Monday, July 20th, 2009

The Cardinal House


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I was in Cincinnati for 48 hours last week and while I didn’t get a chance to check out the exhibit of his newly found paintings at Fabulous Frames, I stumbled upon this remarkable house while checking out a river view house for sale in Anderson Township. I suppose the street sign before the shared driveway should have given me a clue as to what was ahead:

There was another Charley Harper cardinal on the other side of the house in the carport. Those decks have a great view of the Ohio River and the rolling bluegrass hills of Kentucky on the other side.

By the way, this is the house nearby that my friends and I want to make our dream house when we win the lottery and retire:


Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Lost Charley Harper Prints Exhibit in the ‘natti


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Thanks to Maya over at Visualingual, for letting me know about the Charley Harper exhibit at Fabulous Frames in Cincinnati (10817 Montgomery Road location). Here’s the story, from Fabulous Frames’ blog:

Included in the exhibit will be approximately 50 original paintings created by Charley for Ford Times and Lincoln Mercury Times magazines between 1948 and 1982. The illustrations were reproduced in the magazines, but the originals were thought to have been lost until they were discovered in a Ford Motor Company vault earlier this year.

With the permission of Edsel Ford II, the entire collection was returned to the Harper family, which organized this exhibit with Fabulous Frames & Art, an art gallery and custom-framing shop that has had a relationship with the Harpers for over 30 years. Charley’s son Brett Harper will be on hand during the opening reception to introduce this important body of work.

The exhibit opens this weekend and runs through August 8. Also, Fabulous Frames has some wonderful Harper prints for sale online here. Some may surprise you; Maya got me giggling over this one:

I love this Blenko-looking bottle one as well:

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Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

In Case You Missed It: Around the Web Last Week


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1) A peep into the new Ace Hotel in New York City via Gothamist:

2) Cheery Color Therapy for Depressed Times over at It’s All So Lovely:

3) One of my favorite blogs is VisuaLingual. I’m not sure how I found it; I think I was checking out Cincy stuff because I grew up there and love the city. She finds the coolest things like this (Dispatchwork by Jan Vormann):

…and this Charley Harper Mural in Cincinnati I never knew about in the eleven years I lived there:

For more great photos of this mural, check out VisuaLingual.

4) Yellow makes me SO happy! Elements of Style has a great collection of yellow images and goods right here:

I did a post of yellow with black and white awhile back. It’s right here.

5) Spaceinvading. I am HOOKED!

6) Vanessa De Vargas rounded up some of L.A.’s hottest designers to share their favorite trends over at AT:LA. The post is here.

1) Ace Hotel photos by Katie Sokoler for Gothamist

2) from Living Etc. via It’s All So Lovely

3) from Jan Vormann via VisuaLingual; by Maya Drozdz at VisuaLingual

4) via Elements of Style. I think this photo was originally from Cottage Living.

5) Image © jamesapallister. Building is Arevalo Studio by Mole Architects via Spaceinvading.

6) via Apartment Therapy