Modernist Villas


Photographer Tom Blachford has captured some of the most iconic Palm Springs mid-century villas, only using moonlight. The stunning series of architecture portraits is called Midnight Modern and reveal the houses in a new, and at times chilling, light.


The images were first shown during the annual Palm Springs Modernism Week – a festival celebrating everything mid-century, from art and fashion to design and architecture – in the end of february.


Ceramics to love


When visiting Iceland last year I came across the studio of ceramic artist Sigrún Guðmundsdóttir, an amazing space she shared in central Reykjavik with fashion designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir. I immediately feel in love with her strong ceramic pieces.


Sigrún originally studied classical ballet at the National Theatre in Iceland and The Royal Ballet School in London and was a dancer at the Icelandic Ballet Company and the Oper Bonn in Germany for many years. She also has a  B.Ed in teaching with art and textile as majors and has studied Fine Arts and Design at the Reykjavik Art School. Check her out if you visit Reykjavik during the DesignMarch next month.

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