Monday, June 29, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
In 2005, she co-founded the prestigious Design Miami fair, which assembles the globe’s most significant galleries specializing in design from the post-war period to the present. Established to run in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach, the Design Miami fair has expanded to become a vital forum for exhibiting, discussing, creating, and collecting design. She also serves as co-director of the Design Council for the Museum of Arts and Design. To see more of her work click here!
We're wild about this particular project, especially because the house sits on a lake-our dream! And we were excited to learn about architects Robert Luntz and Joe Tanney from Resolution: 4 Architecture, the firm that designed the house and who have developed a reputation for creating smart designs that are surprisingly affordable to build. You should definitely check out more of their work here! Congratulations again to Amy, Robert and Joe for a stunning project and for the great write-up. To read more about the project click here! (Above photos by Joshua McHugh for Metropolitan Home)
Monday, June 22, 2009
From 1990 through 1992, Lambrecht worked as a part-time assistant for Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, helping him inventory his studio in preparation for his 1993 retrospective at the Guggenheim here in New York. While they were re-visiting files and scrapbooks together, Lichtenstein encouraged her to make photographs from time to time, and was often pleased and amused by the results. Lambrecht’s photos offer fascinating insight into Lichtenstein’s working processes and source materials, as well as being vibrant works of art in their own right. The two grew close over the course of her work with him, and he became one of her mentors. "He was so precise in his visual and aesthetic choices. And he was a very generous person. We had great conversations," she said.
We're crazy about the results and were eager to share a few of the colorful images from this newly emerged series of photographs. To see even more you can visit Laurie's website here or check out The Drawing Room in East Hampton which represents her work. You can also read more about her time with Lichtenstein on the always inspiring website Lens Culture. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did! (Photos by Laurie Lambrecht)
Friday, June 19, 2009
Two years ago, to commemorate his past 60 years of design achievement, 50 of which were spent in partnership with Artifort, a retrospective fittingly entitled 'Jubille Pierre Paulin 80/60/50' was staged in Paris.
Paulin first made waves in the design world back in 1952, when his innovative philosophy caught the attention of Thonet, for whom he was to master the development of new materials for established American brands such as Eames, Saarinen and Bertoia.
However, it was Paulin’s whimsical and elegant creations for Artifort that were the major factor in defining his lengthy career. Throughout the 50 years of successful collaboration, Paulin’s revolutionary style supplied the Dutch upholstery specialists with a wealth of style icons.
A joyful modernist, Paulin’s designs allowed the public to discover the comfort of modern living through his masterful combination of sculpture and functionality. With a signature Pop aesthetic sweeping throughout his catalogue of creations, Paulin captured the world’s imagination with innovative pieces such as the Oyster, Mushroom, Tongue and Ribbon chairs, all of which have become sought-after design classics. (Source: Wallpaper Magazine)