Wednesday, October 24, 2007
a charming, talented friend of ours recently sent us this unique gift. these little creative guys sitting on our window make up the 50th issue of Visionaire. 10 toys by 10 artists (chip kidd and kurt vonnegut to name a couple). check out the website www.visionaireworld.com
Friday, October 19, 2007
a few months ago i bought the fabulous red architectural/polka dot zaishu. it's funky, unique and fits perfectly in our home. read all about it below:
Zaishu is artwork that functions as seat, table or box, combining award winning design with ethical and responsible production methods.
Transcending social and cultural barriers, Zaishu collaborates internationally with artists such as David Bromley, Stewart Russell from ‘Spacecraft’ and the Florence Broadhurst print archive.
Zaishu also features artwork from various community groups, endangered tribal art, as well as hand painted work from the last of the Bollywood artists.
Designed and made in Australia from native plantation pine, using water-based inks and varnish, Zaishu comes flat-packed in collectable limited editions and simply slots together.
Matt + Helen.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
i pre-ordered this book on amazon months and months ago and it was definitely worth the wait. charley harper had a magnificient career that spanned decades and inspired many. todd oldham is the man behind the book. 421 pages of uncoated illustration bliss. if you really want to splurge, buy the special edition and receive a signed print.
see what todd has to say about charley here.
oh yea! todd oldham studio has a blog (which is where i found the great photo of the charley harper book).
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 4, 2007 from 7-9:30 p.m
Upper Playground in association with FIFTY24SF Gallery is pleased to announce Creature Comforts, new paintings and screen prints by San Francisco artist, Dora Drimalas. Her simple and iconic work disguises the stories hidden underneath, from simple relationship-based iconography to layered worlds of cute critters, there is always more involved than simply meets the eye. While the majority of her work may be rendered in black and white, the meanings and stories woven into it rarely are. Her prints let the viewer interpret their own tales about the lives contained within, leading the viewer to their answer, but never spelling it out for them.
Dora Drimalas is a principle of Hybrid-Design in San Francisco along with her husband, Brian Flynn. She also designs for her houseware line, Hybrid-Home, and is co-owner of Super7 in San Francisco. Drimalas has worked on designs for Nike, Starwood Hotels, Upper Playground, and Vans and has exhibited her artwork in San Francisco, Portland, New York and Spain.