Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
So I'm just back in town from antique hunting and shooting some pics of Bruce and Julie Webb's house and art gallery in Waxahachie. Their current show is called "Higher Power" and consists of more than 200 posters from some of the best designers in the land. I picked up a new one (the Buckner one below) from F2 Design in Lubbock and figured I'd post some others that I have in my collection. I'm a sucker for this stuff.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I'm on the road in cold as hell Waxahachie, TX working on a Bruce Lee Webb story. Things are not normal in East Texas. You East Texans know this. A preview of a story to be published in REFUELED Magazine in a few months:
Monday, January 26, 2009
I knew nothing about Christian Northeast until posting about Andy MacGregor the other day. MacGregor had a link to Debut Art - a site that collects work from some damn fine illustrators - and it was there that I discovered Mr. Northeast. I'll probably end up posting on some others, but for now here's a sampling of the oddly-named illustrator's award-winning work:
Friday, January 23, 2009
The New York Times is doing a very cool series on New York City's inhabitants called "One in 8 Million". Today's piece is about a gal named Melissa Dixson who studied painting at the Pratt Institute, and after developing multiple sclerosis about four years ago, trained herself in the art of taxidermy. This story is of particular interest to me because vintage taxidermy is huge right now in the antique world. We just did a full wall display at Uncommon Objects using everything from stuffed groundhogs to mountain goats to bobcats to beaver. Dixson's audio interview is quite entertaining. Check it out.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
This thing has made the rounds in blog land, but it's just too good not to mention. From ArchDaily, "The Mountain Lodge is a modern take of a traditional barn of the region in Härjedalen, Sweden. The Lodge comes as prefabricated wooden units. It was originally designed in 2005 by architect Peter Sahlin for his own family, as a vacation retreat in the fells of Härjedalen. Five houses have since then been produced in the region. The typical clients are urban professionals who desire a simple, compact, yet comfortable and modern vacation retreat."