Bonkers beautiful textiles by Swati Kalsi via Indian by Design:
“My vocabulary for ornamentation.”
Photographs by David Hanes.
E. J. Jelles floor lamp ca. 1964 via Cencity. Garrault-DeLord objects ca. 1970-1977 via the-saleroom.
Steel, white bronze by Nick Van Woert at L & M Arts.
Nickel polished steel cracks by Michael Genovese via Oh Wow Gallery.
Benjamin Valenza via Christopher Robbins/Portalen Portalen/VVORK, which I miss dearly.
All I want is a garden of scholar’s rocks. Drawings by Liu Dan via Artnet/Fresh Ink/RedBox/Brooklyn Museum.
Vases by Memphis Group member Luciano Florio Paccagnella who now lives in Budapest, all from ebay seller artibus365:
“It’s risky at the same time, just as risky as anything else one does without any logical reasoning, clear consideration, argument or reasonable explanation.”
For sinking into, handtufted rugs by Laura Slater.
Just in time for forever, the amazing Huarache Blog, devoted to handwoven sandals, via J.
Carved acrylic by Sophia Collier:
“I wish I could reach down and pick up a piece of the water surface and keep it forever.”
Love Lina-Marie Köppen‘s work, and her thoughts on unlearning and uselessness, via this is paper. From top: Rolling pin, two-legged stool, bowl that looks like dough but is made of plastic:
“Objects that suggest archetypical shapes and archetypical behaviour, but offer something else.”
Can’t stop thinking about these ripped clothes by Adam Andrascik, which reminds me a bit of a cleaner-edged Hussein Chalayan S/S 2003, one of my favorites.
A handrail removed from the wall, turned on its side and mounted: the subtlest disruption of space and function, the interrupted periphery, and totally brilliant. By Nate Page in the stairwell at the Armory Center for the Arts until June. (Photos by Joshua White.)
Jean-Pierre Raynaud’s la Maison de La Celle-Saint-Cloud, closed in 1988, via Enclave/Frieze:
“A catalogue of the paradigms of modernity stands before the viewer’s eyes: the grid and apparently endless Cartesian space; the perspective that is its correlate; repetition; mass-production and the collapse of the original; and alienation through loss of the individual.”
Yes: modular plaster block casts from Jurrijn Huffenreuter via Mocoloco:
“The imperfections of the mold parts remain visible in the finished product. This makes it a clear, readable product, showing the moment of creation. If the creator would like to make an object again he only has to stack the blocks around the object to recreate the mold.”
I’ve been swooning over the work of Mushimegane Books for months, without realizing it. Vessels with feet at OEN. ALSO: These bowls.
From my studio visit with designer Heather Levine, now up on Sight Unseen:
“I smash my own pieces all the time.”
Nicolas de Staël: Still life with hammer, Livres (1955?) via wikipaintings.
Stainless steel beanbags from ”Stable Inhabitants of a Changing World” series by Cheryl Ekstrom via Trove.