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Coolest Homes for Artists & Art Collectors

We at Dwell are always on the lookout for unique homes that express the personality of their occupants—and it's no wonder some of the most unique and memorable residences we've featured in recent years belong to artists and art collectors, who embrace the quirky and the unconventional. Join us at Dwell on Design Sunday, June 24th, where we're inviting architect Tom Marble, collector Jeff Wardell, and architect Linda Taalman onstage to chat about ways architecture can best highlight and showcase art. To whet your appetite, flip through our slideshow for a look at some of our favorite homes designed around the display and making-of art, from a famous conceptual artist's industrial-inspired rowhouse in New York City to a street art collector's shipping crate-filled loft in San Francisco.
June 12, 2012
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Coolest Homes for Artists & Art Collectors

We at Dwell are always on the lookout for unique homes that express the personality of their occupants—and it's no wonder some of the most unique and memorable residences we've featured in recent years belong to artists and art collectors, who embrace the quirky and the unconventional. Here's a peek at some of our favorite homes designed around the display and making-of art, from a famous conceptual artist's industrial-inspired rowhouse in New York City to a street art collector's shipping crate-filled loft in San Francisco.
March 7, 2012
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Art from Architecture

Highlight Gallery's new project, 3020 Laguna Street In Exitum, is open to the public for just one more day–tomorrow, Saturday, February 25, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. So if you're in San Francisco and interested in architecture and art, don't miss this last chance to see it in person. The concept is compelling: nine artists were invited to take over a 19th-century house in Cow Hollow that was slated for demolition due to structural issues. As co-founders Amir Mortazavi and David Kasprzak put it, "the artists were invited to enter the space, to set entropy in motion with perhaps a more sensitive hand and a 'tool belt conceptualism.'" There was just one stipulation: to create their art, they had to use only materials found on the premises. For a glimpse at the results, click through the slideshow. To learn more about the artists and the project, see here.
February 24, 2012
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Recycled Paper Lights

I recently came across the work of Pia Wüstenberg, a German-born designer whose recent obsession is transforming piles of waste paper (posters, magazines) into striking pendant lights and tables. First she rolls them around a tube, laminating each sheet on top of the other with a glue-based mixture. Then she uses a woodworking lathe and carving tools to shape the piece, much as a woodworker creates a turned bowl.   For further insight into her working process, check out this video:   Processed Paper from pia wustenberg on Vimeo.
October 20, 2011
The exterior facade of Flavor Paper wallpaper studio in Brookyn.

At the Printers

Brooklyn's Flavor Paper is hauling dowdy old wallpaper into the splashy 21st century, and you get to watch.
October 5, 2011
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Alex Garcia Exhibit

I met the artist Alex Garcia nearly a year ago (we were introduced by the architect Alejandro Sticotti, who like Garcia is a native Porteño), and since then I've stumbled onto his work in a variety of surprising spots. He makes wall assemblages out of wood—recycled, scrap, veneer, new—and thin strips of metal, creating striking graphic compositions. His work was on view at the San Francisco shop Propeller several months ago; now it's on view at Sticks & Stones Gallery in downtown Oakland through August 31. The other night I ate for the first time at Baby Blues BBQ, a local restaurant, and the lacquered scrap wood tables looked vaguely like Garcia's artwork... turns out he actually made those tables two years ago, as a special project for the restaurant owner. This guy is everywhere! Or maybe it just coincidentally feels that way...
August 19, 2011
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New From Petit Collage

Based in San Francisco, Petit Collage is "an incubator of new ideas, art and illustration for everything modern and children related," says designer and children's book illustrator Lorena Siminovich, who founded the company five years ago. Siminovich's home decor and accessories for contemporary families can be found in boutiques, museum stores and catalogs worldwide—as well as in the pages of the upcoming November issue of Dwell, where we'll feature her cozy and stylish 1,500-square-foot house. Stay tuned! In the meantime, here's a sneak preview of a few sweet items from her Fall  2011 catalog, along with Siminovich's explanation of the inspiration behind each new design.
August 18, 2011
Visitors can walk between the installations, in an undulating "waste landscape."

WasteLandscape Made of CDs

Scrolling through Dezeen recently—always an inspiring source for cool new projects and ideas—I came upon this eye-catching installation in the “Halle d’Aubervilliers” at the Centquatre art space, housed in a former public morgue in Paris. Architect Clémence Eliard and artist Elise Morin created a glittering landscape out of 65,000 discarded CDs. They call the project WasteLandscape.
August 16, 2011
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Building the Maxon House: Week 23

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects. Week 23: A Maxon House Commission   Last week I talked about some of the challenges, obstacles and unexpected headaches of our project. On a brighter note,  I ended with the sentiment "shouldn't this be fun?" So, welcome to week 23. One of the joys of the journey is stepping away from the minutia of the day-to-day tasks and remembering that there is a fun side to the project. Easily one of my favorite parts of my design career and being a creative is collaborating and commissioning world-class artists, from photographers to illustrators, to help tell stories for brands and bring ideas and raw concepts to life. Just as an architect has his go-to craftsman or material palette, I too have my stable of favorites that I've collaborated with over the years.   One opportunity with our project was to think about ways to bring art and craftsmanship into our future home by collaborating with artists and craftsmen. One of my favorite artists has always been Gary Taxali, a Toronto, Canada-based artist (blurry photo below!). As part of our project we decided to commission Taxali to do a print that could eventually hang in the entrance to our house—something that would embody the creativity, art and craft of the project.
August 10, 2011
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