Turning - the art of Joshua Vogel

This is heaven! The wood work ("turnings") of Joshua Vogel. Check out his exquisite blog Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading, Co. Some of his work is still available at the very hip New York store Matter.

This post via http://thescoutmag.com/ where you can read a whole article on this true ARTisan.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen

and thinking what nobody has thought."

- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

WaterTower of Living

"Zecc Architects converted this concrete water tower – which dates from 1931 – in the Netherlands, into a modern nine-stories home. The aesthetic appeal to the building was due to maintaining the interior's industrial characteristics by working with materials like steel, concrete and glass. Inside the tower, several small, round rooms lay on top of one another, while preserving the tower's spaciousness."

This post discovered on http://ellerg.blogspot.com/

To view ALL the incredible pictures of this very cool converted space, go to http://www.archdaily.com/


The Prince's Speech

"Why it is that an industrialized system, deeply dependent on fossil fuels and chemical treatments, is promoted as viable, while a much less damaging one is rubbished and condemned as unfit for purpose? The reasons lie in the anomalies that exist behind the scenes."
- HRH The Prince of Wales

This post via http://www.enhabiten.blogspot.com/


One buzz word in today's business world is MARKETING. However, people often ask for a simple explanation of "Marketing."

Well, here it is:

1. You're a woman and you see a handsome guy at a party. You go up to him and say, "I'm fantastic in bed." That's Direct Marketing.

2. You're at a party with a bunch of friends and see a handsome guy. One of your friends goes up to him and, pointing at you, says, "She's fantastic in bed." That's Advertising.

3. You see a handsome guy at a party. You go up to him and get his telephone number. The next day you call and say, "Hi, I'm fantastic in bed." That's Telemarketing.

4. You see a guy at a party; you straighten your dress. You walk up to him and pour him a drink. You say, "May I?" and reach up to straighten his tie, brushing your breast lightly against his arm, and then say, "By the way, I'm fantastic in bed." That's Public Relations.

5. You're at a party and see a handsome guy. He walks up to you and says, "I hear you're fantastic in bed." That's Brand Recognition.

6. You're at a party and see a handsome guy. He fancies you, but you talk him into going home with your friend. That's a Sales Rep.

7. Your friend can't satisfy him so he calls you. That's Tech Support.

8. You're on your way to a party when you realize that there could be handsome men in all these houses you're passing, so you climb onto the roof of one situated towards the center and shout at the top of your lungs, "I'm fantastic in bed!" That's Junk Mail.

9. You are at a party; an attractive older man walks up to you and grabs your ass. That's former President Bill Clinton.

10. You like it, but twenty years later your attorney decides you were offended and you are awarded a settlement. That's America!

Thanks to Michel S. for forwarding this e-mail with yours truly.

Monies Jewelry 2012

Danish jewelry designers Monies have recreated their website ... here are a few of my favorite pieces ...

"We produce two handcrafted jewelry collections. A seasonal collection of multiples called Production and a collection of one of a kinds called Unique. We mainly work in materials such as petrified wood, fossils, precious stones, mammoth, shells, coconut, amber, coral, cowbone, cowhorn, copper, all kinds of wood, seeds, stones from Danish beaches and 24 karat gold from Greenland."

This post via their website http://www.monies.dk/


This post via http://blog.yimmyayo.com/

Made in Mount Washington Pottery

Loving these simple butter dishes by Mount Washington (Los Angeles) - based potter Beth Katz. Available at Adler & Co. , her work will soon be available on her highly anticipated website - coming soon! Stay tuned to Austere Chic for information the moment it launches. In the meantime, you can take a look at her sweet blog http://www.madeinmtwashington.com

Still under construction ... but if you are as impatient as I am ... take a peak at her official website here: http://www.mtwashingtonpottery.com/

Louisiana Museum Sculpture Garden

If you happen to be in Denmark at the right season and love art and beautiful open spaces, check out Louisiana Museum's sculpture garden.


Andrea Cochran - Minimalist Landscapes

The beauty and minimalistic zen of Andra Cochran's landscapes are currently being featured in Garden Design's latest March 2012 issue.


The paper-thin work of Nathalie Derouet - CERAMICIST

Nathalie Derouet is a French ceramicist who lives and works in Douamenez (Bretagne) France. Most of her work is extraordinarily thin. She will be having a show in Paris soon ... I will keep you updated once I know more.







1. Designed by Matt Needle of Needle Design.
2. Designed by Toni Rogers.
3. Designed by Olly Moss.
4. "the glass of Whisky" Designed by Albert Exergian. See the full line of posters for other shows @ http://www.guardian.co.uk/