It is not everyday you walk into a building and see an enormous plane crashing into the floor. English artist Fiona Banner thought of adding a unique touch to the galleries of Britain Tate Modern Art Museum and created an installation that dazzles the mind. The official name of the project is Harriet and Jaguar, two plane models that were used in putting the installation together. According to Technabob, the two models were bought by Fiona for an undisclosed sum and were further modified in order to be exhibited in Tate Britain. The Sepecat Jaguar XZ118 was reconditioned and polished, so that viewers can see their reflection. It is positioned on the floor, reminding one of a wounded bird. The Harrier (first photos of the the post) was placed vertically, ensuring a strong visual effect. What is your stand on modern art installations?
It’s no surprise that our friends Down Under know how to get low when it comes to their living rooms. Designed by Georgia Ezra of G. A.B. B. E. Studio, the cool and contemporary Brighton Escape home is made a bit more comfy thanks to a dropped seating area lined with the same wood that accents the ceiling, walls and stairs. Located in Merida, Mexico, Casa Sisal‘s vast great room boasts a recessed sitting area that emphasizes its modern splendor by creating a symmetry with the home’s 3-sided infinity edge swimming pool.The best part? This opulent 2-bedroom home is available for rent for a mere $299 a night so that you can snuggle up there yourself.
Vega Architecture’s design for the Busch Home in Lakewood, CO is a wonderful example of how a sunken living room can still maintain a sleek, modern look. By keeping the depth of the pit fairly shallow and using furniture with clean, wooden lines, the space still feels light and airy. A pop of warm, lighter colored carpeting also creates a nice texture change when paired with the harder but more durable tile used on the higher level. When Amber Flooring installed their engineered prefinished square edge Stilnovo-Afrormosia planks throughout the Los Gatos home, they didn’t forget the living area’s conversation pit. Now the space is lined with the warm material, making it the perfect spot to curl up around the fireplace.