Sunday, March 21, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
This past Saturday marked the opening of the Palm Springs Art Museum's John Lautner exhibition "Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner."
In addition, the Lautner documentary "Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner," is now available here.
Image Sources: (1) - (3) Via www.psmuseum.org
Monday, February 22, 2010
MOCA's exhibit "Folly: The View from Nowhere" only has a few days left, through this Sunday the 28th. I'm still hoping to visit, but I may have to let Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena walk me through instead.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I don't remember the specifics, but I came across this painting some time ago, somewhere, somehow. Like so many others pieces of art by which I am completely enchanted, it compelled me to find out more about its creator, Fleur Cowles.
And, oh,what an incredible lady she was! The original bright young thing, Cowles accomplished more in her one lifetime than some might complete in ten. Of course there was her magazine, Flair, an absolute pioneer in its time and still a beacon for many in magazine publishing.
Cowles had a penchant for connecting with people and counted as dear friends everyone from the Queen Mother to Cary Grant.
Besides taking ambassadorships and lending support to several presidents, Cowles piloted planes, sailed boats and decorated cheerful and flamboyant interior spaces.
As if all that wasn't enough, she was also a prolific author and artist and even made some of her own clothes and jewelry. She died just last year at 101, and now, as when I first learned of her, I am incredibly inspired by all that she accomplished.
Images: (1) "Tiger, Flowers in the Moonlight" via artnet.de, (2) Via Vanity Fair, (3) Via Refinery 29, (4) Via dailymail.co.uk, (5) Via littleaugury.blogspot.com, (6) "Little Tiger", via Malleries.com