Showing posts from January, 2013

Photographer Cecil Beaton

Artisan Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton, (14 January 1904 – 18 January 1980) was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer for films and the theater He was named International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970.

Christina Lihan Paper Buildings


I create architectural sculptures using paper as my medium. Using an X-Acto knife I carve, cut, score, bend and fold layers and layers of watercolor paper. All created by hand, I abstract facades that come alive with shadows, texture, light and details. My pieces are all white, accentuating the depth I create with the perspective. My aim is to show architecture as art, to display a structure from a different viewpoint, and to allow the viewer to explore a place with me. I peel away the structure of a skyscraper, painstakingly carve the details of a beaux-arts cornice, and explore the proportions of a classical facade.
Without my education as an architect my work would not be possible. My love for architecture informs my work, helps me to see buildings and built places in such a way that enable me to make my pieces. My work is very detailed, requiring a lot of patience. This patience was learned at an early age from competitive swimming. Growing up in South Florida swi…

WIilliam Haines Hollywood Design

Creator of a smart new look for the Hollywood Scene Charles William “Billy” Haines (1900-1973) was a legendary Hollywood film star turned interior designer whose high style and glamorous interiors raised the bar of 20th Century design. William Haines changed the look of Hollywood with his unmistakable style and redefined the way movie stars lived.

Soho Chocolate Jewelry Shop

Dedicated to the concept of de-speculation, their design for a shop in Soho for chocolate brand Xocolatti (that’s Aztec for chocolate) is a case in point. In collaboration with art director Damian Kaufman of Exit Creative, created a 150-square-foot storefront prototype for a company that’s counting on expansion in the future. A family jewelry business presents chocolate that looks like jewelry.
The 10-foot by 15-foot flagship on Prince Street grew out of a search for a solution to building a monolithic kind of space – out of chocolate boxes. A floor-to-ceiling, custom shelving system that displays 2,500 boxes designed to hold 4, 9, 16, or 24 chocolates. Some are pre-packaged, while others are empty, waiting to be filled by shoppers or owners. By stacking the containers and the boxes, the designers have sought to transform the storage component, turning the space into a display grid of graphics and patterns that change as boxes are removed. It’s a practical solution for a prac…