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Author: Claudia Endler

See the Aura – Viktor Kölbig Has The Touch

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
See the Aura – Viktor Kölbig Has The Touch

Okay with a name like Viktor Kölbig, one could easily surmise that he is german. This industrial lighting designer brilliantly combines technology with plant life in the form of a vase with flowers.  Forget the clicker, or the clapper, touch the plant and it turns on.  Oh does that mean — Continue reading

Drawing Connections in Three Designers

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Drawing Connections in Three Designers

Great minds think alike or perhaps think in 3D printing, these days.  Similarities are drawn in a conversation on the computer from different artists on their computers but nonetheless a merging of architecture, art, design and fashion continues to cross boundries.   Here are a few stunning examples of just a — Continue reading

Curb Appeal – Enclosure Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Curb Appeal – Enclosure Architects

There are many reasons to like Enclosure Architects, who love collaborating with their clients to give their homes contemporary appeal, creating something new from the old. A remodel at some points seems like a daunting task.   When Enclosure Architects sent out their latest newsletter,  recent renovation list I was — Continue reading

Leslie Ross-Robertson at Fifth Floor Gallery

Categories: Art + Graphics
Leslie Ross-Robertson at Fifth Floor Gallery

I am a huge fan of the Pierre Koenig’s famed Case Study House #22 initiated in 1945 in Los Angeles.  Cutting edge and it is still viewed as such.  The image (below) by Julius Shulman image captures the drama of the house cantilevered over the edge the hill.   L.A. — Continue reading

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

The Crystal Box by Jose’ A. Gandia Blasco

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
photo:  Gandia Blasco Crystal Box 1

The Crystal Box, the latest from the house of Gandia Blasco, designed by Jose’ A. himself, is the merging of modern purity of form while incorporating his love of the Mediterranean culture. This outdoor  pergola system is made of lacquered aluminum. The interior floor is made of NOWOOD made of — Continue reading

Invisible Shoe

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Invisible Shoe

“If the shoe fits, wear it.” Whether your prince shows up or not.  This may be the modern version of the glass slipper.  From the creative mind of native Sao Paulo, Brazilian, Andreia Chaves is her critically acclaimed first series ‘The Invisible Shoe‘.  Born from study of optical effect applied — Continue reading

I Love Architecture – Architecture For Humanity

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
I Love Architecture – Architecture For Humanity

Cameron Sinclair loves architecture.   And so do many others.  It began with a simple ‘ode’ to architecture, which was re-tweeted and posted on Facebook hundreds of times, obviously striking a cord.  Co-Founder,  Cameron Sinclair’s charitable endeavor:  Architecture for Humanity’s spring fundraising campaign – The “I Love Architecture” Charity Auction  called — Continue reading

Jungblut’s Permanent Negative Stability

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Jungblut’s Permanent Negative Stability

    It looks like magic and expresses both a tension and anticipation of an outcome.  Berlin born, Jonas Jungblut explores the idea that life and objects are in balance but can easily be thrown off course.    His sculptures  in beautiful  cararra marbles, granites, black marble all teetering on top — Continue reading

Sculptural Ceramic Planters by Brian Bosworth

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Sculptural Ceramic Planters by Brian Bosworth

  bkb Ceramics is a small ceramics studio located in beautiful Joshua Tree, CA desert.   Which is not a surprise because bkb ceramics pays homage to cacti and succulents.   Their focus is simple and unique- to create modern, one-of-a-kind ceramic planters as functional sculpture.    All pieces are sculptural — Continue reading

Giuseppe Penone – In The Hidden Life Within

Categories: Art + Graphics
Giuseppe Penone – In The Hidden Life Within

Giuseppe Penone started working professionally in 1968 in the Garessio forest, near where he was born. Penone’s work is concerned with establishing a contact between man and nature. He is still very active and produces lots of original works every year. In his recent show at the Art Gallery of — Continue reading

Suzanne Jongmans’ Golden Age

Categories: Art + Graphics, Sustainability
Suzanne Jongmans’ Golden Age

“I use the elements in the present as in the past, the objects in my work are used as symbols of values. I mutate old costumes into new plastics and old masters in new photographic works.  By using time foreign materials, plastics and technology, I am creating a time crux, — Continue reading

Menosunocerouno Gives Survivor Kit a New Look

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Menosunocerouno Gives Survivor Kit a New Look

Move over Ralph’s plain wrap.  For those of you who remember the 1980’s light blue iconic stripe over white labels and simple font word that describes the contents of the packaging, Mexican branding company, Menosunocerouno gives plain wrap a new lift. Not unlike the plain wrap, Menosunsocerouno packaged their Just In — Continue reading

Vestal’s Sea Green Destroyer

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Vestal’s Sea Green Destroyer

Vestal’s philosophy targets watches for the musically inspired individuals.  But with names such as Crusader and Destroyer it seems more like something movie and Terminator inspired.   However, not to diminish their inspiration, it seems bigger is better these days with hip creative types whatever genre of creative you are. This Vestal — Continue reading

Dyson’s Up Hill Fountain

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Dyson’s Up Hill Fountain

Can water flow up stream? Well, the Nile does. What about up hill? Well according to James Dyson, of vacuum cleaner fame, it does. Or it is an illusion? It is indeed and well done.   The secret is deceptively simple: the water is actually flowing inside and through the — Continue reading

Finnish Retreat

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Finnish Retreat

  The angled lines of this little refuge are unmistakably dramatic and functional.  It is all about the outdoors with the emphasis on the terrace, while the triangular walls  protect the Villa Mecklin from the wind, provide some shade  and give privacy.   Villa Mecklin, designed by Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects,  is located — Continue reading

Porcelain of Lladro

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Porcelain of Lladro

I am a huge fan of porcelain something about the texture, the purity of it.  At first I thought it was just that I usually see it in white.  I have come to find out that is not the case.  Lladro is known the world over as being the Spanish — Continue reading

Miriam Sweeney Photography

Categories: Art + Graphics
Miriam Sweeney Photography

  Last February the artist Miriam Sweeney entered a competition hosted by the famous Saatchi Gallery with the name Showdown. Sweeney competed with her work Subversion and she won! The two works are simple stunning, because they have this quiet strength. There is just something very poetic about the two pieces. — Continue reading

Modern Dwell House Numbers

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Modern Dwell House Numbers

  The idiom “the devil is in the details” derives from the earlier phrase, “God is in the detail;” expressing the idea that whatever one does should be done thoroughly;  i.e. details are important.   This original idiom has been attributed to a number of different individuals, most notably to — Continue reading

Mario Martins – Colunata House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
photo:  FG+SG for Mario Martins

      Known for extending the roof line and wall lines beyond the interior space creating drama as well as shade, Mario Martins designs a home in Lagos, just south of  Portugal which would make you wonder why anyone would ever leave for a vacation.  In the case of — Continue reading