Le Courbusier Chandigarth Trays Made From His Bas-Reliefs

Le Courbusier Chandigarth Trays

Three beautiful unglazed porcelain trays from Cassina created in collaboration with Richard Ginori and the Le Corbusier Foundation feature bas-relief symbols borrowed from some of Le Corbusier’s Brutalist buildings of Chandigarh. Read more

Urban Concrete Cuckoo Clocks and Brutalist Birdhouses.

Cuckoo Blocks by Guido Zimmermann

If It’s Hip, It’s Here has long been a fan of modern cuckoo clocks as is evident by previous posts beginning with our first way back in 2007, then one on Italy’s Diamantini and Domeniconi Cuckoo Clocks and finally the beautiful handmade Pedro Mealha Cuckoo Clocks. Now we bring you sculptural concrete Cuckoo Blocks by artist Guido Zimmermann. Read more

Brutalist Sand Castles by Calvin Seibert

Not your typical sandcastles, those by artist Calvin Seibert are modern, geometric structures whose designs express elements of Brutalism*, Modernism and Constructivism. The chunky, non-ornamental buildings made of sand – of which he has made hundreds – bring to mind the architectural works of Paul Rudolph, Marcel Breuer and Konstantin Melnikov. Read more