       It has blinking led lights of red, green, white, blue and gold — Continue reading

Adorable/Colorful/Creative: Crayon Rings!

Categories: Art + Graphics
Adorable/Colorful/Creative: Crayon Rings!

Just in time for the holidays great stocking stuffers for the kids and perhaps some adults too.  These Crayon Rings satisfy my love of jewelry and drawing.  I have not tried them yet.  Yet,  being the key word here.   These are produced by Kikkerland, when your regular crayons just — Continue reading

Ware Jewelry

Categories: Art + Graphics
Ware Jewelry

  Well…. I ALWAYS say wear jewelry!  In fact,  I love jewelry.  I always have.  All kinds of jewelry.   And I have seen a lot of jewelry.  What is most interesting about Ware London is the use of material, the theme of repetition and the combination of design and — Continue reading

Tasty Looking Treats You Cannot Eat

Categories: Art + Graphics
Tasty Looking Treats You Cannot Eat

  Feasting seems to be on everyone’s mind with the holidays behind and ahead of us.  I know I always look forward to the savory turkey and yummy apple pie.   But now you can travel with your feast and  not gain a single pound.  Imagine just for a moment to — Continue reading

Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading

I love this concept from Austin TX based, Trout Studios,  furniture makers.  A novel idea to use a seat on a chain instead of a ladder to get to those out of reach books.  Their system of L shaped shelving can be used to stack books in various configurations gaining — Continue reading

Swirl Around The Clock

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Swirl Around The Clock

      I love the name, Swirl Around The Clock with gradient circles partially forming a circle.  Enough to get the idea.  The name conjures up a 50′s dance tune.   A mid century flair with the contemporary mix of vinyl decals in many colors perhaps too many.  Okay 42 — Continue reading

Modern Champagne Glasses

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Modern Champagne Glasses

Nothing quite says Happy New Year like a sparkling libation with streams of tiny bubbles lifting from the bottom of the glass to the surface, like streamers in the opposite directions, screaming come celebrate!  Whether it is for the New Years, the old year or your year,  the best way — Continue reading

Magentic Floating Lamp

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Magentic Floating Lamp

    Happy Halloween and here is some magnetic magic trickery for a treat.  The Floating Lamp from WRBest is truly floating.  It has an aluminum base and the lampshade is made of PVC and acrylic.  The magnetic tray allows for the floating of the upper lamp to be suspended — Continue reading

A Cliffhanger – The Portaledge

Categories: Uncategorized
A Cliffhanger – The Portaledge

    Cliffhanger, and I am not kidding.  The Black Diamond Sky Lounge or rather Portaledge is meant for the modern mountaineer, hiker or rock climber. Basically anywhere you want to hang your hat for the night.  Camping in a tree top or hugging the sheer rock wall.     — Continue reading

Richard Sweeney’s Paper Horses

Categories: Art + Graphics
Richard Sweeney’s Paper Horses

      The Lincoln Cathedral is inspiring and full of history but once inside, the stunning sight of large white horses in the middle of the cathedral clearly steals the show.  Created from flexible, pine skeleton covered in sheets of A1 paper, Richard Sweeney again mesmerizes us with the — Continue reading

Ostrich Pillow

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Ostrich Pillow

  You know the saying stick your head in the sand like an Ostrich. Well, designer Kawamura-Ganjavian adapts this concept into an Ostrich micro environment, or rather OSTRICH PILLOW,  in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap.  A picture here, is worth a thousand words.  Not a bad — Continue reading

Up Down Bed

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Up Down Bed

    The Up Down Bed bed system from 4 Bild Casa Italy, levitates into the ceiling recess is a pretty cool trick.   I do not know about you but sometimes the ultimate space saver is not necessarily the most practical over a bathtub.  So you step out of the — Continue reading