Monday, September 24, 2012

Dumbo Arts Festival 2012

The Dumbo Arts Festival a three day celebration of Brooklyn's best artists and musicians, will take place September 28th-30th.  Sesame Letterpress, one of my go-to sources for invitations and announcements will take part, as well as many other fantastic vendors. 55 Washington Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

MFA: The Postcard Age + In Your Face

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has some interesting exhibits coming this autumn.  

"The Postcard Age" will feature about 400 postcards dating back to the early 1900's from Leonard A. Lauder's private collection. Postcards, a new medium at the time, became a huge craze and a way for artists to express historical and cultural themes of the time. The show will be on October 24th- April 14th.

"In Your Face" will be renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino's first US exhibit. Over his 30 year career he has captured the faces of countless models, actors and musicians.  The show will juxtapose private party snapshots with formal portraits, nudes with fashion shots, and black and whites with color in order to get a sense of the world through his lens. The exhibit will run from October 21st-Febuary 3rd.

The Postcard Age

In Your Face

image: Mario Testino, Kate Moss, London 2006, Chromogenic C Type Print

Friday, September 14, 2012

The House of Flora + Henri

Flora and Henri is one of my favorite children's lines, so it is no wonder that the Seattle home of the owners featured on Remodelista, is fabulous as well.  Set in the Capital Hill area, the 1910 Italianate home takes up six city blocks. Most of the house has retained its original detail with the interiors getting an update that reflects the owners elegant, classic style.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mark Lee + Ed Filipowski NYC Penthouse

This serene prewar penthouse of Mark Lee (CEO of Barneys New York) and Ed Filipowski is one of my favorite homes that Architectural Digest has featured. They hired the architectuiral firm Janson Goldstein to design a new open plan to replace the previous dark maze of rooms. The result was a light filled layout with public spaces interconnecting and flowing out onto the wrap around terrace (see plan below). For the interiors the pair scoured the flea markets and antique stores in Paris, LA and Stamford CT. They chose a warm 1940's palette and tailored furniture pieces to project a handsome, masculine aesthetic. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

MoMA Century of the Child

Over the course of the last century, the concept of childhood has changed dramatically. This transformation is evident in the gradual rise of things designed specifically for children.  On now through November 5, MoMA has a special exhibit devoted to this idea called Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000.  The show is a broad overview of 20th century design for children including things such as architecture, clothing, playgrounds, toys, nurseries, furniture, and books. MoMA 11 West 53rd Street, NYC

Child's Wheelbarrow, c.1923
School Desk, c.1946

Rocking Car, c.1950

Sputnik Play Sculpture, c.1959