Sochi Games Olympic Medals…The Use of Metals from Out of This World…Literally

All frosty international politics aside, these Olympic Medals for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games are otherworldly.

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Aside from the exquisite detail and color, what makes these olympic medals so special is the use of meteorite fragments.  You may recall the bright blazing footage of the Chelyabinsk meteorite blast from earlier this year – fragments of that meteorite were collected and will be fabricated into these gold and chondrite discs.

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To say these medals may be the most unusual Olympic metal handed out in history may be quite and understatement!

Via core77.com 

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SA Baxter Sponsors artMRKT Hamptons This Weekend! July 11th – 14th

We are excited to be sponsoring  this year’s artMRKT Hamptons event.  The event will be held on the grounds of the Bridgehampton Historical Society, July 11th – 14th.


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The event kicks off on Thursday, July 11th, with an opening night Preview Reception at 6PM, followed by an opening night party, curated and hosted by Norwood.

We will be showcasing our hardware in the LUXE Magazine VIP area.  Our collection will be displayed with an interesting twist.  We would love for you to stop by and interact with our door and cabinet hardware pieces.

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The weather is shaping up to be beautiful – so please come out to support modern art, and the Parrish Art Museum!

www.art-mrkt.com/hamptons/

www.bridgehamptonhistoricalsociety.org

parrishart.org

 

What is it about Brass and Marble? Furniture and Lighting by CASTOR

We absolutely love modern design statements with brass + white marble.  These pieces by CASTOR accentuate the beauty of simplicity in detail.  CASTOR offers an impressive and humorous lineup of accessories and artwork.

CASTOR Deadstock BMO Table

CASTOR Deadstock BMO Table

Castor Deadstock Catherine Lamp

Kudos to CASTOR for mixing a clean aesthetic with a whimsical style…whilst being environmentally responsible, by embracing the re-imagination of reclaimed materials.

via DesignSponge.

A Look Inside Metal Sculptor Bruce Gray’s Studio

[tweetmeme source=”@SA_Baxter” only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5DMetal Sculptor Bruce Gray’s giant Big Cheese and High Heel sculptures have made him a more recognized artist in recent years, but those works pale in comparison to his wide variety of metal art. His work has appeared in museums, private collections and corporations all over the world. He also creates found object sculptures. In this video you can take visit to his studio where we get a look at his menagerie of eclectic projects,including his life-size motorcycle sculpture made from old train parts.