Sunday, January 28, 2007

for the lovers

"I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow"

For all the lovers out there.... a sampling of new work to be added to the shop later today.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Monday, January 22, 2007

Spring hanging things

I heard on the radio that someone has decided that January 22 is mathmetically the most depressing day of the year due to lack of sunshine, mounting Christmas debt and the realization that New Years resolutions have come and gone unrealized. Here is the antidote: lovely hanging springlike things.

Gerda Steiner and Jorg Lenzlinger's Falling Garden at the San StaĆ« church on the Canale Grande gor the 50th Biennial of Venice in 2003. I love their story : The Doge (Mocenigo) needed a church so as to be able to have a monumental tomb built for himself, the church (San StaĆ«) needed a saint so as to be able to be built, the saint (San Eustachio) needed a miracle so as to be pronounced a saint, the miracle needed a stag in order to be seen, and we built the garden for the reindeer. The visitors lie on the bed above the doge’s gravestone, and the garden thinks for them.

My friend Breigh's Christmas twig. Although sometimes I think it is an Easter twig .

Lighting designer Stuart Haygarth's Tide chandelier from 2004. The mainly plastic peices were found washed up along the shoreline in Kent. The clear and translucent objects hang from monofilament.

David Wiseman's porcelain blossoms with bronze branches.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Recent finds for today:

Atelier Lzc is a
French design firm creating home goods from wallpaper to tea towels. Their vibrant overlapping patterns use bright colors and playful motifs. Highlights are the steel shapes and notebooks. A few of the tea towels, the steel flowers and birds are available from Rose and Radish.

Amy Sedaris has a few hilarious things for sale at Fred Flare right now. Who wouldn't want an Amy Sedaris fake cake Valentienes day? My sister gave me her I Like You, Hospitality Under the Influence book for Christmas and I have to say its very useful. A few recipes I haven't had time to try yet are in her Munchies section:
2. Mozzarella sticks dipped in Cool Whip
3. Take the chewed-up cracker that is in your mouth and top it on another cracker and eat it.
18. Uncooked hot dog dipped in Swiss Miss

Amy grew up in my neighborhood and her brother (not David) runs a floor finishing business in Raleigh complete with Rooster trucks. His website also has a dont kill the rooster game and BBQ sauce. Only in North Carolina.

SANS a Frech fashion design company creating gorgeous draped clothing incorporating green design. Also heck out inhabitat for more contemporary green design. I found them when they featured k. talis in their green jewelry guide and they have proved to be a great resource.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

illustration next

From Fashion illustration next by Laird Borrelli. Above is Anastase Charles' pencil on paper drawing Telepathy & Electricity, Wendy & Jim. Below is Jasper Goodall's pencil, felt-tip pen, Photoshop and Illustrator illustration Crows. The book is really great at showing the variety of mediums used in fashion illustration- many at the same time. Its not so much about the clothes. Another highlight is a self portrait of each artist represented in the back of the book.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy new year. I'm back in the studio this week sending out recent orders, restocking the office and putting together work for the Spring collection. I hope everyone had a great holiday- doing great things or not much of anything. I got a chance to slow down a little bit. I started Zadie Smith's On Beauty and some great books from Lark. Later this week I'll be adding a few new necklaces that made it through the Christmas season.

[above is Andy Goldsworthy with his sculpture Roof at the Smithsonian photo by Lee Ewing]

read more books without pictures
organize the office
rock out in my lapidary class


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