Wednesday, March 13, 2013
antti lovag is perhaps the original bubble boy, the kind of wild and crazy designer that clients fear and other designers envy. with quotes such as 'i don't know what it's going to be like, i don't know when it's going to be finished, and i don't know how much it's going to cost,' it is pretty amazing that he had any clients at all. popular in the 60s and 70s, he invented a method called 'habitology', aiming to create structures built on principles of bringing people closer to nature through organic, non-linear forms. one of his most interesting works is the Pierre Cardin house, near Cannes (photo below)
Friday, November 9, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
French jewelry, lighting and furniture designer Herve van der Straeten's creations are my latest obsession. Designing sculptural, bronze infused pieces with an edge, his stunning works of art put the fun back in functional. Here are a few of my faves:
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Last night I saw photographer Zoe Strauss lecture at CCA and it was pretty inspiring. now in her 40s, she has a manic sort of energy and enthusiasm about her, telling stories in a sort of rambling way, with a childlike awe for everything around her. Her humility and appreciation for the way the art community has embraced her was refreshing as well as her refusal to conform to anyone's standards of how she should portray her art. Strauss showed images from her 10 years series that she showed under the I-95 overpass in Philadelphia from 2001-2011. they are mostly images from her hometown, the human side of a very working class, gritty and diverse environment. Having grown up in Philadelphia, it felt close to my heart to see these images and hear her stories about the neighborhoods. What impressed me the most is how well thought out and carefully conceived her projects are. She thinks deeply about the relation between her images and the location of where it should be placed, the social and political impact of her art. She is also very funny, intelligent, and irreverent. It's rare to see an artist that is using their art to bring about some kind of positive change while also reflecting the world we live in in a beautiful, real way- not some pretty, glossy version of it. I'm sad I never got to see her show at the museum of art in Philly, but here are some of my favorite images.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Lately I've been fantasizing about the idea of converting an old church or barn in the country into a vacation home. design traveller has posted some great photos of people that have done it quite well.