Commune for Environment Collection Launch
If you are around New York City this weekend, stop by…
Apartment Buildings Around Berlin
Another highlight from Berlin included visiting these significant apartment houses by Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer, and Bruno Taut.
Commune in Vogue
Read the full story here:
Photos by the great Francois Hallard.1 note
Color Blocking at the Bauhaus
We recently visited Berlin and took a day trip to tour the Bauhaus school in Dessau. We were floored by the fields of color.
Sometimes the best solutions spring from the simplicity of daily life.
For more, check out Low Cost Design Vol. 1 by Daniele Pario Perra.9 notes
Emile Norman’s Home & Studio, Big Sur, CA.
Recently, we were lucky enough to pay a visit to Emile Norman’s beautifully preserved studio-home in Big Sur. Take a look:
Is there a Geode?
Sigmar Polke’s windows for the Grossmünster church in Zurich, Switzerland were created entirely out of Agate, a rare form of quartz. Not a single piece of glass was used, thank God.
The Grossmünster also contains stained glass windows created by Augusto Giacometti in 1932.110 notes
Our latest collaboration with Valerie Confections is a take on granola that is anything but that. Good Mix is almonds, pumpkin seeds, cocoa nibs, honey and sea salt, smothered in dark chocolate. Crunchy chocolate goodness on the go…
Ahoy, Frank Stella
Dazzle camouflage (yes, that’s where Razzle Dazzle comes from) was used in American and British Navies during World War I and World War II. Dazzle ships were painted in almost Cubist/Op Art patterns, creating enormous modernist floating optical illusions…
Check out Hugh B. Cott’s gorgeously illustrated Adaptive Coloration of Animals, a favorite book read by WWII officers in the field.
Thanks Max for the tip.18 notes
If you were around L.A a few summers ago, you might remember hearing about an illusive “steam bath” that was happening in a downtown studio every Tuesday night. Artist Michael Parker (who’s work had revolved around utopian spaces and ideals) began hosting a weekly steam bath in his home made steam pod/disco ball. The scene was serene: Some strangers and some familiar faces sitting quietly around a dimly lit studio awaiting to see someone emerge from the bottom of the pod, signaling your turn to enter. Once inside this womb like space you sat in a beyond dense cloud of infused steam and mellow tunes(except for the death metal night) chosen by the weekly d.j. It was more or less an isolation chamber: complete black, and dense with hot steam. You shared this black space with five other bodies that you could not see, and rarely hear, expect for when the time came that someone had enough, quietly excusing themselves while disappearing through the only exit below your feet, as another would climb in…those were the days.
City sanctioned graffiti removal / new art genre.
For more watch:
“The subconscious art of graffiti removal”
Directed by Matt McCormick and narrated by Miranda July22 notes
For our first post of the new year we thought it would be a fun time to share a selection timeless playscapes that function both as art and entertainment.
SOME HOLIDAY PACKAGING IDEAS…
From those who do it best…good luck..and merry Christmas.
AT R20th, NY, NY. NOV 13 - JAN 26