The Mud House Once Owned By Steve Martin

Mud House by Roland Coate Jr.

The Mud House by Roland Coate Jr.
This semi-subterranean, poured concrete home constructed in 1974 in Santa Barbara, CA was one of the few homes built by Roland Coate, Jr. whose father, Roland Eli Coate, Sr., was a much better known architect. The home was not considered architecturally significant when first built, but as the years passed, it has become known for being one of the important examples of Modernist concrete architecture (or Brutalism) in California. Read more

Dresses Made of Vintage Books and Comics Expose Stereotypes

Donna Rosenthal paper dresses

New York based artist Donna Rosenthal deconstructs old comic books, cookbooks, magazines, romance novels and more only to reconstruct them as dresses embellished with hand embroidery, lace and beading. By combining the content of the materials with pithy text on the bodices, she is making a statement, often humorous, about the effects of traditional and societal influences on the lives of women. Read more

Fresh Baked Pizza From A Vending Machine Debuts in Italy

pizza vending machines debut in italy

Fresh baked pizza from a vending machine? That’s right, Mr.Go Pizza is a vending machine that offers four different made-to-order pizzas, with fresh ingredients, in under 3 minutes. The machine kneads and tops the dough and customers can watch their pizza cook behind a small glass window. Read more

Meet The 9 Finalists for the 2021 LVMH Prize

meet the 9 finalists for LVMH prize

The 2021 coveted distinction for young fashion designers, The LVMH Prize, has narrowed it down to 9 finalists. These 9 were chosen from twenty young designers selected among the 1,900 global candidates who presented their collections on the digital platform lvmhprize.com. The committee of Experts of the Prize and, for the first time, the public, selected these 9 brands for the final. Read more

Baroque Portraits + Candy Wrappers = The Product Project Placement

The product placement project

London-based artist and designer Toby Holmes of the UK’s Little Fish Design explores the connection between Art and Advertising by digitally melding classic painted portraits with candy wrappers and popular snack packaging in his Product Placement Project. Read more

Impressive Photographic Interpretations of Tamara de Lempicka Paintings.

Triumph of Form Photo Series

This series of photographs, Triumph of Form, by Russian creative duo Yakovlev and Aleeva were inspired by the Art Deco paintings of Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka. Read more

Moschino Sneakers For Those Addicted To Bubble Wrap!

double bubble sneakers

Moschino‘s Double Bubble sneakers have a textured shell of what looks exactly like bubble wrap (technically called the pluriball effect). The fun shoes are available in white or black and made for both women and men. Read more

Backgammon Baby Brings A Hip Aesthetic To The Board Game

Backgammon Baby board games

Erica Anenberg, the founder of Backgammon Baby board games, is no stranger to design. Before embarking on creating cool backgammon sets, she designed jewelry, handbags, stained glass windows for LA’s Kabbalah Center Synagogue, a 16-foot ice bar for the Oscars and intimate glass keepsakes for the Emmys. Read more