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Expanding Living Spaces

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Expanding Living Spaces

At a recent UK exhibition we came across an innovative and stylish way of expanding living space within our own homes. The system allows a bed to glide into the ceiling, opening up rooms as multifunctional living areas. For a growing family like ours a system like this is extremely — Continue reading

LIV Sideboard by MURMUR

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
LIV Sideboard by MURMUR

LIV SIDEBOARD design by Ana Ribeiro Materials_ Sycamore wood and white lacquered mdf Finishes_ Polyurethane matt varnish Measure_ 160x50x75h Almost suspended supported by foundations five different legs crosses and divides the space inside the sideboard and vertically rip the faces of the doors. The two materials the Sycamore wood that — Continue reading

Never Lose Your Keys: Magnetic Light Switch Cover

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Never Lose Your Keys: Magnetic Light Switch Cover

Last year we covered the NeoCover, a nifty magnetic light switch cover. Since then, Jake Frey has redesigned his product and just launched an enhanced version. A just graduating industrial design student and an aspiring inventor, we like that this would be the perfect gift for folks who are a — Continue reading

Michael Jones McKean’s “The Rainbow” Art Project

Categories: Art + Graphics
Michael Jones McKean’s “The Rainbow” Art Project

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is excited to announce the launch of Michael Jones McKean’s The Rainbow: Certain Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms. The Rainbow will create simple, but phenomenal visual events — rainbows in the sky. Twice per day with clear sun, for 20 minutes each, a rainbow — Continue reading

Think Spring at PrintedArt.com

Categories: Art + Graphics
Think Spring at PrintedArt.com

The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and we’re feeling inspired by Spring photographs! Capturing the beauty and freshness of this lovely time of year, these photographs make a great addition to any room in need of some lightness and cheer. Petal Perfect by Larry Donnelly Springtime Reflection by — Continue reading

A contemporary urban sanctuary for those who work and play in Downtown LA

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
A contemporary urban sanctuary for those who work and play in Downtown LA

Construction is underway on the mixed-use residential development at 1111 Wilshire Boulevard in Downtown Los Angeles, which is expected to be completed by mid 2013. Designed by Nadel Architects to highlight the neighborhood’s contemporary character, the $53 million complex consists of 210 units and all the recreational amenities necessary for — Continue reading

PrintedArt Photographer’s Choice: Tina Uihlein’s Top Five List

Categories: Art + Graphics
PrintedArt Photographer’s Choice: Tina Uihlein’s Top Five List

Today we feature the picks of Tina Uihlein. Uihlein enjoys using digital manipulation on her landscape, nature, and fine art photographs to “make the photos that can’t be taken,” she says. Uihlein examines the natural world with an expert eye, finding details and moments that – once enhanced – have — Continue reading

Atelier Chair by Studio C Milano

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Atelier Chair by Studio C Milano

ATELIER CHAIR, Design by Studio C Milano, is an adjustable stool whose essential lines get right to the point. This is what you’ve always imagined a swivel stool should be. Materials like oak and steel emphasise its classic, timeless quality. Rotating the seat raises and lowers the height. Available in — Continue reading

DIY: No-Sew iPad Case from a Bubble Mailer

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: No-Sew iPad Case from a Bubble Mailer

Modern technology is all about customization. From your wallpaper to your apps, it’s all about you. So why not create a custom, one-of-a-kind sleeve for your favorite tech-cessory? A bubble mailer is the perfect object to upcycle for this DIY project, because not only is it the ideal size and — Continue reading

The Best Looking Guitar Amp, Ever (Sounds Great, Too)

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Best Looking Guitar Amp, Ever (Sounds Great, Too)

Face it, guitarists, your amps are ugly. Though usually consisting of black vinyl-covered glorified boxes, the sleek new Yamaha THR breaks the mold. Guitarists are flipping over what it does, but they — and their wives/girlfriends — are also responding to its looks. The THR is more than just an — Continue reading

Kudu Magnets: Giant magnets for your fridge!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Kudu Magnets: Giant magnets for your fridge!

“How can I make this boring place look more interesting?” – I bet you asked yourselves this question at least one time while being in the kitchen. And really what can we do? Hang a picture or a painting just like in mom’s kitchen? Decorate with some stickers? All of — Continue reading

Contempo Wall Bronson Room Divider

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Contempo Wall Bronson Room Divider

This piece looks like something out of a James Bond movie. For the most part, the Bronson Room Divider appears similar in most ways to a common wall unit, however there is a special twist in the middle – a rotating centerpiece that lets a user toggle between a flat-screen — Continue reading

Photographer interview: Carly Erin O’Neil

Categories: Art + Graphics
Photographer interview: Carly Erin O’Neil

When and how did you start practicing photography? My earliest memories with a camera point me to about age 8 or so. I was raised in the arts – as a way to be disposed of I’m sure, and remember quite vividly when the film began to be advanced backwards — Continue reading

Cocoro village building by Norio Kids

Categories: Kids + Baby
Cocoro village building by Norio Kids

Two dozen children from the Weaver Child Development Center at Malone University gathered in their gymnasium with wonder and curiosity about what was to come in the next two hours. When the children entered the gym their eyes immediately focused on the table in the center that displayed a miniature — Continue reading

Missix by Di Marzio Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Missix by Di Marzio Design

Missix by Di Marzio Design is a small armchair made of rotational moulded polythene and featuring a fully modern and clean design. And yet its soul looks back at the mysterious Minoan spirals from Santorini. Missix’s name comes from its unique heavy-rounded, number six shape. This small armchair looks compact — Continue reading

Better Buddies Up-cycled Yoga Mats for Pets!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Better Buddies Up-cycled Yoga Mats for Pets!

Better Buddies, Inc., an eco-conscious and socially responsible pet product company, is bringing pet lovers and yogis together through the launch of their up-cycled yoga pet food mats, the Bone Appetit and Meow Mat! We have taken discarded yoga mats sent in through donation and put them through a sanitation process, — Continue reading

PrintedArt.com Photographer’s Choice: David Halperin’s Top Five List

Categories: Art + Graphics
PrintedArt.com Photographer’s Choice: David Halperin’s Top Five List

Today we feature the picks of David Halperin. Halperin is an experienced international photographer and writer whose work has appeared in print, online, in exhibitions, and in multimedia productions on three continents. He shoots a wide range of subjects – from landscapes, nature, and architecture to reportage, portraits, and abstracts. — Continue reading

PrintedArt.com Interview: Brad Mitchell

Categories: Art + Graphics
PrintedArt.com Interview: Brad Mitchell

When and how did you start practicing photography? I have used cameras since I was a little kid, but bought my first SLR, a Konica FT-1, when I was 14. My father showed me how to roll my own film canisters and I learned basic photography and darkroom techniques at school. — Continue reading

RISD alum Mark Ellingwood’s Laser Cut Clocks

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
RISD alum Mark Ellingwood’s Laser Cut Clocks

Industrial Designer and Rhode Island School of Design alum Mark Ellingwood has recently launched his new line of stylized contemporary clocks which can currently be seen and purchased through kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Mark likes to use a variety of materials and construction methods to — Continue reading

Employing forward-thinking design solutions

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Employing forward-thinking design solutions

Flexibility and sustainability are more vital now than ever in architecture, particularly in higher education where every dollar counts. The HGA Architects and Engineers-designed Student Services Center at Monterey Peninsula College, which opened in Fall 2011, exemplifies these design principals, and showcases HGA’s ability to create a facility that can — Continue reading