Monday, May 31, 2010

Puppy Butts!

I could happily purchase something new from Natural Curiosities everyday. These drawings of puppies by Louis Franciscos are my latest obsession. They're too cute.

Small Spaces, Big Displays

I always marvel at the ordered chaos of small spaces. Here's some inspiration for kitchens, closets and bedrooms.
Photos: Misha Gravenor
Photos: Marie Claire Maison

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Speed Reader - Photos by Doug Keyes

Doug Keyes’ luminous color photographs of books reveal (or conceal) the entire contents in a single image. produced with multiple exposures of all the pertinent pages of each book, the resulting images represent a condensed document of the ideas contained within as well as the physical identity of the book itself.
They Called Her Styrene - Ed Ruscha
The Invisible Universe - David Malin
Roni Horn - Making Being Here Enough
Another Water - Roni Horn
Flowers - A Guide to Familiar American Wildflowers

Blue Done by David Duncan Livingston

Photographer David Duncan Livingston can do many things and do them well. He shoots terrific interiors, styles and does art direction without breaking a sweat. I'm particularly drawn to his photos with hints of blue. Keep up the great work, Mr. Livingston!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Selections from Oly

Berkeley based Oly Studio is the place to go for terrific pieces that have classical roots with a modern twist. Brad Huntzinger and Kate McIntyre are the designers that started the biz in 1999. Best known for their furniture, I've picked out some selections from the Gifts section that deliver on the art of display.

300 Years of Quilting at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A's inspirational archives of pattern are the greatest in the world. Quilts 1700-2010 (20 March - 4 July 2010) is a visual encyclopedia of design, with thousands of minute pieces of fabric reflecting three centuries of pattern and print. Celebrating the exhibition, our exclusive range of products includes a limited edition collection of 18 printed quilting fabrics, vividly bringing to life designs from the quilts on display.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sunny Scenes from Sweden

Don't these rooms from a Swedish cottage look so appealing right now?

Photos: Marie Claire Maison

A Nod to Vintage

Vintage never goes out of style. Rum collected a great series showcasing different classic pieces.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Michael Zelehoski is So Cool

Sculptor Michael Zelehoski originally from Concord, Mass. has mastered the technique of deconstruction while creating fine art. I'm in awe of his work. Check out the animation that chronicles his technique on his website. It's a must-see to understand how he works. Above is piano keys and below is a chair. He writes, "My recent work involves the collapse of three-dimensional objects and structures into two-dimensional, picture planes. I employ old wood, used furniture and salvaged structural elements. In the selection and composition of these materials, I seek to mark them in their singularity or potentiate them in their interaction in an effort to blur the distinction between art and the cotidian objects that surround us in our daily lives. In the collapse of the object I explore the duality between three-dimensional reality and two-dimensional pictorial space and try to push the continuum of representational art to a logical extreme. I employ various joining and woodworking techniques as well as fire, natural stains, paint and the forces of nature that have shaped these materials over time." Zelehoski's work will be seen in "Collection" a group show at Christina Ray Gallery from June 10-27.

Found: de Le Cuona Pillows

You might be familiar with de Le Cuona fabrics in the UK. Their linen line is super chic. Today I thought I'd share some of their pillows. Using leather, metal, velvet and fine stitching, these accent pieces are worth a special mention.

Selections from Nicole Hollis

San Francisco based Interior Designer Nicole Hollis has a great eye for display. Her designs always communicate a visual explanation mark by utilizing high contrast, surprising textures, dramatic chandeliers - or all of the above! Here is some of her design work as well as some of the pieces available through her website.