Monday, April 30, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
what a beautiful place to live. what a beautiful WAY to live.
i get up in the morning, get into my big metal car and head out into the asphalt and the buildings and the street signs. these two wake up, throw a colorful embroidered blanket on their yak, and set off through the woods listening to their footsteps, the yak's bell, and the rush of this beautiful place. photograph somewhere in south west china by guillaume de laubier.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
BRILLIANT!! BRILLIANT!! i think these are so exciting, they give me butterflies in my stomach. maschinenleuchten (machine lights) by frank buchwald. of them he says:
"for me, the idea of the machine lights developed over many years of dealing with the nature of modern technology, especially the mechanical artifacts of the industrial age. it is associated for me with the realization that an independent reality which withdraws itself from human access, exists behind the manifest appearances of mechanical objects and secretly determines the world of the machines." …excerpt from a conversation with the philosopher gerhard schwarz, berlin, february 2005.
Friday, April 20, 2007
jean-louis deniot rolled out my favorite color combinations in this little apartment. his portfolio is fantastic and the jim thompson fabric on the bed cushions really knock me out. a silvery blue giraffe. love it.
photographs by xavier bejot for maison francaise.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
sybil andrews 1898 - 1992
born in suffolk in england, andrews was trained in the modernist style at the grosvenor school of modern art in london. she became part of a group of artists who worked in the lino-cut print medium and who embraced a modern expressionist style. the lino cut print was a new medium having first been used in 1912. this group of print makers, led by claude flight, were considered to be avant garde and experienced some antagonism from the traditional art establishment. andrews favored subjects which were ordinary in and of themselves, portraying them in a dynamic expressionist style.
indian dance c.1951
days end c.1961, my favorite
of her medium she says, “(it is) the greatest teacher of all...you are forced to simplify your idea to its fundamentals." - Sybil Andrews
Monday, April 9, 2007
a pair of bronze andirons by marc bankowsky, 2006, france
from maison gerard art deco.
and because it's pretty, a pair of exceptional rectangular verre eglomise panels (glass painted from behind) from the ocean liner the s.s. normandy. france, circa 1934 by jean dupas, executed by jean-charles champigneulle.
Friday, April 6, 2007
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
a couple sets of these flower sticks by arik levy (above) would look great in my huge 15" waterford vase (below). i would fill them with heirloom roses. the vase is so huge and the style never speaks to me so it lives by itself in the far reaches of the lower cabinet. arik may have just the ticket to coax her out.
i also appreciate his crumpled up crystal candlesticks.