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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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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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Jul17

I found these great photos of a light installation by Peter Erskine. The artist’s work is firmly anchored in the architecture and context of each locality in which he is. He uses sun as his source for color and subject creating illuminating displays of happiness on architecture both young and old. His technique consists of using prisms and mirrors to direct the sun at his subject. Each day and hour is a different discovery as the earth moves around the sun.

Rome, light, installation, spectrum, "Peter Erskine"

Rome, light, installation, spectrum, "Peter Erskine"

Rome, light, installation, spectrum, "Peter Erskine"

“New Light on Rome 2000″. Spectrum sunlight on Aula stairs.

via DevidSketchbook

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Posted by on July 17th, 2012 at 3:57 AM | Comments (0)
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Jun27

One of my favorite ways to design a space is to subtly blur and define it through layers of screening. Here are some recent ideas I’ve discovered for a current project that play with soft and hard materials and varying levels of transparency. They all provide the feeling of privacy or separation while maintaining a visual connection to the overall space…they’re also fun and playful and invite people to take a closer look!

Installations using felt panel material from FilzFelt:


Above 4 Images via FilzFelt

Endless possibilities with the Bouroullec Brother’s Algue screen system:

Via Lotzdesign


Via Oelna
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Posted by on June 27th, 2012 at 9:49 PM | Comments (0)
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Jun25

I just had a fantastic weekend with my lady-lings (shout out to the lovely Timanda from 100LayerCake crowd) down in LA and came upon an interesting piece of art in the Mondrian. It reminded me of the work by James Turrell. Turns out, it is the same artist! Imagine that. At first glance, you may notice the square on the wall as a TV screen, light comes in and out of a range of fluorescent colors. But on closer inspection you realize that it’s actually a deep hole where the abstraction of depth challenges your idea of reality.

This is a view of the stairs leading up into the Turrell’s Ganzfeld piece (similar to the Mondrian but on a much larger scale sans stairs). Watch the video to see the full effect below if you wish.

"James Turrell" light installation art color

James Turrell is a master in his field. He is a master of light. He explores the diverse manifestations of this immaterial medium while working towards a new, space-defining form of light art. Light is used in his pieces as a way to change our perception of how surface, color and space interact. The result is the creation of a mysterious, painterly world that viewers are not only inspired to participate in, but sometimes walk right into.

"James Turrell" light installation art color
Bridget’s Bardo
photo // Florian Holzherr, 2009

"James Turrell" light installation art color
Bridget’s Bardo
photo // Florian Holzherr, 2009

James Turrell – The Wolfsburg Project – English subtitles from Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg on Vimeo.

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Posted by on June 25th, 2012 at 9:41 PM | Comments (0)
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Jun06

A very cool pop-up shop has taken shape over in Old Oakland thanks to Brooklyn’s Art House Co-op and local partner, Popuphood.

What was a previously vacant storefront on 9th Street is now temporarily the Pop-Up Library, a local manifestation of the much larger Sketchbook Project making its way across the country. The “library” is filled with artist’s sketchbooks to peruse at your leisure and inspire creativity.

The Pop-Up Library
483 9th St., Oakland, CA

June 6-10, 1-5pm
June 13-14, 1-5pm
June 15, 6-10pm (Closing Party!)
June 16-17 1-5pm


Via Art House Co-op


Via Behance

Posted by on June 6th, 2012 at 4:35 PM | Comments (0)
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May23

I was struck by the rich texture and layering of these structures made completely and purely of stacked books, inside and out. There are many installations out there but here are a few of my favorites.


Book Cell by Matej Kren, Via Flavorwire


Installation by Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Via Found Shit


Home by Miler Lagos, Via Flavorwire

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Posted by on May 23rd, 2012 at 4:30 PM | Comments (0)
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May18

Waste Landscape was a project conceived by artists Elise Morin and Clémence Eliard. It reminds me of something right out of Tron. What happens when part of what our generation leaves behind are immense piles of petroleum laced toxic waste? Elise and Clémence have decided to sew over 65,000 cds into a tapestry of undulating hills, turning the old into something beautiful. Maybe it’s time to lay to rest our Will Smith and Def Leppard disks for MP3′s if it’s going to result in something so lovely. (Already done.)

via Supersonic Electronic

"Waste Landscape" "elise Morin" cds

"Waste Landscape" "elise Morin" cds

Posted by on May 18th, 2012 at 3:58 PM | Comments (0)
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May16


Via Million Fishes

Million Fishes Art Collective, a community arts organization in SF that houses everything from artist in residency programs to a gallery and dance studio, just had an interactive event/party that should appeal to everyone’s inner child…a room filled with colorful balloons reminiscent of a ball pit at an amusement park (but with less germs). Each balloon was apparently filled with an LED making them respond with light to movement. I’ve searched for photos of the actual event but have so far found none so stay tuned for another post that follows up!

I did find this incredible and very similar balloon installation at the Nasher Sculpture Center by Martin Creed (2011). Filled with so many balloons, visitors could actually fully immerse themselves. Jump in!


Via Style Swoon

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Posted by on May 16th, 2012 at 4:20 PM | Comments (0)
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May07

I was driving past Mignonne in Berkeley a few weeks ago and these brightly decorated windows caught my eye. How fun. Mignonne is always coming up with inspiring fun ideas for the windows. All of these windows are done with tape and streamers (with the exception of the painted furniture) by Rebekah Carey McNal of A&B Creative. What a great way to attract attention to passers-by and encourage customers who love a fun, edgy vibe to pop on in. It reminds me of LA-based Megan Geckler‘s work who we’ve featured here before.


If Mignonne sounds familiar, we’ve mentioned this store before as a partner in crime with our Sunday Brunch and Tilt Wedding Fair.

Mignonne, windows, fluorescent, tape

Mignonne, windows, fluorescent, tape

Mignonne, windows, fluorescent, tape

Mignonne, windows, fluorescent, tape

Posted by on May 7th, 2012 at 5:42 PM | Comments (1)