August 04, 2014
"Memphis is like a very strong drug. You cannot take too much. I don't think anyone should put only Memphis around: It's like eating only cake." Ettore Sottsass
How decadent is this? Imagine wasting a hot day away lounging in an aquamarine pool playing backgammon. I have a vintage backgammon table, but I won't be plopping its wood frame in the pool anytime soon! Although what I really want to find is a super hip hotel where backgammon in pools is a prerequisite. Know of one? Send it my way...
Print by Slim Aarons
Image via Plaid Not Paisley
1970s Parsons Backgammon Table found on 1st Dibs
Alice Temperley Bead Backgammon Table by Alexandra Llewellyn Design
Travel Backgammon by Fredericks & Mae
Charles Hollis Jones Backgammon Table found on 1st Dibs
Oriental Mother of Pearl Backgammon Table found on Etsy
Paul Evans Backgammon Table found on 1st Dibs
Time flies and I can’t believe it’s been almost 6 months since my last post, but when your body tells you it’s time to heal, you listen. So after battling some serious health issues over the last few months I am finally on the mend and feeling better than I have in years. And with much excitement, tomorrow we finally move to our new office. My mind has been racing with ideas for our new space and it’s gonna be good.
I can't think of any other sculptor that moves me like Constantin Brancusi. Nine years ago while living in NYC for the summer, my best friend and I went to The Guggenheim to see the Brancusi exhibit. It was the most affecting exhibition either of us had seen. The fluid and abstract lines of his work set against Frank Lloyd Wright's coiled interior proved to be the perfect union.
After reading about The Trials of Muhammad Ali, a new documentary which examines the extraordinary life and politics of Muhammad Ali in the 1960's, I began thinking about one of the few things that I really covet. The collectors edition of GOAT: Greatest of All Time, an epic book honoring the greatest sportsman of our time, will I hope be a part of my art collection one day.
And I hope The Trials of Muhammad Ali makes it to Charleston. If not I might just have to go home to Louisville for the screening.
Spanish fashion designer, Paco Rabanne, started his own fashion house in 1966 after creating jewelry for Dior, Balenciaga and Givenchy. Best known for his iconic dresses made up of hundreds of plasticized metal and leather disks, it is his space curtains that I instantly fell in love with.
"A picture lives by companionship, expanding and quickening in the eyes of the sensitive observer. It dies by the same token. It is therefore risky to send it out into the world. How often it must be impaired by the eyes of the unfeeling and the cruelty of the impotent."