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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

David Stark at DIFFA: Dining by Design


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Thanks so much to Casey over at David Stark’s office for sending me some shots of David’s table at DIFFA Dining By Design last weekend.

Paint can pendants; you can try this at home!

Even without the fumes, dining in this paint can would certainly make me high. I love the way he has deconstructed the dinner settings.  The whole oversized paint brush thing paired with the checkerboard table certainly has a down the rabbit hole vibe!

Check out the rest of David Stark Design and Production here. It’s hard to choose a favorite, but right now I’m swooning over the Metropolitan Opera’s 125th Anniversery Gala. All the graphics came from the Met’s archives. Bravo! (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself…):

DIFFA photos by Gustavo Campos. Met image by Susie Montagna.

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  1. kitpollard says:

    April 3rd, 2009 at 3:45 am (#)

    WOW. I don’t think it would matter what I ate – dinner at that table would be fantastic.

    I’m trying to figure out, now, how I can translate this into something I can do at home. I think I need some foam core, new x-acto blades and a lot of spray mount. Also wishing I had a large-format printer…

  2. Becky says:

    April 6th, 2009 at 7:46 am (#)

    Hey Kit, I did a post awhile back about some gorgeous topiaries he made from recycled paper. It was super cool. I’m sure if I tried that it would be a disaster though!

    I used to have “glasses” “plates” “snacks” stenciled on my cabinets (they were ugly and cheap so I painted them and did that). People would come over and act appalled over it and make fun of me, then ten minutes later they’d say “hey Becky, where do you keep the glasses?” and I would just stand there with my hands on my hips and stare at them until they realized they were stupid. Anyway, the “merlot” glass reminded me of that!

  3. loosh says:

    April 11th, 2009 at 4:58 am (#)

    Hey Beekles, What is DIFFA? What a fabulous event! Did you go?


  4. Becky says:

    April 11th, 2009 at 9:43 am (#)

    Hi Lulu!

    It’s Design Industries Foundation Fighting Against AIDS. I didn’t go, but it does look cool, doesn’t it? One of the glossies like Met Home or Elle Decor winds up covering the whole thing. I forget which one. Usually by the end of the feature I’m like “Enough with the tables already, let’s move on.”

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