Friday, February 17, 2012

The Hits Keep Coming

Last fall's collection and now this one? Totally brilliant. I was kinda lukewarm on Proenza Schouler for a while, but I'm officially a fan.

Proenza Schouler Fall 2012 RTW
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Objects of Desire

Charlie Schuck was featured in the Home section of this morning's New York Times (congratulations! about time!). Charlie is an incredible photographer who began curating a gallery / pop-up shop called Object in 2010. A showcase for Northwest designers, Object gained a permanent home in Belltown this past November.

Photograph by Charlie Schuck

Charlie also happens to be among a number of supremely talented people we've had the privilege of working with on an upcoming project (more info coming...soon...really...). We couldn't be happier to see him getting his props.

Best Foot Forward

Rodarte Fall 2012 RTW.
The rest of the collection was great too.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Plein Air

Liz Markus, I Wouldn't Change One Thing About You,
(acrylic on unprimed canvas).

On view tomorrow through March 17 at ZieherSmith, as part of Markus's fourth solo show, The Look of Love (all pieces reportedly painted on the floor to a Burt Bacharach soundtrack).

Just felt like some color. Unrelated, but a good excuse to post:

Slum Village, "Look of Love" (Remix) (1997) (NSFW)

Image of the Day

Doug Wheeler, Environmental Light Installation, 1969
(Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam).
Photograph by Doug Chrismas.

Wheeler has an installation up now at perennial favorite David Zwirner. I tried to go when I was in New York last month but it was such a hit that the wait to get into the gallery was an hour long...which was an hour longer than I had.

From the press release:
As a pioneer of the so-called “Light and Space” movement that flourished in Southern California in the 1960s and 1970s, Wheeler’s prolific and groundbreaking body of work encompasses drawing, painting, and installations that are characterized by a singular experimentation with the perception and experience of space, volume, and light. . . . According to critic and curator John Coplans, who organized Wheeler’s first solo exhibition at the Pasadena Art Museum in 1968, Wheeler’s “primary aim as [an artist] is to reshape or change the spectator’s perception of the seen world. In short, [his] medium is not light or new materials or technology, but perception.
Wheeler's SA MI 75 DZ NY 12 (2012) -- which "explores the materiality of light while emphasizing the viewer’s physical experience of infinite space" -- is up through February 25. More info here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Image of the Day

Yes, there is a theme today. Happy Valentine's Day.

Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward at home, 1959.
Photograph by Gordon Parks.

Newman and Woodward, What's My Line?, 1959

Love and Other Drugs

Vintage Robert Indiana "LOVE" ring, $225 on eBay.

Saving for a Rainy Day

I want a better look at the boots.
They look very promising.

This...what?...saddlebag? Want.

Love this parka.

Cool waistline.

Richard Chai Love, by Richard Chai
(Filson's new Creative Director).
Fall 2012 RTW.
(It will be so interesting to see how this
develops...I will resist making a joke
about Chai lattés.)

Seattle Met's incomparable Laura Cassidy interviews Mark Korros, Filson's President and CEO, about the new hire here.

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Image of the Day

Still from Roman Polanski's first film, Knife in the Water (1962)
(also the first Polish film to be nominated for an Academy Award).
A friend put me up on this. Highly recommended, beautiful visually.

I loved the opening credits...two people in a car with faces obscured by the reflection of passing trees.

So Not Me

. so many ways (the color, the prints). But I'm so enamored of Duro Olowu's work. You just can't argue with what's fresh.

Duro Olowu, Fall 2012 RTW.


The collection Alexander Wang showed on Friday was SO strong. Love.

Alexander Wang Fall 2012 RTW.