Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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we went to the LACMA gallery for the California Design, 1930-1965 exhibition last week and there was so much good stuff to see! I snapped a couple pictures to share with you. If you're in the area I highly recommend this show...I'll go with you. again. it's that good.
I've got a part 2 to share with you next Tues!
Monday, November 21, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
studied at the University of Iowa and wrote his thesis on lithography.
taught at Arizona State University.
c. 1950 - moved to San Diego and started selling his screen printed fabrics.
he was later employed as a graphic designer by the U.S. Navy at Point Loma's Naval Electronics Lab.
//he worked across several mediums including enamel, metal, clay, wood, marble, furniture design and oil painting. we came across his work at the California Design exhibition at LACMA and decided to look him up. his works are rare gems so if you happen to find a piece of his at a thrift store or garage sale, hold it tight! his wooden hand sculpture is rad.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
it's finally getting chillier here in southern california...and this invariably means scarves.
lots and lots of scarves.
check out these pretty designs from the Metropolitan museum's collection.
the floral plaid with the pop of fuchsia is my favorite.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
brian and missi went on a roadtrip a couple weeks ago up the west coast through san fran, point reyes, portland and seattle. sounds fun doesn't it?
they managed to stop by the portland antiques show and found tons of inspiration to share...lots of american indian treasures.
It's been so long since I've been on a proper road trip, it's a much more hands on approach to traveling..which I like sometimes. do you like to travel that way?
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
her first foray into textile design was in 1956, when she enrolled in a textile design course at Salford School of Art
she met fledgling fashion designer Ossie Clark (her future husband and collaborator) at a coffee shop near her school
in the 60's, she worked briefly at the wig department at Aldwych Theater...the production designer there urged her to start designing textiles again.
she gained international acclaim when she started designing textiles for Ossie Clark's collections
1974 - her marriage ended (Ossie spun out of control with drugs and partying) and she left the industry to raise her two sons
1984 - she opened her own shop in Notting Hill and filled it with fabrics designed for interiors
2006 - she collaborated with the English chain TopShop...In the first six minutes of her collection's release, about 1,000 of her dresses and blouses were sold. That same year she also decided to retire from managing her brand
her and Ossie
do you like her designs? were you lucky enough to get a dress from her collab w/ top shop?
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
leopard print has endured as a staple over the years. it's classy, with a bit of quirk.one, 1960s | two, 1960s | three, 1960s | four (might be cheetah print...), 1950s | five, 1950s
I don't normally wear a lot of animal print, but am always drawn to it.
I like it in small quantities (a scarf or a clutch), adding a little interest and sass to an outfit.
would you wear any of these? how would you style it?
check out Ava Gardner (1950s)...
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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he was born in Paris, 1889.
he began his career as a fashion designer, but his work evolved into designing book bindings, and became of of the most notable luxury book binders of the 20th century.
two recurring characteristics of his style are known as "erradiante", which consists of guilt lines giving a three dimensional, optical illusion effect and "rayonnante", giving a sunburst effect.
::::::::::::the info about him was pretty sparse on the internet, but the images were too cool not to share.