Miniature Mid-Century Modern Homes Made of Clay

miniature mid-century homes

Artist John Brickels has been working with stoneware clay for over 30 years. Based in Lowell, Massachusetts, his works range from series of steampunk machines, cars and robots to architectural buildings. But it’s his miniature Mid-century Modern homes that I want to share with you today. Read more

Elmgreen & Dragset’s The Hive At New Moynihan Train Hall

The Hive at moynihan train hall

The new and beautifully designed Moynihan Train Hall is home to The Hive, one of three permanent art installations in Penn Station’s expansive new 92-foot-high skylit concourse. Commissioned for the Moynihan Train Hall, the ceiling suspended sculpture by Scandinavian-born art duo Elmgreen & Dragset is sure to cause a few stiff necks. Read more

Cardboard Pet Beds You Will Not Believe Are Cardboard.

Mimi de Biarritz Cardboard Pet Beds

I came across the talented work of artist and crafter Mimi de Biarritz in a recent New York Times’ T Magazine article about Kit Kemp’s seventh-floor pop-up store in New York City’s Bergdorf Goodman. The temporary outlet incorporated many of Biarritz’ one-of-a-kind items. Among her impressive paper art and objects I spotted two stunning pet beds, so I did a little research and wait until you see what I found. Read more

The Surreal Architecture Paintings of Andrew Beck

Andrew Beck's Surreal Paintings
Don’t go 2019, Oil on canvas, 91.5 x 101.5 cm

Presently living and working in Ottowa, Canada, artist Andrew Beck was born and raised in England graduating from Coventry University with a BA in graphic design. He began his career as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, but since emigrating to Canada in 2015, he has taken up painting full time. The self-taught artist with a passion for architecture has a series of surreal paintings that combine mid-century modern architecture with figures that appear transplanted from a different time and place. Read more

The Migration Series by Ted Lott

The migration series by Ted Lott

When I first came across these I didn’t know if I was looking at custom dollhouses or travel cases. Turns out, I was looking at both. This series of architecturally embellished travel and suitcases by artist Ted Lott was inspired by immigrants seeking the promise of a better life here in America. Read more

More Sophisticated Than Lego and Cooler Than A Jigsaw Puzzle. Model Building Kits by Little Building Co.

Little Building Co. Architectural Model Kits

If you’re tired of jigsaw puzzles, have outgrown LEGO and have an affinity for architecture, Australia’s Little Building Co may be the ultimate adult craft project for you. A series of impressive, but not too difficult, small wooden model kits based on some of the most architecturally significant buildings in the world. Read more

Meet The 14 Year Old Who Built A LEGO Model of Manhattan

Freestyle LEGO build of Manhattan

This past week, as I was scrolling through my Twitter feed reading about Trump’s lies, police brutality, Covid-19 death tolls, heatwaves, wildfires and hurricanes – I was stopped by a video of a remarkable semblance of LEGO bricks built to emulate the entire island of Manhattan. I was blown away. Given that I’m familiar with most available LEGO products I knew it was – as the brick builders call them – a freestyle build. Meaning it’s not from a kit, there are no directions and it is built entirely from one’s imagination using LEGO bricks. Read more

More MidCentury Modern House Tissue Box Covers for 2020!

MidCentury Modern House Tissue Box Covers

We were so excited when we first learned about these, made for Palm Springs Modernism week in 2018, but they had sold out immediately and were hard to find. Now they are back for this year’s Modernism Week and have added a few new ones to the collection. The best part? You can now buy them on Amazon! Read more