Archives for: December 2009

MERRY, HAPPY, HO HO HO ........ IT'S CHRISTMAS EVE!!!!!


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"ACCESSORATING" THE HOLIDAY SEASON 
with peace, love, joy, health, and happiness ...... from my house to yours!!!

Going on vacation .... back January 4th .... ready to "Accessorate" 2010!!!

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas #8

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The ultimate Christmas gift for "the accessorator" is .........either one of these two hand-embroidered tapestries by world-famous artist Takashi Murakami!!!! Created in collaboration with Louis Vuitton, each is a limited edition of 20. The tapestries were hand woven in India, from New Zealand wool, using the lock stitching method, using about 20 knits per square centimeter.  They have been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Vuitton store in Tokyo, Design Miami in Basel Switzerland, the Hong Kong Museum, the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin ........ and next month they will be at the Louis Vuitton store on the Champs-Elysées, Paris. The square carpet is titled "Pink Time" and the round carpet is"Flowerball," each is available in two sizes ......  unfortunately delivery time is 4 months ...... but you can always print this page and wrap it in a divine box!!!!

 

Obviously a "major gift" ........ the only response would be a gigantic "THANK YOU", in sky writing over Manhattan!!!!!!!!!!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas #7..........

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There is no Christmas present that I can think of that is better than a puppie!!!! And every parent I know would think that these puppies, from British artist Robert Bradford, are the best!!!! No food, no water, and best of all no walking ......how divine!!! Working with materials that are repurposed, have vivid color, a variety of shapes, and random relationships has led to the creation of these delightful sculptures.

 

"Ideally the pieces will work on many levels. The toys themselves interest me in their own right as mini-sculptures by unknown and uncredited artists. Mostly I use the toys abstractly as forms with which to build muscle bone or internal or external organs but all types of human pursuits can be referred to and represented through them -things loved or hated- things used and carried as tools etc etc. They provide interest in surface detail wilst making their contribution to the totalities. The toys also provide a moving history of fads and fashions as they pass through the media and our awareness, temporarily significant and then forgotten." Robert Bradford

 

It appears Bradford is very much in touch with his inner child, and is not afraid to share it with all of us!!!!!! I would love to find one of these fabulous puppies under my Christmas tree ..... and would be thrilled to share it with my inner child too!!!!!!!

 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas #6..........

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The "accessorator's" favorite gifts are books or works of art, particularly works on paper, and this project is a combination of the two!!!! London designer Tim Fishlock has created this "limited-edition book presented in a screen-printed box featuring twenty removable large format prints by world-renowned artists." The edition was created exclusively for Habitat, UK and is titled 50by70. The project is limited to 4000 boxes, and the title refers back to the size of the prints (50cmx70cm), which are meant to fit into a standard size frame.

 

"The idea behind the book is to give people the chance to own beautiful, limited edition artwork by established and up-and-coming artists and then be able to put it straight into a 50by70cm frame. A lot of time was spent putting together a diverse and hugely talented mix of image-makers. 50x70 is as much about introducing the work of established artist to a new audience as it is show-casing the skills of the new kids on the block."  Tim Fishlock

 

Artists include ........ Patrick Hughes, Kevin Cummins, Zeloot, Tim Fishlock, Tsang Kin-Wah, Alex Trochut, Adrian Johnson, Flag Jorge Chamorro, Julian House, Stephen Zirwes, Merijn Hos, John Offenbach, Phunk, Shepard Fairey, Denis Darzacq, Sroop Sunart, Aarons Johnson, Anthony Burril, and Basso & Brooke.

 

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas #5..........

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I finally made it to the most divine new store in Miami Beach ..... The Webster ..... it is absolutely fabulous and beyond chic!!!!  And I promise to tell you all about it in January .....but.....for now, it's where I found this collection of bags, aptly titled "You Can't Judge A book By Its Cover,"  designed by Olympia Le-Tan, and heard them scream ..... "BUY ME"!!!

 

Books, books, books ....my most favorite gift .... and here they are as my most favorite "accessory" .....a hangbag!!!! This duet is beyond my wildest dream!!! Olympia has repurposed the covers of 21 first-addition books into charming limited edition evening bags. The handmade "book bags," an edition of 16 of each, are embroidered with silk threads and have felt appliques. The base cloth is cotton canvas and they are lined in Liberty prints ..... a very, very quirky gift that would create a very "literary Christmas"!!!!!!!!

 

"I was thinking there were all these beautiful books around and they were being forgotten with everyone on the Internet, so I made it so that you can carry them around." Olympia Le-Tan