Monday, April 2, 2012

20 Houses for 20 Friends

Series of 20 sculptures created by Ron Gilad (Designfenzider) entitled 
20 Houses for 20 Friends. (2010)

Each house has been shipped off and sold to his friends, but I just love looking at them all together.  Forming an abstract village filled with the people that you love.  Today, I am going to think of 20 people that I would include in my village.

image Sight Unseen.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Josef Sudek

Czech born photographer Josef Sudek (1896-1976)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Beautiful Spaces

Dining Room of Amelie & Friends restaurant (via remodelista).
Office/home of architect Benedetta Tagliabue      

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Forever in Sight

Card Trellis - for displaying all those things you just can't seem to throw away and keeping them forever in sight.  Designed by Christian Lessing

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Chris Kabel - Hidden Vase Project
It is the first day of spring!  Let's celebrate!

Martijn Maas

This Is Where I Draw the Line (poster series from Translating Language) by graphic designer and art director Martjin Maas (Netherlands).  I found this to be very, very funny!

Monday, March 19, 2012

We do Wood - Denmark

We Do Wood: Dining Chair No1, Lilly Chair, Dining Table No1.  
I am so in love with this collection by We Do Wood.....especially the chubby children's chair (Lilly), which is just a shorter, more playful version of the adult Dining Chair No1.


 We celebrate light by adorning it and arranging it.........creating shades and bulbs and fixtures.  It is a beautiful tribute to light itself. I thought of these two lights, for I feel these creations have attempted to make light more beautiful and have succeeded.

Two Spheres and Mimosa Pendant by Atelier Areti
Stairway to Heaven by Studio Bertjan Pot

Saturday, March 17, 2012

TSTO Agency

Very Classic Concentration!  

TSTO created this for Vuoden Huiput (VH) 2010.  VH is Finland's yearly design awards for best in advertising and graphics.

Best if I let them describe the process of creating this: "Together with a programmer we created an application that transformed any written word or sentence into a rebus, an allusional device that uses pictures to represent words or parts of words. In English, a rebus often uses homonyms, as seen in the classic IBM logo consisting of a picture of an eye, a picture of a bee and the letter M. However, homonyms are rare in Finnish language, therefore a rebus was constructed from a list of some 5000 words with the most used syllables and matched with an image search result from Google."  Interesting, huh?

via September Industry Journal.  TSTO is represented by PEKKA Agency.

100 Notes 100 Thoughts

Series of notebooks produced in conjunction for the Documenta Exhibit in Germany this June.  

Documenta is an international art exhibition that occurs every 5 years and spans 100 days and is filled with contemporary art of all mediums including sculpture, painting, photography and research.  Webdesign for the event by Leftloft and is filled with lots of previews and hours of "looking".  Notebooks available at Hatjecantz.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Czech Republic

There happens to be a new online interior decoration magazine from the Czech Republic called Bohemia Living.  I got an email notification that the first issue is out, so I will be checking it out later today.  Renata from Kokino Home Blog is one of the contributors and not only does she have a great blog, but she is such a nice woman as well.  Good luck!

This is the only picture I have when we were in the Czech Republic.  I guess since we were there for only 1 day, 1 picture will suffice.  We were able to spend the night at someone's house (which is always come Europe has such good manners?).  In the morning, everyone left to walk into town and I opted to stay in and gets some peace and quiet.  This is the pic I took. 

USM Haller

I wish USM Haller would sponsor me just for reading.  

I am in serious need of more book space.  Last weekend the Milwaukee Art Museum (to my surprise!) was having their book sale from their private library and this book sale only happens every 2 or 3, I was in real luck for being there.  The books were cheap and that meant buying all the books to your hearts content while trying to remember how you were going to carry these back to the car!   Well 30 books later......and I am in need of some space.  I just wanted to let USM how beautiful their bookcases are and that I would be great representation of their company! Smile.

all images and bookshelves by USM.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Stratigraphie by HELMO!

Graphic design team: Thomas Couderc & Clément Vauchez
Stratigraphie exhibition through June 1 at Monkey Gallery, France.

sorry, if the graphic is making you a little bit queasy...
go to their site to see a collection of their amazing work

Maria Aparicio Puentes

Manipulated photos with colored thread and stitching by Maria Aparicio Puentes.  
Plus, read a lovely interview with her over at Kaltblut Mag
images Kaltblut.