July 27, 2011
Really nice package design by Stockholm Design Lab for Takeshi Akiyama's Ohmine Sake.
If you are interested in sake, check out this interview with Takeshi Akiyama over at Hitspaper.
A contemporary take on Sake. Takeshi Akiyama is a exclusive sake manufacturer based in southern Japan. For generations, his family has produced sake in three qualities; Junmai, Junmai Ginjo, Junmai Daiginjo. The quality of the sake is determined by the percentage of the original rice grain that is used in the brewing process. The lesser the better. And that is also the core idea of our design ~ Stockholm Design Lab
July 24, 2011
Coming out in October 2011 by Author Maria Luisa Frisa is GUCCI: The Making Of.
An unprecedented publication showcasing Gucci as never before, including thought-provoking essays, commentaries, and authoritative anecdotes along with previously unpublished contemporary and archival photographs. Published in conjunction with the opening of the new Gucci Museum in Florence, Gucci is the ultimate celebration of the world-renowned fashion house. Told through a loose grouping of words, concepts, shapes, and moods, the book tells its story through new conceptual forms and the free links between images, symbols, and objects. Conceived by fashion curator Maria Luisa Frisa and W magazine editor in chief Stefano Tonchi, this comprehensive volume showcases the genius of the fashion house through an exclusive lens with inside looks into the inspirations behind the design.~ Rizzoli
July 22, 2011
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July 19, 2011
I'm kinda dying after seeing this Collection Of 5 Ceramic Pieces By Dora De Larios (C. 60s-70s) available at Lawson Fenning. Really nice.
Dora De Larios is a Los Angeles born Mexican-American Ceramist who is famed and admired for her intimate ceramic pieces as well as her large mixed media and architectural installations across California.
Dora has been featured in more than 50 solo gallery shows, group invitational shows and juried museum exhibitions across the U.S., including the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York, the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. ~Fenning
July 18, 2011
July 16, 2011
Scottish Oak Nautical Themed Hall Chair C. 1890, Bamboo Side Tables, Oil On Canvas Of St. Marks Basilica - Venice, Vintage Guatemalan Torito Mask - C. 1940, Expressionist Portrait Painting by Albert Serwazi, Set of 3 Sleek Italian Wall Sconces 1950s, Edward Wormley For Dunbar Rosewood Credenza, Hermes Birkin 40 Bag Bleu de Malte
July 14, 2011
July 13, 2011
I got a chance to meet with Persephenie at her studio here in Los Angeles where she handcrafts her scents and found out about the other things that keep her busy including her fabulous line of jewelry.
D*BP: Tell us about what you do?
P: I'm a perfumer specializing in botanticals and custom perfume. I'm also an Aromatherapist. I formulate body care, make jewelry, and during those rare free periods, I love to paint. I think of myself as a closet painter who earns a living in the world of aromatics.
I'm also mama to a beautiful nine year old and house full of animals.
D*BP: Where is your studio and how long have you had it?
P: My studio is on Edinburgh Avenue, a side street off West Third, one block West of The Grove.
I've been in my space for seven years this summer. My original intention for the studio was to make art and teach art to children. With love and enthusiasm for botanicals and scent, it quickly evolved into an aromatics studio..
I teach botanical perfumery privately and to groups. This year I took a step back from open classes to focus on my body care, perfumes, and jewelry.
D*BP: I really LOVE your jewelry. What kind of materials do you use?
Thank you! Recycled 14 and 18 kt gold, sterling, leather, fossilized tusk, feathers, macrame', semi-precious and precious gems, rose beads that I hand roll, and anything that is beautiful to incorporate.
D*BP: What inspires you?
P: Almost everything, especially my son.
D*BP: What’s your philosophy?
P: Taking care of myself by loving the people and creatures close to my heart, working hard, surrounding myself with beauty, and having fun.
July 08, 2011
You might already be familiar with Mattia Biagi's TAR dripping Teddy Bears (LOVE), but his new Storm of Life preview installations can be seen around Los Angeles now.
STORM OF LIFE is a continuation of Biagi's recent series of work examining common cultural superstitions - their origins and the stigmas attached to them - while questioning the extent to which we let these notions infiltrate and effect our daily lives, and how we can unconsciously accept them as dogma despite their unfounded nature. The exhibition as a means of liberating the artists own fears and irrationalities.
July 07, 2011
July 06, 2011
See more here from his site and check out this video to find out about this and other projects.