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Author: Claudia Endler

FACETURE Vases by Phil Cuttance

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Images by Petr Krejci & Phil Cuttance

    Not only did Phil Cuttance develop the idea for the FACTURE vases he developed the machine to produce it.  Though no two vases are the same each is unique and numbered.  The FACETURE series consists of handmade faceted vessels, light-shades and table. Each object is produced individually by — Continue reading

Urban Exposure – India Ink Paintings by Mario M. Muller

Categories: Art + Graphics
© Mario M. Muller – High Priestess 1999

Simply stated, Mario M. Muller has honed an iconography of the contemporary urban environment. The urgent rhythms of city dwellers have provided a well of inspiration for over Twenty years.  Using exclusively India Ink on paper, painted with precise Sumi brushes, for the past dozen years, Mr. Muller distills urban — Continue reading

Phoebe Rudomino – Underwater Photography

Categories: Art + Graphics
Phoebe Rudomino – Underwater Photography

  Using her “Underwater Stage” as a backdrop, Phoebe Rudomino has her subjects and muses swim, dance and twirl—fully clothed—in tanks full of water. Her images alternate from brightly illuminated ethereal shots like her Johnson and Johnson’s submersed ballerina image, to the sensual, dimly lit shots in her Water Nymph — Continue reading

Show Me The Money – Michiel Cornelissen’s Money Necklace

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Show Me The Money – Michiel Cornelissen’s Money Necklace

Being a fan of jewelry in its many variations, here is one necklace with multiple functions.  By using the intricate geometries and flexible behavior that are possible with 3d-printing—holding 111 five-eurocent coins firmly in place to create a stunning necklace. During war for example, the most portable form of wealth — Continue reading

Havaleena Torch by Tayo Design Studio

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Havaleena Torch by Tayo Design Studio

Make any outdoor event sparkle with the Havaleena Torch, a portable and easy-to-use accessory to any modern patio, your indoor mantel piece or the great outdoors.  From the minds of Los Angeles based Tayo Design Studio , comes an elegant, versatile,  tubular,  cordless diffused lighting fixture.     Each Havaleena — Continue reading

Modern Dollhouse

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Kids + Baby, Sustainability
Modern Dollhouse

The clever use of space and spacial design of these houses would be great for full sized grown –ups, however they are doll sized.  Made of bamboo and other eco friendly wood, mdf,  toxins and lead free safe and sound home sweet home and fit for a doll.  Complete with — Continue reading

Heinz Maier Water Droplet Photography

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Heinz Maier - Black Mirror

  Heinz Maier has only been photographing since 2010.  His main interest is in macro photography, where close-up photography captures the subject in greater than life size.   His main subject matter are water drops (featured here) and insects.   Maier captures in beautiful teals, marigolds, vibrant pinks, shades of red in — Continue reading

Pinch by Matthias Pliessnig

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Pinch by Matthias Pliessnig

    Looks a bit like Noah’s Ark but in reality it is not what is on the inside it is what sits on top.  Potentially you.  A bent wood seating piece, Pinch, is the latest from Philadelphia based, Matthias Pliessnig,  known for  his skill in bending wood to his — Continue reading

Encompassing Aiso – Los Angeles Public Art

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Encompassing Aiso –  Los Angeles Public Art

As the day turns to dusk and then to night the public art project Encompassing Aiso, comes more into view.  Unlike most public art projects which stand above ground, Encompassing Aiso is part of the ground.  The Aiso Plaza layout was designed by architect 0.10 (zero-ten).   Well versed in problem — Continue reading

Cathedral of Lights

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Cathedral of Lights

The 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium was host to almost 30 exhibitions including plenty of 3D projection mapping, fields of luminous flowers, and a glowing phone booth aquarium, however with 55,000 LEDs and towering 28 meters high the Luminarie De Cagna,  with arches reminiscent  of Romanesque and Renaissance architecture — Continue reading

Tokyo House – Yo Yamagata Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Photograph: Forward stroke Inc

  This Tokyo house definitely has a unique feel to it.   Architect Yo Yamagata found a creative solution for a home in a crowded residential neighborhood with height restrictions and impaired views.  The house succeeds in providing light and privacy with the use of courtyards and skylights.  Windows that let — Continue reading

Flaca Light by Masiosare Studio

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Flaca Light by Masiosare Studio

  Sleek slim minimal thin collapsible steel lighting cut from a single sheet of metal for minimal waste.  Well thought out indeed… I like it.   The illumination system of Flaca, based on LED technology, require only 6 watts.   Flaca is created by  a team of three young industrial designers; — Continue reading

Go With The Flow

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Go With The Flow

Touch sensory the wave of soft lighting is an interactive experience.  A little like the dimmer switch taken to an aesthetically pleasing wall design.   Vertically oriented modules glide up and down to create an illuminating effect with varying intensities.  The more you push the module up, the brighter the illumination.  — Continue reading

McDonald’s Et Vous – Patrick Norguet

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
McDonald’s Et Vous – Patrick Norguet

McDonald’s in France is getting a new architectural identity with contemporary white counter balancing with fun colors as well as birch wood plywood, sheet metal and concrete.   Patrick Norguet, chosen for the project  took into account new technical and sociological constraints of Micky D’s agenda, returning to its primary — Continue reading

Tetsuo Kondo – On the Right Path

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Tetsuo Kondo – On the Right Path

The fantasy like, simple and elegant structural path by Tetsuo Kondo was unfortunately only a temporary installation in Tallinn, Estonia.  It existed as part of the 2011 European Capital of Culture activities and in particular, part of LIFT11, a festival of 11 urban installations.   The forest known as Kadriorg is — Continue reading

Kim Høltermand Photography

Categories: Art + Graphics
Kim Høltermand Photography

Kim Høltermand is a freelance architectural- and landscape photographer from Denmark. Kim was born into a creative family with both his father and grandfather being artists; his grandfather once worked as an architect. He currently lives in Kirke Værløse Denmark with his wife Camilla and their daughter Sally. In addition — Continue reading

Seung Hoon Park – Story of Three Cities

Categories: Art + Graphics
Seung Hoon Park – Story of Three Cities

  A solo exhibition of new photographs by Seung Hoon Park, The Story of Three Cities, weaves together a narrative from historic landmarks and fragments of 16 mm film into a cinematic experience. Park’s solo exhibition Travel Log originates from the artists interest in exploring the landscape as a journal — Continue reading

Parting of Waters – The Moses Bridge

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Parting of Waters –  The Moses Bridge

A series of moats and fortresses were built over the West Brabant Water Line region of the Netherlands during the 17th century in order to provide protection from invasion by France and Spain. Fort de Roovere was surrounded with a shallow moat that was too deep to march across, and — Continue reading

“Space Matters” – Mehmet Ali Uysal

Categories: Art + Graphics
“Space Matters” – Mehmet Ali Uysal

  For Turkish artist Mehmet Ali Uysal’s space is paramount, hence the title of this body of work, ‘Space Matters’.  Always concerned with how to reshape the space around him, in his art he has achieved this exploration seamlessly.  A giant clothespin pinching the landscape, Uysal takes the place of — Continue reading

Iva Hladis – “Origins Extinct”

Categories: Art + Graphics, Sustainability
Iva Hladis – “Origins Extinct”

  “The new millennium, thought to be a period of great happiness or human perfection, during which holiness is meant to prevail, instead has begun as a time of fearful uncertainty marked by heightened intolerance and injustice resulting in multitudes of pointless wars driven by righteousness and posturing, wreaking on — Continue reading