Archive for January, 2012

Collectors House by Andersson Wise

January 8th, 2012



This home by Andersson Wise was an extensive renovation of an existing residence built in the late 1980′s on a wooded site in west Austin. The rooms inside the house were fully redesigned as well as the outside swimming pool and deck area.

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Mandeville Canyon Residence

January 7th, 2012



The Mandeville Canyon Residence is located in Brentwood, California and was designed by Griffin Enright Architects. The modern interior makes the house feel warm and welcome. The whole living area can be opened up by sliding large glass doors aside. What a spectacular house to relax in during spring or summer nights.

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Amazing Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee

January 6th, 2012



Guy Laramée is an artist who found his way by traversing many different disciplines over the course of 30 years. His work has varied across mediums and lands here for us with these beautiful, carved book landscapes. The precision and presentation of each make it all the more remarkable. If you’re in the Montreal, Quebec area during April 5-29th, 2012, make sure to check out his show at the Galerie d’Art d’outremont.

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10 Ways to be more interesting

January 5th, 2012


Be more interesting. This is a note to self on things to keep in mind every day. Life is there for us to use and enjoy at our will. Being interesting isn’t a job of life, it’s an option.

Images & text by Jessica Hagy / Forbes.

1. Go exploring.
Explore ideas, places, and opinions. The inside of the echo chamber is where are all the boring people hang out.

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Retro Futuristic Photography by Ben Sandler

January 4th, 2012



Paris-based photographer Ben Sandler created these beautiful vintage feeling fashion photos. The photos were taken at a home designed by Alvar Aalto. Did you see that stunning hover car? Talk about retro-futurism.

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The Decay of City Life Tree Trunk Installation

January 3rd, 2012



Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira let his imagination run wild when building this fantastic tree trunk interior installation representing the decay of city life. The material used is actually old chunks of a tree trunks wrapped around a PVC pipe skeleton.

Via Freshome

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Silent Corner + Ian Matteson

January 2nd, 2012



Just received these beautiful, surreal photos via email from photographer Ian Matteson. You may remember Ian’s identity work I completed for him a couple years ago. These photos were shot on Silent Corner just up a ravine outside of Salt Lake City.

What you’re seeing is not actually fog, it’s smog that covered the valley for days.

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Yayoi Kusama: When kids are given stickers they do this

January 2nd, 2012










What started as a seemingly simple, delicate room turned into an amazing sticker installation. Yayoi Kusama masterminded this for the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. Over the course of two weeks, children who visited the museum were given stickers to place where they wished. The installation, entitled The Obliteration Room.

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The Ross Residence

January 1st, 2012



Griffin Enright Architects built this unique house nestled between a stream and hillside outside of Ross, California. The most interesting aspect to this house is the split roof that allows for more light to stream in and also for a more intimate interior spaces.

Photos by Kyle Jeffers

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