Between June 15-July 16, I debuted an installation, Stalker, at THIS Los Angeles. The transcendental space was a conscious submission into darkness. It was a peaceful and romantic approach to finding a true light, an effort I pursued with the vengeance and the intensity of a psychopath.
If you are chosen for the path of an ‘expressionist’ and/or ‘abstract expressionist’ painter: first of all, you accept that painting the intangible, aka ‘nothing’, is a lot of the times harder than painting the ‘something’. Know the challenge. Secondly, painting from only a real and honest place within yourself can be extremely exhausting and at the same time intoxicating; or, sometimes you’ll just need to get intoxicated. Give yourself a break!
I came across THEY ALL HATE US quite some time ago, and it continues to be included in my daily check list along with Drudge, email, and my personal Tumblr daily loads.
Fashion designers Kalen Kaminiski and Astrid Chastka are making some gorgeous, shibuori-inspired womenswear and accessories. Astrid and Kalen custom dye each of their pieces, embracing the ‘mistake’ as a ‘happy accident’. That’s a very in-the-moment way to create, and I bow down to them.
Linda Farrow is the most innovative sunglass designer out there. She gets hired by EVERYONE to design their shades, including Alex Wang, Dries Van Noten, House of Holland, Raf Simons, The Row, and Oscar De La Renta. Most notable is her imaginative line for Jeremy Scott. I love her Jeremy Scott ‘Mickey’ (pictured) for a […]
William O’Brien Jr. is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, and is principal of an independent design practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His practice was recently awarded the 2011 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers. Twins is a design proposal for two vacation homes for two brothers and their families on one plot of land in upstate New York and represents an examination of a curious part to whole relationship.
I have a major crush on Daniel Arsham. I like everything he does and has done, which also makes him very annoying to me. When you find an artist that somehow manages to accomplish this, there is no place to feel anything but respect. And exhaustion.