The Affects of Light

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Ethereal, mysterious, and sexy. The Gabriel Chandelier designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec as a contemporary source of light and focal point for the Palace Versailles has become the first permanent contemporary installation in the space.

I find it incredibly sensual. Light changes the way you see and feel things. The room almost becomes naked with the permanence of this installation, showing off its curves and lines in the most elegant of ways. -tM

The Crowning Touch

Photography: Eric Roer

Photography: Eric Roer

I have always been a fan of hanging art in the bathroom.

It’s a space that is often neglected, artistically speaking, however the right art can really shift the mood of the room. Have fun with it, be cheeky, sexy, sensual, playful, whatever your heart desires, since it is a small space, the larger the photo/art the better. Statement pieces give the illusion of something bigger, even in smaller spaces they can act as windows in restrooms that have none. Expansive shots of nature will open up the room.

Regardless of how you choose to incorporate art into your space, remember that art elevates the soul and it is too important not to share, even in the lavatory. -tM

Decorating God

Architecture: Hiroshi Nakamura | Ribbon Chapel

Architecture: Hiroshi Nakamura | Ribbon Chapel

Award winning architecture. Where to you get in touch with your personal Jesus/God? -tM

p.s. I find it interesting that in our culture ribbons commemorate, are symbols of remembrance and solidarity, I wonder if that is why he chose the ribbon as recognition of a higher force.

Walls of Liberty

Photographer Mathieu Pernot documents the art on the walls of an abandoned prison in France. Dreams, desires, and ambitions, remain hopeful and alive in all of these pieces. They exist as emblems of liberty; evocations of past, present, and even future.

I tend to agree with Picasso when he says that “the purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off of our souls.” -tM

Synchronize

Artist: Patricia Reinhart | Medium: Film Collage

Artist: Patricia Reinhart | Medium: Film Collage

Apparently this piece is exploring the current state governing the relationships between men and women in today’s society, and is inspired by the psychoanalytical theories of Arno Gruen.

I am drawn to the magic realism of her work, and the dual forces of nature that toil at the heart of this piece. -tM

Sex Appeal

The new AESOP store in Rome designed by none other then the director himself, Luca Guadagnino. Is there anything this man cannot do? Even his designs are full of longing & desire. The voyeuristic appeal of the window from the sidelines beckons me to come take a closer look. This store is as sexy on the inside as on the outside. -tM

Existentialist Minimalism?

Calm, and patient, this video explores the minimalist architecture of Le Corbusier, who was one of the pioneers of urban planning and architecture. He dedicated his life to providing better living conditions for those residing in crowded cities.

I can still hear the ocean and distant highway traffic long after the picture has stopped moving. -tM

Everything Old is New Again

I am appreciative of the attention to detail in this Italian restaurant. Merging the old world with the new, from the flag poles that fly the local news, to the booths, that with a simple mechanical turn of the table can go from an intimate seating for one to friendship for two. Function, form, and beautiful design. Once lost, now found, simplicity is here to stay. -tM

Photography: Mariell Lind

Spaces of Serenity

Photography: Unknown

Photography: Unknown

I love the way one would move through this room. Straight lines direct you but the curves entice you to linger a little longer, to take a seat, to loose your inhibitions.

Sensual, classic, and contemporary, the colour and texture of this space move me toward an inner state of peace. tM