The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) in Newport Beach, California recently got a new and …irreverent pet. The 28-foot-tall Labrador marking its territory is entitled “Bad Dog” and was built by Richard Jackson as part of his exhibition Richard Jackson: Ain’t Painting a Pain– and since he created something that urinates on the museum of art, we can only guess it is. In case some of you are interested in the technical details, the outdoor installation was achieved (according to My Modern Met) by using 52 digitally cut pieces of fiber glass and composite materials that were assembled on-site.
But this is not all, as the mechanized sculpture can also squirt streams of yellow paint- you know, just to add a further sense of reality to the scene. While doing the research for this post, I ran into reviews that ranged from “interesting” and “daring”to “weird” or “awkward”. What I personally find interesting is how no one has the courage to simply say “crap”. After all, the project is a close literal interpretation of it. Looking forward to your comments on this one.
Speaking of “less is more” design, if your shelf offers little display space, consider opting for one or two standout items to showcase rather than a slew of small finds. In the next image, we see the Magical Thinking Peaks Shelf, crafted from glass and aluminum. Then again, there’s something charming about a curiously cluttered look, especially if items are thoughtfully curated. The Magical Thinking Pyramid Shelf below holds treasures and curiosities. When your shelves make a sculptural statement, don’t overwhelm and block them with clutter. After all, when the design is as fabulous as the Bamboo Step Wall Shelf in the next featured image, you certainly don’t want to cover up the bold form of your shelving.
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.