The Surreal Architecture Paintings of Andrew Beck

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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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Familiar Movie Actors In Famous Modern Interiors. Archilife by Federico Babina.

Federico Babina, the creative talent behind the Archicine and Archipixel illustrations had added to his repertoire of movie and modern architecture mashups with his latest series of 17 prints which place familiar cinematic stars into the interiors of famous architectural structures. (more…)

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John Lautner’s Stevens House Gets Lovingly Restored And Is On The Market For $22,000,000 (Over 30 Photos)

Respectfully and lovingly restored by Michael LaFetra as close as possible to the way original architect John Lautner intended, the Stevens House, built in 1967-8 and declared a California State Landmark in 2010, is on the market for $22 million dollars. (more…)

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Sustainable & Spectacular Home In The Hills. The Sunset Plaza Residence.

The Sunset Plaza Residence by David Thompson and Kevin Southerland of Los Angeles-based architecture, development and sustainability design firm Assembledge+, is high up on my list of dream homes. (more…)

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Can Houses Be Sold Like Art? Neutra Kaufmann Home Sells For Less Than Expected

Can Houses Be Sold Like Art?
In a closely watched test of the concept of selling a House as Art, a restored modernist home in Palm Springs, Calif., fetched $15 million this week at Christie’s prestigious evening sales — a record for a home sold at an art-house auction, yet far less than expected for some. (more…)

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