Sebastião Rodrigues

I love the work of this Portuguese graphic artist (1929-1997) who designed the magazine Almanaque, which ran from 1959 to 1961. Influenced by Alvin Lustig and Victor Palla. I came across these covers on Pedro Mosca's pinterest page.

Almamaque March 1960 | cover by Sebastião Rodrigues

Almanaque Outubro de 1960 | Capa de Sebastião Rodrigues

Almanaque Junho de 1960 | Capa de Sebastião Rodrigues

Almanaque February 1961 

Almanaque Agosto 1960 | Capa de Sebastião Rodrigues via

II Exhibition of Plastic Arts of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 1961

Poster for Enciclopédia luso-brasileira de Cultura. 610mm x 610mm. 1979 via Luis Gomes on Flickr

Abtract Saturday: Robert Motherwell

I've been trying to learn abstract painting this past year, so naturally I spend a lot of time staring at the great Abstract Expressionists who burst forth from obscurity to turn the art world on its head in the 1940s. These are my favorites from Robert Motherwell (American, 1915-1991).

Wall painting with stripes  1944 -1945, by Robert Motherwell 

Robert Motherwell. Western Air. 1946-47. MoMA, NYC via Renzo Dionigi's flickr


Motherwell, Robert. Pancho Villa - 1943. Oil, gouache and paper collage. 71,7 x 9,1 cm

Robert Motherwell. Personage, with Yellow Ochre and White. 1947. MoMA, NY via flickr

Blue with Crosses, 1947 ROBERT MOTHERWELL via opera


Wall of graffiti 1950 via Allentown Art Museum

Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 34 by Robert Motherwell (1953-54)

ROBERT MOTHERWELL The Little Spanish Prison, 1941 -1944 | Oil on canvas 27 1/4 × 17 1/8 in | 69.2 × 43.5 cm

Robert Motherwell, Provincetown Bay, 1990 via

Mid-century modern in San Francisco

Lagoon House is a 1962 A. Quincy Jones home on the San Francisco Bay. Restored by architect Craig Hudson with the help of interior designer Gary Hutton. See more at

The living room overlooks a lagoon in Belvedere.

I really like the kitchen remodel, which updates yet retains a sleek mid-century feel.

I'm crazy about this idea of the hallway tucked behind the living room fireplace. Matthew Millman Photography

Orla Kiely's London home

The textile designer proves that the mid-century modern sensibility that comes through in her creations runs deep. She nicely mixes modern touches with the Victorian bones of her terrace house. Via

The sunken seating area with a Malm fireplace. Photos by Chris Tubbs.

Kiely and architect Maxim Laroussi designed the kitchen unit.

In the living room, salvaged ebony wood flooring and pops of citrus.