Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
As materials and ideas from fashion and interior design continue to merge, Kara Green jumps on the bandwagon. check out these pillows from Pendleton fabric dead-stock. Throw a few of these on the sofa for a punch of color! Reasonably priced too. By Kara Green
Friday, May 21, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I attended the New Finnish Design Show this weekend, and even though it was small, it contained some quality design. The above images are a few of my favorites that I photographed while I was there.
The first is Alessi, Adagio Fat Tray & 123DL. by designers Harri Koskinen and Kristiina Lassus. A set of three different sized crystalline glasses intended for several purposes: drinking toasting measuring cooking stacking storing. The Fat Tray made of bamboo can "swallow" inside it everything one needs for setting a table, while food beverages or pastries can be placed on top for serving.
The second is Anu Penttinen, City Plan 24/7. The City Plan wall pieces are versatile art products. It represents the artist's interest in introducing urban moods into hand-made art glass objects. A City Plan is about the small details within a cityscape: signs signals architecture walkways everyday objects.
The last is offered by Mottoform. These are part of a collection of old things made new, each with it's own story and design. Each textile embodies the unique history of a previous life in a home or cottage-where signs of age and use are markes of beauty. The Helsinki made hand printed vintage linens contains relief patterns found in Helsinki Art Nouveau architecture.
Monday, May 17, 2010
I don't watch much football, or soccer as we say here in the states, but I'm liking the art work from this years South African World Cup poster editions! Especially the three above from William Kendtridge, Barthélémy Toguo and Kay Hassan.
The 2010 Official Art Posters are available as individual prints or as Complete Set in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM Portfolio. The Portfolio is handmade of natural black cardboard with embossed silver lettering „2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM “. It holds all seventeen Art Posters. Each individual Art Poster comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity with FIFA Hologram
Friday, May 14, 2010
As a part of this weeks Core 77 NY Design Week, STRAIGHTFORWARD: New Finnish Design is setting up shop at the Chelsea Market
“Is it not the ultimate meaning of the beautiful to
be essential, functional, justified, truthful?”
— Designer Kaj Franck (1911–1989)
Designer Kaj Franck is often described as the conscience of Finnish design. He thought that in order to be designated good and beautiful, an object had to be durable, robust, easy to clean, functional, do justice to the materials used for it, and be indispensable. By removing everything excessive from his designs and leaving only the essential, he created a design philosophy, which has become the backbone of Finnish design.
The starting point for STRAIGHTFORWARD stemmed from the validity of this principle today. The route was to discover the ways in which present day Finnish design still embraces those traditional values, and how these values have been reinterpreted today.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Completely crazy about Vein and Baby Alpaca, a collaboration of 2 creative forces. "Vein" who sprung from the earth, and "Baby Alpaca" who was born in the clouds. Jewelry of the natural, whimsical, and dark. I'm in love...
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I love Unis clothing! Its just so damn comfy and classic. I think I need to do a little summer shopping! Oh, and this model is a sweet guy. I've photographed him a few times around the city, glad to see he's modeling for the line.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
A couple weeks ago I posted the Unknown Hipster blog. I'm happy to see he's posting again, but I a most happy that he has posted about Marina Abromovic's exhibit. Yes, there has been a lot of talk about the show, as there really should be! I have chosen to not blog about the show, even though I really have wanted to, but felt I could never describe it perfectly enough with out sitting down in front of my computer trying to write the most perfect eloquent post, which would take me,ummmmm... all day! To me the show was that good, that I don't even want to touch it by writing about it, if you know what I mean. I'll leave that to the professional writers. Marina Abromovic's exhibit moved me tremendously, and I won't say anymore because it's something that one has to experience for themselves, because everyone will take away from it something different I'm sure. But check out the Unknown Hipster's blog, he writes a bit about the experience of the exhibit, and his renderings are delightful!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I've just discovered the talented Michael Hainey! deputy editor of GQ magazine, Hainey is also a poet a writer and painter who resides in Greenwich Village, NYC. His pieces are being snatched up by the likes of Thom Brown, Jeff Klein and Nate Berkus. Awwww shucks, which means I can never afford his work now!! Anyway, I can at least sit back and enjoy the understated beauty of his quirky, thoughtful, and whimsical creations. Damn! But that little charcoal bird would look amazing in my apartment. Hmmmmm
That's exactly what Ms. Huang Selway's Deka Ray's Jewelery line is to me.. little jewels of light... twisted, and angular...sculpted and architectural.
Growing up amidst of stacks of blueprints, art volumes, and music anthologies in the woods of North Carolina, Ms. Huang Selway first began making jewelry after reading a book about Alexander Calder at the age of 8. Between pursuing bachelors and masters
degrees in architecture at MIT and Columbia, she spent a year in middle Ohio learning how to rebuild motorcycle parts and motors. She currently shares the NYC-based architectural practice Formactiv.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Karl Haendel creates large-scale graphite drawings on paper in various sizes, which are displayed in a diversity of configurations on the walls. He combines and arranges the works, acting as an editor, generating new relationships and juxtapositions between images, and suggesting new meanings for a number of themes. The subjects of Haendel's works are collected from the private and public realm, usually photographic imagery, and include personal narrative, political commentary, and modernist references. Showing now at Lever House Art Collection NYC