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Istant by Bellato

Istant, by Pierpaolo Zanchin, for Bellato

Spank The Monkey

 

Edited by the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art — Spank The Monkey is an international survey of recent contemporary urban art starring twenty-two artists from the established art arena and those from the “street art” scene, who have created an art system of their own, removed from that of the museum and gallery circuit. Ranging from works by Barry McGee, Miss Van, Groovisions, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, Swoon, Banksy and more, this book examines their works and places them in a broad context of urban and street art and harnesses the energy of some of the most significant artists to emerge from this new international sub-culture.

Buy it here: Spank the Monkey

Vitamin I.V. Plant Pot

Never let a plant dry out again!

I.V., by Vitamin

Swiss Letter Set

We have a fondness for type and furniture — together at last.

Set, by Set

Icon: Theme Building at LAX

Echoing the Martian invaders in the War of the Worlds (Paramount Pictures, 1954), for which his brother, Hal Pereira, was Art Director, William Pereira’sTheme Building” for the new Los Angeles International Airport was intended to resemble a landing spaceship. Calling this “the first terminal area specifically designed for the jet age,” The initiall building design was done by James Langenheim, of the Pereira-Luckman firm.

Theme Building, LAX, Los Angeles Airport, USA, by (1962, Pereira, Luckman, Becket, Williams)

The Alan Family House by Denari Architects

The clients for this house renovation / extension, a couple with three daughters, are a creative, democratic unit. The father directs film trailers, the mother is a graphic designer and illustrator. The scheme leaves half of the house for the daughter’s bedrooms and incorporates the other half plus new extensions in front and back into a public zone and a private bedroom for the parents. Multi-toned, bright colors accentuate the new pieces which suggests a graphic expression representative of the family’s interests.

Alan Family House, Los Angeles, USA, by Neil Denari and Duks Koschitz with Joe Willendra, for NMDA

Providence by Matthias Pliessnig

Matthias Pliessnig famous for his bent furniture, has launched his latest chaise lounge called the Providence. The Desginer seating morphs together two different forms into one so that while a person can sit upright on one end, it also allows another person to lounge on the otherside. The furniture is made from steamed bent oak.

Providence, by Matthias Pliessnig
via: Live Grids

Hi Mirror

Hi Mirror, presented at the Milan Furniture Fair by Buratti + Battiston

Books: Furnish

Furnish, Furniture and Interior Design for the 21st Century
Furnish presents furniture and rooms that are redefining our current understanding of furnishings and interior design. The book documents and puts into context recent work by designers, artists and architects who are creating and using furniture in pioneering ways. The experimental objects and spaces documented in Furnish are not only a sure indicator of the trends that will be influencing interiors for the next few years, but they also serve as innovative examples of interdisciplinary design work that are inspiring for anyone working creatively.

Buy it here: Furnish: Furniture and Interior Design for the 21st Century

Model: Falling Water

Frank Lloyd Wright. (American, 1867-1959). Fallingwater, Edgar J. Kaufmann House, Mill Run, Pennsylvania. 1934-37. Acrylic, wood, metal, expanded polystyrene, and paint.

Permanent Collection MoMA

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