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March 27, 2014


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Unknown-1I have always been a huge fan of graphics and they play a strong part in many of my projects.  I am always fascinated by the graphics not only in nature, but when you look at graphics, especially two color Unknowngraphics,

don’t you wonder, if you color was placed on top of the other?

Enter Victor Vasarely!  I hope you enjoy this post!

Love, Jamie


Internationally recognized as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He is the acknowledged leader of the OP ART movement and his innovations in color and optical illusion have had a strong

influence on many modern artists.

In 1947, Vasarely discovered his place in abstract art. Vasarely concluded that “internal geometry”images-2 could be seen below the surface of the entire world. He conceived that form and color are inseparable.


images-3“Every form is a base for color, every color is the attribute of a form.” Forms from nature were thus transposed into purely abstract elements in his paintingsimages-4

March 18, 2014

JANN HAWORTH- POP art done right!

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Recently, I have been learning so much about POP Art and the POP Art movement that I did not know! It has especially been fun learning about the women artist in the movement.

JANN HAWROTH has been one of my favorites to learn about. I hope you all enjoy this post and enjoy looking through the fun art!

Love, Jamie

Jann Haworth is a Hollywood-born artist  among the few women who were involved in the Pop movement in the 1960s. Her sewn cloth soft sculptures refer to typically American Pop themes such as fast food, film stars, cheerleaders, cowboys and comics, as well as to her experiences of living in England during a period of cultural transformation.Her current work now involves large scale abstract sewn canvasses, these pieces sometimes involve use the use of “comic frame” convention of the graphic novel film strip.

Jann has used her skills to teach other artists as an art educator of distinction. “I believe everyone can draw. I don’t believe in talent, I believe in determination and time.” Jann was the founder of the Looking Glass art school in England, as well as the Artshack Studio in Utah and holds the position of Visual Arts Director.

Throughout her career, Jann has used an element of three dimensionality to her work. Her pieces of full to texture, color, stories, and movement; perfect eye candy!

March 10, 2014

FRANK STELLA and his stellar art!

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I have always been in love with neutral colors, whites, creams, gray, they are my favorites. But every now and then I see color that changes my mind about color and reminds me how beautiful color truly is! FRANK STELLA’s art work is full of bright color and movement. His work puts a smile on my face and makes me want to redesign my room and throw color all around! I hope you feel inspired by this work as much as I am and enjoy the color and have a colorful weekend!



Frank Stella is an American born artist and a Princeton graduate. Early visits to New York art galleries influenced his artist development, and his work was influenced by the abstract expressionism of Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline. After he graduated from Princeton University, Stella made the move to New York where his art really started to take off! Stella reacted against the expressive use of paint by most painters of the abstract expressionist movement, instead finding himself drawn towards the “flatter” surfaces.
“I like real art. It’s difficult to define ‘real’ but it is the best word for describing what I like to get out of art and what the best art has. It has the ability to convince you that it’s present- that it’s there. You could say it’s authentic… but real is actually a better work, broad as it may be.”- My favorite quote by Stella.

Frank Stella is a muti talented artist, he has a large rang of works, from paintings to sculpture to costume design to set design. Stella continues to make beautiful art  and live in New York.

March 6, 2014


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OK, I get asked all the time about where inspiration comes from and whom do I find inspiring for my aesthetic.

I would have to say the AXEL VERVOORDT is one of my all time great Interior Designers amongst many other defining talents.

AXEL VERVOORDT is a brilliant Belgian Interior Designer, Art Connoisseur and Antiquaire Extrodinaire!

Axel began his career in his teens by purchasing antiques and thus building a vast collection of exquisite objects from around the world.

Axel is renowned for his prestigious exhibitions at major world antique fairs. His interior design projects , in both traditional and modern settings from around the world,

combine antiques from all continents with a zen sensibility  blending old and new.

These are books that everyone interested in inspiring interiors needs to have!



