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Heat Waves in a Swamp

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Charles Burchfield's unique, mystical vision of nature captured in new touring retrospective.

Widely acclaimed during his lifetime, American painter Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893 - 1967) is curiously under-appreciated today. But an ambitous new touring retrospective, curated by artist Robert Gober, may change that. HEAT WAVES IN A SWAMP, which opens in June at New York's Whitney Museum, features over one hundred works by the visionary artist. Working predominantly in watercolor,......read more

Modern Reclaimed Wood Wall Art

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Earn your stripes with this lovely wooden wall piece by Jaclyn Miller $295.00

We're going to go out on a limb here and declare that there is nothing more beautiful than raw, weathered wood. Lucky for us, more and more artists are tapping into the inherent beauty of reclaimed wood for their work. One of them is Jaclyn Miller, a Seattle-based artist and designer whose Etsy shop is full of rustic yet refined pieces made using upcycled and repurposed wood. This striped wall......read more

Modern 50 Vintage Nautical Stools

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Great looking stools feature re-purposed nautical cushions. $800.00

On sea or on land, these cushions are great looking and feel like their second life is well-earned. Vintage Nautical Deck Stools by Stubensdoughter c.1968, Tybee Island. H: 30 x W: 13 x D: 13 in....read more

John Lautner: L.A. Quintessential

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California's archetypal mid-century architect turns 100

It's hard to imagine a Los Angeles without the daring modernism of John Lautner. The Michigan-born, Frank Lloyd Wright-trained architect created iconic buildings — such as the visionary Chemosphere Residence (1960) and the panoramic Silvertop Residence (1963-67) — that have helped define the city's built environment. Futuristic, cinematic, and sexy......read more

Neutra's Tiny Masterpiece

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This compact California home shows off Richard Neutra's magic touch--in only 1,000 square feet

Great architects are rarely associated with modest homes. But the Hailey Residence, a 1,129-square-foot home in the Hollywood Hills, proves to be an exception to the rule. Designed in the late '50s by none other than Richard Neutra, the house shows what a genius architect can do with a small canvas. From the outside, the tiny structure looks like it would better serve as a shed--albeit one with......read more

Handmade Jewelry Containing Bits Of Nature

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From Sarah Smith, AKA Modern Flower Child

Coos Bay, Oregon-based artist Sarah Smith (aka ModernFlowerChild) hand-crafts each of these beautiful botanical jewelry pieces. She produces collections with fragments of nature embedded within transparent resin, allowing you to carry a bit of natural beauty with you at all times. Each ornament is entirely individual and the artist has a range of earrings, pendants, and bangles......read more

Paintings of Modern Architecture by Jens Hausmann

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Stunningly realistic depictions of modern homes

Fans of modern architecture have plenty to enjoy in these oil paintings by German artist Jens Hausmann. The large format works, spotted on Faith Is Torment, realistically depict modern houses in a colorful, intensive aesthetic you might find in an ad or a magazine editorial. The buildings, surrounded by fantastically coloured landscapes and bathed in a soft light, carry a distinctly southern......read more

Off-Grid Modernism in Rural Ontario

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The House on Limekiln Line, designed by Lisa Moffitt, is a self-sustaining country home

It's always a challenge to apply the principles of modernism to architecture in rural places. In urban neighborhoods, clean lines and square angles sit harmoniously with the street grid, but out in the country they can come off as rigid and unnatural. Architect Lisa Moffitt manages to avoid these pitfalls with the House on Limekiln Line, an off-grid home in Ontario’s rural Huron......read more

RETHINK - Contemporary Art and Climate Change

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Art exhibition in Copenhagen explores the interesection of art, culture and global warming.

I recently met Beth Terry, the author of a great blog on plastic pollution called Fake Plastic Fish (the definitive resource on our culture’s obsession with plastics) at a very sobering event – the return from an expedition to Midway Island with photographer Chris Jordan, who traveled there with a film crew to document the “plastic graveyard.” Midway is literally “midway” from......read more

Ars Natura: Genesis

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In his inaugural SHFT post, Karl Burkart explains why the hell a renowned green-tech blogger is writing a column on art and nature.

This is the first in a series I’m writing for SHFT called Ars Natura: art in nature, nature in art. Though I typically blog abut media and technology I have become increasingly aware that the problems our civilization faces are not going to be solved by technological ingenuity alone. Yes I believe we can solve the energy problem and perhaps even find a way to deflate the planet’s overheated......read more

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