January 2013 Archives
The quirky Spanish shoe company
has a worldwide collection of retail stores,
Camper Together .....
each unique, they are designed by renown
& they are springing-up everywhere!!!!
I have seen incredible stores designed by
& the Bouroullec Brothers ....
but, right now I am totally enthralled by this
divine store in NYC!!!
Located on Madison Avenue, across from Barneys,
this spectacular NYC store is the creation of
the brilliant Brazilian design duo the
Handcrafted in Brazil the walls, window display,
seating, & lighting is crafted of
woven natural fibers ....
evoking a strong sense of the rainforest.
The "transplastic" seating, considered a metaphor for
the world of natural vs. synthetic,
is a recycled collection of
plastic chairs & tables that appear to be
"growing" through the wicker.
This store is a Madison Avenue "must-see"!!!
Unfortunately, I can't tell you anything about the shoes ....
I was held captive by the environment!!!!
A little something to keep you warm!!!!
Think a weekend in Miami ....
and a fantastic shopping spree at
on "hip & happening"
Lincoln Road in South Beach!!!
And remember this sublimely curated collection
of designer apparel & accessories
is set in a glass & mirror 1800-square-foot
on the fifth floor of a parking garage!!!
Not just any car park ....
but an amazing concrete "sculpture"
design by the dynamic Swiss architectural duo
Of course, my quirky eye was over-obsessed by the
"outdoor furniture" around the store!!!
I was told the pieces were made from
"left-over wood from the construction of the building,"
& they were designed by
Herzog & de Meuron's design team!!!
"Accessoration's sublime" ......
Wouldn't you love them on your NYC terrace!!!!
Everyone knows I love color .....
but did you know my favorite "pattern accessoration"
Renown French conceptualist artist
is the "master" of stripes ....
& two NYC galleries currently have exhibitions
of his work!!!
Petzel Gallery presents versions of site specific
works from the 70's & 80's ......
& the work at Bortolami Gallery features
plexiglass & fabric works,
as well as a gallery of new fiber optic works.
These two exhibitions are
a stunning mix of pattern & color ....
an "accessorator must-see"!!!
The "marriage" of furniture & art at international art fairs
always fascinates me ...
especially last month at Miami's zillion fairs!!!
Featured at Berlin's Neugerriemschneider Gallery
were LA based sculptor Jorge Pardo's
brightly colored plastic wrapped
table & chairs chairs,
as well as his divine light fixtures!!!
Artist Julian Hoeber's Shaker inspired
grey cotton web & wood pieces
were at NYC's Harris Lieberman Gallery.
The four seating pieces fit under the glass table,
creating a sculptural square!!!
NYC's Greene Naftali Gallery,
which usually has great furniture in their booth,
had a divine "photo print" table
by collaborative artists
Vintage Brazilian 50's furniture included
a Zanini ameba-shaped wooden table that was
paired with vintage Eames chairs
at NYC's CRG Gallery,
& a divine sculptural large wooden octagon table
& leather chairs
at NYC's Sean Kelly Gallery!!!
I saw so much great design,
soooo much great art .....
it was heard to know what to look at first!!!
I always love great food ...
& when it comes with great design,
that's a plus!!!!
I had a delicious brunch in my 'hood yesterday at
& I found this fabulous room divider .....
separating the front of house & the dinning room!!
It is stunning!!!
Soooo clever .....
a great graphic element
& a perfect place to stack wood,
for the enormous wood burning oven,
a focal point in the restaurant!!!
Great idea for the new "great room" at my house!!!
LA based artist Andrea Bowers'
"Tree Sitting Platforms" combined art, design,
& social consciousness
at NYC's Andrew Kreps Gallery at
the Basel/Miami Art Fair.
A focal point at the fair,
these "perfect perches" of recycled materials
are a sublime reminder
of our responsibility to the environment.
This visually stimulating combination
of "art & message"
fits my aesthetic to a tee ......
& I would love having a "platform" hang
in my garden!!!
In addition to "art" at Miami's
the floor of the booth of NYC's Canada Gallery
was over-laid with a fantastic selection
of handmade Berber rugs ...
sold by Youssef Idia,
of one of the galley's artists!!!
According to gallery owner Phil Grauer,
"the structure of the rugs match the structure
of many of the paintings I'm interested in."
Art collectors loved the booth
& snapped up the fabulous rugs!!!
Again, proving my point that
art & design are becoming one!!!