February 11, 2014


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Hiroshi Sugimoto left his native Japan on 1970 to study art in 1971 at a time when Minimalism and Conceptual art, both of which informed his art practice.  He was inspired by the systemic

aspects of Minimalist painting and sculpture.


In his Portraits series, commissioned by the Deutsche Guggenheim, Sugimoto rekindles the dialogue between painting and the medium of mechanical reproduction. Sugimoto isolated

wax figures from staged vignettes in waxworks museums, posed them in three-quarter-length view, and illuminated them to create haunting Rembrandt-esque portraits of historical figures,

such as Henry VIII, Napoleon Bonaparte, Fidel Castro, and Princess Diana. His painterly renditions, lush with detail, recall the various paintings from which the wax figures were originally drawn. Through layers of reproduction—from subject to painting to wax statue to photograph—these images most consciously convey the collapsing of time and the retelling of history. Based on the

long-standing association of black-and-white photography with the recording of truth, Sugimoto’s photo-documents playfully reveal the illusion of this assumption. Sugimoto’s Portraits provide photographic “evidence” of historical subjects and events previously not captured on film.

January 28, 2014


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Now that the weather out west is absolutely stunning, and we can once again go outside and light up the bbq, my thoughts go towards landscape.  Topher delay has been a huge inspirational landscape designer to me!

Her work is unparalleled and her love of her craft reads through all of her projects.

When San Francisco artist Topher Delaney begins work on a design for a sanctuary or healing garden, she doesn’t talk plants. She wants to know all about her client’s early childhood, specifically the first six years. With a background as a cultural anthropologist, Delaney believes her work is to tag into what people’s

experiences were at that young age because those years determine where people will proceed in life … and what will provide comfort.

Delaney is personally drawn to places on the edge — the ocean where she now lives, and the wide open spaces at the edge of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming where she lived as a child. She also likes to help people whose lives are on the edge, who are in the midst of change. Her personal experience with breast cancer inspired

her focus on healing gardens as a way to reach out to these people. “It was a turning point,” she says. “I thought, ‘Here I am, how do I make a difference?’ I didn’t set out to make healing gardens. I didn’t even know what they were. I just decided it was important to me to create places for people to decompress.”

The gardens I create or discover with private clients are similar to a short story or, in some instances, a tabloid novel. It’s always a great read. Physical literature I want to reread on a constant basis. Public clients, in some senses,

are similar to private clients in that there is a narrative, which reveals the personality of a community. My challenge is to illuminate the philosophy ,which guides this complex set of values and to develop, in the form of beautiful gardens and environments, complex integrations

which may be interpreted through multiple metaphors.

An interest in creating installations which are both affected by and affecting the terrain extant. I am particularly interested in both the personal interpretation and the personal narrative expressed through the manipulation of land

Creating gardens with others helps me make daily maps of a physical world which, quite frankly, I seem to have less knowledge of as time expands.

I enjoy the social aspects of consideration, and I enjoy the generosity of those with whom I work. I enjoy the fact that each day is the practice of attention to the literal and figurative breath of creation

I hope you are enjoying these experiences!



January 21, 2014


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By traveling back and forth to New York, I have had the extreme pleasure of being able to spend alot of time looking in gallerys and museums!

I fell in love with JULES OLITSKI!  I hope you fall in love with his work! Enjoy this post!

Love, Jamie

Here we can see why he is to be appreciated as one of America’s most outstanding modern painters.”

Born in Russia, Olitski (1922–2007) moved to the United States as a child. He first received international acclaim as a maverick Color Field painter, one of a group of highly regarded artists in the 1950s and 1960s employing intense color in abstract formats as the carrier of emotional meaning. It was a pivotal time for Olitski, whose paintings of that period featured bold colors and flat graphic shapes. He continued to experiment with techniques and processes during the remainder of his career.

“Olitski’s sweeping and grand shapes offered a different type of pictorial drama than that of his many colleagues and led to his experiments with very large fields of near-monochrome color,” Kennedy said. “These often enormous paintings became known as his landmark Spray paintings, which are at once minimal yet complex in their gradations and subtle shifts in hue.”

