Design History | Ettore Sottsass’s Bird House

Although Ettore Sottsass received his diploma in architecture in 1939, he is most famous for creating furniture and consumer products, founding the Memphis Milano design movement.  In 1966 he described himself as an “architect, interior designer, colourist, hypothetical and potential builder of villas, private houses, areas for rest, pleasure and distraction – poor designer of palaces and public assembly places, enemy of barracks, ministries, and centres of moralizing in general.” Sottsass did design private homes and shops more towards the end of his career. One interesting house was the The … [Read more...]

UNDECORATED.

T Magazine is killing it! This last issue was awesome. I loved the article where artists presented work of their own kids, loved the story on artist and chair maker (and the man who single handedly changed our thinking about Terrazzo!) Max Lamb. And I loved this story about Canadian globe trotting Art Dealer and furniture maker Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte. The man spends his time traveling the world and hopping between Milan and Beuriut, where this apartment is located. He tried to structure the 1950's built apartment like a traditional ottoman home, with all the rooms centered around the … [Read more...]

Roxanne Assoulin | An Uncomplicated Indulgence.

Heya! Last season, the amazing jewelry designer Roxanne Assoulin collabed with Baja East to create these amazing colorful chiclet style chokers. (You've seen all her Rosie Assoulin collaborations, I'm sure?!? HERE and HERE. Earrings of my dreams.) Freaking love everything she does. She's now offering a version of the chokers for pre-order. I have the thin colorful choker - and it hasn't left my neck for months! Now I think I need a stack of those bracelets? Little uncomplicated and beautiful indulgence. Instant cool girl stuff right here. Buy em HERE.  … [Read more...]

2016 | New Horizons

Hola! Hope your new year is off to a fantastic start. This mornings 6:45 wake up hit me like a ton of bricks, I'll tell ya! Anyway, I'm excited to start fresh, it's such an arbitrary day to decide to undertake new things, but it works! My personal resolutions are to go back to working out 4x a week, and lose the 15 lbs of baby weight - he is now 8 mos old! It's time!- and to procrastinate less, because procrastinating leads to anxiety and anxiety leads to procrastinating.  Professionally, I'm looking to shoot more creative spaces for Sketch, and the various other publications I work for. I … [Read more...]

Remembering Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly, one of America’s great 20th-century abstract artists, and one of my favorite artists, died on Sunday at his home in Spencertown, NY at the age of 92. After World War II, Kelly spent some time in Paris. It was here that Kelly developed his style of painting. He started drawing from shapes and colors he saw in nature and the city around him. “I realized I didn’t want to compose pictures,” he told The Times in 1996. ”I wanted to find them. I felt that my vision was choosing things out there in the world and presenting them. To me the investigation of perception was of the … [Read more...]