Watch: Josh Vogel by The Scout

. Thursday, September 15, 2011

A beautiful short film by The Scout, about woodworker Josh Vogel and his passion for his craft.

From an interview with Sarah Williams:

Joshua Vogel’s relationship with wood is nearly symbiotic. As a sculptor he listens to its sounds, knows the story of each piece intimately, and understands how different species behave. In the same way that a tree grows in layers of persistence and branches out unexpectedly, his path in life has never been obvious, but fueled by potential and rich with experience. “Wood is a living material, I don’t know many other things like that— that are so fundamental to our lives.”

Vogel recently founded Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. in Kingston, New York. His focus is on creating large-scale sculptural wood turnings from Walnut, Catalpa, Maple, and other hardwoods. “It’s something that excites me about turning; I love that it rides the line between art and craft. I don’t know where the line is, and my life’s work is trying to figure that out."

Watch: Oral Fixation starring Ashley Smith


By Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat from Love Cat magazine and filmmaker Jenna Elizabeth. Via Milk Made, the official web presence of Made Fashion Week at Milk Studios, created in partnership with ALLDAYEVERYDAY.

Favorite Picks: Sotheby's: A Mid-Century Eye: The Collection of Colleen Sullivan


An incredible single-owner collection will be offered in Sotheby's upcoming auction A Mid-Century Eye: The Collection of Colleen Sullivan. Single-owner sales are a favorite of mine as all the pieces work together, having been collected over the years with personal taste and a single vision. Coming together in this sale are lyrical and graceful works from some of the greatest designers of the Modern Movement.  These are my favorite picks:

A Gino Sarfatti spiraling brass chandelier.

A biomorphic coffee table by Jean Royere and a freeform sculpture by Georges Jouve.

An amazing Persane
multi-armed sconce also by Jean Royere.

A pair of Franco Albini lounge chairs.

The Grasshopper chaise lounge and an incredible rosewood dining table, both by Fabricius and Kastholm.

A custom cabinet by Ico and Louisa Parisi.

Folded metal sconces by Boris Lacroix.

Serge Mouille's Saturn wall light.

A brass and glass floor lamp by Pietro Chiesa.

The auction takes place September 21th, see the full preview at Sotheby's.

Listen: Foster the People: Pumped up Kicks (Gigamesh Remix)


Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks (Gigamesh Remix) by GIGAMESH

Pretty much sums up my mood.

Watch: 30 Gifts to 30 Strangers in Sydney

. Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Great idea Lucas!

Hello! My name is Lucas and I'm Brazilian. Since I arrived in Australia a lot of beautiful things happened in my life, so on the day I turned 30 I decided to celebrate in a special way, being grateful to the people of Sydney. :)

Via Lucas Jatoba, and BWG.

Favorite Picks: Phillips de Pury: Design

. Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Exceptional French and Italian design, and a selection of fine modernist ceramics will be offered in Phillips de Pury's upcoming London Design sale. These are my favorite picks:

A large and rare glass chandelier by Venini.

A unique Orly chair prototype by Jean Royere.

A rare and important Charlotte Perriand free-form desk with drawer.

A Lucie Rie cylindrical vase with flared neck.

An amazing Hans Coper stoneware wall sculpture for the Swinton Community School, UK.

A rare Model 4 chair and a beautiful oak wardrobe, both by Jean Prouve.

Super sculptural Italian walnut lounge chairs by Malatesta & Mason.

A beautiful brass and enameled steel wall light by Pietro Chiesa.

Walnut dining chairs by Gio Ponti.

A rare ceiling light by Arredoluce.

A chrome sculptural table lamp and smoked glass dining table, both by Nanda Vigo.

A multi-armed chandelier by Angelo Lelli.

A sculptural occasional table in rosewood veneer and painted wood by Carlo di Carli.

The auction takes place September 27th, see the full preview at Phillips de Pury.

Daily Dose: Black + White Tulips


Without a doubt, the nicest styled set of Saarinen tulips I've ever seen. White chairs with black cushions, matched with a black table.... perfect. If you know who the mystery photographer and/or stylist is, please leave a comment.

Via modern love's tumblr.

Look+Listen: Little Dragon: Shuffle a Dream


Live on FranceInfo's La Session (Radio France)

Icons: The Henningsens at Home

. Sunday, September 4, 2011

Poul and Inger Henningsen at home.

Via modern love's tumblr.

Watch: Splitscreen: A Love Story

. Saturday, September 3, 2011

Splitscreen: a love story by JW Griffiths.

“nokia asked filmmakers to use its phones to shoot a movie, and one stellar result is this surprisingly gorgeous and tender short that brings two lovers together from across the atlantic”

via Nick Wooster.

Favorite Picks: Wright: Living Contemporary


Fine and luxurious pieces of modernism will be up for bids in Wright's Living Contemporary sale. These are my favorite picks:

Lounge chairs by Paulo Buffa in walnut and velvet, from the Hotel Bristol, Merano.

A polished brass wall lamp by Stilnovo.

De Sede's Organic Sofa by Ueli Berger, Eleanora Peduzzi-Riva and Heinz Ulrich.

A surrealist plaster table by John Dickinson.

Burl and lucite tables by Vladimir Kagan.

Incredible Edward Wormley occasional tables with mosaic glass inlay.

An illuminated coffee table in etched brass with agate inlay by George Mathias.

A sculptural Cityscape coffee table by Paul Evans.

70's chic dining chairs from both France and Italy.

A towering Robert Sonneman floor lamp.

A mesmerizing wall sculpture by Curtis Jeré.

A finely crafted pair of George Nakashima nightstands.

The auction takes place September 15th, see the full preview at Wright.

Look+Listen: Lanvin x Pitbull


Lanvin injects some much needed levity into the fashion world, and the result is quite refreshing. And yes, that is indeed Alber Elbaz.

Lanvin's Steven Meisel-shot fall/winter 2011 campaign images of Karen Elson and Raquel Zimmermann dancing were slightly confusing when they were first released... but everything makes sense now that the Paris label has released a campy video to accompany the print ads.   Models Karen Elson, Raquel Zimmermann, Lowell Tautchin and Milo Spijker dance to Pitbull's 2009 smash hit "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" wearing select pieces from Lanvin's fall/winter 2011 collection in this super cute video. Choreographed moves, serious model faces and some ultra-glam Lanvin designs.

Via the fashionist.

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