If you’re not familiar with American art star Jeff Koons, I’m sure the balloon animal at least rings a bell. Koons has been granted a solo show exhibiting in the gardins and interior of Versailles. Check out the New York Times for a slide show and notes on the exhibit.
(There’s also a beautiful photo of the exterior of the palace reflected in one of Koons’ metallic golden sculptures!)
Check out some of the additional photos from our September catalog; the inspiration we titled Rocker in the Park. The amazing photography was done by Cracker Farm.
For our September book we didn’t have to go far from home; we found the best park for any rocker, Central Park. For two days in May we rented a big trailer and parked wherever we could find space, one time right next door to Sheryl Crow’s much nicer trailer!
We arrived each morning before sunrise and ran around like crazy both days looking for new and interesting ways to showcase Central Park, and avoid getting too many bystanders in the shots. We saw Kramer. We had a great group of models and an awesome photography team that worked hard with us to avoid too much green grass for this fall book.
We had dozens and dozens of balloons delivered to us and brought along some fun bikes belonging to our photo team. We just really wanted to convey a fun crazy couple of days in a park in the middle of a big city. It was actually quite challenging; using man-made structures and populated areas always seems to pose more of a creative dilemma than simple beautiful nature shots.
Shooting in New York was fun for us, we even made time to stop by the Free People store. And in case you ever need it, we found out that you can have pizza delivered to you in the park. It was tasty.
We have some new wallpapers for you! Go to our set for wallpaper on Flickr, pick out which one you want and click “View all sizes”! From there you can download any size you want!
So, I’ve been noticing fringe popping up on lots of our latest accessories, and I’m liking it.
There are so many different ways to fringe it up!
Check out our Fringe Belt.
Here is a shot of our Fringe Moccasin Boots.
Since we’re in the midst of our Fashion Illustration Contest, I’ve had fashion art on the brain lately. The stunning illustrations above are by Bangkok-raised Graphic Designer Pomme Chan. All of her work is really interesting and gorgeous! If you’re looking for somewhere to web-surf, be sure and browse the work on her site – tons of goodies for the eyes!
Maybe the aesthetics of modern technology just isn’t your thing. Do you ever wish your computer looked a little more at home with the rest of your vintage and antique decor? Maybe a Victorian style all-in-one PC would look better. Or a how about a pretty brass LCD frame?
You have to check out the Steampunk Workshop, chronicling one man’s adventures of making the new look old, or the old look different. One of the first project he ever did was outfitting an old school bus, and there is also a tutorial for doing tin etchings on old Altoid boxes.
Migration / Part 01 / London / By Hellovon from Hellovon on Vimeo.
This video will show you the installation of a mural at the Truman Brewery in London called Migration. The incredible bird illustrations were done by London-based artist Hellovon. This month, the idea will “migrate” to a second exhibition space, the side of the Epeis Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Makes me want to fly…
One week from today, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is opening an exhibition of the Gee’s Bend Quilts! Gee’s Bend is a small, poor town in Alabama that has become widely-known for its quilting. The quilts of Gee’s Bend take a different angle on normal quilting techniques, and they are just amazing. If you are near Philadelphia you should definitely go look at these quilts (there are 74 of them!) before the exhibition ends in December. It’s $14 to get in to the museum, unless you go on Sunday, when it’s pay what you want all day!
Check out more pictures of the quilts here.
It’s time to check those mailboxes! The September catalog is arriving. If you’re impatient, check out the book online:) More “behind the scenes” info to come…
I must admit, I haven’t checked out N.E.E.T. magazine in a while, but the September issue is out and it looks great! I guarantee you will discover lots of new bloggers, vintage enthusiasts, and crafters you have never seen before!
If you love this zine, and are the creative type yourself, make sure to check out the faq section at the end to find out how you can get involved…
The sweet shots shown above are all pictures people uploaded of themselves to LookBook! It’s kind of like a giant collective “What-I-Wore-Today” site, and it couldn’t be more inspiring! You guys should check it out! Meanwhile, I need to think of an incredibly cool outfit to photo myself in so I can post it! :)
Lines and Shapes has announced the release of their fourth issue. The books are a series of collaborative artist projects, curated by Lena Corwin and Maria Vettese. For this issue, the theme was PAIRS.
Check out the Lines and Shapes website and Lena’s blog for more info and subscription information. You’re sure to be inspired…