Design

Carpet Party

I say it again and again and again. Repetition and organization can make anything into art. I can even express it like as an equation R+O= ART.  You have a lot of plastic cups? Arrange them thoughtfully and bam – art! Pretty awesome art actually. So, with that in mind Suzan Drummen has upped the … Continue reading »

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As It Grows

The human figure (especially the face) is pretty sacred to us humans. We see faces in inanimate objects everywhere. An easy way that sci-fi movies indicate a space alien is to alter the face or head of a human.  So I am always fascinated when artists take on the human figure and change it in … Continue reading »

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Spiraled Double Helix Balloon Sculpture

So this is awesome: This is the work of New York artist Jason Hackenwerth at the Edinburgh International Science Festival. The sculpture took over 10,000 balloons, six days to construct and it is breathtaking. It represents the artist’s interpretation of the legend of Aphrodite and Eros and the double helix structure hangs over 40 feet … Continue reading »

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Wide World of Web

This week on the Wide World of Web: Yeah, pretty much everyone I know (or would care to know) would love a secret passage bookshelf. I am not usually all that excited about end of the year lists, but this one: 50 Wonderful Things From the Year in Pop Culture, is indeed wonderful. This interview … Continue reading »

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Maximalism Fantasy

It’s that time of year again – Christmas time in LA.  White twinkle lights festoon the palm trees, candy canes hide in the bird of paradise ground cover. It looks odd. So, I look at the Bergdorf Goodman windows in New York and sigh. Christmas is a cold weather holiday, and they do winter with … Continue reading »

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5,000 Plates

My favorite part of “The Holiday Season” is sharing food with people you don’t get to see very often. Extended family, your downstairs neighbors, those people who work in the next office… During December our inhibitions are lowered enough that anyone is up for a Christmas cookie or a leftover turkey sandwich… With all those … Continue reading »

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Morning Glory

So this looks pretty awesome. It’s a lighting fixture that looks like the love child of a gramophone and a jungle vine. Designer Aviad Petel designed it specifically for a boutique hotel in Tel Aviv. It provides light for the staircase as well as the landings and is over 12 meters tall. I love how … Continue reading »

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Stitching Lines

In the many hundreds (thousands??) of hours that I have spent in front of a sewing machine I have always been trying to make bits of fabric stick together. Sometimes the fabric is in a crazy configuration, sometimes it is just a hem. Most of the time, the fewer stitches, the better. Perhaps I could … Continue reading »

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A Clear View

I have never driven across the US/Canada border. I have either flown or ridden on a car ferry. Apparently if I had drive across from Washington I would have seen this:  “Non-Sign II” is a permanent installation at the Land Port of Entry in Blaine, Washington. It the work of Lead Pencil Studio, a Seattle … Continue reading »

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Escaping

We ground creatures are fascinated with the idea of flight. The possibility of escaping the bonds of gravity. Even though modern flight is a business, there is still a romance about it. We know that humans don’t belong in the realm of the clouds. So when we visit, it seems a bit magical. This series … Continue reading »

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