Above and below: Details of Shinji Ohmaki's installation "Liminal air-descend" 2006
Above: Pat Steir "Winter Group 9: Green, Silver, Payne's Grey, and White" 2009-2011
Above: Masao Yamamoto "Box of Ku #809"
Above and below: Tara Donovan, Untitled 2003, Styrofoam Cups, Hot Glue
Above: Tara Donovan, Untitled 2003, Paper Plates and Glue
Above and below: Tara Donovan, "Nebulous" 2002, Scotch Tape
Above: Cornelis de Vos, Flemish painter 1584-1651
Above: Albino Peacock by Timothy Riley
Above: Adam Fuss, daguerreotype. Made by putting the baptism dress directly on photo sensitive paper and shining light through it.
Above: Lynn Davis, "Iceberg #6", Greenland, 1988
Above: Sheila Hicks, from her book "Weaving as Metaphor".
Above: From the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Marble statuette of a girl, Greek 3rd Century BC, Hellenistic Period, 25.5" high.
Above: Clifford Ross, "Hurricane LXXI", 2009
Above: Eckehard Schultz AFP/Getty Images
Above and below: Tara Donovan, "Bluffs" 2005, Buttons, Glue
Above: Shell Pot by Ceramicist Shoko Koike
Above: Sheila Hicks "Grand Portal"
Above: Winifred Nicholson, "Winter-Fishbourne" 1931-2, Oil on canvas
Above: Cuno Amiet (1868-1961), "Baum in Winterlandschaft"
Above: Alberobello, Puglia, photographed in 1929
Above: Alberobello, Puglia, photographed recently.
Above: Trulli in Puglia near Alberobello, photo by Keith Greenough
Above and below: Salt flats in Salar de Uyani, Bolivia. Photo above by Jessie Reeder
Above: Alberto Burri, "Cretto Grande Bianco", 1982
Above: Alberto Burri
Above: Inside Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence, designed by Henri Matisse between 1949 and 1951.
Above: The door to the confessional at Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence, designed by Henri Matisse, a three dimensional embodiment of his paper cut outs.
Above: Laurent Millet
Above: Olympic tennis player Suzanne Lenglen, one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Between 1919 and 1925 she lost only one match.
Above: Vernacular photo, hanging laundry in the snow
Above: Laundry drying outside. Apparently this practice has become political, pitting environmentalists and people who just like sun dried laundry against communities whose covenants prohibit line drying.
Above: This must be what the covenants want to avoid association with! Beautiful though...like prayer flags.
Above: Unknown, via tumblr
Above: Ceramics by Lucie Rie
Above: Ceramics by Akio Nukaga
Above: Giorgio Morandi "Nature Morte" 1947
Above: A group of sculptures by Jean Arp, also known as Hans Arp. The son of a French mother, and a German father, he referred to himself as Jean when speaking French, and as Hans when speaking German. He was a founding member of the Dada movement in 1916.
Above: Jean Arp in his studio, 1950s. Photo by Ida Kar
Above: Jean Arp "Human Concretion" 1935
Above: Lynn Davis, "Iceberg #32", Greenland, 2000
Above: Lynn Davis, "Iceberg #2", Disko Bay, Greenland, 2004
Above: From photographer David Prince's portfolio, a hallway in Antoni Gaudi's Casa Batllo, Barcelona.
Above: Horse I came across on a walk recently.
Above and below: From photographer David Prince's portfolio, this is Atelier Brancusi, a recreation of Brancusi's studio, a permanent installation next to Musee Pompidou.
Above: Constantin Brancusi in his studio, photo by Edward Steichen
Above: Constantin Brancusi, "Sleeping Muse"1909-10.
Above: Constantin Brancusi "Sculpture for the Blind", 1916-1920
Above: Katharine Hepburn, studio proof from "The Philadelphia Story".
Above: John Singer Sargent, Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, 1885-86. Tate Collection, London. I included this both because of the white dresses, and because it's always been one of my favorite paintings. I grew up with a copy of it on my wall.
