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Posts Tagged: People

Down Under Modern: Peninsula House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Down Under Modern: Peninsula House

Boy we’re loving this Aussie example of modern home design! Located in Victoria, Australia and designed by Watson Architecture + Design the homes really sits in and respects the awesome wild surroundings of its yard. It’s also seems to have the colors of the region pulsating through its corridors. We love — Continue reading

Live Modern: House in Eifukucho

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House in Eifukucho

We happen to think a large part of modern design and architecture is helping people create a home oasis where they can retreat, relax, feel their most comfortable and creative and recharge before having to go back out into the world. Not all architecture has to do that, but it — Continue reading

Blexbolex’s “People” Book

Categories: Art + Graphics
Blexbolex’s “People” Book

Man we’re just loving the illustrations and dichotomies found in French illustrator Blexbolex’s book “People.” Maybe it’s because we’ve always felt we had a strong dichotomy in our own selves and own dreams, but we’re loving the simplistic, retro-feeling drawings that depict divergent groups of folks with a slight commonality. — Continue reading

Sentry :: Andy Freeberg

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Sentry :: Andy Freeberg

I am totally digging this photographic series by Andy Freeberg, entitled "Sentry".  I don't know how many times I've walked into spaces like this – always with an over-sized, white reception desk, it seems – and had this same experience.  The top of a head, the absence of a "hello", — Continue reading

Murakami in the Wonderland of Versailles

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Murakami in the Wonderland of Versailles

Takashi Murakami has been around for a while bridging the gap between the low and high art, synthesizing the east and west influences, and producing the -kawaii- cute cartoon characters with bright colors and big smiles for his prints and paintings.     An exhibition, which has recently opened, by Takashi — Continue reading

“Good Design”

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“Good Design”

  German Industrial designer, Dieter Rams‚Äô ten principles to ‚Äúgood design‚Äù- Good design is innovative. Good design makes a product useful. Good design is aesthetic. Good design makes a product understandable. Good design is unobtrusive. Good design is honest. Good design is long-lasting. Good design is thorough down to the — Continue reading

The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus Ohio, Mark Bradford, and me.

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The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus Ohio, Mark Bradford, and me.

Happy Monday – Blog2Modern Readers, I haven't had a chance to post an entry in a while, due to the fact that I am currently in Columbus, Ohio at the Wexner Center for the Arts (!!!)  I was invited (in August) to do a large-scale solo installation in the lobby — Continue reading

Looking to the Past for Inspiration and Motivation

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Looking to the Past for Inspiration and Motivation

This weekend was spent participating in an annual family tradition that dates back long before anyone can remember.  The change of the season is marked by sudden cool snaps, shorter days, and a bountiful fall harvest.  Each fall in early September vine-ripened grapes make their journey from vineyards around the — Continue reading

“You must know that hell exists because you already live in it”

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“You must know that hell exists because you already live in it”

Just saw The American. Engaging, great panoramic shots of the Apennines and Abruzzo region of Italy, not to mention frozen lakes in the blue fading light of a Swedish winter day. And George Clooney more uptight and nervous than you've ever seen him in any movie, always one eye over — Continue reading

Charting Information as Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Charting Information as Art

Informational drawings – please comment at blog2modern with more information or diagram info/links. I will post best of the links before Xmas/holiday breaktime. T minus. 3.5 months and counting, tick tock!

Ice, Ice Baby!

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Ice, Ice Baby!

Summer is coming to a close and the temperatures are soaring. To keep cool, or at least brace ourselves for the colder days ahead – enjoy the following photos of nature’s ice sculptures. The wind, water flow and temperature changes carve the ice into strange and wonderous shapes. Just think — Continue reading

It’s hot, get naked.

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
It’s hot, get naked.

Spencer Tunick, an artist who is famous for working with hundreds of nude bodies in his photographs since the mid-90′s is in the midst of several current projects including tackling each state in the US. above: “Mexico City 1 (Zócalo, MUCA/UNAM Campus)”, 2007 His work has spawned an unofficial website/blog — Continue reading

Welcome Back W Magazine

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Welcome Back W Magazine

The new September issue of W Magazine and with it's new editor Stefano Tonchi seems to have begun a re-emergence or rebirth of the magazine itself after what seems to have been months of emptiness or nonexistence. It's as if our first signs of the cooling of Fall have been — Continue reading

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

Artist Designed Mini-Golf a new fad?

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, News + Events + Contests
Artist Designed Mini-Golf a new fad?

Through September 16, the Salt Lake Art Center boasts 19 holes of indoor mini golf – a great way to beat the heat. Club sizes come in mini through tall adult and you can pick any golf ball color you would like, they have a rainbow of choices. 19 artists — 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

Did you know that LACMA actually stands for “Lame Artists Create Most Art”?

Categories: Art + Graphics, DIY + How To, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
Did you know that LACMA actually stands for “Lame Artists Create Most Art”?

Rainn Wilson, known best as Dwight on The Office, took over the Twitter feed of LACMA for a project titled “I HATE LACMA,” offering his personal list of “many, many reasons why never to go to LACMA.” Rainn Wilson is one of the most followed celebrities on Twitter and LACMA is — Continue reading

Art inspiring Art every 24 hours, or Rebecca Campbell and Nicole Walker pick up the telephone

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Art inspiring Art every 24 hours, or Rebecca Campbell and Nicole Walker pick up the telephone

This week kicked off a game of sorts between artists that references the childhood game of Telephone. I had played it under a different name, Whisper down the lane. (Other handles the game is known under include Chinese Whispers, Grapevine, Broken Telephone, Gossip, Arab Phone, and probably played around the — Continue reading

John W. Golden

Categories: Art + Graphics
John W. Golden

During my vacation in Wilmington, NC this past week, I stumbled on the work of John W. Golden at the Golden Gallery in Historic downtown Wilmington. The work is painterly, dramatic and modern.  I fell in love with his ‘Rovinato’ series for its depth and textural quality.  John uses a — Continue reading