Passionflower is a floral design studio specializing in floral fashion and jewelry, floral styling and weddings. Created by designer Susan McLeary, and based in Ann Arbor, Michigan Passionflower and is available for editorial styling, workshop instruction and destination events worldwide. Considered one of the country’s top designers of floral wearables and living jewelry, Susan received one gold and three silver medals and placed second overall in the 2014 Fusion Flowers International Designer of the Year competition.
She creates some beautiful floral and succulent jewelry.
Here are some of her amazing creations :
Artist Jennifer Angus is known for creating large-scale artworks that incorporate real insects as the focal point. Angus has devoted much of her time in southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand and Malaysia, where she has gathered thousands of insects to display in her art. This piece in particular lived in the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. source : Trendland
ROSE GALLERY presents SAUL LEITER: POST-WAR COLOR. Photographs from the late 1940s and 50s will be on view from 16 February through 16 March, 2013.
Saul Leiter Phone Call, ca. 1957 © Saul Leiter Courtesy: Saul Leiter, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York. Aus der Ausstellung SAUL LEITER – RETROSPEKTIVE im Haus der Photographie in den Deichtorhallen, 3.2.2012 – 15.4.2012.
This year, how about trading the Christmas tree in favor of something a little bit—well, maybe a lot—more unexpected: a CHRISTMAS CACTUS.
Succulent and cactus haven ” The Sill ” is offering a new Hot Holiday Cacti Collection: several cacti of different sizes that can be decked out with festive pom-poms and colorful trim.
So very New York !
The Sill, 84 Hester Street, thesill.com
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Situated in Montecito, Santa Barbara, California, the 13,875 square foot luxury home designed by Los-Angeles-based architect Steve Hermann features five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, a kitchen with a wine room and an art gallery that displays the architect’s vintage car collection. source : archilovers
Hamburg-based photographer Alexandra Lier has launched her book, ‘the world’s fastest place’. Her photographs bring the viewer to the Bonneville Salt Flats in the state of Utah, a unique setting where racers gather to show their incredible passion and powerful machinery. More records for absolute speed have been set at this location than any other place on the planet. Every year, devoted gear heads and adrenaline junkies from around the world descend upon the flats to add their names to the record books with their hot rods, streamliners, roadsters, motorcycles and belly tankers. Source : designboom
Portland, Maine’s historic Portland Press Herald building was reimagined by New York-based Stonehill & Taylor into a contemporary hotel that recognizes its newspaper past. via designmilk
Los Angeles architecture office Ball-Nogues Studio devised a method of air blasting paper pulp onto the network of twine-covered columns to create Pulp Pavilion, which was installed for the 2015 edition of the annual California music festival.
source : dezeen
EMP Museum, Seattle Washington or Experience Music Project is dedicated to the ideas & risk taking that fuel contemporary popular culture.
New Exhibition : Hear my train a coming – Jimi Hendrix hits London
From the flamboyant fashions on the street to the sounds that ushered in a new electric era in rock, Hear My Train a Comin’: Hendrix Hits London captures the musician’s impact on England’s most happening city during the swinging sixties. Get experienced with artifacts, instruments, and personal mementos from one of Seattle’s favorite sons.
Hendrix’s show at the Saville Theatre in Westminster would be his last before leaving England to perform at the Monterey Pop Festival. During his nine-month stay, Hendrix had taken the swinging London scene by storm. To mark his gratitude for the warm welcome he’d received in the UK, the wave of which would propel him into superstardom once back on American turf, Hendrix hand-painted his Stratocaster, lovingly inscribed a poem to it, and then smashed it to pieces.
Opened on King’s Road in October of 1966, the boutique Dandie Fashions proved popular to rock’s elite. Stars like Brian Jones, David Bowie, Roger Daltrey, and Jimi Hendrix coveted their silk frilled shirts, velvet suits, and colorful breasted jackets, and introduced the new style of dress to a public that had up till then favored a more conservative look. source : EMP Museum
The design project was done by Shinberg.Levinas and Oehme van Sweden & Associates handled the landscape design. via design milk
The Hershey Company Introduces A New Logo Design With A Modern Identity.
The Hershey Company has unveiled a new logo design by Ron Burrage, Senior Director Global Head of Design for Hershey, together with Ohio-based goDutch, and a custom typeface by New York-based Alexander Design Associates. via designtaxi
Lucky Penny is covered entirely in copper pennies making even the building a true work of art!
Exterior of Noyes House, a student residence at Vassar College. Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1954 and completed in 1958 it is furnished with both custom and production pieces of Saarinen’s own furniture.
The Last Billboard’ is a 36-foot-long billboard located at the corner of Highland and Baum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Unlike your usual billboards advertising clothing and jewelry, it is free to anyone who wants to use it.
Every month, a different individual is invited to take over the billboard to broadcast personalized messages, which are spelt out using wooden letters that are changed by hand.
This unusual premise has given rise to some creative and unorthodox messages such as “Intellect versus emotion. Intellect wins. Emotion starts crying” and “I wonder some days if Facebook isn’t a broad all encompassing cry for help.”
The designers behind the billboard, Pablo Garcia and Jon Rubin, started the project a year ago and it’s still going strong.
From 1950 until 1990, Kodak’s gigantic Colorama photographs dominated the east wall of Grand Central’s Main Concourse. Using what was then innovative technology to print oversize photos that measured 60 feet in length and nearly 20 feet high, these images portrayed an idealized view of American life.
Marclay, who has won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, had solo shows from LA to Seoul, and guest-edited W*151, is a sort of sound surrealist. He juxtaposes appropriated movie clips, images of instruments and musicians to make audio-visual collages.
Modernism week celebrates and fosters appreciation of mid-century architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living as represented in Palm Springs.
Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture. This exciting “festival” takes place in February in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. It features more than 100 events including the Modernism Show, home tours, films, lectures, double decker bus tours, parties, walking and bike tours, a pre-fab showcase, vintage fashion, live music events, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more.