Lenore Tawney’s NY apartment

September 3rd, 2013 | photography, home, sculpture, vintage, textiles, design | No Comments »

Just wanted to share this inspiring space that belonged to my favorite fiber artist, Lenore Tawney. Image existing and creating in this space…

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lenore tawney, inspiration, design, fiber, textile

(have had these images for a while and don’t recall where they came from… apologies)

Drop City

June 19th, 2013 | sculpture, socially responsible, video, vintage, architecture | No Comments »

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A striking still from a new documentary about “Drop City“, a temporary artist’s community in Colorado during the late 1960’s.  It doesn’t look like there is a Los Angeles screening planned, but I hope to see this at some point!

Eric Mistretta

November 29th, 2012 | sculpture, textiles, general, design | No Comments »

eric mistretta, wig, spray paint, hair, island, art

The Best Is Yet To Come
2012

(via here)

The Fundamental Group

September 9th, 2012 | home, sculpture, architecture, design | No Comments »

the fundamental group, design, geometry, architecture, furniture

The Fundamental Group

(original post here)

Macramé Park: Bolinas, CA

May 24th, 2012 | photography, kids, sculpture, socially responsible, textiles, vintage, design | No Comments »

macrame, park, 70's, art, kids, vintage, yarn

macrame, park, 70's, art, kids, vintage, yarn

Not surprisingly, this awesome macramé playground doesn’t exist anymore.  What a shame.

Native Funk and Flash - An Emerging Folk Art
by Alexandra Jacopetti/Photographs by Jerry Wainwright
Published by Scrimshaw, 1974

(via here)

Oaxacan or Puebla mosaic skull

May 16th, 2012 | local (L.A.), sculpture, vintage, design | No Comments »

LACMA, Oaxaca, Puebla, Skull, Turquoise, mosaic, art, anatomy

At LACMA

Skull with Turquoise Mosaic, Mexico, Western Oaxaca or Puebla, 1400-1521, gift of Constance McCormick Fearing

February 13th, 2012 | local (L.A.), home, sculpture, etsy, fashion, accessories, design | No Comments »

etsy, shino's world, the look see, jewelry, ceramic

yosef perez, clothing, print, psychedelic, fashion, the look see

vitrified studio, bottles, ceramics, vessels, modern, minimal, the look see

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Some Etsy shops I’ve found recently that you should check out (if you haven’t already).

1. Shino’s World  2. Yosef Perez  3. Vitrified Studio  4. Pinch Me Ceramics (a fellow Angeleno!)

Score + Solder

January 15th, 2012 | plants, sculpture, design | No Comments »

old faithful shop, score & solder, terrariums, geodesic, glass, geometric, the looks see

At the Old Faithful Shop.

LACMA: Pacific Standard Time Contributions

November 2nd, 2011 | plants, local (L.A.), home, photography, sculpture, architecture, vintage, design | No Comments »

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, but I started a new job (hooray!) at the end of September and have had very little spare time or energy. I will still be posting, but the posts will be a little spread out. Please keep me in your RSS reader!

So this past weekend my lovely mother came to visit from Northern California. We visited LACMA because I wanted to show her LACMA first of all, but also wanted to see their contribution to Pacific Standard Time. My favorites were California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way and the installation of Five Card Stud by Ed Kleinholtz which was quite moving and immersive. This is a post about the former, but the latter is darkly fantastic and definitely worth visiting.

I took a janky phone photo of the Eames living room, as recreated by LACMA to compare to the real thing. I can tell you that even though it wasn’t identical, it filled me with joy and made me want to hop into the installation and have a cup of coffee a friend (or with the Eames’s).

Real:

eames, living room, charles, ray, modernism, california

VS

Faux:

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Not quite the same, but you should check it out here for more detail.

Michelle Valigura

September 26th, 2011 | home, local (L.A.), sculpture, design | No Comments »

I bought this tiny vase (only a few inches tall) at a shop near me, and just love it. Ceramicist Michelle Valigura’s work reminds me of Alexander Girard and a little of Mary Blair.

michelle valigura, ceramics, faces, los angeles, moustache, the look see




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