1. “Woman Painter” – Spolia Magazine
Diane Radycki’s Paula Modersohn-Becker explores all of these pressures on the female artist’s life at the turn of the century, the way modernism has been defined as masculine and what Modersohn-Becker has to say to the female creator today. [link to the full interview below]
Paula Modersohn-Becker, Woman with Red Blouse
Jeanne Mammen, Langweilige Puppen (Boring Dolls)
Marie Laurencin, Bacante
2. Fromental – new London showroom opened in the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbor.
Fromental was founded by Tim Butcher and Lizzie Deshaves in 2005, established as a handmade interiors house which aimed to make beautiful wallpapers, fabrics and accessories. Focused on craftsmanship, Frontal combines the finest skills together with luxurious materials, blending historic classicism with modern design to create contemporary yet timeless interiors. The creative team is a brilliant collaboration of Designers and craftsman from London to China.
(Hand painted and embroidered silk mural installed in the lobby of The London NYC)
3. Amsterdam – Cuyperspassage bicycle and pedestrian tunnel
Project by: Benthem Crouwel Architects
Designed by: Irma Boom
Crafted by: Koninklijk Tichelaer
80,000 Delft Blue tiles line the pedestrians side of the tunnel. Smooth, hand-shaped ceramic tiles have been installed to create a brilliant tableau which references a restored work by intimable Dutch tile painter Cornelis Boumeester. As pedestrians + cyclists move through the tunnel from the city to the river, the tableau transitions from classic Dutch imagery to abstract pixelation which represents the the journey from the historic district to “new Amsterdam” and is a nod to the evolution of Dutch artistic style. [link below for more information + images]
4. Poritz & Studio – Tambour Vanity
The classic Danish tambour sliding door is completely re-envisioned in the Poritz Tambour Vanity, designed by Architect Aaron Poritz and meticulously hand-crafted in Brooklyn, New York of the highest quality materials and finishes.
5. Moleskine + Adobe
The Moleskine Smart Notebook and companion App connected to an Adobe Creative Cloud membership allows for hand-drawn sketches to be turned into fully workable vector files. [link below for more information]
6. Oliver Bonas – copper wire recipe stand
On-trend copper finish + geometric pattern = spot on for the modern, minimal kitchen
7. Ham Yard – London
Designed by co-owner and Design Director for Firmdale Hotels, Kit Kemp, who is passionate about creating exciting and unique interiors. Kemp is and internationally acclaimed and the hotels + restaurants she designs embody her talent for arranging spaces with a carefree and colourful spirit.