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Abandoned Hungarian power plant

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 in Architecture, Color, Decay, graphic design, Photography

Excellent photos by Attila Nagy in this Gizmodo piece. I love the glass work and the graphics on the machines.

From “The Book of Rabbit Stories”

Posted on Aug 11, 2012 in Books, Children, Color, Illustration

This image is from a 1924 children’s book by Martha Freud, the niece of Dr. Sigmund Freud. Check out the other images at 50watts.com. Incredible stuff.

Shipping container cities

Posted on May 16, 2012 in Architecture, Color, sustaina-bling

Interesting article in the Atlantic about a global trend in sustainable live/work communities constructed from shipping containers.

Structural glazed brick

Posted on May 2, 2012 in Architecture, Color, Interiors

I love this stuff. I’ve been wanting to use it in a project for ages. It has such a great feel, both hard and institutional and warm and nostalgic. And I love the color going on here with the newer lockers. This is from the High School of Art and Design.

Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 Presentation

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 in Clothing, Color, Fashion, Featured

We’re all very accustomed to the efficiency and arrogance of having a new product presented to us on a white pedestal, against a white background, as if its behavior, function and context should be evident by its titanium doohickey. But I’ll take Marc Jabobs’ train set over that any day. Is there any question just what he has in mind for his new collection? Watch this…

Shane McAdams, new works

Posted on Jan 3, 2012 in Art, Color, I want it, People

 

Shane McAdams presented his thesis for Pratt’s MFA program while I was an ID grad student year ago and I was blown away by his work. I don’t usually see abstract painting that melds color and texture with a mastery of manipulated media on the level of his show. And I’ve stayed on his mailing list and remain impressed and happy to follow his work. The introduction of more representational imagery is an unexpected direction. But it is definitely no less psychedelic. Next time I trip I want to do it in his studio. (not gonna happen.)

The metamorphosis of a kaleidoscopical polyhedron.

Posted on Dec 14, 2011 in Color, Nature, Science

If you want to know what it means, ask this guy. I’m just going to do what I always do and put it up here and say it’s beautiful. It is.

Cupcake drawer pulls

Posted on Nov 22, 2011 in Color, Craft, Featured, Food, Hardware, Product

I was just searching for cabinet pulls for a client (nothing like these, I assure you fair reader) and thought I’d see who’s making a break for it on Etsy when I came across these fake cupcake drawer pulls. Umm… genius and delightful? And totally grotesque? I’m not sure I’d ever be able to open a drawer for fear of messing up the icing. Shimrita says her(?) cupcakes are “handmade from scratch.” Love it. I would like to know what they’re made from to look so real, but I’m sure it’s a recipe best kept a secret. This is the best product Emilie Baltz never designed. Rock on Shimrita…

Morgan three wheeler (in Celadon!)

Posted on Sep 3, 2011 in Color, Transportation

Ok, yeah, yeah, the Morgan Motor Company three wheeler featured in this nytimes article is pretty cool, but can we just talk about how beautiful the color they painted it is? I mean come on!! It’s celadon!

Also, I love how the English and many of their Northern European neighbors fight their gray skies and brick landscapes with big blocks of bold color like the deep royal blue in the garage doors below. Excellent choice Mr. Morgan! And perfect with the celadon. Fight that brick! Fight it!! I mean look at this guy– he even painted the drain pipes celadon. I love this guy!