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Dec18

Happy Holiday Season LS fans!
Due to the overwhelming holiday season, we’ve taken a bit of a break on posting. It’s not that LS doesn’t love you. We’re making some changes and dealing with the craziness that is this time of year. Make sure to tune in next year for more frequent posts and tantalizing features for your inspiration.

with love // LS

Now, onto the post of the day.

yes. I love public art installations. Please shoot us an email whenever you hear of one. I just can’t get enough and would love to post more of them.

"Blok Design" buttons

This installation from Blok Design for Partners for Mental Health is both interactive and thought-provoking. Thanks to Plenty of Color for introducing us to this.

"Blok Design" buttons

"Blok Design" buttons

Posted by on December 18th, 2012 at 7:02 PM | Comments (0)
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Nov28

Yvette Molina is a regular (if you will) at Oakland, CA’s Johansson Projects’ gallery, although her work has been all the way from Uruguay to France to Hawaii. I happened across her most recent exhibit at Johansson Projects just this past weekend and became fascinated. Her work is inspired by a deep fascination with plant life, in which she pulls from extensively from her collection of living specimans. Her signature is to paint upon aluminum which gives her paintings a rich and unique texture and glow. Yvette’s bio mentions her move into the public art work… I can’t wait to see what this form of art for her will look like.

"Yvette Molina" aluminum, painting, Oakland

"Yvette Molina" aluminum, painting, Oakland

Here are some of Yvette’s other paintings from her web site.

"Yvette Molina" aluminum, painting, Oakland

"Yvette Molina" aluminum, painting, Oakland

"Yvette Molina" aluminum, painting, Oakland

"Yvette Molina" aluminum, painting, Oakland

Posted by on November 28th, 2012 at 6:48 PM | Comments (0)
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Nov16

These dynamic photos by Marcel Christ are so interesting. Whatever he has done to capture these incredible photos, turns my mind upside down. The color, the shapes, and the movement, all capturing a couple seconds in time, create a new context for my imagination to run wild. Let’s just say, Marcel has created a whole new meaning for the word still-life in my mind.

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

Posted by on November 16th, 2012 at 6:35 PM | Comments (0)
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Nov07

Imagine walking down the street and stumbling by this home? It would have to be eerie to see a black hole formed in the middle of a residential block.

"Dean Ruck", installation, home, house

Dean Ruck designs large on-site installations that carry a lot of weight for their intensity and ambitiousness.

"Dean Ruck", installation, home, house

"Dean Ruck", installation, home, house

"Dean Ruck", installation, home, house

"Dean Ruck", installation, home, house

work // Inversion (2005)

Posted by on November 7th, 2012 at 5:51 AM | Comments (1)
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Nov01

“Your Rainbow Panorama” is a Rainbow-coloured glass walkway on the roof of the Danish art museum ARoS Aarhus Kuntsmuseum, by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. It’s beautiful to look at and must be wonderful to experience in person. I imagine walking through a human kaleidoscope before someone spins it around. The permanent piece consists of a 150-metre-long and three-metre-wide self-contained circular walkway with glass that moves through all of the colours of the spectrum. The piece opened to the public on 28 May, 2011. Something to check out next time you’re in Denmark.

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

Eliasson describes the work:

Your Rainbow panorama establishes a dialogue with the existing architecture and reinforces what was already there, that is to say the view across the city. I have created a space that can almost be said to erase the boundary between inside and outside — a place where you become a little uncertain as to whether you have stepped into a work of art or into part of the museum. This uncertainty is important to me, as it encourages people to think and sense beyond the limits within which they are accustomed to function.

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

Photos // Ole Hein Pedersen & Studio Olafur Eliasson

Posted by on November 1st, 2012 at 5:50 PM | Comments (0)
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Oct23

In a spirit that very much reminds me of Japanese Ink Painting Sumi-E, Adam Doyle uses long swift brushstrokes to create bold and beautiful pieces of art. His paintings feel very effortless, but each takes a considerable amount of time to find the right stroke.

