Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Open Concept Get-Away

Friends share this gorgeous get-away in Bordeaux, nestled in a pine forest. Their goal: bright, open and airy - mission accomplished.

Art Basel Miami

This week, the art world converges on Miami, where from December 2-5, Art Basel Miami Beach, celebrating its ninth year, anchors a week of happenings, which include satellite fairs (Design Miami, NADA, Scope and Art Miami, among others), splashy museum exhibitions (Jonathan Meese at MOCA; Susan Rothenberg at MAM; "Art and Design in the Modern Age" at the Wolfsonian? and, of course, parties (Larry Gagosian and Dasha Zhukova's dinner; Vanity Fair's do at MOCA Miami, to name just two of too many to even think about). -Reports 1st Dibs
Stephen Shore, 4-Part Variation

Monday, November 29, 2010

Custom Heraldry

Throwing a party? Creating stationary? Looking for a unique gift? Try commissioning the Happy Menocal for a custom piece of heraldry.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Theo Theo

Pillows at Theo Theo
Ethnic Cushion by Marianne Diemer

Santorin Cushion by Marianne Diemer

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hanging Pictures

Try using a horizontal midline as a base for a collection of frames in varied sizes.Image: Martha Stewart

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Caribbean Design-A Good Thing

New Caribbean Designs represents an unprecedented collaboration, weaving together elements of craft production, community development and modern design. Working closely with artisan producers, community and craft production factories the group created twenty new furniture, textile, home accessory and lighting products that are debuting at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair 2010 in New York City. Here are a few products born from this admirable collaboration.

Cutey Cat

I love this "Cutey" the cat print from Mark May. Only $12.

Photographer, Bjorn Wallander

New York photographer, Bjorn Wallander shoots, lifestyle, portraits, advertising and interiors.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Q&A with Christina Fluegge

Today I'm excited to share a Q&A with Christina Fluegge, the creative talent behind the blog griege, and griege design, a division of Fluegge Interior Design, Inc. Christina also finds time to be the Creative Director at My Sparrow, an online store selling home goods and jewelry. I'm a big fan of her style and she knows plenty when it comes to the art of display. Check out her portfolio here. Thanks again Christina!

1. Name: Christina Fluegge

2. Occupation: Interior designer/shop owner/blogger at greige.

3. Last purchase you made that is hanging on your wall? I purchased a beautiful piece for myself from Janet Hill “Leona and the yellow bird”.

4. What's the item you've had the longest hanging on your wall? A limited edition piece “Divers” by Eric Zener.

5. Favorite place to buy art? Right now, I love to buy vintage etchings and other paper ephemera from the flea market.

6. Do you collect anything? I have a weakness for dishes – French dishes in particular!

7. Any advice for those exhibiting art in their homes? Art is totally subjective and it should be something you love, something that makes you smile each time you see it. Art can be anything really just be creative and please put something up- your walls don’t want to be plain and boring!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Artist, Kim Largey

Enjoy Kim Largey's work from Tucson
Untitled 2010, Acrylic and Pencil on Panel, 24" x 24" x 1.5"
Acrylic and pencil painting inspired by the merging of urban and rural landscapes. Panel lays on top of an exposed, raw pine frame. Please email me if you have specific questions.

Untitled 11" x 17" Pencil and Marker on Archival Paper

Praire Campfire by Maandag

After a day at work you obviously need a good fire. While staring in the flames you ‘ll no doubt relax. i introduce you to the Prairie campfire of Maandag. The shape indicates where your logs are well placed. The bonfire is placed on legs. The Prairie campfire is made of Corten steel so it will last forever under the starry skies. Dimensions: 45 × 45 × 13,6 cm = 17.7 × 17.7 × 5.4 inches, $161.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

White Walls Plus Art

Neat and clean and full of interest.
Images: Concrete and Dust

Artist, Yu Kawakita

This looks like a photograph of fabric, right? Nope. Pen and ink drawing by Yu Kawakita.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sweet Fridge!

Image: Pinterest

Artist, Gabrielle Teschner

Here are a few pieces by artist, Gabrielle Teschner. The first two are ink on found maps. The next item is a fun piece of fabric art - portable arches. Each box holds one muslin arch measuring 30” wide. It is made to be portable, accompanying its traveler from one doorway to the next, cutting the space beyond it in precisely the same way as every location before it. There is an opening at the top for a tension rod installed in the doorjamb, or it can be easily tacked to the top of a doorway frame. The shape is architecturally accurate to Iranian masonry plans.
Portable Arch fabric sculpture packaged in cigar box $180 available st Shadowshopper.

Charlie's Angels Successful Again

I couldn't resist sharing this lunchbox remake of Charlie's Angels taking down Bin Laden. Walter Robinson is a San Francisco sculptor whose funny, unsettling conceptual objects and installations focus on language and culture. Working in a range of materials— wood, epoxy, metal, and found objects— he hand-fabricates and assembles commentaries about politics, advertising, identity and desire. Using text and the strategies of appropriation, conflation, and dislocation, he reveals the subconscious human imperatives hidden beneath political, religious, and capitalist packaging. Robinson is a graduate of Lone Mountain College in San Francisco; his work is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco and Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles.

Lunchbox Digital prints on archival paper of photoshopped vintage lunchbox interventions, six different images 14″w x 11″h $150 each available at Shadowshopper.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Simple Goodness

A lesson today in black, white and tan display.
Images: (the intoxicating) JJJJound

Grow With Me

Sam of Inklore has always loved the idea of keeping a growth chart on a doorway, but she doesn't like the idea of leaving it behind when/if they ever move, so she decided to create a modern growth chart that can move with them. This natural canvas growth chart is block printed by hand with antique wood block numbers. She also block printed the inch markings every two inches to help you keep track of just how fast your kids are growing. The prints have been cured to set the ink, so this chart is washable! The chart measures about 9.5" X 58" and is packaged in a keepsake metal box. It is finished with two grommets for hanging. She's also included a fabric pen, twill tape which can be used to hang the chart, and two dowels which slip inside the top and bottom to help the chart hang flat and straight. This beautifully simple chart will be a keepsake that you and your kids are sure to love. It's $52.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Artist, Micci Cohan

I can't help but be attracted to the color and energy in Micci Cohan's paintings. The painter and graphic artist resides in New York.