Sunday, July 28, 2013

Bill Cunningham

"You see if you don’t take money, they can’t tell you what to do kid."

William J. Cunningham (born March 13, 1929) is a street Fashion photographer.  He has been obsessed with snapping quick shots of crazy New York folks whizzing around for decades.  It's his passion, it's his love.  See some of what he has come up with...
 Bill is not only incredible at what he does, he seems to be a delightful, humble and good person too.
Check out Bill's NY Times blurb online here.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Claire-Anne O'Brien and the Herd of Stools

 Look what I discovered today!  Aren't these charming and delightful?

From her website:
Originally from Co.Cork, Ireland, Claire-Anne O’Brien is a textile designer based in East London. 
After graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2006 with a BA in Textiles, Claire-Anne went on to gain an MA in Knitted Textiles at the Royal College of Art in 2010. 

With a sculptural approach to textiles, Claire-Anne explores form, construction and scale through the unique properties of knitted fabrics.

Look how cute they are all huddled together, like sheep in a herd.  But really, how cool would these be as accent pieces in a home?
I am in love with the exaggerated knitting and how the glob sits atop spindly legs.  They resemble animals so, it's almost like they are alive!
 Claire-Anne O'Brien sitting on and holding her babies.

One last little lovely.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Ek Thongprasert

K so maybe many have heard of Ek Thongprasert before... But I just discovered this lovely stuff the other day, and I fell, fast.

I was so struck by these adornments.  So unlike any I've seen in everyday life.  
Try to tell me they are not cool.  Just try.  Well, John did.  He thought  my discovery was no big deal.

But to me it was earth-shattering and inspiring! 

These seem to have a similar attitude to what I feel about the art I make:  A little crazy, not the norm, but made approachable by playfulness and engagingly sophisticated (hopefully) at the same time.