Hand Cut Paper Illustrations by Bovey Lee

March 29th, 2012

Artist Bovey Lee creates these beautiful illustrations by hand cutting them into Chinese rice paper. Her work has been exhibited in many museums including the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, Museum Bellerive in Zurich, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Beijing.

Check out more of her amazing work here. Posted via Colossal.

Casa Mecano in Costa Rica

March 28th, 2012

RoblesArq designed this home in the Osas Peninsula of Costa Rica. The home has a very interesting interior ventilation system.

House Mecano is a body composed of a structure, a skin and a mechanism to adapt to their environment. The Concept of the residence arises in the use of passive strategies through bioclimatic design in synergy with an automation system that controls the appropriate levels of natural ventilation through open window systems and a pulley system that alter the position and inclination of the eaves manually, promoting thermal comfort and indoor air quality. The goal will be to maximize function in the smallest space possible.


Speaking at Montreal Meets April 7

March 26th, 2012

I’m excited to announce I’ll be heading to Montreal, Quebec (Canada) in the first week of April to speak at Montreal Meets. I’ll be joining friends Fabio Sasso / Abduzeedo, James White / Signalnoise, and Radim Malinic / Brand Nu. The event is two days and if you’re able to make it, tickets are available here.

Tycho will also be performing on the second day of the event to close the conference. Looking forward to seeing some of you there!

Saturday, April 7th, 2012
14h30 – Presentation by Fabio Sasso (Abduzeedo) w/ Q+A
15h30 – Intermission (30 minutes)
16h00 (4:00PM) – Presentation by Shelby White (Designspiration) w/ Q+A
17h00 – Intermission (60 minutes)
18h00 – Presentation by Radim Malinic (Brand Nu) w/ Q+A

Sunday, April 8th, 2012
11h30 – Presentation by James White (Signalnoise) w/ Q+A
12h30 – Intermission (30 minutes)
13h00 – Presentation by Rik Oostenbroek
14h15 – Q+A Session with all the Speakers

Mid-Century Postcard Photographs

March 25th, 2012

Stumbling upon mid-century postcard photographs is a lot like finding treasure. This set includes several locations, but the two that bring back memories are the Nogales and Sands Motel postcards. When I was a kid my family and I went into Nogales. I don’t remember a whole lot except that Nogales didn’t look anywhere near as nice as the photo does.

Found deep in this MCM Flickr Pool.

Corallo House by Paz Arquitectura

March 23rd, 2012

The Corallo House in Guatemala City is the work of the amazing Paz Arquitectura team. The house’s beauty and design feels entirely natural even though it embodies such a modern aesthetic. From the balcony to the stairs and then to the integrated living room tree, everything about this house is magnificent. Shared from Contemporist


Geometric Pattern Wallpapers for iPad by Simon Page

March 21st, 2012

Simon Page created a bunch of really great geometric pattern wallpapers for the newest (3rd generation) iPad. The wallpapers look great on the new retina screen. This is the first iPad I’ve owned and I’m blown away by the quality and the actual device itself. Can’t wait to work on apps for the iPad. Definitely will be looking for an iOS developer in the next two months.

Download the wallpapers

Ben Butler Wood Sculptures

March 19th, 2012

Ben Butler’s work has been exhibited in solo shows in New York at Coleman Burke Gallery and Plane Space, as well as at Zg Gallery in Chicago, John Davis Gallery in Husdon, New York, and Suyama Space in Seattle. He currently lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee and Quogue, New York. His work ranges from detailed wood sculptures to drawing and painting.

Check out more of his work on his website.


Laser-cut dollar bills by Scott Campbell

March 19th, 2012

Tattoo artist Scott Campbell sculpted dollar bills using a laser cutter to create these wonderful pieces of art. The detail retained in the paper is what makes these great. Shared via Booooooom

Chalet Zermatt Peak in the Swiss Alps

March 15th, 2012

Chalet Zermatt Peak is a luxury 5-star+ catered boutique hotel located in the Swiss Alps and was designed by Paul Bowyer. The hotel has sweeping views over the village of Zermatt and to the iconic Matterhorn Peak. This hotel just moved to the top of my list of places to visit in the world.

Shared from Freshome


Analog Double Exposures by Florian Imgrund

March 13th, 2012

German Photographer Florian Imgrund shot these awesome double exposures on a 6×6 film camera. It’s great to see photographers still shooting double exposures. I often find they’re my favorite type of photos.

Shared via Colossal


Mumbai Penthouse by Rajiv Saini

March 12th, 2012

Rajiv Saini is the designer behind this beautiful penthouse located in Mumbai. What I admire the most of this interior is the use of wood on the floors and walls as well as the beautiful counter-cove in the bathroom.

Via Contemporist


Chemosphere Residence by John Lautner

March 9th, 2012

John Lautner is by far one of my favorite architects. This house titled Chemosphere was built in 1960 and is now owned by Benedikt and Angelika Taschen. The is perched high above the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles and has gorgeous open views. To get to the house, you take a funicular (rail-car) up the hill from 100 feet below the house.

As with John Lautner’s other works, my main interest in this home is of course the use of wood, but also the asymmetrical structure.

Photos via ArchDaily


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