Design must seduce…

Design must seduce...

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Leslie Mutchler Collage with Catalogs


Black Storage (Pottery Barn Spring 2006)


White Storage (West Elm Spring 2006)


Untitled (Manufactured Utopia II: High Density Housing). 2008. (Constructed from a single shelving unit from the Pottery Barn furniture collection).

Very interesting collages by Leslie Mutchler using cut pieces from catalogs e.g. Crate and Barrel, West Elm, Pottery Barn…

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Illustrations by Minni Havas




Freaking amazing fashion-inspired illustrations by Minni Havas.

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Hometta Modern Home Plans

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A novel resource for people who’d love to build their own modern home. (As in, it actually could happen and this site could help make it possible.)

Hometta provides home plans by nationally recognized, sought-after architects. The plans are available for purchase and a subscription service offers how-to tools and access to a builder database.

See the blog for more about what they’re up to with the site.

(via GrassrootsModern)

Summer in the City




Photos from Summer in the City.

Sucked in by photos…Couldn’t help it. Scrolling through them is like going on a mini vacation. Alright, now back to work ;)

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Objects In My House

Objects In My House

Wait for it…

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Coast Modern Film

Filmmakers Michael Bernard and Gavin Froome take you on a journey through three generations of modernist movements on the West Coast of North America.

From Rudolf Schindler and Richard Neutra’s 1920s Hollywood, through to the second wave of post WWII America to today’s current modernist renaissance.

This film speaks with the architects and their patrons and asks if Modernism’s time has finally come or did it ever really go away.

Coast Modern is set for completion this Fall. Following @CoastModernFilm for updates. I definitely want to see this.

They will talk about how the space that one lives in influences their life. The modernist houses themselves will take centre stage, shot in high definition: the open plans, simplicity of form and integration of site will awe and inspire.

Stackable Refrigerator Concept


Cool Stackable Refrigerator Concept

Seems smart, efficient and fun.

(via Toxel)

Portraits by Benjamin Shine


I received an email a couple weeks ago from Peter, a reader who had seen the post about Simon Schubert, and he was recommending I take a look at Benjamin Shine‘s portraits. I’d peeked at them, and now I’m finally posting. They’re amazing! He essentially “paints with fabric”.

The pieces are big—around 4×5 feet or so—and they’re most impressive when you see the detail shots.

One that’s received quite a bit of attention is a large portrait of President Obama made of a single retired American flag woven through nylon mesh.


Probably the most striking pieces is the portrait you see at the top of 17th century painter, Rembrandt. Sort of an homage to Rembrandt’s use of light and shadow, this piece looks like it might be a charcoal drawing when in fact its is constructed out of one piece of tulle pleated and pressed between sheets of plexiglass. Unbelievable.



MoCo Loco picked up the story and has some terrific large images of the Rembrandt portrait. Go see!

Chapel to residence

Zecc Utrecht Chapel interior

Stunning chapel-to-residence renovation designed by Zecc Architecten, a Dutch architecture firm. The colors cast by the stained glass onto the white surfaces are wonderful.



Zecc Utrecht Chapel after renovation


Zecc Utrecht Chapel bathrrom

Zecc Utrecht Chapel pipe organ and staircase

( learn more about the building via Next Modern Home)

Sarah Applebaum

Sarah Applebaum

I want to live in a Sarah Applebaum world.

Years ago my grandmother tried to teach me how to crochet. A couple times. I thought I didn’t have the patience for it. Maybe I didn’t have the imagination.

Sarah Applebaum Geometric Felt fabric

Geometric Felt Fabric

Sarah Applebaum Phantasmagoria


Too Many Tabs… way too many


Finally getting around to posting whatnots I’ve had stashed in TooManyTabs for

If you haven’t tried it, it’s a Firefox extension that allows you to set aside a tab/url for later without the pages using up memory or, if you tend to have massive amounts of them open at once as I do, taking down Firefox all together.

So here’s to Saturday evening at the park with the dog and the hubs, sipping some Sip & Kranz and getting caught up.

Lovely Package

Lovely Package®

A yummy yummy site about package design. I could play here all day.

Hibi no Neiro by Sour, A Music Video Featuring a Montage of Fan’s Webcam Videos

so fun :D

Sour music video that’s a montage of webcam videos from their fans.

(via Laughing Squid)

Self Portraits by Laurence on Flickr


Really great self portraits by Laurence.

oh to be a teenage girl with a camera again. well sort of. anyway, these are really creative.

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Kiersten Essenpreis’s SALE SALE

Not my hand. Kiersten Essenpreis’s hand. She’s an artist with a hurt hand and she’s having a sale to raise money to get it fixed.

