Saw Maira Kalman show at Skirball. I love her eye…and her way with words. Below is a portrait of the artist from Inspiration Boards – here’s a link to the interview.
These self-taught fashion designers and sisters, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, intrigue me. Check out a film on their work and their Quicktake show at Cooper Hewitt. I missed the show (ended March 14) but the video is really interesting.
I love a good map and Raven seems to have a handle on what makes a map so very good. Clean, simple, graphic. The detail above is from their world map at night. Via Remodelista.
Banksy is a genius – no two ways about it. I love his work and his wit. He’s even got a film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, at Sundance (airs on Sunday). Via Kitsune Noir.
It’s a tiny world – truly it is. I interviewed a woman yesterday – Dee Adams – for the Herman Miller blog and it turns out she worked with my husband at Yahoo in Australia. She now lives in a very cool loft in Oakland. Dee also knows my dear friend Sal. And she often comes to LA…we will definitely be catching up for a drink. See Dee’s work here. And her loft here.
I love this Library sign from Threepotatofour. It appeals to the book geek in me…and would make a lovely Christmas present.
OK – I know I’m doing a lot on art right now. My husband and I give each other art for Christmas so I’m doing a bit of research. Although we’ve got 3 things that need to be framed right now so maybe we’ll hold off. I still like doing the research though. Check out this new online gallery – a supermarket for art lovers! They focus on prints – hence the name Print Society. I like Robert Hanson’s work above. And the work of Rochefort below.
I had grand plans to do a gift guide – it’s that time of year and all but I’m just not organised enough to pull a whole list together. So I will post bits and bobs and tag them all ‘gift’ so you can search and make it yourself! I love these little books on the arctic by Jackie Peppermint (is that her real name?) They’re $12 and this is the 2nd edition.
West Elm is having a sale on their already inexpensive picture frames. I like the black ones but they also come in white and silver. They’d make a cute Christmas present with some kid’s art in them. They start now at $9.
I found this blog a few years ago – two women, good friends, who live 3191 miles apart and post photos every day of their lives. It’s really beautiful – a visually stunning blog that is somehow very quiet and peaceful. Two books have now been published of their morning and evening photos and they are as lovely as the blog.