How cool is this reflective window at the Balenciaga shop (currently closed since Sandy) in NYC?
If you know the technical term for this type of glass or plexi please let me know.
My favorite thing to paint are portraits which capture less of the realistic shapes or forms but more of the character and personality of whomever they are meant to represent. The one above is of myself on a really stressful day.
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Find neon fluorescent sleeve filters here.
A valentines day inspired DIY window at Gracious Home on the Upper East Side.
Happy Birthday Dad!
One of the things I miss most about living in Williamsburg is the abundance of random and easy to find inspiration. Although quickly evolving into one of Brooklyn’s most gentrified and expensive place to live, hand printed posters, and illegal but often amazing graffiti still cover many of the neighborhoods once industrial buildings and even many of its new construction sites.
It may hardly be a secret, but on any given night, one can shop freely from the many piles of abandoned furniture and artwork that have often been carelessly tossed in front of abandoned homes and building, just waiting for someone to take them home. I have found some of my favorite pieces that way.
Although I will still visit, I am sure it wont ever feel the same…
While shopping for vintage furniture in Hudson, NY last week, I stumbled (more like tripped) over this magnificent 1970’s Frank Stella screen-print which he made for the 100th year anniversary celebration of the NYC, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Since I will be celebrating my own thirtieth birthday next week, if any of you want to buy me a gift, hint hint, this would be one amazing and very well cherished gift. Until then, I will dream that Frank is making one especially for me.
Munich based art director and photographer Nick Frank shoots these amazing photos of the back of an otherwise typical German shopping center.
Does anyone know who designed this building?
Early this past summer, at the Pallazo Fortuny in Venice Italy, I finally experienced my first ever James Turrell. After learning so much about his work in school and having often used my non-experienced understanding of his work as inspiration for my own, to finally be seeing and experiencing his work made me feel particularly proud and excited.
I felt proud because I knew that it was a piece by James Turrell and that here was the work of an American artist hidden in a little corner of historic Italy. I felt excited because it was my first time experiencing his work and because I had no idea what I was about to experience when the guard politely told me it was OK to enter this otherwise nondescript dark corner doorway at the end of the small museum.
In general; his work is very calculated, detailed, experiential, and even though so rigidly framed, they really are so soft and enlightening in every way imaginable.
The installation at the Fortuny museum is titled “Red Shift”.
The image above is titled Dhātu, and is from his 2010 installation at the Gagosian gallery in NYC.
The photo above I took New Years 2011 but feel it very appropriate for the abstract mood I am feeling for this year (look closely and you will see that it is a circle of love). I also love that 2013 = 0123 and is a metaphoric play on progress, such as unexpected life changes which are meant to enhance our experiences rather than throw us off course.
If you are obsessed with numbers, dates, astrology, or any spiritual understanding of time, then you may already have noted today, 12/12/12, or December, 12 2012 as a magical day of sorts. I simply think today is cool because never again will the calendar ever have such a unique and equal pattern like it does today.
Absolutely loving this super handsome 2013 Astrology Wall Calendar by San Fransisco based graphic designer Chelsey Dyer.
Buy it here on etsy.com.
I may just gift myself and buy one for my new home office.
Hanukkah is here and Christmas is in the air and so until the end of the month I will try and post some of my favorite gift ideas.