Why Don’t You…?

A Modern Miami Home modern bathroom

… let stone take center stage in your home?

Sure, rocks are so often relegated as an accent: granite countertops, marble lamps and concrete planters. Yet when’s the last time you saw stone make such a huge, vertical impact as it does in this modern Miami bathroom?

I can’t imagine how expensive an entire slab might cost, so instead, I’d simply head to my local printers and blow up a large-scale agate photo to create a one-of-a-kind wall mural worthy of even the choosiest of geologists.

What do you think? Is this too much for you to handle, or would you try an agate mural in your home?

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Creative play…

Today I thought I would take a break from my “What I saw in…” travel series and share the work of Jonas Jungblut with you. I was recently in Santa Barbara with two good friends (yes, I do love to travel!) and picked up the Santa Barbara Magazine to check out the arts scene there. I was immediately struck by the organic quality of Jungblut’s sculptures. Untitled (shown above) is made of driftwood found along the beaches in Santa Barbara. I suppose you could interpret this sculpture in many ways, but after reading up about Jungblut – originally from Berlin, Germany – being exposed to the gritty guerilla street art scene perhaps explains a lot. On the other hand, when the sculpture is set on sand, with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop, it tells a very different story.


A balancing act… not an easy task to achieve indeed, especially with a piece like this, 476 (shown above) are made of beach pebbles. I feel I could sit on the buff all day and just bask in its tranquility. The quiet delicacy of his work is, dare I say, contagious. Lately I’ve been feeling the need for (more) balance in life and the crave for quietness.

{ Photography by Jonas Jungblut / top / bottom image scanned from Santa Barbara Magazine Summer 2011 }

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