Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Covetable...Woman by Common Projects

Collaboration between Flavio Girolami and Prathan Poopat started in 2004 in an attempt to create the perfect sneaker. With backgrounds in graphics and industrial design, they are inspired by the lines and shapes of everyday objects. Pieces are designed with a tailored approach, integrating minimal utilitarian design with luxury materials.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Must See...Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art at MoMA NYC

I have always loved a good title. In fact most of my art works and creatives projects begin with a well parsed phrase that informs whatever it is I am making.  I even thought of the name for my jewelry line a couple of years before I built and launched my first capsule collection.  So when I read the title of Lygia Clark's post-humus homage at MoMA, I was hooked. The show features the work of this Brazilian conceptual artist made between 1948 and her death in 1988. The New York Times review titled: "See me. Feel me.  Maybe Drool on me", had me high tailing it to midtown to see the flexible sculptures, small paintings and wall reliefs for myself. And what a treat.  Run there if you can.  On view through the end of August.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Covetable...Henrik Vibskov

Henrik Vibskov was born in 1972 in Jutland, Denmark, graduating in menswear from Central Saint Martins College, London, in 2001. In addition to producing fashion collections with titles such as "The Solar Donkey Experiment: and "The Fantabulous Bicycle Music Factory", Vibskov tours as the drummer for electronic band Trentemoller, designs costumes for the theatre and opera, and exhibits at art museums and galleries around the world, such as MoMA in New York, Palais de Tokyo in Paris and ICA in London. His designs have received numerous awards including the 2011 Torsten and Wanja Soderberg Prize, the Danish Design Council Award 2007, and a Praemieringen from the Danish Arts Foundation in 2009. He is a frequent lecturer at design schools such as Central Saint Martins and the Antwertp Royal Academy of Fine Art.