Monday, October 29, 2012

Advanced Style: Age and Beauty

Love these ladies! color color color. I am a firm believer that fashion is powerful when taken to an art form.  It's all about presentation and confidence.

Dream Home

New York Times wrote an article about the artist Francis Upritchard and furniture designer Martino Gamper's home in London’s Hackney district.  I love seeing two successful artists in love-sharing space together in their home. Super good.

Francis Upritchard

Francis Upritchard's ceramic mixed media figures make me want to touch their elongated toes and lovely relaxed hands.  I tripped onto her work when I read a New York times article about her home with her husband, who I might add is an impressive artist himself.  Upritchard is originally from New Zealand but currently lives in London.
Upritchard grew up in a hippy environment where the local hub of crafters and alternative therapists was offset by the oil industry. The failure of the 1960s peace and love dream, bringing in the "me" generation in place of a communally minded world, is one of the key ideas behind her figurines...Her clay figures made a splash on the international scene in 2009, when she represented New Zealand at the Venice Biennale, suggesting a shift away from her interest in magic objects and folk beliefs towards doomed ideals and utopian dreams. theguardian
 I love how she uses her husband's furniture in her installation of her pieces- I think its odd how I feel for some reason because of that they look more contemporary. lovely work.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ai weiwei Gangnam Style

Ai told The Associated Press on Thursday that he decided to make the video after learning that the family of his friend Zuoxiao Zuzhou, a famous rock star in China, was losing their home to a demolition crew. The artist said he thought a little humor could alleviate some of the frustration felt by the Chinese public.

"Our happiness is constantly being taken away from us, our homes demolished, we are always controlled, passports can be taken away from us, and all these can affect our happiness," Ai said. "However, every morning we have the opportunity to give others something to laugh about. Laughter is important."

Sunday, October 14, 2012


...sometimes I feel I'm just waiting for all of this to make sense...

Thursday, October 11, 2012

"Screw poetry, it’s you I want, your taste, rain on you, mouth on your skin."
Margaret Atwood