Friday, May 29, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Stationary show & ICFF 2009 part 2

At the ICFF 
1. Deadgood's heart mirror
2. GreyPant's cardboard lamps
4. Aboubakar Fofana: loved this exibit... so simple, so beautiful. It goes to show that great design and great taste doesn't take much, just an eye for beauty.

Stationary show & ICFF 2009 part 1

Now that everyone has already blogged and posted their favorite sightings at the 2009 stationary show and International Contemporary Furniture Fair, I will take a little time to list what caught my eye. Having gone last year, I didn't find too much that was new (especially at the stationary show), but a few things did stand out.

1. Yellow Owl Workshop: really this girl does her own thing and it is refreshing to see. It's not gimicky or over done. she just does her art, keeps it simple and limited and voila!
2. Enormous Champion: won me over with their wonderful wood animal cut outs and whale poster
3. Bell Invito: had some elegant and simple letter pressed zodiac by patch nyc

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

heaven and water

Years ago I started on a project photographing the swiss mountains and the gulf of mexico. The contrast between the mountains and the sea were my very first teachers in my love of natural spirituality. It is there that my father roamed, climbed, bathed and meditated... and his soul remains. Finding the work of Patricia Schwoerer reminded me that I need to pull my project back out of the closet.

Friday, May 15, 2009

ok I can't resist to post this... total parent moment, but I want to be in their world again for a few hours!

you know you have a great boss (and friend) who sends you to check out Yayoi Kusama's show at the Gagosian during your lunch break. Thanks Vanessa
ps that is me sneaking photos in the room.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

more inspirations by little ones

Every time I bring Äya to school I'm blown away by the beautiful art in the hallways. As an artist I ask myself everytime... have I forgotten to be that free? 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

children to inspire

spring brings out this incredible feeling of freedom and no one inspires that more than children. With the warm weather brings bare feet, grass, swings and dreams... not to mention perfect yoga poses!
(tree photos by äya)


Marius has been in our lives for almost a year now... 
the tears will flow come the end of summer
our little jan holds part of him in his smile
aya hands strums his tune
impossible to replace
the gift we had for a year

Friday, May 1, 2009

the poetry of plants and things...

Vanessa's lovely friend and incredibility talented photographer, Ngoc Ming Ngo sent me these inspiring photos this morning of Valerie Finnis, an english horticulturalist and photographer. Which in turn conjured up thoughts of Stanley Kunitz and his lovely book Wild Braid, from which this excerpt is from...

Touch Me


Summer is late, my heart.
Words plucked out of the air
some forty years ago
when I was wild with love
and torn almost in two
scatter like leaves this night
of whistling wind and rain.
It is my heart that’s late,
it is my song that’s flown.
Outdoors all afternoon
under a gunmetal sky
staking my garden down,
I kneeled to the crickets trilling
underfoot as if about
to burst from their crusty shells;
and like a child again
marveled to hear so clear
and brave a music pour
from such a small machine.
What makes the engine go?
Desire, desire, desire.
The longing for the dance
stirs in the buried life.
One season only,
                        and it’s done.
So let the battered old willow
thrash against the windowpanes
and the house timbers creak.
Darling, do you remember
the man you married? Touch me,
remind me who I am.