// archive for January 2011
The Standard partnered with KAWS to release a limited edition set of three lightbulbs, featuring KAWS’ signature XX mark as the bulb’s filament in red, purple and green. 1,000 sets were released yesterday, and rumor has it that they are sold out already, although they still seem to be available on The Standard’s website.
The Beautiful Planets by Béatrix Li-Chin Loos – a series of sculptural vases that are modeled after planets. The sculptures are made from several materials – wood, cardboard, leather and glass, often contrasting rugged and finished surfaces.
A Keith Haring graphic for Sigg. I like that it is basic colors over white. Now if they would only do a “Crack is Wack!” version… Growing up we would drive past this mural every time we came to visit family in the city. It was probably my first exposure to art that wasn’t in a stuffy and boring museum. It’s just out there in the city, a wall of blazing orange on a handball court off the FDR.
Lovely packaging for this shoe (Model No.1) by Society 27, a collaborative design group. A two-piece plywood box reveals the shoe behind and provides a functional graphic element to the package.
A nice print (above) from a very cool installation titled “Alejandro and The Idea Machine” (below) by Souther Salazar. Unfortunately, the installation closed in December of last year and can’t be seen anymore.
I have been a huge fan of APAK’s work for the longest time, so I am super excited to launch Grow Your Imagination, a beautiful print about how dreams are like a garden that must be patiently nurtured from young seeds to a full, vibrant, blossoming garden. Grow Your Imagination embodies everything that I love about their work – whimsy, fantastical worlds, gorgeous color, and unexpected details.
15% of the sale of this print goes to 826 National because Aaron and Ayumi love that 826 empowers kids to make their dreams real through writing – helping to grow imaginations! Buy the print here, and read our interview with APAK here.
Every day I walk through the city and I see it in such short segments. Which is why this video by Mindrelic is so amazing.
I like this pretty (and trippy!) necklace from Cursive Design. Called Fade Out Necklace, it is made from crocheted lace that was dyed by hand and strung together with super fine chain. Only 50 were made, so get yours quick!
PS. We’re taking Monday off for MLK day – we’ll see you on Tuesday!