Milan-based collective Storage Associati designed a dramatic staircase whose appearance changes based on the viewer’s perspective, appearing either as an open, transparent staircase or a closed space that looks like a separate room.
Bottle caps have taken on an entirely different purpose and form in this stunning work of art by Chicago-based multi-media artist Mary Ellen Croteau. In an attempt to find ways to repurpose the discarded material, Croteau constructed a mosaic self-portrait from 7,000 bottle caps.
Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959)
Pacific Dwelling for Mr. and Mrs. Morris, San Francisco, 1945
VC Morris commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build a gallery on Maiden Lane in San Francisco. While working together, Wright proposed this mansion for Morris’ dramatic lot in San Francisco’s Seacliff neighborhood. Morris considered Wright’s first design too elaborate (top). He asked Wright to dial it back. The bottom image shows the toned-down version haha. It was never built; Morris’ Xanadu Gallery is Wright’s only San Francisco building.