Is there a better spot for picking up cool postcards than a museum shop? I went to preview the Monets at the High on Saturday and picked up this ode to bentwood in their gift shop. This is Ellis Island in 1926, photographer unknown. Every time I see Thonet chairs I think of my friend Sally, who loves them. This photo also makes me think about all the different people who sat in them, where they came from, and where they ended up.
Since the weather in SF has been in the 70’s lately and everyone around the world has flocked to our neck of the woods to get out of the cold and feel the warmth, I’d like to formally invite you to the opening of Thomas Wold’s newest art installation: Come Together: New Installations by Thomas Wold.
His pieces combine childish whimsy, science fiction, dramatic lighting effects, cuteness and pop. Have a looksee: Read the rest of this entry »
Upon the event that you are in West Hollywood this Saturday, put on your swankiest designer walking gear (ha!) and head to the 11th Annual Art & Design Walk. This is the must-do event on the calendar of style conscious Angelenos and is staged along Melrose Avenue and Robertson and Beverly Boulevardsâ€”the favorite shopping destinations for LAâ€™s celebrity and design elite.
what: 11th Annual Avenues of Art & Design Art Walk, a mile long open house of over 300 fashion boutiques, interior design/furniture showrooms, fine art/antique galleries and restaurants. Over 90 events, including exclusive receptions, personal appearances, food and entertainment hosted by individual showrooms, shopping discounts and other special surprises.
where: Along Melrose Avenue, and Robertson and Beverly Boulevards
when: Saturday, May 31, 2008. 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
how much? Free! Meters on the Avenues will not be enforced during the event.
For the full scoop check out the Avenues of Art & Design website.
If you are in the SF area over the next week, check out the “Untitled” exhibition by Joe Gebbia for CITIZEN:Citizen.
The when and where:
Launch Party: May 2nd; 6-8pm Chronicle Books 680 Second St, San Francisco. (Design Public staff will be there to check it out!)
Exhibition: May 3rd-May 10; 10am-5pm Chronicle Books 680 Second St, San Francisco