Archive for May, 2012

Blanket Statements

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Uma Wang’s collections are composed of garments resembling rumpled, luxurious cocoons — blanket shaped apparel that give off a traveller vibe, fit for the urban romantic. {Select pieces from Uma Wang’s S/S 2012 collection are shown.}

PARALLEL LINES // On the Dot

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Dinosaur Designs‘ resin Temple Plates from their lovely Earth Collection are perfectly covetable. // I just received my Lilla ikat tunic by Two for Edition01. It’s the perfect swim cover-up and I’m excited to use it.

In Print

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Evan Hecox has a series of paintings done on treated vintage newspapers. The series is called Dark Island and can be seen online at a variety of places, including Design Boom and Joshua Liner Gallery.

PARALLEL LINES // Case of the Blues

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Josef Albers, Upward, 1926. Blue glass flashed on milk glass, sandblasted, with black paint, 17 9/16 x 12 3/8.// Hand painted wood clutch by Kayu.

Natural Selection

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

I love the handmade resin/silver jewelry and homeware line by Australian studio, Dinosaur Designs. Shown are items from Dinosaur Designs’ 2011 Naturals Collection.

CHAIR LOVE // Eames La Chaise

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Grace, beauty, proportion, form & function from the Eames duo & team:

This chair was originally designed in 1948 for the Museum of Modern Art’s “International Competition for Low Cost Furniture Design.” Another Eames design in that same competition, the armshell, won a prize and eventually went in to production in fiberglass, to great success. The play on words of the name “La Chaise” references both the furniture form and an observation by Charles and Ray that a floating sculpture by Gaston LaChaise could fit in this chair. {As illustrated in the bottom right image.}

In 1948 and for decades after, “La Chaise” proved too expensive to produce. In 1990s, in response to public interest and demand, long-time Eames partner, VITRA of Germany, started to make and distribute this chair. This example was produced in June, 1998.
A proposal panel prepared for the MOMA competition gives an historical context for this design: “Conversation, rest & play. Gondola, Confortable, Duchesse, Psyche, Kangaroo: are some of the names of the past for a type of seating that fills a difficult-to-define need of the time.” {Source}

PARALLEL LINES // Blocked In

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Mark Rothko, Red over Pink (1968). // A color blocked dress fun as a summer popsicle, Neopolitan dress by Heidi Merrick.

Grey Gardens

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Grey Gardens A View on Kenzo fall winter collection, Crash Magazine 2009. Photography by Alexandra Catiere; drawings by Antonio Marras; Elisa Nalin, fashion editor; featuring Elsa Sylvan. {Image source}

PARALLEL LINES // Web of Facets

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Tom Dixon’s Etch Light was reportedly designed to cast an intricate web of shadows {see more online}. // Ippolita’s faceted ring is as sculptural as it is wearable {image via Moda Operandi}.

Decaying Flowers

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Everything has beauty… and these decaying flowers were shot by Billy Kidd.