Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Visual Acoustics

Yes, it's another movie post--this time about architectural photographer, Julius Shulman. What can I say? I am thrilled that Hollywood is producing more design films and less comic book adaptations this fall. Trailer below. Official website here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

An Education

"Asking questions showed that you were naive and bourgeois; not asking questions showed that you were sophisticated and French. I badly wanted to be sophisticated." - Lynn Barber on her memoir turned movie, An Education.

Trailer here.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

School of Athens

In honor of my Alma Mater's first home game this season, I thought I would post an image of "The Happening" by Lamar Dodd, a painting depicting the frenzy on the field after the Georgia Bulldogs won the National Championship in 1980.

Football tie-in aside, as many locals know, Lamar Dodd (1909-1996) is the namesake of the University of Georgia's School of Art and was a highly influential administrator and respected artist of the mid 20th century. (How cool are his Chuck Taylors?)

St. Mark's Cathedral, 1956

Cityscape, 1952

When he wasn't teaching, Dodd spent much of the 1950's traveling the world and developing his talent for symbolic abstraction and cubism. In 1963, he was hired as one of NASA's official artists. Thankfully, he returned to Georgia to continue to teach and support southern artists. Because of his influence, the Lamar Dodd School of Art is one of the best art schools in the country.

The 1963 painting above entitled "Modern Abstract" appears to be the University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band at halftime, which leads me back to game day.

Good luck today UGA. Go Dawgs!

By the Pool

Or better yet, in the pool. That is where I want to be today. (George Clooney does not have to be there. I just like what he has done with the place.)

Image from Time Magazine, February 2008.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Collage Love

I could honestly take this whole wall home with me.

A sneak peak of the upcoming Contemporary Collage Show at the Emily Amy Gallery. Opening Friday, September 11th from 7-10.

Feng Shui & Tory Burch

"Organize your shoes on racks lower than three feet to prevent being the target of gossip" - A tip from Yung Siu, Feng Shui Master.

Who knew? This is just another helpful tidbit from the Style Guide on the Tory Burch Website. Apparently, she is giving Kate Spade's interactive site a run for its money.

From this photograph of her dressing room, I can't tell whether or not she is taking her own advice. Whatever the case, (and despite her growing ubiquity) she is obviously doing something right.

Happy closet organization this fall!