April 30, 2009
Previously I have posted about the talented artist Logan Hicks. This upcoming Friday (May 1st) Logan Hicks and Broken Crow will be putting on a joint show that will only last the weekend in Brooklyn. The show will be hosted at the former Hamilton Savings and Loan Bank (498 Court Street Brooklyn NY). Brokenhorse opens on Friday from 7pm – 11 pm and will continue 12pm – 6pm Saturday and Sunday. This morning I received the preview to the show and it looks wonderful!
May 1, 2, 3
Hamilton Savings and Loan Bank
496 Court Street Brooklyn NY
April 23, 2009
Spotted at Coachella, Cool Haus is a creative, architect-inspired ice cream truck that has plans to hit the streets of Los Angeles this summer. With flavors such as Frank Behry and Mintimalism how can you resist? Follow Cool Haus on twitter this summer or catch them this weekend at Stagecoach!
April 22, 2009
This past weekend everyone made the trek to Indio, CA for the Coachella Music Festival. For the event many sculpture artists and architects were challenged to create pieces of art that would allow visitors to interact and better experience the space. Here are two that caught my eye:
Nearly 90 ft tall this bamboo starscraper created by Gerard Minakawa served as an impressive refuge from the blazing sun. Minakawa is the founder of Santa Barbara-based furniture bamboo company, Ukao, and is currently working with Aids for Aritsans in Bolivia to create new products with indigenous craftspeople. A great example of sustainable art, Minakawa donates all materials used in the creation process to Habitat for Humanity at the end of the show.
False Profit Labs is a San Francisco based company that creates science inspired artwork. For Coachella, they designed a piece which allows people to experience themselves in art. With a clip-on heart monitor the Pyrocardium amplifies and illuminates the beat and shoots flames from 12 ft tall pipes that pulsate to their heart’s natural rhythm.
April 22, 2009
An artisanal candy shop with outposts in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Seoul, and New York, Papabubble, is known for its yummy hard candies. A visit to the shop is well worth it, as patrons watch the chefs twirl, pull, and mix malleable candies of every color and flavor. The marvel is almost as gratifying as the sweets themselves.
380 A Broome Street New York, NY 10013
April 15, 2009
Have you ever wanted a piece of art that perfectly captures you? DNA 11 has found a solution. This creative company will make a custom portrait from the customer’s DNA sample, allowing them to pick the size and style of the piece. They have expanded their offerings to also include personalized fingerprint portraits and kiss portraits. Recently they opened up a pop-up gallery in Hermosa Beach (218 6th St.) known as the DNA 11 house, as a place for people to view their work and better understand their innovative process of combining science and art. Although the pop up gallery closed in early April, you can still order art work as unique as you via their website.
DNA House 218 6th Street Hermosa Beach, CA
April 8, 2009
Created in 2002 by Swiss duo L/B (Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann), Hotel Everland, is both a hotel and a traveling piece of art. The one room hotel originated on Lake Neuchatel (in Switzerland), was transported to the top of the Contemporary Art Museum in Leipzip, and currently has ended its tour on the roof of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The playful details of the space encourage guests to contribute to the art during their brief one night stay by adding to the room’s vinyl record collection, stealing the golden-embroidered towels (yes this is encouraged), and enjoying their night with the best views of Paris and a fully stocked mini bar (included in the price)! Bonne journee!
April 6, 2009
8 Hanway Place