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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Romantic Ceramic Dorotea Dinnerware by Carolina Silva

Seattle-based artist Carolina Silva’s Dorotea Collection of ceramic tableware is crafted from stoneware, hand-painted with lead-free glazes and is both dishwasher and microwave safe. Read more

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Nissan Self-Parking Slippers For ‘Smart’ Hotel

When it comes to hotel amenities, these rank up there with the most unique. Nissan self-parking slippers utilize the automotive brand’s ProPilot Park technology. The slippers are set with tiny wheels in the undersides and were created for a traditional Japanese Inn or Ryokan* in Hakone, Japan. Read more

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A Visit To The Museum of Failure in Los Angeles

The Museum of Failure is the brainchild of Swedish clinical psychologist and self-described “innovation researcher” Dr. Samuel West. Brought to Los Angeles last December for an initial two-month run, the temporary museum exhibition consists of a 100+ marketing failures from some of the world’s best known brands and companies such as Mattel, Apple and Nabisco. Read more

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