I am exhausted – lots on right now. I found this a few days ago and still haven’t had a chance to really understand it. The designer Mathieu Lehanneur is having a show of his ceramics at Issey Miyake in Paris. Each vessel represent the population of a country…forget graphs or any kind of powerpoint. This is humanity writ in clay. Via Yatzer.
A lovely low sling timber chair from HarBennger2.
Outdoor chairs with colour and character from Nan Quick. Quick, trained as an architect, has a quirky design eye that she applies to the her furniture pieces.
It’s a map of Paris using French words cut painstakingly into lino. Artist Mark Webber is looking for a printer for the map. He obviously found one of rthe Amsterdam map (below). Via Boing Boing.
Just back from the Getty Centre. The parents enjoyed it. I made up a treasure hunt for the kid with ice cream sandwiches as the treasure at the end (they had to find a bunch of paintings and sculptures)…so they loved it. I love being in those spaces. Meier got the scale of that place absolutely right. And they’ve got a good museum store. I do enjoy a museum store. The kid’s got to choose a poster each (see the choices below…can you guess which one my 3 year old daughter chose and which went to my 7 year old son?) Image above of stairs at the Getty from here.
Marc Jacobs opened his home to W. I love these interiors but I also really like the photographer Christopher Bagley’s light. The shots look like works of art themselves and Marc Jacobs looks hot. Great shoot. Via W.
Rafael Vinoly has created a beautiful new east wing at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
VF Daily has asked six designers to rethink the milk container…nice results.
It’s the final days of the Barney’s sale…these butterfly plates by Laura Zindel are lovely. Zindel also does edgier ones with spiders and snakes.
I am a huge fan of Mad Men I know the show is wonderfully written, well acted, beautiuflly shot and all that. But what about the sets? I really like the 50s/60s aesthetic. And now the guy behind the pros – Harvey Schwartz of 20th Century Props – is closing his doors and auctioning off all his amazing pieces. Fancy a dinosaur? He’s got it. A couple of art deco lamp shades? They are suspended above the t-rex. The auction will be held at Great American Group in North Hollywood. There’s so much stuff they’ve added another day to the auction – it will run from today until August 1. See a shot from Schwartz’s website below…he’s propped so many movies and television shows.