Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
In addition to supporting artists on Etsy, I am really fond of 20x200. They always have an interesting artist pick or feature. Plus you can't beat the price!
And really, while I don't have much room left at home or at work and I have things I already need to get framed, I'm still drawn to these pieces. So much so that I just bought them.
These two prints by Laura DiCioccio are created using an interesting tecnique -
I make sculptures and paintings about my anticipatory nostalgia for obsolescing paper media objects. The softness of a read newspaper page and the glossy slickness of a fresh magazine page are sensations embedded in our physical memory — the familiarity of touching these objects allows a relationship to form in the process of consuming the information they provide. When these objects disappear from our culture and assume the homogeneous texture of a back-lit screen, I fear that some of our intimacy with the process of reading will fade.
Fashion magazines are the source materials for my series color codification dot drawings. I make each piece on a sheet of frosted mylar laid over a magazine page. After assigning a color to every letter in the alphabet (numbers are in grayscale, 0=white and 9=black), I apply tiny dots of paint over every character on the page. Each drawing I make has a different color codification, and therefore a different palette. The resulting painting is a legible blur of dots in the form of the article’s layout — like a system of Braille for the color inclined.
If you haven't checked out 20x200 (or Etsy for that matter), your walls are missing out. Please take down any Michael's print of Van Gogh and get yourself something unique for your space. Plus, who knows, your artist may be famous someday!
Friday, July 17, 2009
While everyone is ga-ga over the "innovative" ears, I think this 1920's girl was the quirky ear-wearing girl of her time. Look at her... she's adorable.
I may need to get a pair of my own. Personally I like these lace ones from Maison Michel.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
YOU may believe that summer is not the time for buying tights, but if you were to speak to Scottish hosiery design duo Bebaroque you might think otherwise. The label's distinctive decorative tights have been a hit with fashion insiders over the past few seasons and, since arriving in Liberty, have garnered quite a celebrity following.
Florence Welch (of Florence & the Machine) ordered a bespoke pair of tights, Kylie Minogue purchased the entire range for her tour and other leggy stars; including Britney Spears, Girls Aloud, Liberty Ross, Ben Grimes, Daisy de Villeneuve, Erin O'Connor and Charlotte Dellal, have been adding their names to the Bebaroque order list.
"The amount of interest and support we have had over the last few seasons is wonderful and we are thrilled to be stocked in Liberty," Chloe Patience, one half of Bebaroque, told VOGUE.COM.
"I was instantly drawn to the whimsical look of Bebaroque," Alex Stylianidis, Liberty's accessories buying manager said. "The Liberty renaissance at the start of this year saw a Bazaar introduced to the ground floor that is packed with interesting, unique items; Bebaroque is the perfect edition to this room."
I love independent designers getting great recognition.... Now I only hope their prices don't go up too high or they sell out so I can't get more!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
It's bright and clashy, especially with my vintage bamboo desk and Olivetti typewriter, but it's huge and pink and bright and gorgeous.
Now I need to go type some pen pal letters.
P.S. If you click on it, you can see the prettier version.