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Wondering Around

Hey there. I had funded this project through Kickstarter and am glad that it will be happening.

YK Love Forever

A and I finally got to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibition at the Whitney Museum yesterday. It was really great to get reacquainted with her work again since I’ve been such a fan for a long time. I also bought her autobiography Infinity Net (pictured above) which is already proving to be such an inspiring read. Highly recommend you check out her work if you love making stuff and to see a true art tour de force!

Bauhaus!!

Gundi, Cassandra and I took a trip to the Bauhaus in Dessau recently. It was amazing and completely intact. It was an incredible experience to visit the famous halls of so much great and influential design.

 

 

Paris 2011

Below are some pics from a fabulous trip to Paris that we (Cassandra and me) took before meeting up with Gundi in Germany. Some notable spots–the girly La Duree, the still-under-construction Palais de Tokyo and the fabulous Merci.
La Duree


And yes we saw a rainbow while strolling on the Champs-Elysee! Can you imagine?!!

Oh Happy Day Goes to Paris

Hello! I know it’s been ages since I’ve posted but the great design blog Oh Happy Day is having a contest. Please check it out here: http://ohhappyday.com/2011/06/goes-to-paris/

Good luck and bon voyage!

the art of conversation

The art of conversation is an online exhibition of 20 design studios either based in London and Berlin showing their exchange of ideas and work. The participants include: Hort, Siggi Eggertson, and Multistorey.

Sign Painter the Movie

I’m excited for the upcoming documentary called the Sign Painter movie.

So you need a typeface

Julia Hansen made an infographic poster to help us designers in a pinch.

Esther Mahlangu

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Esther Mahlangu (Born in 1935) is a South African artist.

This strong traditional art of Esther Mahlangu amazed me and I found an interesting article about her and her art work:

“In the tradition of the Ndebele,Esther  Mahlangu was taught how to paint by her grandmother and mother at the age of 10…

Though grounded in tradition, in the course of her work Mahlangu began to evolve, elaborate and innovate on the traditional designs and techniques. She engaged with the economics of the art industry, both to develop and reinforce her roots. She began to transpose these on canvas and other material to appeal to a wider audience. In this process she broke new ground, popularised her work and in turn, was challenged by artistic counter influences…

Today Mahlangu’s work is represented in private, corporate and public galleries around the world. Her village home in Mpumalanga is inundated with visitors from around the world, keen to explore her complex approach to wall decoration.”

Modernist Dollhouses

The NY Times came out with an article about charming modernist houses miniature size. There are times I would like be able to shrink my stuff to this size.