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.
alicia k had a group show back in october
The best iced cookie I have ever eaten. By Alicia K.
Blurry Portrait of an Artist.
Her work to the right.
Crochet Safety Cones by Alicia Kachmar
I think I scarfed 3 whole cookies. Honestly I don't know what
came over me. I will never forget the taste of these cookies.
The icing was sooooooooooo delicious. And I normally don't like icing.
So here's the thing. I took one look at the blurry photo I took of soft sculpture artist, Alicia Kachmar, after I went to her opening back in October
, got frustrated with my photography skills in that moment, and didn't want to post. But now that I look at this batch of photos again, I think they're a good representation of the event. So here goes.
In other news, I just "installed" my very own safety cones which I proudly purchased the night of her opening, and am very pleased with the arrangement. If I can snap some non-blurry pics, I'll show you. Even if they're a bit blurry, I'll show you.
Note: Some of my blurry pics on this blog are blurry on purpose. Some are just due to low lighting and the fact that I don't like the flash on my digital camera. Too harsh.
The artist herself!
Everyone at the show could don the orange safety vests and
do some investigating. Very festive.
The Chashama pop-up gallery space on W37th was teeny tiny, so the
show spilled out onto the street.
More gallery goers.
Labels: alicia kachmar, art, contemporary art, crochet, soft sculpture