Thursday, December 5, 2013

Creative Art Tiles

Can't get Evernote Web Clipper to work.

Have too many bookmarks already.

Want to "save" these tile links.

Oh, wait.

I have a blog.

Duh.

From Tierra Y Fuego

Tierra Y Fuego Floor Tile


From Santa Fe Designs

Fireplace by Santa Fe Designs

From Natalie Blake Studios

Tiles from Natalie Blake Studios

Monday, November 25, 2013

Artist Soo Sunny Park Swings for the Fences

A 50' roll of chain link fence is available at Home Depot. Just sayin'.

Glass pieces, not so hard to create. And if you have any experience with stained glass, the possibilities are endless.

As I was watching the video for this gorgeous sculpture installation by Soo Sunny Park, I was experiencing that familiar "oooooh, I could do something like this in the back yard...."  And now I have ideas.

Lots and lots of ideas.

How about you?


Unwoven Light by Soo Sunny Park

Unwoven Light by Soo Sunny Park

Monday, November 4, 2013

Wire Lamps by Forestier Paris

In my quest to leave no gorgeous lighting fixture unblogged, I present to you the Fil de Fer lamp collection by Forestier Paris.

At first I liked the table lamps better, then I decided I liked the pendant fixtures. Of the table lamps, my eye is drawn to the curvy model, but the more angular shapes look better hanging.

Maybe I need them all?


Via Beautiful Life...


"Fil de Fer" lamps created by Forestier Paris

"Fil de Fer" lamps created by Forestier Paris

"Fil de Fer" lamps created by Forestier Paris

"Fil de Fer" lamps created by Forestier Paris

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Skilken House, Bart Prince - Architect

A 75' pool.

In the living space.

You have no idea how much that rocks my world.

How I have been compiling this blog for YEARS now and not discovered Bart Prince, is one of those mysteries that I have no answer for. I'm not so wild about all the stairs involved here (aging knees have made me allergic to steps) but how gorgeous is this home in Columbus, Ohio?


Skilken House, Bart Prince - Architect

Skilken House, Bart Prince - Architect

Skilken House, Bart Prince - Architect

Skilken House, Bart Prince - Architect

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sculpture by John Jagger - Sculpterra Winery

A little love today for the Steampunk fans out there!

I spotted the image of the sleeping big cat on some random search, which resulted in an immediate "WOW".  Thankfully, the internet is much better at image matching today and people are getting better about labeling and adding attributes to photos. Thus I found not only where said kitty rested, but the name of her sculptor.

Even better, there is a whole garden of these gorgeous bronze sculptures by John Jagger - and they all live happy at a winery. A winery in one of my favorite vacation destinations.

How awesome is that?

"Sweet Dreams" by John Jagger

"Sweet Dreams" by John Jagger

"Eternal Flame" by John Jagger

"Golden Hooves" by John Jagger

"Mermaid" by John Jagger

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Awesome Bridge Files - Henderson Waves Bridge

Of the two cities in the world that I see investing heavily in striking, world-class, creative architecture - Dubai and Singapore - I find myself more drawn to the organic creativity of Singapore.

I posted some shots of the Helix Bridge in Singapore last year, the Henderson Waves bridge would be more striking (in my opinion) if the scenic treatment hadn't been just a facade. I found myself disappointed when I realized that the "waves" were only on one side. This would have been much cooler if the waves were little tunnels you passed through.


Henderson Waves Bridge - Singapore

Henderson Waves Bridge - Singapore

Henderson Waves Bridge - Singapore

Henderson Waves Bridge - Singapore

Henderson Waves Bridge - Singapore

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fairies of the Forest - Art Photography by Yume Cyan

I found this via a new favorite blog, Laughingsquid.

I had never seen Fireflies until I moved to New York as an adult (Fireflies don't appreciate Alaska!) I remember being out on a date one late summer night near the edge of a forest and being enchanted by seeing them for the first time. So, this series of long exposure photographs by Yume Cyan brought back a smile and a fond memory.

I hope it does for you as well.

Fairies of the Forest by Photographer Yume Cyan

Fairies of the Forest by Photographer Yume Cyan

Fairies of the Forest by Photographer Yume Cyan

Fairies of the Forest by Photographer Yume Cyan

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Art Nouveau Lighting Fixtures

I am seriously challenged with getting back to regular blogging after having had my life eaten by three months going through The Founder Institute.

While I'm getting my groove back on, let's ogle some Art Nouveau lighting fixtures - many of which are probably more expensive than your rent/mortgage payment - but that's just how we roll here.

I'm thinking I should create a new label category called "things I want but can't afford."


Art Nouveau Light by Hector Guimard

Art Nouveau Chandelier by Hector Guimard

Art Nouveau Floor Lamp from Lampadani

Art Nouveau Sconce by Hector Guimard

Art Nouveau Sconce from 1stDibs

Art Nouveau Sconce from 1stDibs


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Listening to Wikipedia

Oh, the cleverness. 

Coders Mahmoud Hashemi and Stephen LaPorte have created this very cool little application that virtualizes an orchestra based on edits to Wikipedia. Every Wikipedia edit creates a sound, the higher the pitch, the smaller the edit. 


Check it out here http://listen.hatnote.com/

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Calabarte Art Lamps

My fetish for expensive and gorgeous lighting fixtures continues!

When I saw these amazing carved gourd lamps from Calabarte I literally stopped breathing for a few seconds as the word "WANT" echoed through my head.

Followed shortly by "MUST HAVE" and "DANG, THOSE ARE NOT CHEAP."

These lovelies are by Polish artist Przemek KrawczyƄski and each one is carved by hand.

Gourd Lamp by Calabarte

Gourd Lamp by Calabarte

Gourd Lamp by Calabarte

Gourd Lamp by Calabarte

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Art Nouveau House in Los Angeles - the O'Neill House

I was stunned recently to discover this TREASURE right in my own back yard! Right here in Los Angeles, a piece of whimsical Art Nouveau architecture that could only have been built by someone brave enough to say "damn the neighbors, full speed ahead!"

I love that.

And bravo!  I may need to take a drive by sometime soon :)

I couldn't find too much info on the house other than this, from I am Not a Stalker.

"In 1978, an art dealer named Don O’Neill and his wife, Sandy, decided to remodel the guest home of their traditional residence in the Art Nouveau-style of Don’s favorite architect, Antoni Gaudi.  That guest house is pictured below and is actually the most famous portion of the property."

Art Nouveau O'Neill House - Los Angeles

Art Nouveau O'Neill House - Los Angeles

Art Nouveau O'Neill House - Los Angeles

Art Nouveau O'Neill House - Los Angeles

Art Nouveau O'Neill House - Los Angeles

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Chimecco Interactive Chime by Mark Nixon

I was thinking the other day about content sharing and why I started this blog. There are so many amazing things out in the world that ingenious artists have created that aren't hanging on walls somewhere behind glass barriers or velvet ropes. 

Art that you can interact with, touch and listen to is so much more important. It becomes part of your life, part of your world. Remembered long after you've forgotten the piece of art you couldn't touch or interact with. 

Chimecco by architect/artist Mark Nixon is a perfect example - an interactive wind chime that can be played by walkers on the bridge above. Wind will also create sounds naturally (similar to the Aeolus Wind Pavilion.) 

Go make something today and change the world.....


Chimecco by Mark Nixon


Chimecco by Mark Nixon

Chimecco by Mark Nixon

Chimecco by Mark Nixon