I’m a big fan of street art. It just makes our streets much more interesting and full of experiences. NeSpoon, an artist from Warsaw, Poland works in several different mediums such as spray paint, concrete, macramé and ceramics, but almost always incorporates a lace pattern in her projects. She explains “What interests me in art is the expression of positive emotions. On the sensual level “Thoughts” are a study of delicacy.” (via)
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 26 March, 2013
I shared it on our Facebook page and decided to share it here as well showing all those amazing pictures by Australian photographer Lisa Tomasetti. Lisa Tomasetti has worked as a visual artist and film stills photographer for the past 23 years. Her eye for cinematic drama comes through in her dance photography, a collection of images in which she is able to capture the beautiful elegance of ballet dancers set against the more rough, gritty urban city streets of Paris, Tokyo, and New York.(via)
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 13 March, 2013
The Lullaby Factory is an amazing design project by hackney-based Studio Weave that is near and dear to my heart. In my previous life, I worked in a hospital with ill children, so I can understand first hand the wonderful impactful a project such as the Lullaby Factory has on hospitalized children and their families. There always seem to be those awkward spaces around hospitals where you look out the window into a small dingy courtyard or emergency generator. Well, Studio Weave, along with Structure Workshop, AB3 Workshops and Jessica Curry Studio, capitalized on one of these spaces located in a rear courtyard of London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and transformed it into a place blossoming with imagination and creativity. This is a secret and beautiful space that can only be viewed from inside the hospital and its song can only be heard through a few special pipes or by tuning into its special radio frequency. It is a place that sparks the imagination and supports the human spirit while bringing comfort to those in need.
Posted by KarenShearer at 11 March, 2013
I discovered British modern artist Denimu aka Ian Berry last week while visiting a gallery in Hampstead, London. I immediately fell in love with his art and was so impressed when I realized that they were all made out of denim. The guy is obsessed with denim, obsessed to the point where he even changed his name to Denimu and made a career out of turning jeans into works of art. Ian conjures remarkably detailed portraits and urban landscapes using nothing more than discarded jeans. Over many weeks he cuts, stitches and glues using only the varying shades of the fabric to provide contrast and shadow. The effect is extraordinary.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 8 March, 2013
During NYC Fashion Week we attended the Project Runway Designer Reunion sponsored by HP and Intel at Skylight West. Project Runway Season 11 premiered January 24 at 9/8c. All of this season’s participants seemed to be at the reunion. The evening kicked off with a VIP champagne reception co-sponsored by the Style Coalition and HP. It included a panel discussion regarding the impact and influence of technology on the fashion industry. The entire night was filled with examples of technological and social media interfaces and their applications within the fashion community. After the panel discussion, it was up to the party where we chatted with Project Runway participants past and present. The models and clothes were beautiful and it was all great fun! Here are just a few snapshots of our wonderful evening.
Posted by KarenShearer at 11 February, 2013
Engaging, surprising and bursting with color barely touch the surface when describing the paintings of artist Lee Clarke. Often using a focal point with radiating bands of color, his work pulls you in while at the same time creating a spatial depth that allows one to move in and around his canvases. Clarke’s playful motif upon closer inspection reveals a well thought out variation of surfaces and techniques that engage the viewer whether directly in front of the painting or twenty feet across the room. Look for his most recent work on his website www.leeclarke.ca or at UGallery.com.
Posted by KarenShearer at 1 February, 2013
These beautiful fashion illustrations are by artist, Garance Doré. She began her career as a fashion illustrator with the desire to produce timeless, classic, beautiful illustrations and from my perspective she has far surpassed that goal. Her work has appeared in fashion magazines (Elle, Vogue Paris, etc.) and in conjunction with such well known designers as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, Tiffany & Co., etc. She is also a photographer and fashion blogger with a dedicated following. Her work has been exhibited throughout the world, including New York, London and Sydney. Both Art Prints and posters (for a modest price) are currently available for purchase. So if you are a lover of fashion, Garance Doré may be of interest to you.
Posted by KarenShearer at 30 January, 2013