i spotted maria pergay's ribbon pouf in the new issue of vogue home, isn't is awesome? she was in her 70's when it was designed!
there are 5 new sage vaughn serigraphs available exclusively through lost & found (323 856 5872).
they are $250 each and totally worth it, the cardinals are so so good!
if you aren't in la i'm sure they would email you photos.
i can't believe my first post about sage was a year ago!
this card came in the christmas gift from knoll textiles. i love this drum and am so happy to have been turned on to graphic designer herbert matter. besides working for knoll, matter designed for conde nast, the swiss national tourist office, charles and ray eames and made a film about alexander calder that was scored by john cage.
a recent exhibit on matter at stanford had this to say (his work) "wasn't done in photoshop...this was done in the darkroom, with masks, knives and imagination."
if you missed the new york times article "best sellers and bombs" in last thursday's home section i highly recommend it. the article asks several owners or buyers of well known design shops about what sells, what hasn't, and what surprises them. while you are most likely familiar with many of the products mentioned (john robshaw, klein reid, swan's island blankets, john derian, missoni home, etc.) i really liked hearing from this faction of the design community.
i spent last night checking out all the prints of amazing photos and drawings available at the house & garden store. each print can be ordered framed or unframed and in sizes ranging from 12" x 15" to 32" x 40". i had to severely edit which pics i posted, there are so many good ones and more are scheduled to be added in the coming months!
can you imagine a current magazine having as graphic a cover as the one above from 1947?
a great range is available, from covers like this one, to beautiful photographs and inspiring interiors. the two below remind me of one of my favorite recent images...
and how chic and current are these two spots, both from the 50's..
and imagine the impact of these two shots below blown up to giant size...
i bought heidi swanson's book super natural cooking last weekend and it is awesome! i particularly love the chapter on eating colorful food. anyway, i was going to post on the book and then i stumbled onto her amazing portfolio of food photography, check it out!
also look at her recipe blog 101 cookbooks, i am a new fan...
i am so excited to go to the socal: southern california art of the 1960s & 70s exhibit at lacma this weekend!
i have been so buying into the myth of california recently, loving all the arts and crafts from that era...
from the exhibit catalogue:
The myth of California—and particularly of southern California—looms large in the modern psyche. Portrayed in the early years of the twentieth century as the land of gold and sunshine, California by the mid-twentieth century was understood in the popular imagination in more nuanced terms. Images of both the utopian and the dystopic took shape in the vision of artists working in the 1960s and 70s in southern California, emerging on the one hand in the sleek, elegant, at times even transcendental works of the so-called "light and space" and "finish fetish" artists; and on the other hand in the gritty, even tawdry imagery and materials of assemblage and California pop.
wendell castle is a name i remember from my childhood b/c my godfather showed his work at his gallery in the 80's. it wasn't until recently that i saw castle's fiberglass work from the 60's.
aren't these lamps are amazing?
the most well know of his fiberglass stuff is the molar collection, chairs and loveseats shaped like teeth! (there is a molar chair up on ebay right now!) his website has some great old photos of the collection in use...
i am now totally coveting a piece by michael phelan. his work is large tie-dye like circles dyed on stretched linen, how cool is that. the series, the best way out is though, is high impact, large canvases and bright colors...i would give up a lot of what i own to have one...
his house in marfa, tx is featured in the new domino.
earlier this week at work we were talking about using gray as an organic neutral. when i came upon the work of the amazing south african photographer inge prins i found a ton of evidence...
i can't resist posting these additional images from her portfolio. so so beautiful! i love the use of old paintings. (thank-you to skinny laminx for the link)