Eamon O’Kane The Architect’s House – Now At Rare Gallery

Eamon O'Kane The Architect's House
Eames psychedelic seasons remix (painted whilst listening to Forever Changes by Love), oil on canvas, 9ft x 9ft, 2008

I’m a fan of mid-century modern architecture as well as contemporary, surreal and pop art. So, it’s no surprise that Eamon O’Kane’s paintings were an exciting find for me. They embody elements all of the aforementioned harmoniously and remind me of two of my favorite artists, Alex Katz and David Hockney, in their flat but whimsical, colorful treatment. (more…)

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Newest Architectural Jewel To Join Lower Mill Estates Is A $382000 Doghouse

$382000 Doghouse

Yep, it’s true. The modern dog palace has been commissioned by an unidentified female surgeon, for her pampered pooches, two Great Danes, at the exclusive 550-acre Lower Mill Estate on the Cotswolds Water Park, near Cirencester. (more…)

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Pinc House: Scandinavian Modern Housing & Prefab Developments

Pinc House prefabs

Pinc House is all about bringing life into style. An Ittur Group owned company in Sweden, they conceive of, create, develop and build housing developments, prefab homes and projects that are modern, sustainable and great-looking. Here are a few of their impressive accomplishments and projects. (more…)

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M-vironments, M-velopes & The M-house by Michael Jantzen

m-velopes hero

Architect Michael Jantzen’s M-vironments are innovative, smart and good looking structures that are relocatable and transformable. The sustainable structures are like the ultimate fort for grown-ups; one of his M-velopes® is even in this year’s Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog’s ‘WOW’ section. (more…)

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Graphic Concrete: Adding Life To A Big Ol’ Grey Slab

Think concrete just has to be a big ol’ plain slab? Not anymore… at least not in Helsinki, where Graphic Concrete applies texture and imagery to what would ordinarily be a big grey slab. They have devised a new way to produce a patterned concrete surface. The patented Graphic Concrete technology involves applying a surface retarder to the surface of a special membrane and this method allows concrete product manufacturers to produce different types of high-quality patterned concrete elements and slabs. (more…)

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Mark Turpin’s Pine Island: Architecture In Miniature

mark turpin's pine island miniatures

You can’t call Mark Turpin’s creations Dollhouses, that would be a gross misnomer. (more…)

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