Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Inspiration: Sacred Geometry

Sacred geometry patterns have been in existence for centuries, well beyond that. We have seen the nature of how these images effect our moods and create a sense of calm over us when standing in awe of their magnificence. 

These patterns can be found anywhere in art, to interiors, to the way we build a structure and so much more. They have balance and symmetry and provoke inspiration.

Here are a few examples.

A Cathedral - detailed beyond belief and full of life and color.

Stained Glass Ceiling of what is sure to be a church or some holy place. The imagery tells a story much like the ancient pyramids or caves of our past.

An outdoor installation.

The framework for this building unfolds a modern oasis.

A day Spa on the beach.

Repetition and symmetry form a triangular kaleidoscope of sorts.

The Metatron Cube

Native Chakra Art

Here's something fun to try on your own. A 3D model of sacred geometry. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Inspiration: Fairey Dust

Shepard Fairey is a world renowned street artist, emerging from the skateboard scene, his artwork has made quite an impression on society today. From desolate concrete walls to the pristine white washed walls of modern contemporary museums + galleries, you can see Fairey's artwork just about anywhere now. His style consists of very intricately designed patterns with an urban street sense and a strong political reference. No wonder he is known to be closely tied to the street artist Banksy. Brilliance attracts brilliance. 
And that he is... brilliant!

Artist: Shepard Fairey

In process...

Street Work: Dumbo, Brooklyn (F Train)

Printed Work

Fairey's progressive streetwear line - www.obey.com

Tag: Love Me..

Shepard Fairey (Obey) x BDG

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Interiors: The Mid-Century Chair

I must admit, I just love a great chair. Here are a few interesting takes on updated mid-century modern chair designs. Refreshed and revived these pieces were so organically crafted they are now well recognized as works of art. 

The mid-century modern look has inspired my personal design style for a few years now. Veering into the direction of "getting back to the basics", designs of simplicity and warmth evoke a sense of calm in a room.

Natural teak wood designs for any room.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Inspiration: Explore, create, re-invent!

Remember the clunky old fluorescent lighting fixtures found in every office building ... Back in 1990? Well, here we are bringing it back into style but creating stimulating moments and breathtaking visual impacts. Thinking outside the box, this warn out trend has brought life back to the long skinny tubes and can be found in a vast number of shops, interiors, art galleries and so much more. Just because something has been around for ages, doesn't mean we can't bring life back to it! So here are some perfect examples of how "these old things?" can become brand new again. 

What a bright idea!

Found at Urban Outfitters in Soho, NY. I'd love to utilize this idea for an entrance way in a modern industrial loft.

Boxes are out. Pyramids are in.

Art installation: Tetris style.

Mass grouping of these tubes can create intrique as a chandelier in a hotel lobby or an industrial warehouse office. Can bring elegance and sophistication along with a strong sense of modernism.

Who doesn't love a city scape made of lights? Reminds me of my home view of New York City.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Holiday Decor: The Modern Pumpkin

The pumpkin is a classic representation of fall and has turned into a well recognized symbol for the holiday Halloween. Here you will see ideas and inspiration of how to transform the classic pumpkin into sleek modern designs and bring your holiday spirit a little creativity.

White gourds are some of my favorite. The elegance of their natural beauty is uncanny. Used alone you  can transform your staircase, front entrance or any kitchen table instantaneously. Adding a splash of color or interesting Tim Burton style face can elevate them to a whole new level of fun.

Instead of the traditional carving of the pumpkin, try painting them! Here are some Tim Burton inspired painted "scary" faces. 

Elegantly trimmed gourds and pumpkins.

Hand painted and stenciled "spooky" designs.

Add an elegant baroque silhouette for the modernist femme.

Staircase lined pumpkin path.

For all those moving during the fall season. Here's a great spin on a home address sign. Stenciling is easy and with the stark contrast of black on metallic, your home will be sure to stand out.

Inspiration: Wood Basics

Getting back to basics and rerooting ourselves with nature is a direction we need to veer in. Here are three ways the use of one element, wood, can transform a space with it's natural texture and variation in color.

Simple moments from wall art to lighting, furniture and custom side tables.

Lounge seating wrapping the entrance of this space, allowing for picturesque views seated at the side of a wood burning fireplace.

Modern home with floating staircase, natural wood floors, kitchen and living room furniture, along with open beam ceiling. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Inspiration: The Art of Dimension

Dimension within a space can transform a clean landscape into a very chic and modern environment. Utilizing varying shapes, forms and layers can create a sense of depth that can define the intent of a room and set the mood. 

Clean lines and use of texture and varying neutral shades can produce a modern space instantaneously.

Symmetry and sharp lines transform this wall into a work of art.

Nothing beats a modern reflection of warped and blown out wall units. Makes the flat wall vinyl pop right off the wall along with the steel frame fixtures.