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One last summer "accessoration" fling ...... at Amagansett Beach!!!!
I adore "art accessorations" and was especially enamored
by the new "DeWoody"!!!!
Artist Peter Dayton,
inspired by 1950's "woodie wagons,"
created "car contact-paper" ....
to re-create this playful "beach buggy"
for Kyle DeWoody,
creative director and co-founder of
a fabulous new website joining art & commerce,
that mixes on-line shopping with bricks 'n mortar!!!
The car is divine ......
and I'm sure the new "art accessorations" at
Grey Area's December pop-up shop
will be fabulous too!!!!
ARTWARE editions, one of my favorite shopping meccas,
is home to amazing "art accessorations."
New York artist Rob Wynne has created this unlimited edition of
divine hand painted dinner plates and platters.
The 21 quotes decorating the rims of the 10 1/2" dinner plates
are pulled from history, literature, poetry, ......
or are original "thoughts" from the artist!!!!
Mix and match phrases as you like ......
making your dinner table an "artist's conversation piece"!!!
The platter is available with 3 different quotes too!!!
Graffiti is a great "city accessoration" ......
the color, the patterns, the words, the pictures ....
and the locations!!!
And London's East End always has the most divine
selection of things to see!!!
Remember London's op-art bunnie (blog 6/3/10) .....
she changed her "look" all the time!!!!
Graffiti is part of the
"keep your eyes opened all the time"
theory of "accessoration"!!!
are the creators of my favorite "grown-up"
Back-To-School accessoration .....
notebooks & journals!!!!
In a zillion sublime colors and 30 clever titiles
ARTISTS I MET AND LIKED
DESIGNERS I MET AND LIKED
SHOPAHOLICS I MET AND LIKED
FASHIONISTAS I MET AND LIKED
WRITERS I MET AND LIKED
GARDENERS I ME AND LIKED
I have already ordered all of them!!!!
Makes a great "color-story" on your bookshelf too!!!!!
This month's House Beautiful has a surprise
embedded into page 113!!!
Access to a behind-the-scene video from
designer Nick Olsen
is available on your smartphone!!!!!
Download the free Digimarc Discover app onto your phone!!!
Point the scanner at the center of the page,
wait for the chime .......
and Nick's video appears on your phone!!!
I tried it and it works like magic ......
perfect picture & sound!!!!
So, hurry out, pick up House Beautiful .......
download & scan!!!!!
FYI, according to HB E-I-C Newell Turner .....
this is just the beginning ......
"Videos are going to become a part of every issue!!!!"
Opened in Milan in 1990, Carla Sozzani's 10 Corso Como
is the world's ultimate shopping extravaganza!!!
My idea of divine & decadent shopping has changed since my original Corso Como experiences of the 90's ........ I still love the fabulous clothing and accessories, but I am now totally consumed by the space and Kris Ruhs' stunning design elements, from packaging to furniture!!!
Last spring, I was enamored the collection of handmade, bespoke, black & white ceramic planters (blog 5/3/10) created by Ruhs, 10 Corso Como's resident artist & design. And last week, I was held captive in the recently renovated & expanded book shop ...... home to a plethora of incredible design, art, & culture books .... and his divine design updates!!!!
The loft-like space is fantastic and Ruhs' design details are stunning!!! The windows are curtained with necklaces of geometric plastic pieces painted in graphic patterns of black & white, and abstract colorations!!! Ruhs' newly designed, eclectic collection of glass-topped display tables with bespoke sculptural metal bases that took my breath away!!!! And his choice of chairs, the shapes & colors, are pretty fabulous too!!!
I think Kris Ruhs is an "accessorator" supreme .....
I've become a Kris Ruhs groupie!!!!
And just wait till you see the bar & restaurant!!!!
Jim Hodges, FOUR LETTERS, 1993 -1994
stationary: 17lb. vellum, ribbon, stickers. envelopes
in Mingei paper-covered box.8 3/4 x 11"
Edition of 250 with 50 AP's
Produced & Fabricated by Petra Holtzman Multiples Ltd.
I got this fabulous gift from my friend Tina Petra,
who, in addition to designing gorgeous jewelry, ......
produced an eclectic collection of artist designed objects!!!
Jim Hodge's edition, "Four Letters," created in 1993,
reflects his delicate, romantic, & intimate drawing style!!!
Combining emotion, touch, the human hand
& an intrinsic sense of melancholy .........
the project was inspired by his "Diary of Flowers"series!!!!
Computers have made the art of writing letters passé .....
but, this portfolio is so visually romantic,
it may make us all want to write love letters again!!!
And it is a divine object, a "must-have"
for all art collectors & design enthusiasts!!!!
The March color issue of HB is out & it's absolutely fabulous!!!!
A "must-keep" for all accessorators!!!
And my first "flip book" for Housebeautiful.com
is now online!!!!!
Please take a look & let me know what you think!!!
There's a new one going up every month!!!!
The Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent has the most
innovative, imaginable, incredible exhibition .......
David Hockney: Fleurs Fraîche
It's a collection of drawings made on iPads & iPhones
"made for the screen, totally on the screen ... it's not an illusion,"
and they are exhibited on the devices!!!
The second part of the installation is a video of the images ......
I videoed a section of the video & that's what this is!!!!
The video is not perfect ..... it's my first video!!!!
But, it gives you an idea of how fabulous work this is!!!
Isn't it amazing????
These fabulous Big Feet arrived in Miami last month!!!!
Spanish designer Marti Guixé's store for Camper's Toðer brand celebrates the company's collaborative philosophy .....
"the ability to integrate different creative expressions and
cultures into one project."
Leading contemporary designers........
including the Bouroullec Brothers, Konstantine Grcic,
Hella Jongerius, Jaime Hayon, and the Campana Brothers
have created exclusive product and
outstanding one-off stores with Camper!!!!
I think these stores are fabulous "accessorations"
and applaud the Camper philosophy!!!
Especially those who admit it ......... like myself!!!
Making Marks celebrates English artist & designer Sue Timney's illustrious career,
& the stunning black & white designs created with her partner Grahame Fowler!!!
I was lucky to purchase & print designs by Timney-Fowler in the 1980's ....
& I am thrilled to share Pointed Leaf Press's beautiful monograph!!!
The influence of Timney-Fowler on apparel & home design is monumental ......
This book is a must-have for all design libraries!!!
Johnson Banks have asked an eclectic collection of 10 creative English taste-makers to take a "journey" through the V&A Museum to select their favorite "things." The result is ten individual be-spoke maps to help visitors pinpoint V&A highlights. The idea is brilliant and the execution flawless ..... the use of the unusual fold creating the illusion of many pieces of paper is fantastic.
The stunning maps are works of art and treasures ..........
and of course, I must have each one!!!!