"I think that we realized that you didn't have to assert yourself as a personality in order to be personally expressive. We felt that we could deal solely with aesthetic issues, with the meaning of abstraction, without sacrificing individuality - or quality." - Kenneth Noland, referring to himself and Morris Louis. Morris Louis was an American painter most prominently known for his contribution to Color Field Painting. His depth and use of color are truly captivating and almost peaceful, but I will let the work speak for itself.
I kicked off the new year by going out with a bang. I traveled to Morocco for 7 killer, amazing and immensely inspiring days. Cheers to a fabulous 2015!
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.
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.