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Posts Tagged: Art

Featured Artist: Brendon Austin

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Brendon Austin

Whoo boy. Brendon Austin is quickly becoming one of our favorite artists and photographers. You know how much we love a good landscape, well Brendon’s got plenty of beautiful series to choose from. A particularly haunting one is his “Vacuum” series; the colors are beautiful but also sad. The landscape — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Ben Liney

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Ben Liney

In his series: “Surface,” artist Bin Liney explores a deep and rich world of texture and no color to create abstracted artwork that elicits gutteral reactions from the viewer. There’s something very disturbing in not being able to suss out the scale of things. Are we looking at something super — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Ryan Schneider

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Ryan Schneider

If it seems like we lean toward modern, abstract paintings and art or modern photography (usually portraits or landscapes), you wouldn’t be far off. We love those types of art pieces tremendously. But we also enjoy another type of art, folk, and another type of art, modern folk art! Okay — Continue reading

Live Modern: Albion House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Albion House

We think modern design in its best light is when it can take something old, respect it, and somehow add something new and different seamlessly, beautifully and without taking over the older part of the structure. This home by studio octopi is in London, England and is just so lovely. We — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Sonnenzimmer

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Sonnenzimmer

Loving these prints from studio Sonnenzimmer; they are so well done, so good-looking that you don’t even realize sometimes that you’re looking at an album cover, or identity work or something else. They all look like art. Organic shapes mingle with sometimes recognizable graphics, sometimes abstract images. Their color palettes — Continue reading

Friday pop of color: Beau Ideal illustrations

Categories: Art + Graphics
Friday pop of color: Beau Ideal illustrations

Just like these so much. They’re brightly colored. They’re kind of geometric. They’re kind of retro-inspired. They’re affordable. There are no lofty descriptions about relating them to culture or outer space like we usually do. We just thought these were nice. Would bring a fun bit of pattern and energy — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Leif Podhajsky

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Leif Podhajsky

Mr. Leif has a cool view of the world and universe, as evidence by his artwork. Describing himself as an artist and art director, he works with a number of clients, most notably bands and record labels around the world (like Warp Records, Modular Records, Sub Pop Records, Sony Music, — Continue reading

B.Riley

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
B.Riley

Master of abstract art Bridget Riley’s 2012 London Olympic Games poster “rose rose” represents the directions of the athletic tracks and swimming lanes. Riley’s focus on color, line and light is in use here again to capture the energy of the sports and the coming Olympic games. Identifiable with her — Continue reading

Featured Artist: IL LEE

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: IL LEE

If you follow us on Pinterest, you’ll know we’ve got a great board up right now that is for our trend predictions on 2012. We think there’s gonna be a bit more drama this new year; more movement, more feeling, more personality. Things with an ethereal quality. But things aren’t — Continue reading

Macabre & Modern: D.S. Brennan Photography

Categories: Art + Graphics
Macabre & Modern: D.S. Brennan Photography

Those are dead birds. ”My Natural History series was inspired by memories of studying Environmental Science. My fellow students and I were led behind the scenes at Natural History museums to study the specimens. Each was a miniature work of art created by nature and the careful taxidermists of the era. — Continue reading

Tree portraits by Müge Yilmaz

Categories: Art + Graphics
Tree portraits by Müge Yilmaz

Trees show up pretty often when it comes to photography and art. It’s no surprise, really, considering what a huge effect they have on the human race and planet earth. But even when they are captured in photography, are we really seeing their soul? The things that make the tree — Continue reading

Live Modern (and Actively): PAS (Skate) House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern (and Actively): PAS (Skate) House

Did you resolve to workout more and become more active in 2012? How are you doing so far? It’s tough, isn’t it? Between work, friends and family it can be hard to focus on exercise, but we found a house that, it seems, would be impossible to not at least — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Jenny Harmsen

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Jenny Harmsen

We haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Iceland yet (and we mean a big yet there; it’s definitely on the travel spot wish list), but when we do make it to that far-flung cold land, we sure hope we view it through the same magical, mystical, beautiful lens that photographer Jenny — Continue reading

The Best Modern Art of 2011

Categories: Art + Graphics
The Best Modern Art of 2011

Man we were bowled over by art in 2011. Truly stunning contemporary work by artists of all ages, all backgrounds and who create art in all media. We don’t discriminate against art; we love photography, painting, mixed media, collage, sculpture, illustration and more. We are a little biased when it comes — Continue reading

Live Modern: Country House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Country House

What does the perfect intersection between traditional, country style and modernism look like? Like this incredible home by dva arhitekta located in Bijaca, Bosnia and Herzegovina. “The approach of the proposal was to develop a residential complex in strong connection to the context. Located in a remote, poorly inhabitated part of — Continue reading

Artist: Theo Altenberg

Categories: Art + Graphics
Artist: Theo Altenberg

Painter Theo Altenberg (which we just learned means “Old Mountain” in German) creates work that is right up our alley. One, it’s colorful as all get out. Two: it is abstract and three: well it’s wonderful. Just wonderful. This is exactly the kind of mood we’ve been in lately: dark — Continue reading

Interiors: The SuperGroup

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: The SuperGroup

We’d say we have a healthy obsession with what we’d call “future decor.” In other words, we’re always daydreaming about what homes, offices and businesses might look like in the future. Will they look like the set of “2001: A Space Odyssey”? Will they look just like they do today, — Continue reading

Studio On Fire

Categories: Art + Graphics
Studio On Fire

We don ‘t think their actual studio is on fire…well at least we hope not. These dudes (and possibly dudettes) are making some pretty cool designs on paper. It’s true, they rock business card designs, packaging, T-shirts, stationary, invitations and more, but we’re pretty interested in what comes out of — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Brittany Bass

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Brittany Bass

Oh the weather outside is supposed to be a bit frightful in our neck of the woods today, so we thought we’d post an artist whose work is so explosively colorful that there’d be no way any bad weather could put us in a bad new if we had these — Continue reading

Live Modern: Maison P+C

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Maison P+C

What does a home that looks good at every angle look like? Why, this house, called Maison P + C. If you guessed by the title that it’s a French home, you’d be right. Located in Indre, France, to be precise. But this French home doesn’t have any hints at — Continue reading