Posts Tagged ‘ museum ’

Digging down deep…

May 3, 2012

I’ve been saving these images forever, it’s time to release them into the world! Some favorite picks from some deep digs into the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Love this polka dot bracelet & snakes snakes snakes.
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chill cats

September 2, 2011

chilkat blankets!!! originally created by the tsimshian people of the pacific northwest coast & alaska, it was the tlingit that really adopted the style and started producing these blankets, which were quite expensive and indicated the high status and wealth of the wearer. with the flattened faces of animals, eyes, and natural forms, these precious...
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smashing glass

August 12, 2011

who ever said glass had to be round?! inspired by the cubism he encountered during a trip to paris in 1925, designer reuben haley created a shocking line of geometric glassware that channeled the lines and angles of modernism. ruba rombic glassware was introduced in 1928 by consolidated lamp and glass of coraopolis in...
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bojagi bash!

June 20, 2011

i got really obsessed with bojagi recently and was thrilled to read that the museum of craft and folk art was having an entire show of contemporary bojagi!  just to recap, bojagi is a traditional wrapping cloth from korea, originally made from scraps of old fabric pieced together to create a sort of quilt-like...
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SFMOMA jewelry trunk show!

April 14, 2011

this saturday, april 16th, SFMOMA is hosting its annual jewelry trunk show! it’s always fun to peruse the gift shop at the end of a museum visit, so this time it’ll be extra exciting to be able to meet some of the artists and jewelers. i mentioned meeting jamie at anica the other day, who...
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museum hop

April 5, 2011

a few weeks ago, nico, nick and i spent a saturday museum hopping in san francisco. i started at the museum of craft and folk art for the sister corita show; met the boys at moma for the shadowshop pop-up and a stroll through the museum; and together we headed to the yerba buena center...
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color friends

March 22, 2011

my favorite museum to visit when i lived in munich was the lenbachhaus, an italian-style villa with a lovely fountained courtyard and so so so so soooo many rooms full of german romantics, expressionists, conceptualists, & more. the main attraction is their huge collection of kandinsky & blaue reiter work donated by gabriele munter,...
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i wish i wish i wish

June 27, 2010

nico just reminded me about rivane neuenschwander‘s “a day like any other” show that just opened at the new museum. we saw her work at the wizard of oz show at the wattis back in october 08 and it was one of the best pieces in the show! a wall of ribbons with other...
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berlin landscapes

June 22, 2010

i have never had a bad time in berlin. not even when i lost my cell phone on new year’s; or when i coincidentally ran into an ex-boyfriend in the turkish market; or when i got busted TWICE in one trip for not buying a train ticket. for some reason this city just calls...
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daisy daisy!

June 16, 2010

its a boiling 90+ degrees in athens and after a strike shut down the metro lines, i decided to spend the afternoon at the contemporary art museum instead of exploring in the heat. it was a rather shabby building housing quite unthrilling and unimpressive art, except for an online exhibition including THIS INCREDIBLE PIECE...
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