click here to maximize your minimalism!
click here to view my favorites from the archives. gee
are you a fonts enthusiast? a typophile?
find the beauty on your daily walk! take time to notice the details of your landscape.
there is nothing like seeing a great handbag in action.
plastics are our future. how can you resist plastic? it is so shiny and pleasing. I have a penchant for plastics.
chronicling my quest for the one true
have you ever noticed the similarity between nyc fire call boxes and benevolent Kannon, goddess of mercy?
every design, fashion and art magazine I read lately features some important directional artist making big contributions to their genre. and where do they live? brooklyn!
who says there are no more 'new ideas' in art and design? the newness is in the juxtaposition.
this is how I really get things done. with my little green co-worker/task-master.
clothing & accessories design
useful, economical, modular pieces that can be mix-matched in numerous
ways (because why can't fashion be useful and lasting? I think
it can!) So I say Maximize your Minimalism!
Satin Karate Belt featured in Dec 06 Real Simple
Voted Best Designer 2006 Style Bakery
'On the Rise'
Daily Buss Feature
in the blog press
the girl who ate everything
(into) the fray
far too cute
couture in the city
high fashion girl
furniture (especially chairs from the 50s and 60s), uniforms, repeating patterns, menswear, Oscar Niemeyer,
traditional Japanese architecture, the Rimpa School and Ogata Korin's 8-Point Bridge, Matisse, bromeliads,
succulents and other waxy flora
bamboo, coral, moss, woodgrain, silhouettes & other cut-outs, plastic,
low-resolution images, the photo copier, off-registration prints, Max
Ernst's Lunar Asparagus, NYC fire call boxes that look like Kannon, Fauvist color sense, the Noguchi Museum,
pretty much all of Abstract Expressionism
magazines of current
Domino, Elle Decor (British), ARTnews, Art in America, Wallpaper
favorite heel style
the wedge, but a sleek modern interpretation
current shoe obsession
alas, the sneaker. (because I live in nyc and walk a ton!) but not too
sneakery of a sneaker. more of a sneaker disguised as a shoe, like a mary
jane style or a high-tech looking black one with a metallic accent. how
about Royal Elastics? I must go try some on. I really like the non-sneakeryness
of their styles.
changes in the boston artworld
Check out this interview
on Boston-based blog, "Drivetime." Kind of a fun idea, author and vloggist, Ravi Jain amusingly deadpans into the camera about his various musings on his way to work. His sarcastic side-kick and co-vloggist, Sonia, has good timing too. This interview with James Hull, an old friend from Boston, is a good one. If you have ever been to the Gallery at Green Street
, you may find this clip informative. [image: Drivetime
Aha. The Boston art scene is so intertwined. More about the passing of the baton from Green Street to Axiom Gallery
One of the gallery prime-movers (or perhaps just featured artist, I am not sure) is Drivetime's Ravi Jain. The first exhibit showcases his work.
Why drop the established name, Gallery at Green Street, and change the name to Axiom? Axiom is an already established gallery in Inman Square. And already won Best Art Gallery
from The Weekly Dig
, excerpted below. Why am I so interested? This used to be my hood, and my subway stop. gee
Axiom GalleryIt was a tough contest, but this young, upstart gallery ultimately bested a whole list of much older, more-established venues. Co-conspirators Phaedra Shanbaum and Heidi Kayser have brought a smart and inventive curatorial eye, plus a kicky sense of fun, to the local art scene. The gallery focuses mainly on interactive sculpture and video art—such as their recent exhibit of the many-limbed creatures of video sculpture artist Michael Reese—and is prone to bizarre (but still accessible) concepts, such as an upcoming exhibit in which artists turn cake into an art medium. [186 Hampshire St., Inman Sq., Cambridge. 617.513.6375. axiomart.org]
Labels: art, contemporary art