Monday, December 9, 2013

the world of jee young lee

Korean artist Lee creates worlds that are larger than life, vividly colored yet with a darkness and chaos seeping beneath the surface. These carefully imagined dreamscapes are meticulously executed in stunning handmade detail, with no digital trickery or after effects. Beautifully surreal.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

maria pergay

French artist and designer Pergay began making furniture in the 60s, stainless steel becoming her material of choice. Her gorgeously sleek and minimal pieces look effortlessly modern and blur the line between furniture and art.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

casa das historias paula rego

Red concrete beauty by Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

les cordes

umbilical-like glass tubes grow from within a ceiling, illuminating a space in a modern, yet very organic form. this is mathieu lehanneur's chandelier.

calico wallpaper

My latest obsession is Brooklyn-based Calico wallpaper, their Lunaris collection uses a marbling effect that evokes dreamy lunar landscapes. Check it out here.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

antti lovag, the anti-architect

antti lovag is perhaps the original bubble boy, the kind of wild and crazy designer that clients fear and other designers envy. with quotes such as 'i don't know what it's going to be like, i don't know when it's going to be finished, and i don't know how much it's going to cost,' it is pretty amazing that he had any clients at all. popular in the 60s and 70s, he invented a method called 'habitology', aiming to create structures built on principles of bringing people closer to nature through organic, non-linear forms. one of his most interesting works is the Pierre Cardin house, near Cannes (photo below)