Later, in his Baroque and High Baroque paintings—so-called because of their lush colors and surfaces—the artist accentuated physicality as an expressive element. Though his paintings were staunchly abstract, he looked to the Old Masters of the Renaissance, the Baroque and the Dutch Gold Age. Olitski was a great admirer of Rembrandt and El Greco and they influenced his work.

In his Late paintings, Olitski introduced abstract forms and shapes that narrates on both spiritually charged and classical themes.

December 12, 2013


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I have recently seen the work of Sarah Lucas and fell in love with her art! Her life is really interesting, and again another fabulous story. I love her sense of expression and freedom and just her who gives a damn attitude.

Sarah Lucas was the wildest of the Young British artists, partying hard and making art that was provocative and at times genuinely shocking. Then as Emin and Hirst went stratospheric, she slipped off to Suffolk, where she’s been ever since …

It is surprising to find someone whose most well-known work is so urban – kebabs, fried eggs, dirty public toilets, grimy, paint-splattered walls, burned-out cars; so saturated with the sense of the London she grew up in – tucked away down a long country lane, behind a Baptist church in Suffolk.

Sarah Lucas may not be the most talked about of the Young British Artists but she has always been one of the most important. At the beginning of the 90s, while women were trading shoulder pads for Wonderbras and cocktails for pints of lager, Sarah Lucas swapped feminist theory for Page Three.

Lucas challenged the street slang used to describe women by turning it into physical forms. She replaced anger and embarrassment with humour, portraying breasts as melons or fried eggs, catching public attention with hard-hitting sculpture and spreads from

The Sun. In making physical representations of sexual slang and celebrating stories about rampant dwarves she moved the discussion further along then any amount of protest art.

Sarah Lucas is the “drinking man’s” Rachel Whiteread. You can clearly make out the core materials and traditions of her art – concrete, cardboard, resin, steel and found objects; the cool, minimal associations of which are tinged with humour and sexual innuendo.

Her use of animal carcasses, fish, fruit and veg rotting on top of these surfaces recalls still lifes, while she pays homage to Duchamp with toilets and bicycles.

Within her sculptural compositions there are extremes between her use of materials (a chicken and bra stretched and tied to each end of a steel-sprung bed in Bondage Up Yours, 2000) but nothing is clumsy or unresolved. She knows exactly how much information to give,

which angles suggest dominance or subservience, and how far apart or close objects should be to create or emphasize tensions out of otherwise inanimate items. And it’s interesting to observe her decisions about scale.

In the early 1990s, Lucas began using furniture as a substitute for the human body. Through her career, Lucas has continued to appropriate everyday materials (including, for example, freshly made fried eggs) to make works that use humour, visual puns

and sexual metaphors of sex, death, Englishness and gender.

In works such as Bitch (table, t-shirt, melons, and vacuum-packed smoked fish, 1995), she merges tabloid culture with the economy of the ready-made. In earlier work, she had displayed enlarged pages from the sports pages of the newspaper.

Sarah Lucas is also known for her self portraits, such as Human Toilet Revisited, 1998, a colour photograph in which she sits on a toilet smoking a cigarette. In her solo exhibition The Fag Show at Sadie Coles in 2000, she used cigarettes as a material, as in Self-portrait with Cigarettes (2000).

I so have a giant art crush on her! I hope you enjoyed this post!

December 9, 2013


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Today’s post is on one of my all time favorites, as far as sculpting and gardens and furniture.  You have seen his work, and possibly may even own a piece or a reproduction of his. There is a relief in Rockefeller Plaza,

one that we have all seen that is just spectacular. His life history is insanely interesting and fascinating, and as you now have come to know, I am always inspired by amazing personal histories.  Life, today and yesterday is who we are.

There is not a day that goes by for me, that I don’t have a fleeting glimpse of a memory from my past that brings a smile or an ache, but it contributes to my day and always to who I am and what I believe.  So my desire in bringing all of these

amazing artists to you each day, is to give you a glimpse, into someones history that somewhere, their pursuits in their lifetime, have given us a gift of experiencing them either visually or musically.




