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.
stefano arienti at lehmann maupin
Stefano Arienti, Library, 2007, 300 bushels of wheat and 99 altered books,
Currently on viewThe new Lehmann Maupin Gallery on the Lower East Side.
at Lehmann Maupin's new location on the Lower East Side is a reinstallation of Stefano Arienti's 2007 commissioned piece, Library
. The cautionary sign on the gallery's outer door regarding wheat allergies drew me right in. Once inside, I didn't know which to explore first: the new gallery space on two floors that was formerly a glass factory, or the quiet Zen meditative garden-like mound of wheat, with a sign to the left that reads, "You may enter and enjoy the library. Please remove shoes." Thinking it was a Zen koan
of some sort, and not an actual invitation, I did not choose to explore the piece in that way. Instead I went upstairs and was pleased to understand Library
from a new perspective, with the books in view.
Had I been more brave, I would have experienced walking in the wheat mound, no doubt becoming giddy with the idea of illicitly stepping on art (my museum manners prevent me from this), and would have discovered the books
that have been "selectively traced, pierced, or illustrated by the artist." That settles it. I am going back to play in the wheat and participate in the art. Library
is meant to evolve and shift as people explore the work. By all means, leave your preconceived notions at the door and dig in to this piece when you go.
through Saturday, June 14, 2008Lehmann Maupin
201 Chrystie Street
Lower East Side
More exhibition space upstairs.
Arienti's Library, viewed from the second floor balcony.
Labels: contemporary art, galleries, quiet contemplation, zen