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Timothy Nolan at Marx & Zavattero in San Francisco through August 21

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Timothy Nolan at Marx & Zavattero in San Francisco through August 21

TILT July 24 – August 21, 2010 Marx & Zavattero, 77 Geary Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, California Pitch, 2008/2010 laminate and enamel on panels dimensions variable (approximately 22x120x180 inches as seen here)   Stack, 2010printed vinyl on aluminum dimensions variable (approximately 102×138 inches as seen here) Timothy Nolan's work — Continue reading

Bridget Riley – A study in movement and color

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Bridget Riley – A study in movement and color

When I think about Art that I love, the list is long and always getting longer. There is no shortage of great artwork in studios, galleries, museums, public places, and private homes. The internet allows us to take a guest visit into somewhere else with the ability to look privately. — 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

MODERN + RUSTIC + HANDMADE = BLISS by Carol VanderKloot

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, DIY + How To, Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
MODERN + RUSTIC + HANDMADE = BLISS  by Carol VanderKloot

Don't say you didn't hear it first from 2modern, as the sign isn’t even up yet. Here in Stone Ridge, a mere 120 minutes north of the Big Apple, they do modern and they do it well. Now open weekends and by appointment, presenting: the Rural Modernist Studio. This gem of a — Continue reading

Ceramic House by Héctor Ruiz-Velázquez

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Ceramic House by Héctor Ruiz-Velázquez

Via The Contemporist

Kakinoie House by Hiroshi Shoji

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Kakinoie House by Hiroshi Shoji

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Up There

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends

Up There is a mini-documentary about the dying art of hand painted signs. Beautifully shot and great interviews with the artisits who are keeping the art alive. "I wrote this documentary along with my friends Malcolm and Christine, as part of The Ritual Project sponsored by Stella Artois (more at — Continue reading

Ci Vediamo Sulla Rotonda by Antonino Sciortino

Categories: Art + Graphics
Ci Vediamo Sulla Rotonda by Antonino Sciortino

This sculptural Wire Clock with a body based on a simplistic geometric shape finished in a red colour is designed to be appreciated on a number of different levels. The designer, Antonino Sciortino, encourages you to first consider placing this modern circular clock in an unconventional manner before resorting to — Continue reading

Privacy Gets Smart

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Privacy Gets Smart

I'll use any excuse to make an obscure Get Smart reference, but this time I barely even have to work for it! Some very smart agents designers have conceptualised* the Cones of Silence for the 21st century, the Veasyble! Based around the notions of isolation, intimacy and ornament, the origami-esque — Continue reading

Sustainably Grown Bicycles

Categories: Sustainability
Sustainably Grown Bicycles

The Problem:  How to build bicycles cheaply, using sustainable materials. The Solution:  The Bamboo Bike Project. Grow the materials used to make the bike frame out of native bamboo and teach these skills to local communities. The Designers:  A collective of designers and engineers at Columbia University

A Paper Forest

Categories: Art + Graphics, Sustainability
A Paper Forest

  I was amazed to learn that these organic forms are sculpted entirely out of trash.  The artist, Yuken Teruya, cuts and folds his medium of paper or cardboard without creating his own trash, or adding it back into the environment.  My favorite is this tree formed out of a McDonald's — Continue reading

Idea killers

Categories: Art + Graphics
Idea killers

I've had a pretty rough week at my 9 to 5 – but the highlight of my week has been these illustrations by Scott Campbell. Amazing work and great for a laugh… you guys know this is all quite accurate. My 9 to 5 situation keeps drawing me towards Jason — 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

barbie hawks for the bologna motor show.

Categories: Fashion + Trends
barbie hawks for the bologna motor show.

I don't even own a car, but suffice to say I'm more than familiar with the car culture because I grew up in a family obsessed with cars. My father restores antique sports cars, my uncle races Porsches, and I've been attending auto shows since the age of five. At — Continue reading

The Cosmonauts

Categories: Art + Graphics
The Cosmonauts

Jeremy Geddes has a solid collection of paintings under his belt. The white and red cosmonauts are amazing… Make sure to check out the rest of his work here. Along with paintings, there are prints that are also available on select pieces… grab them here. –sdotg–

Tiger Woods : Welcome to the Human Race!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Tiger Woods : Welcome to the Human Race!

Well…I think I will write some quick thoughts on Tiger Woods, since he is an icon after all and design does seem to follow him around a bit. This is slightly off topic, however, I felt compelled to introduce a concept that many are not talking about and deserves some — Continue reading

let arne & carlos keep you warm.

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
let arne & carlos keep you warm.

Winter doesn't officially start until the 21st, but here in Boston, we're experiencing a cold snap. And there's nothing like single digit temps to make me want to done a wintry-looking sweater. But where to begin? How about with Arne & Carlos? Arne Nerjodet and Carlos Zachrison have been running — Continue reading

Embedded Sculpture

Categories: Art + Graphics
Embedded Sculpture

The first time you see a man put his head through a building you will be startled, shocked, and perhaps scared.  But if you go up to this man you will discover, he is not a man.  He is a mound of tape covered in clothes.  A sculpture by the — Continue reading

Design Community and the Economy

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Design Community and the Economy

Based on some positive response from my last posting regarding the economy and some indications of further interest on the topic, I will be randomly posting tidbits that I hope you all find useful. If not, please just ignore and scroll down for other great posts on modern design. It — Continue reading

Win a Modern Nursery Winners Announced!

Categories: Kids + Baby, News + Events + Contests
Win a Modern Nursery Winners Announced!

Thank you all who participated in our Win a Modern Nursery Sweepstakes! And the winners are… GRAND PRIZE:Argington Modern Nursery & Color Consultation from Danielle Hirsch. Including: Bam Changing Table, Bam Toddler Conversion Kit, Bam Bassinet, Bam Bassinet Canopy Support, Bam Canopy Drape, Bam Six Drawer Dresser, Bam Diaper Caddy, — Continue reading