April 30, 2011
April 29, 2011
April 28, 2011
Designed by Architects: Studio mk27 -Marcio Kogan. Located in the city of Punta Del Leste, in Uruguay.
Stone walls and floor using local “piedras lajas”, folding panels of checkered mashrabiya and a reservoir. nice.
~via arch daily :: photos by Renaldo Coser
April 26, 2011
Her word paintings have been based on underground noise bands, song lyrics and random phrases. Check out Kim Gordon's Word Play article on WWD EyeScoop to hear the back story to the paintings.
~image via WWD
April 25, 2011
April 21, 2011
CYRK...original contemporary/vintage art posters are more than striking images created by the artistic geniuses of the world-famous Polish School of Posters - acclaimed as the best in contemporary poster art. CYRK posters are also the artists' interpretation and commentary on society, often communicating to the viewer camouflaged political and/or social messages - hidden meanings.
~via Contemporary Posters
April 20, 2011
D*BP: Tell us about what you do and how long you have been doing it?
W. E : I have a furniture store and I design furniture.
Back in 1997, Eric Troop and I were driving along Melrose, saw a store for lease, called the number and the guy gave us 3 months free rent. We started selling vintage metal furniture that we found in air forces bases and abandoned hospitals and stripped them. I got the idea from stuff I’d seen in NYC. We had a roll top metal desk and Ralph Lauren came in one day and bought it for $8,000. We were over the moon.
I’ve been designing from the age of 12. I helped my dad build a garden shed. It was then I realized I could really build stuff.
D*BP: Where do you live and what do you love most about your home?
W. E : I live in Hancock Park. What I like about my home is the amazing sunlight and views of the whole city. It's very inspirational.
D*BP: Describe your style? How would you define your aesthetic?
W. E : It's forever changing and evolving.
Fluid, sensuous, simple. Less is more type thing. The hardest thing to do is create something very simple, but also the hardest thing to attain. When I design I break it down until it becomes fluid and effortless. It's a long process and something I do all the time when designing.
D*BP: Art and Design-Who are your favorites?
W. E : My art favorites range from Warhol, Richard Avedon, Modigliani, Bacon, Rothko just to name a few. My taste in design is really eclectic. I’m always looking for early millennium pieces and rare vintage IKEA.
D*BP: Ha! OK. Pretty cheeky Will.
D*BP: The furniture you design is quite unique. What inspires you to create?
W. E : Nature is the original designer. I draw inspiration from the things I'm surrounded by, but also from the past and technology.
What I’m working on right now is inspired by fluid melting ice, floating bergs and shattering glaciers in response to the ecological crisis. It's all about nature.
Thanks Will. Looking forward to seeing your new collection.
~thanks to Over the Top - the Architectural History of Trousdale Estates, Beverly Hills
~photos via take sunset
April 18, 2011
The Boston Phoenix Writes: “I know what you’re thinking: Is Those Shocking, Shaking Days: Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk 1970-1978 really as mind-bendingly, earth-shatteringly, consciousness-alteringly awesome as its title would suggest? Abso-fucking-lutely. ”
Check out the Player on Turn Table Lab to hear for yourself.
April 16, 2011
April 15, 2011
Art in the Streets is the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art. Curated by MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch and Associate Curators Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose, the exhibition will trace the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on key cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Sao Paulo, where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved.
Check out Arrested Motion and Lipsticktracez to see some great installation photos.
At the THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY AT MOCA
04.17.11 - 08.08.11
April 13, 2011
Press, flash, picture. Simple. Then wait. And wait. And wait some more. The anticipation to see what you have captured is a thrill that has been lost with modern technology. In a world full of instant there have been unfortunate casualties. Polaroid instant film was almost one of them. It's not just the nostalgia that makes Polaroids alluring. It's the unpredictability. You never know if you're going to end up with a masterpiece or a disaster but it really doesn't matter, it's yours.
In POLAROID HOTEL, Hoelck pays tribute to the art of Polaroid photography with a book of images that capture intimate moments of his life and career throughout 17 years, showing that just because Polaroid has aged it hasn't lost its appeal.
Patrick Hoelck is an American contemporary photographer and director. This is Hoelck's second publication following his first book Tar, that is now out of print and considered a classic. Hoelck has shot major editorial, fashion and advertising campaigns and recently made his feature film directorial debut with Mercy, winning Best Director and Best Film in the Savannah Film Festival amongst other honors.
April 21, 2011 9-11pm