Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Check this NYC.

(click for larger view)

Nico LeBarge

I knew in our Sophomore year at UMass Amherst that Nico would do great things. Her powerful, colorful, and sexualized images (most of which are self portraits) allude to both internal struggles and womens issues. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Fine Arts at the New York Academy of Art. Please e-mail me with any questions or if you'd like to purchase Nico's work.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Elle Decor: April 2010

For the past couple of years, I have been saving design clippings from various design magazines, filling up binders with inspiration. I'll be posting some favorites from each month, as well as some of my archives...

Christine D'Ornano's London home combines traditional Parisian design, contemporary art, and contrasting textiles together to make an incredibly elegant and playful living space. Comfortable glamour at it's best.

Olivier Gagnere's home is distinctively eclectic. His focus is on bold colors, rich patterns, and unique objects. Livable art.

[MAY DAY 2010]

Solo Exhibition featuring new works by Shepard Fairey

Opening Reception on May 1st, 6-9pm
May 01, 2010 — May 29, 2010

Deitch Projects18 Wooster Street, New York City

So real they look fake, and visa versa.

Floored, 2010
Poolside, 2009
Cometa, 2008
The Method, 2008
The Offering, 2007-2008
In Jessicaland, 2006
The Invisible Ways of Desire, 1998

Diego Gravinese is hands-down one of my favorite contemporary painters. His images are rich and seductive, saturated and tangible. He's also quite the character. For more information check out his Website or ya know, Facebook him.


"Ah get born, keep warm
Short pants, romance, learn to dance
Get dressed, get blessed
Try to be a success
Please her, please him, buy gifts
Don't steal, don't lift
Twenty years of schoolin'
And they put you on the day shift
Look out kid
They keep it all hid
Better jump down a manhole
Light yourself a candle
Don't wear sandals
Try to avoid the scandals
Don't wanna be a bum
You better chew gum."

- Bob Dylan, from Subterranean Homesick Blues

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Home Design Show.

Eren Yorulmazer Interiors & Architecture

Mirrored furniture by Venfield, NYC

Mingo Design (Urban Landscapes)

Shimna, NYC


Furtherdesign (modern glass objects), NYC

Kevin Busta

Cheryl Extrom, Bean Bag ($30,000)


Himmel Light by Paul Loebach and Superordinate Antler Lamps by Jason Miller @ Roll & Hill

Boca do Lobo, Portugal

Boca do Lobo, Portugal

Rugs by Amy Helfand, Brooklyn

This show was definitely worth the visit, despite hiding from the beautiful sun to weave through hundreds of other people. For every good--which to me means innovative, fresh, usable, beautiful-- design though, there were probably five bad ones. Every time I turned the corner I had deja vu: either a cheap looking painted abstraction, glass art that had no flow or color theory, or some kind of overly stylized wooden piece. Aside from the pieces shown above, I especially enjoyed some of the designers who combined of steel and natural wood. I was drooling over a dark wood dining table that looked like it was literally sliced from a giant oak tree, meticulously cleaned and stained and then bisected by pieces of metal. Being around some truly unique designs was stimulating and inspirational, and being around terrible ones made me realize that I, myself, have something to offer.

Note: Am I surprised that the majority of the designs I loved were from either New York or Brooklyn? No, not really.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Dan Hillier.

Dan Hillier is a UK based illustrator. I especially love his hybrids of Victorian imagery and animal parts. They are very bleak, dreamlike, and exquisitely done.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Warehouse Gallery @ The Pyramid in Williamsburg
32D South 1st St, Brooklyn, NY
Photo Booth and Open Bar Friday 3/19 7:30-10pm
Featured Photographers: Ramin Talaie, Dylan Isbell, Corey Wascinski, Nick Weissman, Scout Tufankjian, Christina Rizk, Mitch Meseke, Elisa Miller, Mikayla Mackaness, and Aldo Martinez.

Down by the bay.

San Francisco, March 2010 San Francisco is a truly magical place.
Equally mellow and vibrant.
Clean but covered with art. Fiesta y siesta. More photos here.
Note to foodies: You must go to Swan Oyster Depot, the Farmers Market on Saturday (at the Ferry Building), Blue Bottle Coffee for a New Orleans iced coffee, and la Taqueria for a (pork) burrito.