29 October 2011
This is a picture of Richard Branson scaling the side of his own commercial space-tourism spaceport while drinking a bottle of champagne at the same time. Pete Townshend, you are no longer my mentor.
27 October 2011
24 October 2011
I've have been out of town for the last week. Hattie and I went down to Wilmingston NC to visit Mandy on the set of Arthur Newman, Golf Pro where Mandy is doing Colin Firth and Emily Blunt's hair. Here are 3 pictures. 1) Hattie about to fall into a sand trap. 2) Mandy's partner in crime Evelyn. 3) Acting.
I have not been posting anything for a while because I have been traveling, more about that later. But, none the less, here are 6 new things that made it in to the shop during my absence.
Super cool George Nelson bench with planter.
Really faded red Eames LCM
Big set of 12 Mies BRNO chairs.
My personal fav, this early Florence Knoll T-Angle coffee table.
Rare Andre Dupree for Knoll string chairs.
A pair of Bertoia child's chairs.
15 October 2011
It really made my day yesterday when I got home from work to find a package full of drawings from Jessica Ciocci in the mail. These are from a body of work that she has been creating and exhibiting for the last few years. They are basically just marker on grid paper. I have them at the shop for now but will probably take them home soon.
We just got these two George Nelson steelframe pieces in. The desk is always popular and the display case is pretty rare.
Here are the things I found at the Brooklyn Flea Market today. A Bertoia Child's Chair, a Girard pillow, and a great book of paper craft from 1966.
14 October 2011
I have been using "Make a Frame" framers on Atlantic Ave for the framing of the Girard show and they are doing a really good job. This poster in a great example of Girard graphic work. I have seen the original drawings for this poster and in an early version Mr Girard includes the date of 1981 in it. That would make this poster one of, is not the last thing Girard officially designed as he was starting to get sick by then.
10 October 2011
08 October 2011
This is one of the rarest and one of the last textiles Alexander Girard created for Herman Miller. I got it at the Brooklyn Flea today.
Here is a cool sweatshirt by Joe Grillo of DEARRAINDROP that I got from Kathy Grayson's "The Hole" gallery. Totally amazing hand made fabric collage. Go get one!
I decided to gig some of my zines out of the basement because I found there cool picture ledge things at IKEA. Thats right IKEA, BFD. Most of there ones are from that Providence RI Fort Thunder scene.
01 October 2011
In preparation for our Alexander Girard show we got out some of Girard's 1972 Environmental Enrichment Panels and started to play around with different formations. These 3 are the simplest ones of the 40 he created. Just simple geometric patterns but still super powerful when you actually see them up on the wall.