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  • Blog Post: Of Monsters And Men: Living Room Design

    Of Monsters And Men is group of five daydreamers from Iceland whose dreams actually came true! Their music is uplifting and creates that perfect sound that makes you want to run around and sing at the top of your lungs! With Coachella Music Festival coming up this weekend, they are one of the many bands...
  • 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: Design Loves Art: Gallery Openings

    The name says it all: Design Loves Art. Gallery openings and art walks may be the hot thing to do these days, but at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood,California they have an extra special appeal. Started in 2009 under the directorship of NYC-based curator Helen Varola, the PDC's Design...
  • Blog Post: Cool + Collected 1.14

    +You've got to see this museum shaped like a tub . It's actually attached to the older building next to it and the contrast is amazing (the interior is even cooler)! +For those of you starting the new year off with healthy intentions, Refinery 29 provides a great list of the best L.A. juice...
  • Blog Post: Landscape + Art = Modern Design Inspiration

    When we think of landscape design, we usually consider the interplay of foliage, hardscape features and outdoor lighting . A water feature may play into the mix too, but rarely do we consider art work or finding any type of usable modern design inspiration. LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), a non...
  • 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: ABC's of Iconic Architects

    Are you visual like we are? We like pictures for learning, especially when they are well designed. This cool video features lots of great graphics while teaching you who the iconic architects are, along with the building they are most famous for. Enjoy.
  • Blog Post: Open Architecture Manifesto: Written by a Robot

    We're going extra modern today, guys. We're talking robots. This movie demonstrates how a printer updates a copy of the Open Source Architecture Manifesto Wikipedia entry . It's written on a wall in the entrance to the Adhocracy exhibition at the Istanbul Design Biennial. Italian studio...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Trash or Art in New York?

    There's a fine line between trash and art, at least in New York. Consistent with a popular philosophy behind the purpose of art, this installation teaches us something.... It exposes just how much trash is produced in New York City. This cloud-style structure, called "Head in the Clouds"...
  • Blog Post: Top Artist Colonies

    Looking for the next hot spot? Follow the artists. So goes the adage at least that artists are quick to inhabit soon-to-boom neighborhoods. If you look at the world's best art districts and artist colonies, you'll notice a simple trend: once the artists move in to under-utilized places, the cafes...
  • 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: Art and Science Inspired Pendant Lamps

    What does it look like when art, design and theoretical science collide? Something like these 3D printed pendant lamps by Nervous System that we recently found on Velhetica. The detail is mesmerizing: Built using a computer program that models nature's complex process of patterning such everyday...
  • 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: Living With Art in Tribeca

    Sometimes we take life way too seriously, but living with art definitely helps take that edge off! Designer Ghislaine Vinas worked with the owners of this 15,000 square foot Tribeca warehouse to turn it into a masterpiece that truly makes you not only want to be inside their space, but inside their imagination...
  • Blog Post: Modern Art + Lighting Create Light and Shadows

    Modern art and of course modern lighting has really been inspiring us lately. With the long holiday weekend coming up you might actually have some time to create some artwork of your own! Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all these great shopping days are upon us, but for those of you who would rather create...
  • 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: 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: Chalk Wall Art - Ace Hotel NYC

    Dana Tanamachi is deservably well known for her chalk wall art in several locations around the country, but we think her work at The Ace Hotel in NYC is beyond cool! For her mural in Room 1021 (below) s he was inspired by vintage playbills from the Victorian era. Cool, right? Her work is so detailed...
  • Blog Post: Burning Man Festival 2012: Captured in Photos

    How many of you have had the incredible opportunity to experience Burning Man Festival in the Black Rock desert? Each year the photos prove that it's something everyone should experience just once. Burning Man Festival is a pop-up city so incredible that tens of thousands of people return to the...
  • Blog Post: Home Decor to Match Our Summer Playlist

    Crossover between creative fields is inevitable. Music influences film, which influences fashion, which influences home design and decor. It's not always obvious and it's not always literal, but as we move forward culturally, we carry creative influences into every corner of our little worlds...

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