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Posts Tagged: Books

Sam Winston – Text as Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Sam Winston – Text as Art

I came across the work of Sam Winston, a British artist, and am in love with it. So poetic, visual, labor intensive. His work is currently on show in the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. The institutions that have collected his work read like a laundry list of the — Continue reading

032c

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
032c

I've just recently caught onto 032c Magazine after reading an in-depth interview with one of my fave designers, Rick Owens. Published bi-yearly out of Berlin, 032c "is a contemporary culture magazine that fiercely believes in the intelligence of its readers and rises to the challenge of surprising them….it is both — Continue reading

Birth of the Cool

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Birth of the Cool

This book accompanied a traveling exhibit, that if you were lucky enough to see, would have blown you away.  Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at the Midcentury looked at the dialogue between art, architecture, film, music & design in California 1950's creating a whole picture of the visual influence of modernism.  While, the — Continue reading

Land and Environmental Art

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Sustainability
Land and Environmental Art

"Instead of using a paintbrush to make his art, Robert Morris would like to use a bulldozer" Robert Smithson from Land and Environmental Art Reading yesterday's post on Environmental Art I was reminded of a classic text from Phaidon Press, Land and Environmental Art first published in 1998.  I have the — Continue reading

The Whimsical Works of David Weidman

Categories: Art + Graphics
The Whimsical Works of David Weidman

…and also some serious ones.  I first learned of David Weidman at the Fairfax Flea Market in LA and was lucky & smart enough to purchase a silk screened postcard from one of his relatives.  Years later, I was overjoyed to come across this book [originally published in 2008 by Gingko Press, now — Continue reading

Book Harp

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Book Harp

Book Harp Shelf by Swiss Designer Hanspeter Steiger.  Ingenious and attractive design solution to house books. ~via architonic – photos by Rainer Schaer

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
2Modern Design Brief

I enjoy so many of the clever names that people choose for their blogs. Some are to the point and others often don't really work for me.   Today I am briefing you from blogs that I read daily and…find the name amusing each time I open it.   Cribcandy…one — Continue reading

Earth Day Inspiration: Urban/Indoor Gardening

Categories: Art + Graphics, Sustainability
Earth Day Inspiration: Urban/Indoor Gardening

First things first, happy belated anniversary to Earth Day.  Yesterday it hit the big 4-0!  Secondly, rather than spilling some silly "Go Green" rhetoric, I thought I'd share some gardening tips with you all.  I live in Atlanta, where there isn't much green space to garden and where there are — Continue reading

Spring Classics

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, Sustainability
Spring Classics

Paris Roubaix is this Sunday, a one day 150+ mile cycling race over roads as old as the Roman occupation made out of large poorly fitted cobblestones and filled with muck mud and blinding dust. It runs from Paris to the small northern town of Roubaix where it finishes at — Continue reading

Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Children’s Book

Categories: Art + Graphics, Kids + Baby
Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Children’s Book

Recently came across this book Everything I Need to Know I learned from a Children's Book by Anita Silvey. A well presented and precise journey through various iconic children's books by some of the worlds literary and not-so literary greats describing in their words the profound influence and guidance that — Continue reading

The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox

A beautiful new book by Rizzoli on the making of Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox. As whimsical and unique as the film. This is one to treasure! Read more at Pentagram

Bookbook

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Bookbook

This has to be THE most bad-ass way to carry your MacBook around… hands down!    "BookBook is a one-of-a-kind, hardback leather case designed exclusively for MacBook and MacBook Pro. Available in Classic Black or Vibrant Red, BookBook brings three levels of security to your prized Mac. First, the hardback — Continue reading

The Mobile Office and Other Practices of Everyday Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, DIY + How To, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
The Mobile Office and Other Practices of Everyday Design

I was recently turned on to the progressive and playful duo of The Practice of Everyday Design. Design-crush on both designer and product… Which is more cool, The Mobile Office which used discarded treasures repurposed for work? Or the cave inspired coffee table, The Stalac . The time lapse video is a — Continue reading

No Zorro Bullshit

Categories: Art + Graphics
No Zorro Bullshit

"Cars: Freedom, Style, Sex, Power, Motion, Colour, Everything" By Stephen Bayley Excited to come across this clean and elegant presentation of vintage cars ranging from the Model T to the 2003 BMW 5 series. We were immediately drawn to the taupe suede cover and minimalist black and white photography which — Continue reading

Katie Kirk

Categories: Art + Graphics, Kids + Baby
Katie Kirk

I am completely smitten with the work of graphic designer and illustrator Katie Kirk!  Her fanciful illustrations have a delightful mid-century feel to them.  She is currently working on a children's book, entitled "Eli, No!", about the misadventures of a dog named Eli.  I'm definitely going to pick up a — Continue reading

A Glimmer of Hope

Categories: Art + Graphics
A Glimmer of Hope

Most likely…if you are reading, this you are a designer of one sort or another…if not, you are at least design-minded. I can not tell you how many conversations I have had with designers who are frustrated, burnt out, weary, tired, uninspired and otherwise on the verge of giving up — Continue reading

Book Tree

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Book Tree

Check out this awesome tree bookshelf by Shawn Sho. I would totally put this in my office! –sdotg–

Are you a BookMarker

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Are you a BookMarker

I'm quite guilty of "occasionally" writing, tagging, folding and popping in any random object laying around into my reading materials. As of today, I am going to turn things up a notch… with the BookMarker™! This is a pen/flag dispenser/bookmark/book strap all in one easy to carry object. Never lose — Continue reading

One Sweet Jacket.

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
One Sweet Jacket.

Book jacket that is…or Book City Jackets to be more exact! Looking for an update to the classic "brown bag bookcover"? Look no further. This Brooklyn based beauty (started in 2008) has created several styles for those that wish to keep their publication of choice from prying eyes. They "fold-to-fit" — Continue reading

Installations by Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Installations by Architects

A quick head's up. I received a very cool book: Installations by Architects. It profiles artistic projects from renowned architects around the world. Here is the official rundown: Over the last few decades, a rich and increasingly diverse practice has emerged in the art world that invites the public to — Continue reading