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Posts Tagged: modern art

David Benjamin Sherry’s Astral Desert

Categories: Art + Graphics
David Benjamin Sherry’s Astral Desert

David Benjamin Sherry’s Astral Desert is a boldly colored examination of the textures and patterns of the desert and the hardened, crusty landscapes wherein. Known for crazy-colored, simple compositions, this new series premiered in 2012 is perfect for modern homes and would be a punch of abstract shape and color — Continue reading

Dramatic & Airy: Doug Kennedy’s Modern Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Dramatic & Airy: Doug Kennedy’s Modern Art

Looking at that top image of one of Doug Kennedy’s paintings, it almost feels like a dream…like you might be lying in a field somewhere, taking a nap, and when you awoke gone would be the blue sky with white clouds and replaced would be a swirling world of amorphous — 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

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

Colorful Human Forms: America Martin

Categories: Art + Graphics
Colorful Human Forms: America Martin

What a name! America Martin. Really has a lot of weight to it. It’s the kind of name that a child might feel a large pressure to live up to. Clearly, this America has no problem with that, because, though young, she’s a made a name for herself in the — Continue reading

Purple Hill House by Iroje KHM Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Purple Hill House by Iroje KHM Architects

“Angles is not something this house is lacking in.” “Sheesh, leave some angles for the rest of us!” “If a transformer and the mom from Beetlejuice built a home together, it’d look like this.” These are all possible first sentences we wanted to start this post about the Purple Hill — 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

Weekend House by David Jay Weiner

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Weekend House by David Jay Weiner

Hooray for tiny modern homes! Well, okay, if the title of this home is any indication, then this is someone’s weekend home and that means they probably have a bigger, even more gorgeous home somewhere else. But, what this architectural design by David Jay Weiner, Architects proves is that you don’t — Continue reading

Dorota Buczkowska’s creepy/cool sculpture and photography

Categories: Art + Graphics
Dorota Buczkowska’s creepy/cool sculpture and photography

Never has someone’s art made us so creeped out yet captivated us so fully, as well. Polish artist Dorota Buczkowska’s work seems to play with a viewer’s expectations of weight and density; soft materials are shaped and photographed in ways that they look sturdier or heavier than they are, and — 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

Live Modern: Weekend House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Weekend House

The snow might be melting in most parts of the country, but ignore the season presented in the landscape of these photos; the house featured is clearly an all-weather charmer. Just look at that entryway! Who doesn’t love a juicy, modern entryway to introduce guests into your space. This one — Continue reading

Interiors: Het zwarte huis (The black house)

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Het zwarte huis (The black house)

You know our love affair with modern homes that don’t feel cold and sterile, rather warm and inviting. This project by Bakers Architecten in Utrecht, Netherlands definitely fits that description perfectly. You can see in these lovely interior shots that although plenty of modern materials and colors, like concrete and gray, are — 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

We Like What They Do: Ka-Lai Chan

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Ka-Lai Chan

Ka-Lai Chan started a design studio soon after graduating from school in 2009, planning to specialize in interior designs. She’s got a great mix of cultures, being a young Dutch designer of Asian origin, and she loves mixing materials, too. Her work as an organic feel to it with amorphous — Continue reading

Live Modern: Southampton Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Southampton Residence

The Southhampton Residence by CONTENT Architecture in Houston, Texas certainly doesn’t seem like the sort of architecture you might find in the “everything is bigger” state. We mean, sure, it’s a large house, but it’s also got the amazing ability of feeling really intimate inside. Really rich with textures that are — Continue reading

Live Modern: La Pallissa

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: La Pallissa

Ready to learn something today?! A Masia is “a type of rural construction common to the Iberian Peninsula, particularly during the ancient Kingdom of Aragon which have their origins in the Roman villas. They are often large but isolated structures, nearly always associated with a family farming or livestock operation — Continue reading

Live Modern: eco-PERCH

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Live Modern: eco-PERCH

Yes for eco-friendly design! Yes for modern! Yes for adorable little modern pods for living. Seriously, could anything be cuter than this eco-PERCH, located in the UK, designed by Blue Forest Architecture (who have built an awesome amount of eco/adorable/treehouse like structures). Though it seems to be designed more as — Continue reading

Interiors: Courtyard House Somers

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Courtyard House Somers

It feels like all our favorite interiors are coming from Australia lately! Seriously, gorgeous stuff. We’re loving the interiors (and exterior, when we think about it) of the Courtyard House Somers by Opat Architects. It’s got a pretty crazy exterior architecture with lots of different visual elements, but it’s the interior — Continue reading