Abetica Studios, Art, Design

Johnston and Gentithes Studios, 1998


This beautiful pottery was created by Johnston and Gentithes Studios of Seagrove, NC. Added to our collection in 1998 while attending the Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn (Asheville, North Carolina), I believe this is a shino glaze, but perhaps someone can correct me if I’m wrong.

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Abetica Studios, Art, Design

Meet “Blu” – our office mascot


“Blu” is the name of this beautiful handcrafted bunny rabbit, created by artist Catherine Freeman of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Blu was a housewarming gift from one of our clients when we opened our first studio offices in 2006. She’s as soft as a baby bunny!

Blu is made of imported mohair, wool/tapestry pads for the soles of her feet, with 5-way jointed movements of wood and metal. Blu greets visitors to our offices, and is beloved by all who meet her!

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NYC #MoMA using Material Design icons in the real world to guide visitors

While you might have only encountered Material Design in apps and the web, Google’s open-source design system has one major real-world application. Since last year, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City has been using Material Design icons to help guide visitors. more…

via NYC MoMA using Material Design icons in the real world to guide visitors — 9to5Google

Abetica Studios, architecture, Art, Design

Indigenous Inhabitants


Newport Center, Newport Beach. Intaglios incised carving by Tom Van Sant (1967).

One of my favorite places to spend the holidays is Newport Beach, where I love to study the “brutalist” architecture of Newport Center. In 1967, artist Tom Van Sant created a series he called “Indigenous Inhabitants” that captured the region’s wildlife (many of which are extinct now) in concrete using a technique called Intaglios – Italian for incised carving. His work was commissioned by Architects William Pereira and Welton Becket.