Friday, 30 November 2007
The photograph above is Palm Aire by Tema Stauffer.
Radar by Aili Schmeltz.
Prospect Park by Joseph O Holmes.
NY.07.#20 by Jennifer Sanchez.
Untitled (Hanoi no.2) by Kelly Shimoda.
20x200 is the brainchild of Jen Bekman. Jen opened her pocket-sized gallery on the Lower East Side nearly 5 years ago with the mission of supporting emerging artists and collectors, and she's made a name for herself doing just that. 20x200 is a great way to get your hands on some modern art.
If you're in NYC, stop by Jen's gallery, 6 Spring Street, New York 10012. Open wednesday - saturday: noon - 6pm or by private appointment.
Thursday, 29 November 2007
Wednesday, 28 November 2007
Lady-K-Bag, 30 x 22 x 8cm, engraved and heavily gold-plated gun and bullet, textile, chrome steel, 2004.Murdered Innocence, suitcase 24 x 68 x 6cm (appr. 20 kilo) gun with a silencer, holy communion dress, pearl, diamond, bullet. Ice Necklace. Inspired by the "Siberian Necklace" from the series Global Tactile Pieces Vol.2, new versions made from acrylic, 2007.Design Icon Rings, 925/1000 silver with engraved design icons, available online €1000 / USA $ 1,483 / £720.
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
It's a fabulous store showcasing up and coming new talent. I've just browser through their online store and found some great new brands. My top picks from the site include -
Kamon scarf by Keiichi Tanaami, of Kamon Design of Japan. 71cm square, AUD $80 / £35 / €48.
Classic Tee Shirt, Papillon by Surface To Air. Jersey print Papillon. AUD $110 /£47 /€66.
New character, Rabbit, from Welcome to the Doll House, Princess Tina's 11th range. Approx 50cm tall. AUD $80 / £35 / €48.
Fox or Rabbit necklace by Iggy & Lou Lou. Each piece of the Iggy & Lou Lou range is handmade and draws on the rich and varied history of the porcelain medium. Charm size approx 2x2cm with sterling silver chain. AUD $60 /£25 /€35.
Shop 2, 289 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia. Open: Tueesday, Wednesday and Friday 12-6pm, Thursday 12 - 6pm, Saturday 11am - 6pm. Mon & Sun - closed, or by appointment.
Monday, 26 November 2007
Russian Hands, 24" x 36", 61cm x 91cm, USD $1450 /£705 / €977. I think this is my favourite, it's a toss up between this and the whale. Although the sailor in the fish is pretty brilliant too...
Redwood Waves, 30" x 24", 76cm x 61cm, USD $1250 /£607 / €840.
2300 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, California, USA.
Exhibition runs November 15 2007 though to January 2008.
Open Thursday - Saturday 12 - 6pm or by appointment.
Friday, 23 November 2007
The V&A current exhibition is The Golden Age of Couture, Paris and London 1947-1957. I'd give my eye teeth to see this, but sadly don't think I'll manage it. However, lucky me received a beautiful surprise package from a London friend with a postcard book from the exhibition and I've been flicking through it lovingly almost every night since, thank you darling Miss Finn.
The fashion is fabulous. The photography of the fashion is sublime. I think I was born in the wrong era. Just look...
Left, 'Zémire' evening ensemble by Christian Dior, shown without jacket. Vogue (French edition), September 1954. Photograph by Clifford Coffin. Right, Ready-to-wear copy of 'Zémire' by Susan Small, silk satin. Vogue (British edition), November 1954.
Shoes by Roger Vivier for Christian Dior. Pink satin embroidered with metal thread and sequins, Paris about 1958.
And on the topic of shoes, the V&A have a Design a Shoe Competition. Shoes are an integral part of any fashion style, and this was particularly true during 1947-57.
If you are inspired to create you own shoe design then you can submit your design to the V&A where it'll be judged by none other than Professor Jimmy Choo OBE.
If shoes aren't your thing, you can also design a couture inspired dress.
Dress and petticoat, Pierre Balmain, Paris.
The V&A has many events and courses, so if you live in London take advantage of these extra activities. For those of us not in London, all is not lost. The V&A have a series of three short podcasts about the Golden Age of Couture have been produced to accompany this exhibition. The podcasts feature interviews and insights from those involved in the world of couture.
The Golden Age of Couture exhibition runs September 22, 2007 - January 6, 2008.
Thursday, 22 November 2007
The antlered rabbits are fabulous.
Pinata, USD $1,200 / £580 / €810.
Sitting, staring, thinking USD $3,000 / £1,450 / €2,020.
Girl in leaves, sold.
And my personal favourite... You, me, sold - to me! I just impulse bought this piece! I do so love it... weird, but fabulous. Art is good for girls.
The exhibition runs November 17 - December 5.
GRNY, 437 East Ninth Street, NYC, 1009. Open Monday - Thursday 1 - 8.30pm, Friday - Saturday 12 - 9pm, Sunday 12 - 7pm.
Wednesday, 21 November 2007
Her website has an interesting navigation and is jam-packed with information, pictures, song samples and more.Carla has released two albums to date, Quelqu'un m'a dit, in 2002 and No Promises, in 2007. She's also released a book of poetry to compliment her last Album of the same name, No Promises. I had no idea this book existed until receiving it the post from my gorgeous 'brother' Shane. What a treat! It's beautifully designed and make me want to learn French, thanks, darling.
The wonderful sound stylings of this little lady are not to be missed! I admit I have no idea what she's saying, but it's beautiful nonetheless. A taste for you...
Tuesday, 20 November 2007
Well look no further! Wonting as a beautiful selection of gocco printed cards. Lieutenant Cane set of three holiday cards. USD $8 / €5.40 / £3.90. Wonting says 'each card has been hand-pressed with gocco 4 times (front image twice, back, and inside greeting). The result is amazing, the navy blue, warm red and yellow really sit well on the beautiful French paper. Each card is a piece of art and is as collectible as my art prints, and will be hand signed on the front of the card.' Only 16 sets are available so hurry! Go to Wonting's Etsy shop now.
Lovely Dovely holiday cards. Set of 3 cards, USD $8 / €5.40 / £3.90.Nutty Friend holiday cards. Set of 3 cards, USD $8 / €5.40 / £3.90.
Foxberries print. Limited edition of 50 prints, each print signed and numbered. USD $18 / €12.20 / £8.70.
Also, check out Wonting's blog here.
Monday, 19 November 2007
Friday, 16 November 2007
Alliums, linocut, image size (mm):220w x 265h, edition: 40, mounted print £165 / €230 / USA $336.
Speypath III, linocut, Image size (mm):395w x 310h - Edition: 40, mounted print £220 / €307 / USA $448.
Clocks II, wood engraving, no longer available.
Ballindalloch, linocut, no longer available.
Clifftop III, wood engraving, image size (mm): 90w x 70h - edition: 38, mounted print £105 / €146 / USD $214.
And branching out, some of Angie's prints have been applied to these beautiful textiles from St. Jude. I love the retro feel of the patterns and colours, really stunning.