Thursday, November 18, 2010

Into The Woods.

We were excited to learn that Joshua Vogel, co-founder of NYC based furniture company BDDW, has opened a new company, Black Creek Mercantile & Trading Co., where he is producing one of a kind, sculptural woodturnings, pieces of limited edition furniture and meaningful small products. Recently, Vogel sought a new challenge and direction, getting back to the essence of cottage industry and the traditions of woodworking, which he has always been passionate about.

"The nature of turning requires a prolonged state of concentration," says Vogel. "Using the wood lathe is unlike any other aspect of woodworking. The process itself demands a type of meditative effort, not unlike throwing a clay pot, only it is completely reductive in nature, like carving stone."

We can't wait to get our hands on one of these unique and handsome pieces. The forms are remarkable and the woods Vogel selects look incredible. You know...the holidays ARE just right around the corner (hint hint). To learn more about BCM&T click
here.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Knock Knock.

Who's There?
Perfect.
Perfect who?
Perfect in Everyway!

We recently discovered photographer Michael Mundy's new blog An Afternoon With...and we were instantly taken with the home of fashion stylist Scott Newkirk. This project couldn't be more us if we tried (and damnit it makes us want to try harder...) We love everything about it-and not to be rude, but we can't stop staring! You should definitely check out the site. It's very inspiring with a lot of great interiors and Mundy's got an incredible eye. We have a feeling you're going to be hearing a lot more about An Afternoon With...Stay tuned. (photography by Michael Mundy)

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Slightly Obsessed.


Finally...Adele is back! And it's definitely been worth the wait. Check out the new single Rolling in the Deep from her upcoming sophomore album set to be released in the new year. We were there for her New York debut back in 2008 at the Highline Ballroom and we look forward to her next layover here in the city. We literally can't wait. And for yet another song off her new CD, watch the video below of her performing live on one of our favorite shows from the UK, Later...With Jools Holland which can be found here in the states on Ovation (if you've never watched this program...it's genius!) Enjoy.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lights, Camera, Action! UPDATED.

***UPDATE: So here's your first look at the remarkable event that took place last night at the new Ralph Lauren store (see above video). It was pretty incredible and we have to say our only disappointment is that this won't be repeated throughout the holiday season. We've never seen anything quite like it and it's a shame that more people can't experience this in person. Congratulations and kudos to the team who made this happen. It was really amazing. And for a behind the scenes look at how this was done-watch the video below.

Seems as though the latest trend as we head towards the new year is the collision of art and luminosity. Last week we were excited about the installation Scattered Light by San Francisco artist Jim Campbell. Well, brace yourselves for yet another lighting spectacle here in the city .... this one brought to you from our good friends over at Ralph Lauren. Certain to be something you've never seen before, the event takes place tonight at the new Ralph Lauren store at 888 Madison Avenue. Using 4D technology, the light installation will illuminate the evening sky as the store's facade opens out into the street revealing illusions such as giant, striding models four stories tall and Polo players making their way down Madison Avenue. Above is an exclusive look of what to expect from tonight's event, which shows the new store "being built" brick by brick. This is followed by a series of images of what comes "crashing" out of 888 Madison Ave. during the show. The projection will give the illusion that images are extending beyond the facade and floating out into space and toward the audience, creating a visceral moment of excitement and intrigue. We're completely wound up about this one-night-only event and trust us when we say...it is not to be missed. There will be screenings at 8:00, 8:30, and 9:00 this evening and just a reminder-it takes place outdoors so don't forget your coats! (Be sure and check back later for a behind the scenes video as well as an actual video of the event!)

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Fox News!

Last night we helped celebrate the opening of Ralph Lauren's new Lauren Home Gallery at Lord & Taylor. We were asked by House Beautiful to dress a dining table using Lauren products along with our imagination. We've always admired the Fantastic Mr. Fox, so we thought it might be fun to do an homage to this sly breed and invite a few of them to the party. The trio of redheads made themselves right at home on the Laurel dining table that was set with dinnerware and stemware from the handsome Hewitt Platinum line (a new favorite). It was a fun evening and the event was a big success with a great turnout. The home-furnishings floor looks incredible and we strongly encourage you to stop by during the holidays and check it out. Also...in case you haven't heard, be sure and click here for another exciting story regarding Fox News! Hope you have a nice weekend. (photos courtesy of Brian Fender)

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Flash Lights.




First of all, we apologize for the radio silence the last few weeks. We've been finishing up an exciting new project that we'll tell you more about later. But let's just say between that and our other projects, something had to give, and unfortunately .... it was the blog!


But we're back and excited about the latest public art installation at Madison Square Park here in New York entitled Scattered Light by San Francisco artist Jim Campbell. The exhibit consists of 3 pieces, the largest being 2000 suspended lights over an 80 foot by 20 foot area, which synchronize to play a video in the center of the park. This is the biggest, most ambitious light installation that Jim Campbell has created and it's definitely worth checking out. Be sure and click on the video to see Campbell talk more about his inspiration and to get a glimpse of this mesmerizing installation. The exhibit runs through February 28th, 2011 and you can click here to learn more about it.

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