Posts Tagged ‘ DESIGN ’

make the maker

October 31, 2009

stumbled upon sophy naess’ work tonight while googling around. aren’t the swedes great? i like her hockney-esque brightness, simplicity, and shapes. makes me want to make things again. her website archive is loaded with depictions of her presumably enviable cool kid life–anonymous interlocking lovers, a peeing pair in the bushes (drawn in microsoft paint),...
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dirty dishes

October 30, 2009

trina and i went cruising around clement street the other day and and of course she took me to this fantastic asian store (the best!) stacked precariously high with patterned cups, bowls, and other kitchen supplies for your asian needs. wow, if you ever need a gift this is the place to be. owl-shaped...
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5 things i wanted to buy at the thrift store

October 24, 2009

but didnt cute vintage mikasa brown teacups w/saucers rudimentary adding machine (??) tea kettle clock “zucker” (german for sugar) container leather ice bucket
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thomas bayrle <3's china

October 1, 2009

wowza! always wanted a chance to post about thomas bayrle, an artist deeply influenced by the multiplicity, patterns and aesthetics of communist china. now with these photos from the ny times’ coverage of china’s 60th communist anniversary, i have the chance! his book, 40 years chinese rock & roll, is an incredible psychedelic trip...
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September 26, 2009

my mom and i love the mt. sinai hospital thrift store on halsted & diversey in chicago. we always raid the designer room. while i was there in august we picked up some books and checked out a few old copies of holiday magazine, a fancy travel magazine that (based on google searches) was...
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space jam

September 16, 2009

at rodarte… i’m OVER shredding and leather and studs and sweatpants and black and grey and 90s (not that that was ever my look anyways….) that’s not fun! grunge went out because everyone grew up and out of their teen depression. at helmut lang… so let’s get OVER IT and WELCOME THE FUTURE!!! a...
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im not a model

September 14, 2009

jen had her trunkshow at the silverman gallery a few weeks ago and spilled these photos onto facebook. martha davis provided shoes and we munched on crumbled pringles while the surprisingly impressive fashion set mingled and polished off case after case of wine. good times, even if you’re the shortest model on display.
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prepare to be hypnotized

August 31, 2009

LAPIS from 1966 this is a great article from the catalog from the james whitney retrospective in toronto in 1984. it gives a good history of his work and how he made everything–mostly by hand (punching holes in paper, painting, etc.) and later with assistance from rudimentary computer systems his brother developed. enjoy these...
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rock of love

August 24, 2009

nico and i did some test shots on the beach in martha’s vineyard for a photo project we’re working on. the results:
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how did i not think of this?

August 19, 2009

these were in opening ceremony’s windows for a while, just found the website. confetti system‘s handmade-in-brooklyn pinatas filled with handmade confetti. they’re so simple and beautiful! if i was rich, i’d buy a billion and smash one every day of the year for the rest of my life. like a gong to start the...
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