M & M
Coincidentally, it is the month of May but that’s not the reason I plucked the Design and Architecture of the following. Memphis The Italian, Ettore Sottsass formed the Memphis design and architecture group. This collective led the exploration into furniture, ceramics, fabrics, glass and metal objects from 1981-1987 Challenging our perception of form, proportion, juxtaposition of colour...
I only recently discovered the work of American photographer Robert Adams -
Dorothea Lange - Walker Evans
Is Dorothea Lange greater than Walker Evans? I love the work of Walker Evans Robert Adams has said that he prefers the work of Dorothea Lange over Walker Evans - what do you think? Dorothea Lange - Walker Evans -
Richard Misrach/On The Beach
Taken from a single vantage point from a hotel balcony - Studies of life on the beach and in the sea…
Allen Ginsberg captures The Beat Generation
Allen Ginsberg Jack Kerouac Ginsberg & Gregory Corso William Burroughs & Jack Kerouac From the book - Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg Found this blog - www.ginsbergblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/beat-memories-photographs-of-allen.html
Dirty Baby x Ed Ruscha/Nels Cline/David Breskin
Beautifully published book - the complete black cover with cut-out slip-case caught my short attention. Paintings - Ed Ruscha Poetry - David Breskin Music - Nels Cline From Steidlville: DIRTY BABY presents a provocative trialogue between the paintings of Ed Ruscha, the music of Nels Cline, and the poetry of David Breskin. The title refers to the fact that when different art forms mate,...
Thomas Heatherwick World
Designer/artist/architect - Thomas Heatherwick - his work is never the same twice. Longchamp store/NYC Bleigiessen - The Wellcome Trust/London The B of the bang/Manchester - sadly no longer there Rolling bridge - Paddington Basin/London Extruded metal seat/sculptures - Haunch of Venison 2009 East Beach Cafe - Littlehampton/West Sussex www.eastbeachcafe.co.uk Photo -...
Donald Judd + Marfa/Texas
Now Marfa can be known for another thing besides being the backdrop for the film Giant - You can now put it down as an art destination… American conceptual modernist Donald Judd has archives in New York and Marfa [The Chinati Foundation] - just imagine stumbling across his work in the middle of dusty Texas… “It isn’t necessary for a work to have a lot of things to...
Jean Nouvel comes to London [finally]
All of a sudden a giant Jean Nouvel bubble has burst over London! First - the Serpentine annual pavilion In all its red glory The Serpentine Pavilion is a brilliant once a year project for amazing architects unknown in the UK - the competition is open for architects who have not built in the UK at the point of selection. It’s a great platform to show their work to a wider audience. Last...
Mitchell Feinberg is a brilliant luxury still life/conceptual photographer. This is from a series on luxury designer bags Simple, clever and effective - remember who did them first! www.mitch.fr
The work of Eric Owen Moss
Going to LA to see some of its progressive architecture would be first on the list. LA based Architect Eric Owen Moss - Beehive - Culver City An office building and conference centre www.Architecturenewsplus.com Glass Tower - Los Angeles/California www.sinap5e.wordpress.com www.szjs.com.cn Samitaur Tower - Culver City www.ericowenmoss.com Conjunctive Points Theatre Complex -...
HADID vs MALEVICH x MAXXI vs ROMA
Continuing my complete love for modern architecture - I found some great shots of the new contemporary modern art museum - MAXXI in Roma. Is this Zaha Hadid’s masterpiece we have all been waiting for…??? Something tells me Hadid’s aquatics centre for London 2012 will not be challenging this for the top spot! Painting/Study for the MAXXI Atrium Another reason [apart...
I picked up a piece of Alan Fletcher at a carboot one day! - It was the covered dish that formed part of the three piece set - commissioned for Time Life. The set consisted of a mug, plate and square covered dish. Here is more Alan Fletcher…some more familiar! If you want more - go get Beware Wet Paint and The Art of Looking Sideways
A lot of Hella
A one time member of DROOG - Hella Jongerius - her design and particularly ceramic pieces are truly the work of a master and genius - I do not use that word lightly! When you see something that is both chaotic and sublime - that’s when you know you have pure greatness! I first saw her early vases and ceramic/sewn pottery pieces in Moss/SoHo/NYC and then at the Design Museum/London It was...
Craig Redman - Australian Illustrator in NYC
Craig Redman AKA Rinzen - Great work!
The cover to Alpha’s second album “The Impossible Thrill” featuring a beautiful cat against a mottled blue-grey-green background was shot by Stephen Gill. Here is his more recent work - From the Hackney Flowers series
Tea with Isamu Noguchi
I was introduced to the work of artist and sculptor - Isamu Noguchi - by a friend. I went to the Isamu Noguchi museum in its temporary home in Queens/NYC. Great show and the best way to get to know this great artists’ work. I remember the Akari light sculptures - and later I found out he had designed a teacup and saucer…AMAZING!!! Isamu Noguchi. Produced by Vitra - Tea clashes...
Dan Flavin at the Haunch of Venison 2009
Beautiful modern American Art
Industrial Architecture/Gabriele Basilico
I always liked the AEG building in Berlin after seeing it in a Gabriele Basilico book… Gabriele Basilico
Masters of the Art
Bernd and Hilla Becher are two great artists - working together they produced stunning photographs of industrial landscapes, cooling towers, factory facades…
Jaime Hayon x Lladro
Jaime Hayon caught the eye of everyone with his multi-legged sideboard - then started working with Spanish ceramic company Lladro - to produce some magical imaginary pieces… From the Fantasy Collection - Lladro The fun continues…
French Illustration is very much underrated - It has its own look and style… Raphael Garnier is one of the best - he has his own visual language and he does it very well! www.raphaelgarnier.com
First up is a photographer - New York based Christopher Griffith. His imagery is truly amazing and to be seen…never forgotten! www.christophergriffith.com