Artistic illustrations, where the two words that came to mind when I first viewed the work of Patryk Hardziej. I love the geometric quality of these characters. The angular lines both give details and tell a magnificent stories. For myself and art, either its an instant attraction or there isn’t, an all or nothing in a way. Patryk’s style instantly struck a cord with me. The people in these illustrations have amazing body posture, how many different stories could one piece tell? I honestly love this style but you probably already know that if you are still reading this.
These modern bathrooms by Altamarea Bathroom Boutique are pretty stunning. The combinations and contrasts of materials is a “Must”, thus the name of the line, Must. Typically you think of seeing a marble countertops or marble on the outside. In these applications the beautiful stone is presented to the user. I really like the idea the some of these look like credenzas or sideboards but function as bathroom sinks. The first image pretty had me at first look, its all about the details.
Yesterday’s post about Galeria Miguel Alzueta was about just some of the amazing pieces the gallery carries and some of the spaces they have curated. Today is simply an encore of their work but more in the form of expositions. I think this discipline would be one of the most rewarding “jobs”. To curate a display, gallery or museum would be a fantastic task and Galeria Miguel Alzueta does a superb job. They organize these pieces in a way that a viewer may experience them as both art and furniture. I have always loved the more minimal approach to spaces like these.
Have you ever seen this many JEAN PROUVÉ pieces in one place? Galerie Miquel Alzueta has a stunning gallery full of amazing artists. JEAN PROUVÉ, CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, LE CORBUSIER, MATHIEU MATÉGOT are just a few designers that are present here. This set of images are from the projects section. This home has some very sought after high end pieces that most of us would kill for. I love the patina and age on some of the pieces. The white floors and walls give the interiors a gallery feel that let the pieces speak.
Yesterday I was visiting one of my favorite mid century sites, esotericsurvey.blogspot.com and there is was, the most organic modern architecture I have seen. The High Desert House (1993) by Kendrick Bangs Kellogg. The house was commissioned by artist Bev Doolittle and her husband Jay. While the house is certainly organic I also see an influence of brutalism as well. The interiors are like nothing I have seen before, so flowing yet raw at the same time. The one element that really stands out to me are the flowing dramatic roof lines, They remind me of armadillo skin. If you are in the market for a really unique house, this can be yours for $3 million.
When I first saw this project by March Studio I didn’t make a correlation between the front of the house and the back. The extreme modern addition on the back of the house is an angular stunner. I love the port holes functioning as light givers into a concrete play area for the kids. The article describes the house as the “Mullet House”, short and business in the front and a long party in the back. As much as I really like juxtaposition this doesn’t work for me, but then again it really isn’t my house. I do appreciate the addition I would just live in that side of the house.