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  • Blog Post: Architecture as Art Performance: Burden's Small Skyscraper

    Despite the playfulness of his current Small Skyscraper architecture/art installation, make no mistake: it's a burden to be Chris Burden. He's been shot in the arm, nailed to a VW beetle, electrocuted and crucified. He's even taken out prime time ads in Los Angles and New York. He's...
  • Blog Post: Organic Light Fixtures: Designer David Trubridge

    DAVID TRUBRIDGE, Tipu II (Grass) (2012) Woven is an exhibition of organic light fixtures using textures and light. The exhibition features three new abstract forms by the internationally acclaimed furniture designer David Trubridge . Each piece in this collection is a sculptural scale abstract form...
  • Blog Post: Modern Art Installation: Umbrellas In The Sky

    So, we featured an image of this awesome art installation as one of our Facebook posts last week and we just couldn't let it go so we decided to blog about it too! A colorful and whimsical umbrella art installation floats above this promenade in Águeda, Portugal. It casts a shadow of geometric...
  • Blog Post: IwamotoScott Art Installations: Large Scale Design Inspiration

    Voussoir Cloud After writing my post on Tuesday, Modern Chandelier Meets Art Installation , I decided to post about actual art installations because well, it's fun and they're an amazing source of design inspiration. So, prepare to be inspired.... Since large-scale installations are very...
  • Blog Post: Modern Chandelier Meets Art Installation

    Today's modern chandelier often times double as an art installation. Is this good or bad? Well, how can art ever be bad? As long as you understand how to translate these designs to work in your own home, then you're able to enjoy them as the inspiration that they are. This innovative creation...
  • Blog Post: Modern Wall Art: Shantell Martin Draws On Everything

    The London based artist Shantell Martin , who is known for her stream-of-consciousness drawings, decided to create some modern wall art in her own Brooklyn bedroom and ended up make a big statement. Although she didn't set out to cover the entire room, she ended up covering the walls, ceilings, and...
  • Blog Post: Julius Shulman: Modern Photographer

    You've seen the style a thousand times...and chances are modern photographer Julius Shulman (1910-2009) had something to do with that. Following up on Cori's post Design in Style: Mid-Century Modern Roundup from yesterday, Mid-century Modernism is one of the most popular and recognizable design...
  • Blog Post: Brent's Event Recap: Thinking Big at Dwell on Design 2012

    My experience at the 2012 Dwell on Design show at the Los Angeles Convention Center last weekend can be best summed up by a well-worn cliche: what a difference a year makes. Whereas last year's Dwell on Design Show seemed retrenched under the specter of the euro zone crisis (and completely out of...
  • Blog Post: Urban Gatherings: L.A. Art Walk

    People often complain that Los Angeles is so spread out and impersonal. Arguably, it might be and there is no denying it. However, there are certain events that occur throughout the city in an effort to distance itself from such an apathetic reputation. Rather than condemning the vastness of our overpopulated...
  • Blog Post: Commercial Design - Earmarking Public Art

    Over the last three decades, a growing number of public "percent for art" programs have transformed commercial design projects into city cultural stewardship projects. How? The concept is simple: for major commercial design projects (capital improvement projects and new developments), an...
  • Blog Post: The Photographer Behind The Art

    As your resource for modern design, including modern lighting , furniture and home decor we can't help but appreciate great photography as artwork. You should no doubt be able to recognize all of these photographs because they represent historic moments in time, some happy and some solemn. They have...
  • Blog Post: Modern Design at NYC's Wanted Design

    Designers, architects, interior designers, craftsmen, editors, manufacturers and more converged in New York last weekend (May 18-21) for Wanted Design at the historic Terminal Store in Chelsea. Focused on the exchange of ideas rather than products, the event found people engaged in lively practice and...
  • Blog Post: The Art of Contemporary Lighting

    Walk into any major contemporary art museum and you'll find that cross-pollination has long existed between art and furniture design, but the question arises: has contemporary lighting design seen that same infusion of creative energy? Creatives like Isamu Noguchi or Frank Gehry are recognizable...
  • Blog Post: Avant-Garde Art in the Home

    For most of us, art plays a central role in our homes. It speaks to our interests, our ideals, and in a very visceral way, to the core of who we are. And yet, as much as we might love a Jeff Koons balloon dog or a Damien Hirst stuffed shark at the museum, how many of us are game for bringing the truly...

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