All Blog Posts Tagged 'modern' (358)

Fruit Infused Water Pitcher

If you're trying to cut out soda, what healthy drinking alternatives do you really have? Well, if you get one of these cool pitchers, you can have naturally fruit infused water right at your fingertips. How does it work? There's a special container suspended inside the clear acrylic pitcher that has open holes which allow liquid and fruit to mix together. Best part? Since it's two separate containers you can either keep refiling the outer container or… Continue

Added by alice on June 27, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Modern American Folk Art (10 pieces)

Kansas native Betsy Walton works with a spontaneous approach and few expectations of specific results. She rarely sketches before diving into a painting, in the belief that the image formed through the painting process is rich, revealing, and vital.



Many of her paintings explore the tension and balance between the mysterious nature of our existence and the objects and environments we find in everyday life.



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Added by Eugene on June 17, 2010 at 9:15am — No Comments

Innovative and Beautiful Stone and Ceramics Designs



Creative use of ceramics and stones for innovative and beautiful ways for modern design. Check out more innovative ceramics and stones designs at World Interior Design Network… Continue

Added by Anthony Walker on March 22, 2010 at 3:48am — No Comments

Spherical Photos Lit From the Inside (5 pics)



What a refreshing yet trippy way to look at photos! Mikrokosmos is an art installation by Bigert & Bergström, an artist duo who live and work in Stockholm, Sweden. The spherical photos are beautifully lit from the inside. How I'd love to see this in person.…

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Added by alice on March 20, 2010 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Poetic Paintings (8 pieces)



Applying acrylic paint on large wood canvas, San Diego-based artist Nathan DeYoung creates poetic works of art. In this series titled Windows & Mirrors, each of DeYoung's pieces are accompanied by a personally written poem.



DeYoung offers an inquisitive exploration into the human condition and seeks to better understand those around him. He uses…

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Added by Eugene on March 19, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

321: Beautiful Water Bottle with Filter

What a lovely design! If you've wanted to use a re-usable water bottle but hated the clunky design, here's something for you. 321 Water is a beautifully designed water bottle that has a unique plunger mechanism with a built-in filter so you can turn any tap water into filtered water. Not only will you help the environment, you'll have fresh, filtered water right at your… Continue

Added by alice on March 19, 2010 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Eklipse



Choose the abstract, artistic form of an oval, or an accommodating armchair complete with armrests. Designs by Sylvia Colombini and Zoran Jedrejcic, Eklipse chairs push the boundaries between art and furniture. The unique shape looks stylish grouped in sociable clusters. The removable covers are available in a wide range of fabric or leather options.…



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Added by Yasmine Zalek on March 16, 2010 at 5:21am — No Comments

Macquarie Building



On behalf of the Macquarie Group, Clive Wilkinson Architects implemented a radical, large-scale workplace design that leverages mobility, transparency, multiple tailor-made work settings, destination work plazas, follow-me technology, and carbon neutral systems. The result is part space station, part cathedral, and part vertical Greek village.



Real cool!…

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Added by Yasmine Zalek on March 16, 2010 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Juxtaposition - Jeff Soto (10 pieces)

Through striking visual imagery, Jeff Soto communicates profound visions and fears, nostalgia of his youth, and themes of love, lust, and hope. His inspiration comes from the colorful lifestyle of skateboarding and graffiti, hip-hop and popular culture, and childhood toys.



Environmental…

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Added by Eugene on February 27, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Vintage Typewriter Keyboard Stickers

Just how cool are these vintage typewriter keyboard stickers? Probably works best if you have a black computer but I just love how a few simple stickers can instantly take you back to the old school days. You know, the time before your beloved Apple IIe.



£14.95 at… Continue

Added by alice on February 26, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Open your world...

Do you ever feel like you are closed? Is it your heart? Your mind? Your home? This topic has been on my mind lately. I see so many of us in this world who have closed themselves off from others, from nature, from life. We hide ourselves in front of our computers or TVs. We bundle ourselves up with clothes against the elements and our fellow humans. We ride to another place in a closed in car to insulate ourselves from the outside. And when we get to… Continue

Added by Mark Huckabee on February 16, 2010 at 3:30am — 8 Comments

Through Tokyo at Night



I just found this totally mesmerizing video of a nighttime ride through Tokyo. It was posted to YouTube a week ago by user cat2525jp. Apparently the music is "A Furrow Dub" by Sugar Plant. I don't read Japanese so I can't tell you much more about it. I'd love to know more about how this was shot. If you can translate then please let us all know more details in the comments. Here is the… Continue

Added by Mark Huckabee on February 9, 2010 at 3:35am — 2 Comments

This Love is Timeless (8 pics)

I find it fascinating when you discover new photos that look like they've been taken decades ago. A time when life was simpler, when choices were few. For Stacie and Geoff's engagement session, Sloan photographers recaptured their love in a beautifully nostalgic way. No fancy hotel backdrop, no pretense in the air...just a swing, a blanket, some vinyl and some soda… Continue

Added by alice on February 3, 2010 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Creative Business Card For Hairstylist

When hairstylist Yuka Suzuki was looking to create a design a business card she called in the professionals or in this case Studio Kudos. The card can be customized by inserting colored hairpins through the die-cut along the top of the illustration. Draw in a cute little face and voilà...you have business card… Continue

Added by alice on February 3, 2010 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Retro-Modern Tarantino Movie Posters (8 total)



There's nothing I enjoy more than seeing movie posters remade by modern artists. The best ones, I believe, are the posters where the artist has put his or her own unique spin on them, giving us that unique experience or aha! moment when we correlate the art to the movie. (Extra bonus points for a retro or vintage modern look.) Just like in my previous post,…

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Added by alice on February 2, 2010 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Design Inspired by Looney Tunes (2 total)

Who doesn't get a kick out of these super cool design items? From Meninos, the 10 ton lamp shade and the TNT… Continue

Added by alice on February 1, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Monopoly Gets a Modern Make-over

Looks like our favorite board game is getting a modern make-over! For it's 75th anniversary, Parker Brothers is releasing Monopoly Revolution. It comes with a circular board and a computerized console where players will swipe credit cards to keep track of their digital currency. Out this fall, the game will cost $35.



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Added by alice on January 31, 2010 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Intricate Scenes Inside Toilet Rolls (5 pieces)



When most people see a bare toilet roll, instincts tell them to throw it away. But as they say, one person's trash is another person's treasure. French artist Anastassia Elias saw the artistic potential in toilet rolls, and proceeded to create intricate scenes inside of them.



Elias spends hours painstakingly cutting out tiny shapes to make detailed…

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Added by Eugene on January 28, 2010 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Retro-Modern Design: LG's Classic TV



Are you one of those people who drools over the thought of a 60-inch plasma tv? Well, then move on. This post is definitely not for you. However, if you're one of those people who long for simpler days, you know, when we had four channels to choose from rather than four billion (yes, I am exaggerating), than you'll be smitten by this new retro TV by LG. The LG…

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Added by alice on January 28, 2010 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Design Inspiration: Letterheads (5 total)

Marvel Comics, 1982



If you're looking for some design inspiration, check out the new and mostly older letterheads over at Letterheady. My favorites are the ones from the animation studios but you'll find interesting letterheads by everyone from…

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Added by alice on January 14, 2010 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

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