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The Gattman Residence by Cliff Burlew

The Gattman Residence by Cliff Burlew is currently on the market and is a site to behold. The house was built in 1959 located in Encino California. There is a nice juxtaposition to the appearance of the front and the back of the house. The front, a subtle almost minimal in appearance does not give...

Mid Century Modern in Toronto

This Mid Century Modern in Toronto is currently on the market. Lately there has been quite a few nice mid century homes for sale but this one caught my attention. I feel like the outside is hiding how nice the interiors are. You can’t help being drawn to those wood ceilings. For me the ceilings are ...

The MHA Site Office by Open Space

I have to admit that I get a little excited when Open Space releases a new video. The MHA Site Office designed by architects A. Quincy Jones, Whitney R. Smith and structural engineer Edgardo Contini in 1947 in the housing tract known as Crestwood Hills is the subject of their latest production. Th...

A’ Design Awards & Competition – Winners

It’s that time, time to announce the A’ Design Award & Competition winners for 2017-2018! A’ Design Award & Competition (designaward.com), is the World’s largest and most diffused international design awards. Winners from 99 countries in 98 different design disciplines. Ent...

Ceramicist Julie Nelson

Ceramicist Julie Nelson has her own way of taking a living thing and making them alive in another form. I first came across her work in the form of an almost cubist style human hand. Her series of human hands is probably my favorite. Most of use our hands to communicate at some level and for some it...

All White Walls in a Modern Home

All white walls in a modern home is often described as cold or plain looking but in these interiors its the perfect canvas to exercise a minimal approach while displaying design and art. The home went through a renovation with some visually fantastic results. The home has plenty of space at 3k squar...

Brady Residence by Killingsworth, Brady & Associates

The latest installment from Open Space just dropped and it is fantastic. First off, I am so glad Mick and Elias are producing pieces like these. I greatly appreciate these home owners and their willingness to let us take a peek into their amazing homes. This latest piece is focused on The Brady Resid...

Mid Century by Charles Wong

Charles Wong, AIA built this Japanese inspired mid century modern home for Dr. and Mrs. George Yuen in 1962 located in Los Angeles California. This immaculate kept home is currently on the market. Obviously the house is amazing on the inside but the exterior landscaping matches the impressiveness ...

Link Farm House by Slade Architecture

Slade Architecture has designed one of the best “farm houses” I have ever seen. The juxtaposition of the bottom stone volume and the top glass volume is beautiful. I love that the stone and some of the cherry wood paneling was taken for the very spot the house was built on. I can see why the owners ...

Sculpture by Adnan Doğan

The work of Adnan Doğan popped up in my Instagram feed and I was instantly captured. His elongated cubist forms have so much life and character. I had to do a little more digging and came across his Instagram and Facebook page, Liked and followed both. I love the roughness of the surfaces as well. So...

Seeley House by Edward Killingsworth

In 1953 Edward Killingsworth built the Seeley House in Long Beach California and is one of Killingsworth’s first solo designs. I recently got a DM from @socalarchitecture (Elias) on Instagram letting me know that he had started a new personal project called “Open Space”. His first subject was ...
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National Gallery Photo 2018-06-08 13:15

In Turner's beautifully epic portrayal of Homer's Odyssey, we see Ulysses standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon ('Odyssey', Book 9). Opening on Monday, visit 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and see Turner's influence on this American artist: http://bit.ly/2JsMlxa

Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

This Volunteers' Week we are celebrating the extraordinary contribution of over 500 volunteers at Tate who give their time, passion & expertise to visitors from all over the globe, across our four galleries. 'I didn’t know anything about contemporary art until I started volunteering at Tate in 2016. I’ve learnt a lot! I love passing on this knowledge to visitors. It keeps my brain active! My favourite room in Tate Britain is the 1840s room and my favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott. I like all the Pre-Raphaelites in Tate Britain. This is my favourite room and my favourite place to be.’ - Steve Daszko, volunteer visitor host with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888 https://goo.gl/RvZ97V

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

On view tomorrow, June 8—"Giacometti” fills the ramps of our rotunda, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the preeminent artist Alberto Giacometti, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations. A collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti), this comprehensive exhibition examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable vocabulary. Learn more: https://gu.gg/2xPE44R … Photo: David Heald

Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: http://bit.ly/2GQArzJ