Isamu Noguchi was born in Los Angeles on Nov. 17, 1904. His father, Yone Noguchi, was a Japanese poet and an authority on art. His mother, Leonie Gilmour, was an American writer.

In 1906 he was taken to Japan, where his parents separated. His father remarried, and the child lived with his mother, attending Japanese and Jesuit schools and spending much of his time in a garden by the sea at Chigasaki.

In 1918, his mother sent him back to the United States to finish his education, and he did not see her again for many years. On the basis of an article she read in National Geographic, she sent him to Rolling Prairie, Ind.

While attending the Interlaken School there, he lived with the family of a Swedenborgian minister.

The director of the school, Dr. Edward Rumley, arranged for Mr. Noguchi’s apprenticeship with Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore. Borglum told Mr. Noguchi he would never be a sculptor, and soon afterward

the young man came to New York and enrolled as a pre-medical student at Columbia University.

A turning point in his life, Mr. Noguchi once said, was his experience at the Leonardo da Vinci Art School on the Lower East Side, where he took sculpture classes. The school’s director, Onorio Ruotolo, made him copy Greek casts.

Mr. Ruotolo was convinced of Mr. Noguchi’s talent, going to far as to say that the new Michelangelo had appeared. When Mr. Noguchi, inspired by a Brancusi exhibition,

later turned to abstract sculpture, Mr. Ruotolo was dismayed. Worked for Brancusi

In 1927 Mr. Noguchi received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He went to Paris and worked as Brancusi’s assistant for six months. ”Brancusi gave me respect for tools and materials,” Mr. Noguchi said many years later.

”Then there was a reaction and I became anti-Brancusi. Then I returned to admiring him again.”

Mr. Noguchi’s sculpture from those years is simple. It is curvilinear, but it is also restless and irregular, with a feeling for the void – for the way space cuts through the mass -

that suggests Russian Constructivism more than Brancusi.

”It became self-evident to me that in so-called abstraction lay the expression of the age and that I was especially fitted to be one of its prophets,” he said in 1929.

He returned to New York in 1929 and earned a living by making portrait busts. In 1930 he went back to Paris and made his way to Asia on the Trans-Siberian railroad. He spent eight months in Beijing, where he studied calligraphy and brush drawing.

His life is really worth learning about, so I do hope when you have the chance, do dig a bit further.

December 5, 2013


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For all the years I have been in love with architecture, one of my top favorites has always been Tom Kundig, of Olson Kundig.  He is true to his practice, form concrete, steel, glass, a metal

He never misses.  I should start a fan club! I am in the midst of a project, and was having a total ADD meltdown,

so naturally I go to my library to get grounded, and pull Kundig’s book out,

one of them I should say, and then in this months Architectural Digest they have a piece on him

I always get asked “if I could choose” yup, I would have Kundig design a house for me, and be beyond thrilled.  He is thee guy!

Ok, here is the story of Tom Kundig, the photos tell you really all you need to know

Kundig’s work encompasses residential, commercial and institutional

and is located around the world. His signature detailing and raw, kinetic construction explore new forms of engagement with site and landscape, which he frames in the workings of unique, building-size machines. In his houses, which are quickly becoming recognized as modern-day classics, brute strength and tactile refinement are held in perfect equilibrium. Recent projects and current projects include the mixed-use Art Stable and 1111 E. Pike, Le Massif de de Charlevoix master plan, a gravity-fed winery in the Naramata Bench of British Columbia, adaptive reuse of the Georgetown Brewing Company and Nissan Stadium Seattle, the Rolling Huts and private residences in Spain and throughout North America, including the Pierre, Shadowboxx, Studio Sitges and Outpost.

In 2006, Princeton Architectural Press released Tom Kundig: Houses; the book is one of the Press’s bestselling architecture books of all time. Kundig has been published in over 250 publications worldwide, including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal,




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