20×200 Sarah Spitler Print

20×200 Print : No One Can Live Outside of History

So one of Sarah Spitler’s pieces was just released on 20×200 today and it’s totally great.

If you’re unfamiliar with 20×200 they do limited edition prints of new hot artwork in various sizes and affordable prices making it accessible and as they say, “art for everyone”.

I previously loved on Sarah Spitler in this post.

Happy birthday to me



Happy birthday to me! My gift to myself is this collection of prints from Will Bryant’s Etsy shop. I’m so excited and can’t wait for them to get here. It’s true, I do love nice people who make cool things.

Will is one of those nice people. And he makes lots of cool things.

See the original Nice People illustration here.

Artwork by Dalek

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Wild paintings by Dalek. Really like the site design too.

(via Josh Spear)

9SpotMonk Father’s Day card giveaway


The sweet gals at 9SpotMonk are having a Father’s Day giveaway and it’s a very cute idea.

They’re looking for practical gift ideas for Dad’s who have everything. In return for your clever (or even brilliantly simple) suggestion in the comments of their latest post, they’ll send you a complimentary letterpress card for your Pops.

And did I mention it’s frickin’ adorable? You (or your kiddos) can color in the card to make it even more special.

The cards get mailed out on Monday so hop-to and add a comment.

David Kelley Objectified Quote

Bad design is where the customer thinks it’s their fault that something doesn’t work. So if you can’t make your GPS device work in your car — I mean, there should be a riot because they’re so poorly designed! Instead, the user thinks, ‘Oh, I’m not very smart, I can’t make this GPS thing work.’ People should demand more from the things they own, they need to demand that things work.

David Kelley, IDEO

(via Quotes from Objectified)

Darra Crosby show at Stumptown, Opening Reception Thursday

Darra Crosby Artwork

1230 E. 49th St.

Darra Crosy Artwork

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My lovely friend Darra has a show at Stumptown! (SE Division location)

Opening Reception is this Thursday, 06.11 from 4-6PM.

Her pieces are inspired by memories of significant homes and places she’s been. The painted parts represent the more discernible parts of the memory. Read more here.

The work is awesome and so is Darra. So happy she’s having a show. Please swing by if you can!

Darra Crosby Postcard

Entrepreneurs can change the world

Inspiration, I like you.

(via @IdeaPaintMojo)

Oh, Hey Great! – Girls and their Toys

Girls and their Toys

Linking straight to this post on Leah’s blog Oh, Hey Great! because I liked it that much.

Jackie Bos Illustration + Design


Donut with Rainbow Sprinkles


Day Glo Waffles

Looking at Jackie Bos’s blog for some smiles this morning. And some breakfast.

Sarah Spitler Artwork

Sarah Spitler painting

Inveterate Detritus (Something Forgotten Known Only To Ourselves)

This piece by Sarah Spitler seems the perfect expression of my creative struggle today. Bursts of bright beautiful color that trickle, drip, shift, spread and desaturate. Then some details, big brush strokes. And then another burst…and desaturation… You get the idea.


Simon Schubert Artwork

Simon Schubert‘s work is un.real.

His creased paper art is stunning. Just really… wow.
Creased paper art

And I’m enthralled with this image of one of his sculpture pieces:
Simon Schubert sculpture

(via @jasonfried)

Mark Andrew Webber

I love the Future by Mark Andrew Webber

I love the future

Admiring the crazy-detailed work of Mark Andrew Webber. Whether it’s a linocut printed, or not, or perhaps hand carved then filmed and animated, and then there’s one of his line drawings—they all pretty much rock.

Kate Bernauer Photography

The Stairwell

The Stairwell

The Sea

The Sea

The Balloon

The Balloon

Kate I heart your lighting!

Brisbane gal Kate Bernauer sets and props scenes for her photographs with theatrical lighting and imaginative compositions.

The photos above are from a series called ‘I’ll be home for dinner’.

The series explores the ridiculous and often tragic nature of human experience through the staging of people engaged in strange and often futile activities. The work has been inspired by dreams and ‘strange, but true’ columns – the weird and absurd true stories often found in the back pages of newspapers.

Such inspiration provides some crazy content for sure, but it’s her creative interpretation and awesome execution with the exposure that makes these super rad. I’m a fan.

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Moss carpet looks barefootalicious

Moss Carpet

Moss Carpet at 2009 Milan Furniture Fair

Wondering if it feels as good on the toes as it does on the eyes.

A moss carpet, more-or-less, shown on display at the 2009 Milan Furniture Fair.

All the squishy green details are at Inhabitat.