Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Museum of Arts and Design : Klaus Moje Exhibit

I love smaller museums (well, I also love larger museums...I just love museums) I like being able to take my time wandering through the exhibits, and still be able to see it all. The Klaus Moje Exhibit at The Museum of Arts and Design is a fascinating combination of technique (these are made of GLASS) and artistry. Very unique medium.

The other exhibit that I loved, Totally Rad: Karim Rashid Does Radiators, showed contemporary design of...the radiator. The display features steam-heat unit designs that are actually being manufactured today. This exhibit kicked off the museum's Design and Innovation Gallery, which will "explore emerging trends in design through a series of short-term exhibitions guest-curated by leading voices in the field." I look forward to seeing future exhibits in this gallery.

Museum of Arts and Design

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Window Shopping:

My recent trip to NYC was kind of relaxing, I did not really have an agenda and was not trying to "fit in" a bunch of things, like I usually do. So I was able to wander a bit and window shop. The Anthropologie window caught my eye. That large shape of items is actually honey bears, honey packets and Bit 'O Honey bars. So unexpected.

Another of my favorites for texture and inspiration is ABC Carpet & Home. It is hard to see in this photo, but there were quotes incorporated into the display and the feeling was ethereal, really beautifully done. If you can't make it down to this location and you need a fix, check out their website.

Monday, May 4, 2009

a little spring in my step

Stopped by Room Service and picked up a few things that caught my eye. Great place to find unique gift items, or just be inspired by the eclectic mix. Interesting, most of the things I grabbed were by the same manufacturer, Danica Studio. Love the bird motif.

check out www.roomservicecleveland.com and danicastudio.com to see more.