…in the form of michelle hinebrook, brooklyn based artist. her use of color, form and digital imagery combined with traditional paint makes my mouth water.
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a new wall covering system by dutch company, ixxi, has me swooning over the possibilities of changing up my environment! whether you’re a hands on creative or just in love with your instagram collection, you’ll find yourself moving into the realm of designer with this simple system. tapping into your creativity, you can submit your own collection of images for a custom set or you can choose from their image bank to create enlargements, pixelated art or collages.
they will help you through the process of resolution, uploading the artwork and placing your order. what you get is a collection of 20 x 20 cm cards printed with your selected work, ready to be connected using their included x’s and l’s. that’s it. without lifting a paint brush, you can perk up the boring wall of your rental residence or hang them as a lightweight room divider!
ixxi cards are synthetic matte paper which is waterproof, tear proof and uv resistant ensuring that your masterpiece has longevity and can be taken down and re-hung on whim.
pricing is reasonable and depends on the size and number of cards needed. for instance, a collection of 50 cards at 20 x 20 cm (roughly 8 x 8 in.) is €78,75 or $103. photo documenting a wedding, birthday or other fun event and gifting these to a friend, loved one, etc. is such a unique and special way to commemorate time spent together!
check out ixxi at www.ixxi.nu.
images courtesy of ixxi.
…becomes deeper in meaning with peruvian artist, cecilia paredes.
being a lover of pattern and texture, i admire paredes’ correlation between them and camouflage. as portrayed in these pictures, she painstakingly recreates the textures in paint on her limbs and body making her secondary to the wallpaper’s vibrant colors.
you can check out her website here: ceciliaparedes.com
virgine magazine is a new online and hard copy glossy that focuses on innovators of art, fashion and music. their outlook is unique as the articles themselves are meant to be written by industry professionals for industry professionals. having the photographer write about his subject or the fashion model who wants to break into editing writing about a designer. there is also the additional charity component of devoting the first few pages to charitable advertising. imagine that, a magazine that attempts to sell more than materialism! i haven’t picked up a physical copy yet but i have to say that i like what i see. clean design elements, easy to read and it has, most importantly, interviews with amazing individuals and tight photography!
the article on azzedine alaÏa is so inspiring and human! i think of myself and my friends who are struggling to find ways to express ourselves and the impact that interviews like these have on the psyche. what he speaks of, the breakneck pace fashion has taken on, the pressure put on creatives to hit every retail market, we know from experience will burn a designer out. when a two time fashion oscar winner speaks, hopefully people will listen! designers are abandoning the retail mill, opting out of the entire mass market process and reinventing themselves through e-commerce and smaller collections. a much needed shot in the arm of creative progression… and oh! the bits about lagerfeld and wintour were very insightful!
beautifully done, virgine!
unfortunately the app isn’t up yet and their digital copy doesn’t offer any information on what the format options are for download. the link in the sidebar takes you directly to paypal. i need a little more than that! still, i’ve bookmarked them for future reading and am more than willing to add their app to my ipad. my wishlist would include a cross issue search tool that will enable true archiving for creatives!
click the image for the must read article on azzedine alaïa or click here to go to virginemag.com.
i finally got around to posting the framed results of my miss van piece! commissioned by cirque du soleil and printed in a limited edition of 300, this is a beautiful 24″x36″ giclee available at canadian based safewalls. if you’ve “got it like that” you can spring for the $350 deluxe 7 color screen print of the work dosed with an extra layer of fine glitter on the tuba. i decided to save my money and put my gilt on the phat frame! i found it while walking up los angeles street at this little hole in the wall shop bursting with vintage reproductions and hypnotic glittering chandeliers. squeal! i love mixing regency into my decor and this frame plus miss van were a match made in heaven!