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Posts Tagged: Art

Amanda Valdez’s Modern Abstract Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Amanda Valdez’s Modern Abstract Art

We spotted Amanda Valdez’s work on Pinterest (yep, we’re on there!) earlier this week, but haven’t been able to forget it. We just had to post more. Mixing powerful, fierce color-blocked, organic shapes with neutral backgrounds and sometimes even embroidery thread, she creates really effective and strong compositions. These are — Continue reading

James Woolum of HMC Architects on Art and Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
James Woolum of HMC Architects on Art and Architecture

Society has a tendency to take art for granted.  Art is often perceived as something for the ‘select few’, often not going any further than being considered something ‘nice’ or ‘interesting.” But unless it sustains a career or is talked about in more places than the classroom or the studio, — Continue reading

Patrik Lindell’s Abstract Architecture Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Patrik Lindell’s Abstract Architecture Art

I look at a lot of architecture all day. In person and in photos. I like it when I can see the whole building close up. I like it when I see just one side. I like when a shot zeroes in on a detail. Though using architecture — angles, — Continue reading

Michelle Armas’ Cheery and Colorful Paintings

Categories: Art + Graphics
Michelle Armas’ Cheery and Colorful Paintings

Wow! Love loving Michelle Armas’ bold and bright modern fine art paintings. Energetic and cheerful, they really infuse the viewer with a sense of optimism. And the colors are superb: lots of warm reds, yellows and oranges mix with greens and more. Abstract and modern, drips mingle with slight geometric — Continue reading

Raymond Lemstra’s Primative Robots

Categories: Art + Graphics
Raymond Lemstra’s Primative Robots

“In childhood, one encounters and experiences many things for the first time. Through curiosity and imagination, these moments are lifted to almost magical heights. As you get older, new impressions become more scarce and it’s a rare experience to be surprised by anything. I try to bring back the sense — Continue reading

1940s Retreat by Rick & Cindy Black Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
1940s Retreat by Rick & Cindy Black Architects

We love modern. Like, real modern that is sleek and kind of looks like the interior of a space ship. We also like modern in terms of Mid-Century Modern. Retro modern. Shapes and lines that hearken back to that awesome period of design time. So when the two mix? Whoo — Continue reading

Nini Baseema’s Dark Self-Portraits

Categories: Art + Graphics
Nini Baseema’s Dark Self-Portraits

Couldn’t find a lot of information about artist and photographer Nini Baseema. We know she’s based in Germany. Her Twitter profile describes her as many things: new media fan, travel guru, and art and interior design lover. In 2011, she aimed to shoot one self-portrait a day for a year. — Continue reading

Jeana Baumgardner’s Organic and Geometric Paintings

Categories: Art + Graphics
Jeana Baumgardner’s Organic and Geometric Paintings

One could say that imagined landscape seem to make up the subject matter of (new to) Austin-based painter Jeana Baumgardner. Shapes, of all kinds, also seem to play an integral part in her colorful, abstracted landscape-esque compositions. Definitely fitting the “modern” bill, we like how she also tends to play — Continue reading

4 DIY details: 2 for you and 2 for your home

Categories: DIY + How To
4 DIY details: 2 for you and 2 for your home

Don’t have a lot of time but want to add unique, hip touches of DIY to your home? We scour the internet for you to find the coolest of DIY projects that don’t take a lot of time or money to do. Here are four recent ones we found that — Continue reading

Francisca Pageo’s precious, poignant collages

Categories: Art + Graphics
Francisca Pageo’s precious, poignant collages

Simple, clean, bright — Francisca Pageo’s mixed media collages are precious, poignant, pretty and peculiar. Featuring a mix of recognizable organic creatures and materials and a mix of abstract shapes, she creates incredibly stark compositions, but quite lovely ones. They really seem to have a lot of movement to them, and this Murcia, — Continue reading

No tools/skills needed DIY: Thumbtack art

Categories: DIY + How To
No tools/skills needed DIY: Thumbtack art

That’s right! Forget the need for any tools (maybe a hammer at the most with this project) and forget having to possess any real sort of skill. Yes, you can create some neat art just using some thumbtacks and a design. In this project we spotted on Things Bright, they — Continue reading

Stills from the work of director Ash Bolland

Categories: Art + Graphics
Stills from the work of director Ash Bolland

Ash Bolland’s one of those incredibly creative guys who sees the world just a little bit differently than the rest of us, we bet. How else could he create such otherworldly yet believable universes in his commercials, bumpers, short films and videos. We enjoy his vids a lot, that you — Continue reading

A Fresh and Modern Home…

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
A Fresh and Modern Home…

Don’t you love that moment when you come across a space online that solidifies why you love design so much?  Victoria of Sfgirlbybay has created a fresh and modern home for herself and her adorable dog, Lucy.  She has drawn from new design and vintage design to make a collaboration — Continue reading

Live Modern: Orange Grove

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Orange Grove

Though creating architecture that looks differently than the surrounding neighborhood is usually a bummer, the folks at Brooks + Scarpa in Los Angeles, California did more than an alright job with the Orange Grove project in West Hollywood. Love the industrial hints that carry throughout the home that in of themselves — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Jennifer Mehigan

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Jennifer Mehigan

Artist Jennifer Mehigan seems to have a thing for fire. Which is totally understandable — fire is a weird, mystical, scary, awesome thing. It’s the way that Jennifer reinterpret’s fire, represents it, in her drawings and paintings that have us interested. We just love her simplistic representations of houses with — Continue reading

Live Modern: Summerhill Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Summerhill Residence

Live Modern? More like Dream Modern. This house is huge and magical. These are the two words that first came to mind when we looked at it. By it, we mean more like a compound than an actual single-structure home, considering this residence by Edmonds + Lee Architects in Kenwood, California, — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Carla Andrade

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Carla Andrade

Things are feeling so dreamy this Friday! We guess we’re just gearing up for a nice spring weekend and are having trouble staying focused! In that vein, why not just join ‘em if you can’t fight ‘em? We’re really digging the dreamy photography work of Carla Andrade. Featuring a lot — Continue reading

Popular post: Corian Loves Missoni

Categories: Art + Graphics, ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Popular post: Corian Loves Missoni

What happens when you combine the colorful style of Missoni and the multiple application possibilities of Corian? Endless design fun throughout the house. In the bathroom: The shower floor, wall and ceiling become a seamless riot of color. In the kitchen: Vibrant, modern, cool. First shown as part of the — Continue reading

Artist: Louise Despont

Categories: Art + Graphics
Artist: Louise Despont

The overall muted tone combined with the size and precise detail make these works by Brooklyn artist Louise Despont meditative and definitely something I would want to live with. Like some strange circus banner or the pattern on the most insanely cool alien Amish quilt, these pieces (watercolor, graphite and colored — Continue reading

DIY: More cheap wall art

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: More cheap wall art

As you’ve probably noticed from the number of artists featured with this style, we really love a good art collage, and love it even more when it features some geometric shapes. Though we never condone copying other folks’ art, we do appreciate a DIY project that takes inspiration from certain — Continue reading