Not Vital’s Bataan Chapel

Situated in a remote town just 50 kilometers west of Manilla, Swiss artist Not Vital has completed a chapel that expertly blends the lines between art and architecture.
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Sunday Sanctuary: Vila Tugendhat

  In the midst of an Instagram scrolling vortex, I stumbled across this master piece of beauty and simplicity. With an instant save and a quick google search, a perfect Sunday Sanctuary was in my horizon. And here we are now at Vila Tugendhat, designed by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and built

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A new Swedish shop sells limited editions for those who want unique art in their homes!

The Ode To is a new shop out of Stockholm, founded by Helena Carlberg and Anna Lukins as a platform to provide people with an art source with a twist. Rather than the typical print shop that might sell large batches of prints (and you may end up seeing…

Anna Karlin’s multidisciplinary studio renders beautiful brass housewares

While working on a guest post earlier this week I stumbled upon New York based Anna Karlin, a talented woman who works with many mediums including fine jewelry, art direction, graphic design, set design as well as furniture and lighting. It’s always im…

Eroding soap made from organic ingredients, antioxidants and mineral rich clays

These functional and sculptural soap is made in San Rafael, CA as part of the Erode Soap Summit Series by UMÉ Studio. Each unique soap is hand poured, cured and polished. Basically Erode is a usable, nourishing sculpture for your home and body. We have the Linden soap in one of our bathrooms, which is made with linden, chamomile, Lemon, Macadamia and Cucumber Seed Oil.
Even though the soaps were not designed for kids, I keep one in their bathroom because they especially love to texture and tactile experience of using the soap. You should also check out the other colors and scents/ingredients that compose this Erode collection.

Wales scraps plans for Iron Ring sculpture at Flint Castle after public outcry

The Welsh government has abandoned plans to build a ring-shaped walkway at Flint Castle, which was described by critics as a symbol of oppression. The competition-winning plans for the £395 million sculpture, by London- and Gloucestershire-based practice George King Architects, were first unveiled on 21 July, and gained almost immediate criticism. An online petition against the project, which was

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Odem Atelier

A new-to-me webshop out of Stockholm features a carefully selected inventory of interior objects comprised of things like petrified wood, agate, ceramic and stone. A great resource for sculptural and unique accessories and one of those shops to watch! …

Plans put on hold for “deeply offensive” Iron Ring sculpture at Wales’ Flint Castle

The Welsh government has halted plans for a huge ring-shaped walkway at Flint Castle following a backlash against the design, which many see as a symbol of “oppression, subjugation and injustice”. Welsh cabinet secretary for economy and infrastructure, Ken Skates, said the design of the sculpture named the Iron Ring will now be reviewed – following claims it celebrates

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A rusty steel museum extension in Lund, Sweden designed by Elding Oscarson

Skissernas Museum in Lund, Sweden is not new however it has seen many updates and additions in its time, like many museums. It’s newest reimagining comes from design pair Elding Oscarson and includes a rusted steel exterior called Corten, imposing on t…

Brian Thoreen

  Marble, brass and glass. A winning combination for any aesthetically pleasing furniture item. ‘Unsettled’ is Brian Thoreen’s first solo exhibition in which these three elements are merged together and as a result something magical is created. There is something so balanced in the collection of these objects that somehow, and someway, negotiate gravity. Something we here […]

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Sunday Sanctuary: Atelier Brancusi

    Now I know this goes beyond realms of our traditional Sunday Sanctuary interior inspiration but considering that it is Paris Fashion Week we thought we should deliver something a little different. Now I’m sure some of you have seen this drool worthy studio floating around on your Tumblr or Pinterest and wondered the person behind […]

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Jean (Hans) Arp

Never one to shy away from gold shiny things, Jean Hans Arp knows how to polish the the curiosities of this art collector.  From the early 1930’s the German-French sculptor focused mostly on figurative work featuring torso’s and organic shapes with a biomorphic quality. Arp’s unusual look on life extended to his witty personality who when […]

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Sunday Sanctuary: Brittany France

On the dunes of Sables d’Or, France lies the home of antique dealers Yves and Victor Gastou, and it is certainty one to inspire. Completely surrounded by floor to ceiling glass, the house explores the relationship between architecture and nature. An interior focus on neutral, natural elements including timber, hardwood, and stone finishes perfectly furthers the notion of bringing the outside […]

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Ricky Swallow

  Ricky Swallow’s sculptures address fundamental issues that lie at the core of who we are.  Large brass cicada-like pieces command the attention of the room and could sit quite nicely in the Gallery of Modern Art or in an ideal world our office .. if we only had more space and expendable income. In […]

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Indefinite Vases

    Functional or decorative, what more could you ask for… This series of Indefinite Vases by Studio E.O demonstrate an exploration of the relationship between geometric and organic forms, both transparent and opaque, a match made in heaven no? Studio E.O

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clay inspiration

These clay slab sculptures created for Apartmento magazine by Spanish artist Ana Domínguez immediately captivated me. Such beautiful colors and organic shapes, they look like accidental creations and I love their simple imperfection.

A Lighthouse Among The Dunes

Surrounded by the fantastic dune landscape on the northwest coast of Denmark, the Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse suffered serious damage back in 1968. This Spring, after a refurbishment by BESSARDs’ STUDIO and JAJA Architects, it offers a scenic staircase …

Alyson Shotz

When we came across the images of Alyson Shotz on Instagram earlier this year we were obsessed right from the word go.  Her use of industrial materials, mirrors and stainless steel had us melting in our Céline slides and I’m sure if you’re scrolled through the above, you’ll feel the same.  As a former student […]

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