I came across the work of Filip Dujardin the other day and found myself mesmerized, and smiling. That’s a hell of a good combination in my book. Dujardin is a Belgian architectural and fine art photographer with a eye for composition and a surrealist’s sensibility. His series entitled Fictions is a wonderful piece of sleight of hand. He manipulated images of existing buildings to create funny, impossible, terrifying, beautiful structures that are shot with the same precision as the real buildings he documents. I find each one rather compelling and have added a Dujardin fiction to my ever-expanding wishlist. Enjoy!Read the rest of this post »
I have a crush on the Dutch design duo, Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings and it’s a biggie. They work under the moniker Scholten & Baijings and I want every single item they create. I am MOVED by their color palette and their photography – I mean, please look at the way they present one of their gorgeous scarves. I want to blow this up and put it on my wall:Their furniture and textiles just kill me. Please enjoy the shots of neon and hot pink co-mingling with the natural neutrals. I’ll take one of each. Read the rest of this post »
So BritWeek is in full effect and despite my online searching and reading, I still don’t understand what it is all about. My take home is that it is an opportunity for Brits in the design and entertainment communities to come together and talk about all things English whilst Anglophiles lovingly look on. Okaaaaaay… That said, there is one event in their line-up that I am really excited about. Christopher Farr, English rug and fabric designer extraordinaire, has curated a show of some on his favorite artists and there will be a lively artists reception (read party) tomorrow night from 7:30 – 10:30pm. It is downtown at the LA Mart and the line up he has collected (Bill Barminski, Patrick Bolton, Michael Boyd, Randall Harrington, Tierney Gearon, Claire Joseph and Jorge Pardo) is worth the trip. PLUS, we will get to see some of Christopher’s never before seen paintings. Champagne, art, accents? I wouldn’t miss it!
I am particularly exited to see this insane Jorge Pardo rug (especially designed for Mr. Farr’s studio) in person:
And I am a fan of the work of both of the photographers represented in the show, Patrick Bolton and Tierney Gearon. Check out a few of Mr. Bolton’s eerie, cinematic images of abandoned and overlooked places. I love the lighting – it makes the images feel both beautiful and ominous:Read the rest of this post »
I was recently ogling the gorgeous books at Hennessey + Ingalls, one of my favorite LA bookstores, when I came across a delicious book that was new to me called The Hermes Scarf: History & Mystique by Nadine Coleno.As I flipped through the pages filled with colorful and innovative designs, it got me thinking about their exquisite advertising campaigns over the years. When I got home, I dug around a little on the interweb and turned up one image after the next that made me drool. The way they weave together delicate and intense colors in dramatic, exotic locales is endlessly captivating to me: Read the rest of this post »
As I was flipping through W the other day (I love the casual, louche sort of life it sounds like I lead, lolly-gagging around reading fashion magazines), I came across a spread of sensational photographs by the fashion and art photographer, Tim Walker. I searched high and low for good images online but had to resort to scanning. Need a new scanner. Stat.
Rather than bastardize the man’s work, I suggest you head out and get yourself a copy of W (the images aren’t on their site. Believe me, I checked.) and turn to page 108. Til then, you can feast your eyes on these. He rocks it.Read the rest of this post »