Volunteers filled 1.5 million balloons with helium, and released them all at once:
“When the rain came, it wet the balloons and caused them to descend without popping . . . The floating balloons made finding the head of someone fighting to stay above water impossible.”
Holy wow new chairs by WAKA WAKA, opening this Saturday.
Amazing woven beach towels by Lilian of BFGF.
Loving the shapes and mottle of these Egyptian porphyritic diorite vessels, ca. 3000 B.C.
Badasses Georgia O’Keefe and Simone de Beauvoir wearing Calder jewelry. ALSO: This necklace via And Things.
Thrilled belief to be showing these wood-fired pieces by Takayuki Watanabe, who only fires twice a year in his remote studio in Japan, in the “I’m Revolting Ceramics Shop” for Sight Unseen OFFSITE, May 16-20 at 2oo Lafayette St. in NYC.
I can’t believe I’ve never posted before about Object and Totem, Julianne Ahn’s pottery line! So psyched that these works from her amazing “Artifact” line and more will be available in the “I’m Revolting Ceramics Shop” for Sight Unseen OFFSITE: May 16-20 in NYC.
These vases by the amazing Bari Ziperstein (getting married this weekend!) for BZIPPY & CO. Available at the “I’m Revolting Ceramics Shop” for Sight Unseen OFFSITE, May 16 – 20 at 200 Lafayette St. in NYC.
Part of the thrill of curating the “I’m Revolting Ceramics Shop” was finding artists I didn’t know before like Joseph Pintz, who makes work with heft (he calls it “stubborn physicality”) — dough bowls, double bowl and more available from May 16-20 at 200 Lafayette St. for Sight Unseen OFFSITE.
The vibe of this lookbook for Bandelier, inspired by Aubock and Puryear (and first spotted on S.B.). Shot by Andrew Lee, via Miss Moss. ALSO: Current season hotness.
Dying over the new S/S 2014 Building Block line and how much I love these girls. EARLIER: Studio Visit. ALSO: Did you see them in the new Fashionable Selby book?
Ebay offer time, this tiny African child’s chair.
Lamps by David Kirshoff. I also laughed/choked reading the name of this piece, so that seems like a good reason to post it: Doodie Diaper Elf Babie Blue Pants.
Jaume Amigó at Michael Dunev. ALSO: Plates at Clucart.
Parasite production by Samuel Treindl via Dezeen.
Amazing new copper and wood pieces by Studio Spruzzi, in my piece for T Magazine about young L.A. sculptors making furniture:
“Studio Spruzzi grew out of the couple needing pieces that would fit into the built-in nooks of their 140-square-foot Mount Washington home, a former massage studio.”
Loving walls of little baskets. Top: National Basketry Organization (!). Bottom: Helle Jorgensen. UPDATE: Abby Sherrill.
Little classical bits by Aidan Koch.
Paper sculptures of fictional plant forms by Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao.
Necklaces/brooch by Edgar Mosa via Current Obsession:
“‘Trees are like people – you never know when they’re gonna slap you in the face.’ That is quite straightforward; every kind of relationship requires interest, dosage of character, and a lot of labor. . . . I have been talking to trees for a while now and it is not always that we understand each other. Relationships in life, with places, people and mirrors, are just like that.”
ALSO: Lovely work table details.
Porcelain beads by Manon van Kouswijk via Klimt02/White Heat.
Oh, my heart: “Point Break” by Maxine Gambus for Éditions du livre.
From top: Tomelloso, Ciudad Real (1960) by Ramón Masats; Hermès menswear F/W 2012; Maison Rabih Kayrouz at Farfetch.
My latest studio visit with set designer Adi Goodrich, now on Sight Unseen! Above: A piece from Goodrich’s “These Are My Friends and Their Friends” series, and the Stuart Davis painting, Ready-to-Wear (1955), that inspired it:
“If we sit and have a conversation, all I’m doing is looking everywhere and my mind is always thinking about how surfaces are put together and glued together and screwed together, and how paint is applied and what adhesive is used. I’m just always building and thinking about the choices that people make. And when the choices aren’t made well, I want to talk about it. It gets real geeky, Su. It gets real geeky.”
ALSO: This PSA for creatives.
Antique mirror boxes from Stilleben.
Simple perfect tableware from Andrew Kazakes, also available as part of Arts Restore LA.
Stickerfoil on marbleplate (I like both those words) by Noem Held.