Amazing Custom Mid-century Modern Dollhouses by Interior Designers

You came here to see a really awesome post whose photos I had to remove. Nothing sucks more for a blogger than to disappoint their readers and I’m so sorry. In trying to share some really cool creative stuff with you (the intent of this blog), I unknowingly violated copyright laws set forth by the publication which brought the story to my attention. Read more

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Designers Make Down Dope For Moncler Genius

The down jacket. A staple in any winter wardrobe and most certainly the crux of Moncler’s stunning outerwear collections. Wowing just about everyone at Milan’s Fashion Week, Moncler CEO Remo Ruffini presented Moncler Genius, a presentation of eight different projects by eight different fashion designers who used the Moncler down jacket as their starting point for a unique collection. The results? Well, I hate to be cliché, but yes, it’s genius. Read more

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One of Frank Lloyd’s Wright’s 14 Circular Homes Hits The Market

Built in Phoenix in 1967 the “Norman Lykes Home” was one of the very last designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is one of only 14 circular homes he designed. The single family home is 3,095 sq ft, has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a pool, amazing views and an asking price of $3,250,000. Read more

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Midcentury Modern Architecture Tissue Box Covers!

What a fun find! Thanks to my friend Bill Bowersock, I can share with you these fabulous four fun tissue boxes crafted to emulate classic Midcentury Modern homes and buildings. Created from MDF and produced locally in Southern California, the designs fit standard low count regular rectangular tissue boxes. Read more

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Poetry In Motion: 2018 Winter Olympic Athletes In Action

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea (which at present has Norway in the lead in terms of medal standings), has been exciting and inspiring like the Olympic Games that have come before it. But, unlike the others before it, advances in technology and social media have increased the quality and the number of available imagery, respectively, to unprecedented proportions. Because of this there are a glut of fabulous photos from such events as skiing, snowboarding, figure skating, bobsledding, luge, hockey and more.  Read more

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The AnZa Espresso Machine In Corian or Concrete

The AnZa is a sculptural tabletop espresso machine available in either Concrete or Corian with accents of brass, steel, wood and glass that was created by the Montaag design studio and an espresso repair shop which share the same space in Berkeley. Read more

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David Barsalou Uncovers The Original Comics Roy Lichtenstein Appropriated For His Art

Did you know that artist Roy Lichtenstein, world-renowned for his tongue-in-cheek Ben-Day dotted paintings, was one of the art world’s biggest copycats? Albeit several artists work is inspired by other artworks, Lichtenstein’s ‘comic strip’ art was predominantly taken directly, including much of the text, from the work of several popular and prolific comic book artists such as Arthur Peddy, Tony Abruzzo, Ted Galindo, Jack Kirby, John Romita, Mike Sekowsky and Jim Pike. None of whom he ever credited.

Deconstructing Roy Lichtenstein is an exhaustive, three decade long project by Art Historian David Barsalou in which he has located the original source material for much of the famous Pop Artist’s work. Read more

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Artist Kozyndan Celebrates The Year of The Dog with 141 Pups and 1 Dolphin

In honor of the 2018 Chinese New Year, The Year of The Dog, artist Kozyndan has released a limited edition archival print featuring 141 beautifully illustrated dogs belonging to her Facebook friends and, in her whimsical fashion, one dolphin. Read more

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The Obama Presidential Portraits By Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald

Former US President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, like those before them, have had their portraits formally painted to hang at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The two refreshingly contemporary depictions of the Obamas were unveiled this morning. Read more

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The Extraordinary Cuckoo Clocks of Stefan Strumbel.

I always feel a little guilty when I write about an artist’s older work in lieu of their latest. And this post is laden with guilt. Great photo after photo of it. I’m talking about the fact that instead of featuring the über talented Stefan Strumbel’s latest bronze sculptures, I’m sharing with you his cuckoo clocks and related art which he created between 2005 – 2015. Read more

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