Posts Tagged ‘ artists ’

"but paris was a very old city and we were young"

February 24, 2010

trina gave me a moveable feast for my birthday, so i’ve been walking the streets of 1920s paris with ernest and friends for the past few days. the jfk library in boston has the ultimate archive of hemingway manuscripts, photos, and correspondence. don’t you wish you could walk the quais and check out books...
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match made in heaven

February 8, 2010

have been really inspired lately by the partnership between designer paul poiret and artist raoul dufy. dufy’s splashy color and pattern translated so well into textiles for poiret’s sophisticated designs and obsession with orientalism and freedom from the corset. dufy’s work has such personality! time to throw an arabian nights party….
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my soul mate

January 29, 2010

how have i never realized how fucking rad zandra rhodes is???? i spent a good couple of hours at the library looking at some very inspirational “library use only” books, including one called the art of zandra rhodes. here are some of my favorite pages…i asked my mom for the book for my birthday...
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December 27, 2009

back in november, lisa and i went to see a free library screening of between the folds, a documentary about paper folding that i missed at the sf documentary fest. AMAZING film if you like paper (and folding it!) about contemporary folders pushing the envelope (ha) with tehcnology and seeing how far you can...
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swedes do it better

December 10, 2009

have been trying to clean out piles of old magazines in my room…but i always go through and tear out any last-minute sources of inspiration before submitting the paper mountains to the recycling. last night i found the above image of hans krondahl’s “gallop” textile in a free magazine i picked up in copenhagen....
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fogel, son

December 5, 2009

aren’t they pretty??? multi-exposure photos and photograms by chicago-baseddoug fogelson
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shaker sh-shaker

December 2, 2009

i’ve been reading more about the history of craft in america (very very very interesting!!!) and came across the shakers. known for their piety, hard work, communal living, and simple life. they were also famed for their ladder-backed chairs, incredible skill in furniture-making and their simple, humble design aesthetic. here are some fantastic shaker...
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i told you so

November 18, 2009

a friend of ours, nick demarco, had a piece at the berkeley art museum‘s pop up zine shop this past friday, a collaboration w/oakland’s rock paper scissors collective. oakland north was doing mini-interviews asking everyone what kind of zine they would make and what they’d name in. apparently my citymap zine was too boring...
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walead is the beshty

November 14, 2009

Walead Beshty’s photographs put me in a technicolor trance. Made without a camera (a la Man Ray’s photograms), Beshty folds and exposes the color or black and white photo paper to create prismatic, psychedelic, abstract beauties that are a perfect print (no pun intended) of his process. His glass floor installed at LAXART crackled...
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anni get your loom

November 6, 2009

Sheep May Safely Graze, 1958, Cotton, 38.1 x 60.96 cm (15 x 24 inches) American Craft Museum, New York City just checked a ton of books out of the library on anni albers, wife of bauhaus’ infamous josef albers. she’s an expert weaver, designer, and all around incredible artist. this couple is such a...
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