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October 31, 2012


Filed under: Adam Fuss — Tags: — admin @ 3:10 pm

I have always been a huge fan of photography as it captures moments in time and suspends them.  Adam Fuss contines with that thought and uses a very old

process that was at one  time in vogue called daguerreotype.  Which sounds too involved but is really an easy explanation.  Daguerreotype means -an early

photographic process with the image made on a light

sensitive silver-coated metallic plate.

In celebration of halloween, I thought these images were very ghost like and appropriate as halloween kicks off our Fall Season!

Born in London, Fuss grew up in rural England. Interested in his naturalistic surroundings, he began documenting them through photography. Fuss lives and works in

New York City and has shown extensively internationally since his first solo exhibition in New York in 1985. His work is distinctive for its contemporary re- interpretation of

photography’s earliest techniques, particularly the daguerreotype and the camera-less photogram. Fuss states that in order for any photographic technique to work, it should be

personalized and transfigured into a greater metaphor, engaging processes that take place in the natural world. 

October 26, 2012


Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — admin @ 3:02 pm

You know by now how much in love with Young British artists I am!  I think their work is cutting edge, has an “i don’t care what people think” attitude, which of course follows yours truly,

and delights in bringing forth such an individual voice.


Fiona Rae is one of those Young British Artists who, alongside, Damien Hirst, rose to prominence in the 1990′s.



October 10, 2012


Filed under: ai weiwei — Tags: — admin @ 3:08 pm

This is a most fascinating artist, man, humanitarian! I really enjoyed learing about his work and thought you would enjoy learing about him as well.

Have a great day!




Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.


AI WEIWEI a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. 


Ai Weiwei was born in Beijing, China in 1957. An outspoken human rights activist, Ai was arrested by Chinese authorities in April 2011 and held incommunicado for three months.

Upon his release, he was prohibited from traveling abroad, engaging in public speech, and was subjected to continued government surveillance. Ai’s position as a provocateur and

dissident artist informs the tenor and reception of much of his recent work. He infuses his sculptures, photographs, and public artworks with political conviction and personal poetry,

often making use of recognizable and historic Chinese art forms in critical examinations of a host of contemporary Chinese political and social issues. In his sculptural works he often

uses reclaimed materials—ancient pottery and wood from destroyed temples —in a conceptual gesture that connects tradition with contemporary social concerns. He also employs sarcasm,

juxtaposition, and repetition to reinvigorate the potency and symbolism of traditional images and to reframe the familiar with minimal means. A writer and curator, Ai extends his practice

across multiple disciplines and through social media to communicate with a global public and to engage fellow artists with projects on a massive scale. Ai Weiwei attended the

Beijing Film Academy and the Parsons School of Design in New York.


When I read his awards of acheivments and acoomplishments and was totally blown away.  can you imagine all of this acclaim and he can’t get out.

He has received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Politics and Social Science, University of Ghent, Belgium (2010), as well as many awards, including the

Skowhegan Medal (2011) and the Chinese Contemporary Art Award (2008). His work has appeared in major exhibitions at Kunsthaus Bregenz (2011); the Victoria & Albert Museum,

London (2011); Asia Society Museum, New York (2011); Tate Modern, London (2010); São Paulo Bienal (2010); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2009); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2009);

and Documenta XII (2007). Ai Weiwei lives and works in Beijing, China.

October 5, 2012


Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — jherzlinger @ 7:57 am

Campaign style has always been one of my favorites.  Until I really started designing in the style of Hollywood Regency, I never quite understood where all the details on Campaing Style came from.

Think about traveling a hundred years ago.  It ws much more involved then it is today.  Treks were longer, more primitive and more essentials were needed to maintain one’s civilized lifestyle.  Because furniture pieces were truly made for travel, the furniture was designed with brass cornrows and gleaming hardware.

The “X” bases were colapsible so that they could be folded and carried, and when they were needed, they would open up and the desk or trunk or seating were set up on them.  Think of staying in a hotel and setting up your suitcase.

Historically though, much of this furniture was made for military campaigns.  the furniture includes folding chairs, tables and chests that could be easily unscrewed and packed.  One of the most famous pieces of campaign furniture was the wellington Chest, named for the 1st Duke of  Wellington.  campaign furniture has been used by traveling armies since at least the time of Julius Caesar.   With the rise and expansion of the British empire in the eighteenth and 19th centuries british furniture makers produced for both military and business travelers.  British officers of high social position in the Georgian and Victorian periods often carried high quality portable furniture.



October 4, 2012


Filed under: Frank ghery — Tags: , — jherzlinger @ 8:24 am

Every designer has their love of the moment piece of furniture! Today, mine is the chair.  And not just any chair but three very unusual chairs, two of which are very affordable and will work in any design scheme you have going, the other is just a piece of stunning art and about a designer you will want to know a little something about!

Chairs are one of the most important pieces of furniture.  They can really make a room and you don’t need to always have the exact number in anticipation of how many people you will be entertaining!

Marcello Morandini (1940) after his beginnings as graphic designer with Umberto Eco for Bompiani publishing, devoted himself to design and artistic research. In 1965 he took part to San Paulo Biennal (introduced by Dorfles), and in 1968 he exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia in a personal hall. Internationally appreciated, he is invited to work abroad projecting buildings, sculptures and important collections. His research is about the visual representation of movement, seen as a subject independent from representatinl themes, according to the Futurist vision. Studying the different kinds of movement (torsion, tension, expansion, overlapping) he produces graphic and plastic works, in two or three dimensions as well, always in white or black and white. Let it be graphic, or sculpture, or architecture and design, Morandini’s style is coherent and unique, giving even to everyday’s life needs an aestetic and artistic dimension. The tribute by Giudecca 795 begins with the chess set – the last available of a limited series – and continues with sculptures and multiples in plexiglass.

Designed in 1930 for the Tugendhat house in Brno, Czechoslovakia, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Brno chair mirrors the
groundbreaking simplicity of its original environment.

Frank O. Gehry is one of today’s most important architects. Gehry likes to use unusual materials for his architecture and furniture and with the furniture series “Easy Edges” from 1972 he succeeded in lending such everyday material as cardboard a new aesthetic dimension. Although they appear unbelievably simple “Easy Edges” are constructed with the architect’s care as well as being very robust and stable. Four models from the series, Side Chair, Wiggle Side Chair, Dining Table and Low Table Set, are now being produced by Vitra. Made of corrugated cardboard. Multiple curved structure of bonded cardboard, edges finished in hardboard.



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