I love this stuff. I’ve been wanting to use it in a project for ages. It has such a great feel, both hard and institutional and warm and nostalgic. And I love the color going on here with the newer lockers. This is from the High School of Art and Design.
We’re all very accustomed to the efficiency and arrogance of having a new product presented to us on a white pedestal, against a white background, as if its behavior, function and context should be evident by its titanium doohickey. But I’ll take Marc Jabobs’ train set over that any day. Is there any question just what he has in mind for his new collection? Watch this…
Shane McAdams presented his thesis for Pratt’s MFA program while I was an ID grad student year ago and I was blown away by his work. I don’t usually see abstract painting that melds color and texture with a mastery of manipulated media on the level of his show. And I’ve stayed on his mailing list and remain impressed and happy to follow his work. The introduction of more representational imagery is an unexpected direction. But it is definitely no less psychedelic. Next time I trip I want to do it in his studio. (not gonna happen.)
If you want to know what it means, ask this guy. I’m just going to do what I always do and put it up here and say it’s beautiful. It is.
I was just searching for cabinet pulls for a client (nothing like these, I assure you fair reader) and thought I’d see who’s making a break for it on Etsy when I came across these fake cupcake drawer pulls. Umm… genius and delightful? And totally grotesque? I’m not sure I’d ever be able to open a drawer for fear of messing up the icing. Shimrita says her(?) cupcakes are “handmade from scratch.” Love it. I would like to know what they’re made from to look so real, but I’m sure it’s a recipe best kept a secret. This is the best product Emilie Baltz never designed. Rock on Shimrita…
Ok, yeah, yeah, the Morgan Motor Company three wheeler featured in this nytimes article is pretty cool, but can we just talk about how beautiful the color they painted it is? I mean come on!! It’s celadon!
Also, I love how the English and many of their Northern European neighbors fight their gray skies and brick landscapes with big blocks of bold color like the deep royal blue in the garage doors below. Excellent choice Mr. Morgan! And perfect with the celadon. Fight that brick! Fight it!! I mean look at this guy– he even painted the drain pipes celadon. I love this guy!