Friday, January 18, 2008

Good trends never die

How about some seriously old, 400+ year old wallpaper?

Okay, the Jacobean paper isn't ancient, but the linocut, by Whyndham Payne Esq.,
was created in the 17th-ish Century. Check it out at the very end of the existing collection at
the Museum of London.

Funny how it looks quite a lot like this.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Prouve yourself

Talk about some serious angles and industrial design. Prouve's creations are utilitarian and practical, but aesthetically compelling. I certainly wouldn't mind owning one of his dining room tables...or possessing a fraction of his talent.

The home Prouve designed and built in just a few weeks, with some of his own prefab designs, after selling his factory.

The following are a series of chairs presented by Vitra. The weird cloud light and cardboard chair + ottoman are designed by Frank Gehry.

Finally, to celebrate his tenth year as a young London fashion icon, Matthew Williamson's collection from the past decade.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Fit to print

Gail Brodholt

Serigraphy, lithography, linocuts and just about everything screen-printable are part of an exhibit at
OXO Tower until late January. A short walk from Blackfriar's tube stop and down the Thames leads to a
community of artists and galleries (with enviable views of the city). Grab a coffee, and take a look at some master screen-printers from around G.B. Oh, and bring a notebook. You'll want to remember these guys.

For more informations, check out:
20+ Impressions: Contemporary prints from leading London printmakers

Friday, January 4, 2008

It's January 5th, which means your resolution diet is already on the fritz. If you're going to indulge,
enjoy something that can't be found at the Russell Stover Outlet next to the XXX Superstore off I-70.

Kansas City-based chocordinaire Christopher Elbow creates sweet delights
worthy of a picture frame, or at least a second look.

Strawberry Balsamic Caramel
Russian Tea
Venezualan Spice