I love this piece and wanted to use it in the last project I worked on in Venice Beach. Micheal McLaughhlin's work is represented by Robin Rice Gallery and Robin was kind enough to send me an invite to the opening reception that is tonight in NYC. Obviously I won't be able to make it because I'm here in Los Angeles, but if you are in New York, you should:
The Robin Rice Gallery announces the annual group show of photographs by gallery artists entitled SUMMERTIME Salon 2011. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday June 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The show runs through September 11, 2011.
Rio, 2002 by Micheal McLaughlin instantly sets the mood. A unique perspective from above a stretch of white sandy beach speckled with multi-colored umbrellas in the foreground, it then ebbs from the aqua surf to a wide expanse of brilliant blue ocean. When viewed from afar it’s reminiscent of Mark Rothko with its horizontal color blocks. Upon closer inspection, the details are filled with the promise of summer…from sandcastles and flirtations on the beach to laughter left in the wake of a tiny speedboat. It’s the perfect blend of contemporary and timeless.
According to David Netto's recent "Shangri-La in the Dust" article posted in WSJ Magazine, the Hacienda de San Antonio is a must visit SECRET located less than two hours inland from the Pacific coastal city of Manzanillo, deep in the highlands of Mexico.
Well, I'm hear to blow the top off this little secret cuz I'm in LOVE with the beauty of this place. The isolated hotel was renovated and restored to its original glory by French interior designer Robert Couturier.
Phaidon’sDeiter Rams: as Little Design As Possible is a comprehensive monograph on highly influential product designer Dieter Rams, who was head of design at Braun from 1961 to 1995. Rams created some of the most iconic objects of the 20th century.
Actress Angela Featherstone's first curated show, Fuck Pretty, is a collection of photographs by world-renowned and unknown women artists, whose work moves and inspires her. There are images from contemporary photographers Catherine Opie, Susan Meiselas, Tierney Gearon and equally important to the curator, an array of emerging artists, some of whose work the curator is proud to be showing for the very first time.
A set of 4 "Sphere Chairs" by Boris Tabacoff with white leather cushions and goat skin throws, 1940's - France; Carrera Marble Top Bronze Base Dining Table by Warren Platner; Hanging Light Fixture by Kwangho Lee 2010
Executive iPhone Holders from Radius One by William Sklaroff - 1970s
These trays were originally designed in the pre-cell phone era of the 1970s to hold notepad paper, however they are perfectly sized for iPhones. From the Radius One Metal Collection designed by William Sklaroff for Smith Metal Arts/McDonald Products.
Originally offered in a full range of finishes; available in brushed steel, brushed brass and brown lacquer.
The best part of my job is discovering and then being able to use beautiful pieces like these hand blown glass light pendants.
These pieces use dollops of glass over a central core. The hot bits are blown out to diffuse the color and create a bulbous cloud-like shape. Designed by Caleb Siemon + Carmen Salazar. Made in California. Signed. Available here.
Caleb Siemon will be at the DWELL on Design Event on June 24-26th @ the LA Convention Center. If you are planning on going, be sure to check them out.