Dan Flavin @ Dia Beacon

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Famous neon lights artist, Dan Flavin is a New York native who revolutionized the art industry. Flavin’s early work focused mainly on painting, drawing and collages. It was in 1961, while at work as a guard at the Museum of Natural History that he thought of incorporating electric lights into his sculptures.  The first works to include the electric light were his "Icons" series. The series consisted of eight constructions were made from various materials, painted different colors and topped off with fluorescent neon lights.  His fluorescent structures explored color, light and sculptural … [Read more...]

HOUSE TOUR | MODERN IN BROOKLYN.

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I'm really excited to share this home today. It's the Brooklyn home of my friend designer Jennifer Shalom, which she designed in collaboration with Cuffhome, using many of their custom made products as well. We shot this a few months ago when Jen and I were both 9 months pregnant. Fun times! This was a particularly exciting shoot for me, because I got to play around and take artsy shots of the architecture and tone on tone textures in the home. I also love that there are so many take away ideas for the readers: A. Invest in lighting B. Big Art C. That 'dipped in paint' scenario in the boys … [Read more...]

Courts | Ward Roberts

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Austrian photographer, Ward Roberts, spent four years documenting courts and fields from all around the world. Roberts' photos are usually of empty landscapes, highlighting the loneliness and isolation we experience in todays modern world. In Courts, his first book, Roberts photographs fields and courts in his native Melbourne, his childhood home of Hong Kong, as well as in New York, London and Bali. Many of the photos are from Hong Kong, where Roberts grew up and went to school. Did you know the schools in Hong Kong are often assigned a different color based on grade level? In the series we … [Read more...]

Alex Katz at Barney’s

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Have you all seen the work of 87 year old artist Alex Katz debuted in the Barney's windows? The murals are HUGE- 8 feet tall and 60 feet wide, in each of the four windows. When asked why he used black and white as opposed to his usual bold colors, Katz replied: "I’ve been doing it a lot lately, and it’s the opposite of what tends to please people—you know, lots of colors. Also, black and white is always a fitting color scheme for New York. I think the products turned out really well like that. I’d like to give some to my wife." They feature portraits of 18 women, including Yvonne … [Read more...]

RETROSPECITVE | CFDA WINNER ROSIE ASSOULIN

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Last night, our amazing friend designer Rosie Assoulin WON the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear. SHE FREAKIN WON. I mean, I have no words. Ok here are a few: I couldn't be a more proud friend. I'm so freakin proud and happy to know her. Aside from her vision, she has an inner glow. Talking to her is like standing in a patch of sunshine on a crisp spring day. She has an inner warmth that beams out of her. I'm so happy for her and her husband Max, and her whole team, I can't even stand it!!! I decided to do a retrospective of all our behind the scenes pics together, from her very first … [Read more...]