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LACMA: Pacific Standard Time Contributions

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, but I started a new job (hooray!) at the end of September and have had very little spare time or energy. I will still be posting, but the posts will be a little spread out. Please keep me in your RSS reader!

So this past weekend my lovely mother came to visit from Northern California. We visited LACMA because I wanted to show her LACMA first of all, but also wanted to see their contribution to Pacific Standard Time. My favorites were California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way and the installation of Five Card Stud by Ed Kleinholtz which was quite moving and immersive. This is a post about the former, but the latter is darkly fantastic and definitely worth visiting.

I took a janky phone photo of the Eames living room, as recreated by LACMA to compare to the real thing. I can tell you that even though it wasn’t identical, it filled me with joy and made me want to hop into the installation and have a cup of coffee a friend (or with the Eames’s).

Real:

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VS

Faux:

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Not quite the same, but you should check it out here for more detail.

Harm Me Not

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Loved this.

(via here)

Foliage House Plants 1972: Mrs. Ubogy’s Terrarium

I scanned this from a Time Life book simply called Foliage House Plants.  Confession: I kinda bought this book just so I could scan Mrs. Ubogy and her terrarium, which she clearly loves and dotes on. There’s a tutorial on how to make the terrarium in the photo, but good luck finding a bottle this huge and awesome. Oh also, you will never keep it looking so pristine. Mrs. Ubogy has you beat.

I also just wanted to point out that your mom was making terrariums before you were.  But mainly, I love this photo.

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The book is actually pretty good too, by the way.

Maurizio Zucchi: living among the cacti

Another space to dream about. More images at iiiinspired.  All of my dream spaces (for example) are primarily filled with plants and light.

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maurizio zucchi, elle korea, cacti, interior design, iiinspired, decor, the look see

(via here / original photos from Elle Korea)

Grown

In the span of a couple months my crescent Opuntia (which I posted about in February) has gone from this:

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To this:

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Space

This is pretty much my ideal work/think/create space.  I look at this picture and begin to drool a little…

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(via Old Chum)

Katie Scott

I love these fantastical scientific illustrations by Katie Scott; they are interpretations of the concept of biological hybridization in antiquity. Look nicethat.com/articles/student-of-the-month-katie-scott” target=”_blank”>here for an interview with the artist (who is a 3rd year student, by the way)!

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katie scott, biology, fantasy, illustration, science, art, the look see

katie scott, biology, fantasy, illustration, science, art, the look see

New plant, old pot

This is an oddball Opuntia that I got at my last Cacti & Succulent Society meeting (I say oddball because Opuntia’s usually are completely circular, not crescent shaped).  I had found this mid-century pot at an antique store and was excited to find the right plant for it.

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What do you see?

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dobrovinsky. art. nature, eyes, funny, thelooksee

Yevgeny Dobrovinsky

Update: Tree Hotel by Tham & Videg?rd Architecture

Do you remember when I posted this concept art by Tham & Videg?rd for the Tree Hotel in Sweden?  Well it’s now a reality, open for business.  So beautiful!  I would love to stay here for about a week, starting right about… now.  If only it didn’t cost $550+ a night.  Check out the hotel’s site here (this one is called the Mirrorcube).  It reminds me a lot of sculpture by Francisco Infante-Arana and Nonna Gorrunova, don’t you agree?

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tree hotel by tham and videgard arkitekter, building, mirrorcube, thelooksee

tree hotel by tham and videgard arkitekter, building, mirrorcube, thelooksee

(via here)