Above: Grace Henry, "Woman in White" 1910-12
Above: Wayne Thibaud "Around the Cake" 1962, Whitney Museum
Above: Salt flats
Above: William Eggleston, "Untitled (St. Simons Island, Georgia)", 1978. This photo was taken leaving the shutter open all night.
Above: Joel Meyerowitz, "Hartwig House, Truro", 1976, from the book "Cape Light".
Above: Uta Barth "Ground #38", 1994
Above: Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Library) 1999. Dental plaster, polystyrene, fiberboard and steel. Whiteread creates sculptures of negative spaces, making them become something of their own.
Above: Rachel Whiteread, "White Box", 2006, Hand painted bronze. This is a representation of the space on the inside of a box.
Above: Norman Rockwell, "Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn Whitewashing the Fence".
Above: Found on tumblr
Above: Mats Gustafson's house in Sag Harbor designed by Fernlund + Logan.
Above: Designed by Martin Margiela for the Caudalie Spa in Bordeaux.
Above: Robert Gober, Untitled (Sink), 1984. Plaster, wood, wire lath, aluminum, watercolor, and semi-gloss enamel paint. 27.5" x 33" x 22".
Above: Bedroom from the portfolio of photographer Rachael Smith.
Above: Cabin designed by Finnish architect Ville Hara for Avanto Architects.
Above: Painted tree stumps, found on remodelista.
Above: Steel and glass addition by Bruno Erpicum & Partners in Belgium.
Above: Doug Wheeler, Installation "SF NM BI SP 2000" at the Guggenheim in Bilbao, 2002. Wheeler created an "infinity environment", featuring a light saturated, all white, rounded room with no corners or sharp angles, rendering viewers unable to fix their eyes on any surface. In the 1960s Doug Wheeler, along with west coast artists James Turrell (below), Robert Irwin, and others, founded the Light and Space movement. There are currently two Wheeler shows on view. There is a Light and Space show at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and Wheeler has a solo show at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York, where he has installed an infinity environment, on view from January 17th through February 25th 2012.
Above: James Turrell's "Skyspace" in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Britain. Turrell has created various "Skyspaces" all over the world. Raised as a Quaker, his grandmother would tell him to "go inside and greet the light". He's made that idea tangible for visitors to his spaces.
Above and below: A favorite place, these buildings are part of an old farm in Inverness, near Point Reyes, California. The surroundings are lush green pastures next to the ocean. It's a protected area, a wonderful place for walking and hiking
Above: Wolfgang Laib, "Rice House", 1990, marble and rice
Above: Wolfgang Laib preparing "Milkstone", 1998-2001, marble and milk. The top surface is a flat plane of milk.
Above: Robert Ryman, all white painting, 9.5" x 10", 1961, at SF MOMA.
Above and below: From the GA book "Aegean Sea", 1973, photos of Mykonos by Yukio Futagawa .
Above: Greek steps. Source unknown
Above: Lynn Davis, "Iceberg #8", 2004
Above: Pablo Picasso, "Woman in White", 1923.
Above: Aristide Maillol, "Bather Putting Up Her Hair"
Above: Aristide Maillol, "The Three Nymphs"
Above: Greek Classical period marble grave stele of a little girl, 450-440 B.C., 31.5" high.
Above: "Matisse and his Doves, Nice", 1944, photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson
Above: Irving Penn, "Girl in Bed on Telephone" (Jean Patchett), New York, 1949
Above: James McNeill Whistler "Resting in Bed", 1884.
Above: William Nicholson, "Little Flower", 1924
Above: Cy Twombly, "Hero and Leandro" 1981-4, Part II, Davos Collection, Switzerland
Above: Cy Twombly, "Hero and Leandro" 1981-4, Part III, Davos Collection, Switzerland
Above: J.M.W. Turner "Ship in a Storm?", 1840-45, Tate Museum, London
Above: Robert Ryman, "Series #9 (White)", 2004
Above: Robert Ryman
Above: Installation of 2,000 dandelions by Regine Ramseier. You can see photos of the field they came from, and of her creating this piece here.
Below: Also made of flowers, a waxed orange blossom wedding crown. I found this at Aria in San Francisco.