Wednesday, March 24, 2010

on walls (and windows)

Some research on large scale communication yielded some pretty cool results.
Here are a few of my favorites.

QV Carpark
, Melbourne, Australia

wall decals

Lifestyle boutique Reed Space in NYC

Always a sucker for some good t-shirt design.

Design Cities
show in 2009, Design Museum, London

Monday, March 22, 2010

sarah thirlwell

How lovely are these? By Sarah Thirlwell in the UK.


"laminate me" bowls

vessel 1

half and half vessel

oval vessel 1

outdoor mixed media objects

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

2010: get your turquoise on

The color of 2010 is turquoise.

If you don't believe me, take it up with Pantone; it's their call. I, for one, couldn't be happier. After finding out this little gem of information, it didn't take me long to find House of Turquoise, a blog dedicated entirely to all things of that (and closely related) color(s). People, if I had to live in cyberspace, I would take up immediate residence on this blog. It's undeniably beautiful and has so much more richness and variety than I ever expected.

Here are some of my faves, although it was really, really hard to choose what I liked "supremely" versus only "a lot."

Pantone IS the boss, after all.

Turquoise Empire Chandelier

Ashlee Raubach photography from House of Turquoise's post today

"pretty food"

I might just have to suck it up and order something from Urban Outfitters now.

This color sold out a while back, but there are others by SparklePower on Etsy.

How can this photo not take your breath away?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

modern master

I just discovered Yuko Nishimura, an artist (with an architecture background) who creates the most stunning works of modern origami and folded paper. In her words,

Japanese people unconsciously experience the action of folding on a daily basis, and therefore encounter various folded forms. I think there must be a special meaning for Japanese people through this everyday practice, folding. A particular charm occurs in the simplicity with which the expression appears having never been touched by any tool.

Love the combination of hard and soft, old and new, concrete and abstract, simple and complex.