Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

D- expresso bar interoir

Take the ordinary and turn it on its side. Drawing from the nearby New York Public Library in Bryant Park, the space is lined in a sepia-toned full size photograph of books printed on tiles. The custom tiles run along the floor, up the 15’ foot wall and across the ceiling. The frosted glass wall behind the service counter illuminates the space and the wall directly opposite is clad in rich brown herringbone.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tara Donavon

Exploring texture again for my restaurant project my classmate introduced me to here Friend whose work i feel i have seen before on an Anthropolgie inspiration board!!! just heavenly. you could be looking through a microscope, from an airplane or at any natural rock or coral formation. I love it.

Textured wall installations

While working on a recent restaurant interior project i have become so interested in wall textures, and found this that creates these porcelain tiles. She installs them in random configurations. Almost like barnacles, i love the repetition of the simple forms and different tones of the same color.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Crumbling Interiors

Just wanted to share these stunning interiors i came across this week....... fading glory......

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Jewelry. Sterling with wood inlay.

Love the mix of materials!!!! similar to my undergraduate project but looks much classier with the wood rather than plastic inlay!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Maps by Nigel Peake

Documenting small time adventures and excursions within a mile radius from his home. From train rides facing backwards, to crammed bus rides in tiny hill-top towns, to bike rides through the backyards of Europe. The vast, unyielding concrete miles of Shanghai, to the paths between mountains and forests in late night French countryside Nigel records it all in this beautiful craft book.

The mobile art market

Thinking of creating a similar thing to go to the Oakland art murmur.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Color: Luis Barragan & Mark Rothko.

Considered the most important Mexican architect of the 20th century, he uses color and light to define spaces that are both minimal and spiritual. Barragan once said, only in intimate communion with solitude may man find himself. solitude is good company and my architecture is not for those who fear or shun it. When compared to the work of the abstract expressionist, mark Rothko. also active in the mid 1900s, Rothko’s color field paintings evoke a similar spiritual feeling.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Eco paper & letterpress sustainably printed on bamboo paper in new york.
www.smockpaper.com. I love that its double sided! great for any craft project.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

charming new bart posters.

A new series of art posters created by Bay Area illustrator Josh Ellingson started appearing in BART stations this August. These charming works celebrate the creative imaginations of our youngest riders on their "First Ride." I love these posters i have started noticing them at west oakland and embarcadero..i'll try to snap a few more... they make me smile after a long day x

Puffin classics

These beautiful new cover illustrations are stunning in their simplicity, tri colors and use of repetitive patterns.

Stuart Haygarth

He collects prices of plastic/trash that he find on the beach and elevates them to art! sound familiar, is that not what we all do? The stairs at the V&A are made from frame offcuts. His use of color is striking!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Alaska to Argentina...by bike.

Heres the blog of two guys who are doing something I would kill to do. Ride there bike down the Americas, and its for charity, and he's a photographer. Awesome. Now thats living life!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dana Barnes felt rugs

I read this article a couple of months ago and lost it and just came across it gain i love this rich colors and texture of these rugs which are so simple but are very tough and time consuming to make. Something would be so fun to try if i had an old washing machine. The loft apartment is also just a dream....

Stephen Gibson

Last Thursday i went to this Gallery opening at The artist alley on mission st San Fransisco opening. This artist takes photos zooms in selects and area then works with pastels/pencil and oil on top to create these abstract portraits. Interesting. We also won the raffle so have an original now hanging in our living room!


Dalton Ghetti

Yes this artist carves these from the lead on used pensils!!!! what a steady hand!