So here’s Kanye and Jacques Herzog (of Herzog & de Meuron) talking on stage at the Moore Builiding in Miami’s Design District, during Design Miami, and who should Kanye bring up but our own Mr. Moss. “There was a guy, a bit of a rogue character, a bit of Kanye West himself in the furniture market…” says Kanye. Murray? A rogue character? The Kanye West of the furniture market? Well, maybe. We’re all going to think about this one.
Meanwhile, click on the pic for the full piece by Janelle Zara in ARTINFO.
Helvetica, perhaps the most ubiquitous typeface in human history, was created as a completely neutral expression of the Modernist movement. In that spirit, we present Helvetica The Perfume, a scent distilled down to only the purest and most essential elements. Offered boxed, in a numbered edition of 3000 pieces. 24K gold printing on bottle. Contains two ounces of distilled water.
He said yes. She said no. In between was nothingness.
For those who dare to be the same.
Yes, we know EVERYONE is heading to Miami, but we, being we, went in the other direction. Up to New Canaan, for a get together at the home of Henry Urbach, the Director of the Glass House. Henry lives in the house that was once David Whitney’s and seems to have the entire Glass House rolling property as his back yard, which is just about as swell as it gets. So we wandered around a little and saw some of the structures one usally doesn’t visit. For instance, above is the amazing tower Johnson built in 1985 as a memorial to Lincoln Kirstein. And below, is Murray, standing on it, having fearlessly climbed an entire foot to the first ledge. Yes, that boy is game.
Murray took time out from signing to chat with long time pal and well known sexual anthropologist Betony Vernon. And before you ask, no, she’s not standing on a box.
Last night, Murray dazzled the scene at Maison Baccarat by signing the ‘Baccarat: 250 Years’ book he co-authored with Laurence Benaim. The event was the European book launch for ‘Baccarat: 250 Years,’ the first book on the house of Baccarat. Exquis.
Murray signs the ‘Baccarat: 250 Years’ for a cheery guest
Murray with Baccarat CEO Daniela Riccardi
Murray with Betony Vernon
Murray with co-author Laurence Benaim
The scene at Maison Baccarat
‘Baccarat: 250 Years’
DUMBO is a harbor for the creative. No wonder PENSA LABS is representing Brooklyn from over there. Check out their DIWire. It’s not a 3D printer, but rather, it is the first desktop wire bender that can aid the seasoned, as well as budding, designer with rapid prototyping. In so many ways, it is three-dimensional drawing using wire as the medium.
While that is cool in and of itself, we noticed something of the design. It is minimal and pleasing, in a nod towards Dieter Rams.
See it and its user-friendly instructions here.
PENSA LABS DIWire
PENSA LABS DIWire
Nahui Olin is the cosmogonic name of Carmen Mondragón, a green-eyed artist’s model, painter, uninhibited spirit, intuitive female liberator, bohemian, and magnetic kindler. She was born in Mexico City in 1893, spending a fair amount of her childhood in France. She married. She divorced (maybe not, but…). She drew in the same circles as Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera, and modeled for Edward Weston. We need people like her, and, that is why she is relevant right now.
Read more about her life and times here.
Nahui Olin by Edward Weston