“Each painting takes a bit of working and reworking to arrive at the place where every brush stroke fits into a fluidly flowing whole. It’s important to me to find a balance between an elegance of form that holds both visible marks of paint and a representation of ‘energy within.”

Adam Doyle, Birds, painting, brushstroke, Sumi-E

Adam Doyle, Birds, painting, brushstroke, Sumi-E

Adam Doyle, Birds, painting, brushstroke, Sumi-E

Adam Doyle, Birds, painting, brushstroke, Sumi-E

Adam Doyle, Birds, painting, brushstroke, Sumi-E
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Posted by on October 23rd, 2012 at 6:20 PM | Comments (0)
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Oct19

I saw this and thought, what a great way to style your own home while making an ode to art. The piece was created for Saturday In Design by Elixir Design and Dream Interiors. Each origami butterfly in the circular path represents a dream in various stages-the emergence of an idea to the idea being in transit and then taking flight.

Oragami, "Saturday in Design"

Oragami, "Saturday in Design"

Oragami, "Saturday in Design"

This was created for the annual design event Saturday in Design.

Photos // Adrian Koh, via elixr and ad week

Posted by on October 19th, 2012 at 6:11 PM | Comments (0)
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Oct12

To explore Katerina Lanfranco‘s work is to step into a world of fantasy: imagined landscapes of hand-cut trees, large flowers, and eerie gigantic crustacean like creatures.

"Katerina Lanfranco", paper cutouts

"Katerina Lanfranco", paper cutouts

Above features the exhibit Natural Selection. The exhibition includes a large-scale, handcut paper, site-specific installation. Last winter, Lanfranco came to the west coast (from Brooklyn) to work as an arist-in-residence at her alma mater. The exhibit was made in collaboration with 10 students from UCSC’s Art and History of Art and Visual Culture departments.

Here is more of Lanfranco’s beautiful work.

Posted by on October 12th, 2012 at 4:32 PM | Comments (0)
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Oct05

I am continually impressed with Target’s In-House graphic design team. The latest in my list of my admiration is this great ad campaign for Target’s 50th Anniversary. They used old Target circulars and ads from the 60′s as bold backdrops for the models. I love the mix of vintage and new fashion forward photography. Way to do it again Target. These are pieces of art that I would post anywhere in my house proudly. Feel free to send me copies! :)

Target, "50th Anniversary", "graphic design", advertising

Target

Target, "50th Anniversary", "graphic design", advertising

Target, "50th Anniversary", "graphic design", advertising

Target, "50th Anniversary", "graphic design", advertising

Directors and Creative // Jason Langer, Jon Baugh, Allan Peters, and Maggie Harn (Target In-House)

Posted by on October 5th, 2012 at 5:19 PM | Comments (0)
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Oct04

This post is close to my heart. Being from Oakland, I’ve been watching the new monumental east span of the Bay Bridge being built up over the last 5 or so years, anxiously awaiting the day I can drive over it myself, which will all be possible at the grand opening in 2013.

The west side, meanwhile, is set to have it’s 75th anniversary in 2013. In order to commemorate such a architectural accomplishment, the bridge will feature a light installation, known as The Bay Lights (to be unveiled in early 2013), by Leo Villareal.

The Bay Lights from Words Pictures Ideas on Vimeo.

The Bay Lights honors the Bay Bridge’s 75th Anniversary and celebrates completion of the new East Span in 2013. Created with over 25,000 energy efficient, white LED lights, it is 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high, viewable from San Francisco and points north but not by drivers on the bridge itself.

Leo Villareal orchestrates complex, rhythmic artwork composed exclusively of points of light; his groundbreaking work is part of the permanent collection of major museums worldwide.

So far the project has acquired $5.5 Million dollars, with only $2.5M to go! If you’d like to get involved to help make this project happen, go to The Bay Lights web site for more information.

Posted by on October 4th, 2012 at 4:29 PM | Comments (0)