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Author: Yvonne Perez Emerson

Heatwave by Jaga

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Heatwave by Jaga

I'm really liking the talents of Jaga, the radiator factory in Belgium. They have some very fun, modern and artistic radiators. I personally like the Heatwave but the have so many more styles to choose from This gorgeous bas-relief hangs on your wall like a work of art, drawing all — Continue reading

LOT-EK

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
LOT-EK

New York based architects LOT-EK is blurring the boundaries between art, architecture, entertainment and information. LOT-EK creates architecture from existing objects, systems and technologies to be used as raw materials. Their work for PUMA City is pretty cool. Taking advantage of the global shipping network already in place, Puma City — Continue reading

Audiowood Turntables

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Audiowood Turntables

I love that turntables are back in! And these sculptured wood ones created by Joel Scilley’s of Audiowood are truly works of art. The organic designs and detailed woodworking adds warmth and personality to the technology. " You won't find much veneer here, nor will you see anything you've seen — Continue reading

Bits and Pieces

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Bits and Pieces

Bits ‘n Pieces is a traveling exhibition of work by international designers, architects, computer scientists, and material and technology researchers. It will showcase projects still in their development stage, as well as furniture, architecture, jewelry, graphic design and products that anticipate the next phase of the digital revolution, focusing on — Continue reading

The Living Wall Project

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
The Living Wall Project

The Living Wall project, led by Leah Buechley at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, uses magnetic and conductive paints to create circuitry in attractive designs. The electronically enhanced wallpaper promises not only eye-pleasing designs, but also the ability to activate lamps and heaters – and even control music — Continue reading

Portland Fashion Week Oct. 7-11

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
Portland Fashion Week Oct. 7-11

There is one vision for the Portland Fashion Week, to emphasize eco-responsible fashion, stage independent designers, and draw national attention to Portland’s unique intersection of Art, Commerce, and Sustainability. PFA uses LED lighting, all-natural beauty products, organic food and wine, and a bamboo runway—a fitting catwalk for models donning green — Continue reading

The Verticle Village

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, Sustainability
The Verticle Village

Graft Lab are the creators of this amazing spider like complex in Dubai known as the Vertical Village. A reseidential, hotel and entertainment development that harnesses the most powerful renewable energy source in the desert, the sun. This multi-use building and accompanying massive array of solar collectors was designed to — Continue reading

Craigslist Missed Connections and Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Craigslist Missed Connections and Art

Some browse the “Missed Connections” section on Craigslist in the hopes of spotting a posting from the dapper gent they exchanged a glance with in the checkout line. Others read the listings purely for entertainment. Sophie Blackall, an illustrator living in Brooklyn, N.Y., saw it as an endless goldmine of — Continue reading

Portland, OR Soap Box Derby

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Portland, OR Soap Box Derby

Every year since 2001, The Portland Adult Soap Box Derby hits the streets of Mt. Tabor with all sorts of cool, slick and off the wall box cars racing for the finish line. It's a good time had by all! "It is our drive towards success of our ongoing experiment — Continue reading

‘Heaven of Delight’

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
‘Heaven of Delight’

1.6 million Buprestidae shells were glued to the ceiling of the Royal Palace in Brussels. The project is by artist Jan Fabre and his team of 30 beetle-gluers. The jewel beetles were obtained from universities and connections Fabre had in the open market. They are a non-protected species that are — Continue reading

The Romanticism Shop in Hangzhou, China by SAKO Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
The Romanticism Shop in Hangzhou, China by SAKO Architects

Romanticism is a women’s clothing brand with about 500 stores in China. Japanese architects Keiichiro Sako and Takeshi Ishizaka of SAKO Architects, have now designed a few locations for the brand in the city of Hangzhou. In an interview with movingcities.org, Keiichiro Sako has described the design: "The client asked — Continue reading

Sou Fujimoto’s Wooden House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Sou Fujimoto’s Wooden House

Although it may not be the perfect house, it beats any tree house I ever had! "There are no categorization of floors, walls, and ceilings here. A locality that was thought as a floor transforms into chairs, ceilings, and walls from different perspectives. Floor levels are relative and people reinterpret — Continue reading

Lorena Siminovich & Petit Collage

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby
Lorena Siminovich & Petit Collage

While trend hunting for 2010 Spring/Summer  I discovered the work of Lorena Siminovich and if your looking for something bright and cheery for your little tike's room, you can't go wrong with the fresh, fun and modern art she creates. Her shop Petit Collage is a line of modern wall — Continue reading

Bamboo Light

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Bamboo Light

Using the form of bamboo trunks as inspiration, this design is the postmodern version of a Zen garden, that works as lamp and as interior division. The design has an aluminum base that holds the trunks, which are formed by a repeated module, made of translucent flexible acrylic, that works — Continue reading

Chandelier / Showerhead

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Chandelier / Showerhead

Tannan Winter Design gives elegance and ambiance to any bathroom with a completely functional showerhead that sits over any pedestal tub. Inspired by the  statue of Aphrodite and designed for a victorian style bathroom.

Urban Gnomes for your Garden

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Urban Gnomes for your Garden

Vitamin Living are featuring some pretty cool little garden gnomes, that would look great in any environment, inside or out! Inspired by London's wide ranging expanse of street art, these little guys stand 21cm tall and are made of fine bone chine in the UK. Not quite your traditional folklore — Continue reading

Frank Lloyd Wright and the LEGO brick

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Frank Lloyd Wright and the LEGO brick

You've seen those amazing LEGO sculptures here and there crafted by talented LEGO artist but now you too can sculpt works of art..or at least architecture just like Frank Lloyd Wright! The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced today that The LEGO Group is now the exclusive licensed manufacturer of Frank — Continue reading

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects

Pepe and his Friends are an adorable new posse whose mission is to brighten up your kitchen. Bonnie, Momo, Sir Randolf and the gang come fully equipped to help you serve in style. Cute is the new cool.  Meet the guys here. Pepe and Friends collaborated with the prestigious German — Continue reading

Tara Donovan Installations

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Tara Donovan Installations

I don't have any other words for this work but WOW! Tara Donovan rocks the installation art. From fishing wire to plastic straws, her work is stunning and will leave you asking the question–How? Donovan's work uses everyday manufactured materials such as Scotch tape, Styrofoam cups, and drinking straws to — Continue reading

Does your baby need to be sedated?

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Does your baby need to be sedated?

Then you gotta check out Rockabye Baby ! A cool little shop that takes the likes of the Ramones, ACDC, Bob Marley, Beatles, Metalica, Coldplay and more and turns them into lullaby's. Although we all like the old school lullaby's,  hearring the the music of Joey Ramone in a soothing — Continue reading