Posts Tagged ‘ painting ’

BIG THINGS AHEAD: COURTNEY

March 29, 2011

the first time i went to courtney’s house i was 19 and i thought she was the coolest “adult” ever: she had a garden (that was growing!), an impressively minimal living room (perfectly neat furniture!) and a whole dinner cooking on the stove (in a clean kitchen!). while everyone else i knew was sleeping...
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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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dirt chronicles: part 6

March 10, 2011

richard long‘s work revolutionized the sculpture world in the 60s and 70s with one single radical idea- taking long walks in nature. rearranging stones, walking repeatedly over his paths, and trampling down grass, long exchanges with his surroundings in a poetically minimal way. utilizing lines and circles, he subtly integrates symbols of his presence...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: HEIDI

December 29, 2010

for those of you who came to the BIG THINGS launch party, you may have noticed the awesomely painted walls emblazoned with our name. heidi tullman is the woman responsible! visiting for a few weeks from brooklyn, we asked her to do a sign for the party on a whim, hoping she’d still be...
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happy diwali!

November 4, 2010

today is diwali, the hindu festival of light! although every country and region celebrates in different ways for different reasons, it’s generally known as the celebration of the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and the inner, transcendent reality over all “real-world” obstacles. it’s kind of a mix of christmas and new...
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lines and shapes

October 3, 2010

can someone please make these into rugs for me? no, that’s too obvious– how about towels? or pillows? or tinted lenses for my sunglasses?? the colors and shapes are just perfect. paintings, drawings, and digital works by swedish artist, gudrun asling.
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: KELLY

September 2, 2010

portrait of kelly by howard cao kelly tunstall comes into metier every so often to say hello, usually with adorable, squirming, blue-eyed baby brixton in tow. i’m always impressed by her sweetness and positive energy considering her busy artist/mom schedule. when she mentioned she was working on some new paintings for a show at...
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round and round she goes!

August 15, 2010

channeling the simplicity of the color wheel while doing some sketches for a HUGE upcoming project…..here’s some inspiration:
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woah, dude

July 22, 2010

i have this t-shirt by josh podoll that we got in the mail at metier a while back. it’s got botanical drawings and doodles of animals and it says “a diagram of poisonous thoughts” in a simple script. it includes “envy,” “self-destruction,” “never satisfied” and “paranoia” among other destructive behaviors and thoughts. i always...
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geez, gijs!

May 30, 2010

digging gijs frieling‘s paintings and interior murals!!! totally want the book, vernacular painting, with incredi-lettering by job wouters.
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