photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
For the 100th anniversary of Hans J. Wegner’s birth, Paul Smith adds his own unique twist to the “smile chair” or Shell Chair – among many other iconic Wegner pieces – which is produced by Carl Hansen & Søn. The whole collection was available to view at the Salone del Mobile in Milan and will be available to purchase later this year.
Yayoi Kusama takes over the Takaraso Hotel as part of the Dogo Onsen Art Festival where major Japanese artists are taking over a number of hotels and ryokan in the Matsuyam area of Japan. photography by Masahito Kawai
Both native-born artists and émigrés, most of whom made indelible contributions to American visual culture after fleeing Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy in the 1930s, will be highlighted. The exhibition will underscore that these designers, individually talented as they were, did not work in isolation, and that their impact on American architecture and design was rooted in the networks they forged, influential schools and artist colonies they helped found, museum initiatives they shaped, and corporations they modernized with new products, buildings, and advertising campaigns. Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism will be on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum from April 24 to October 16, 2014, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA.
The ever provocative Chinese photographer Ren Hang is having a solo show in Malmo, Sweden. Read our interview with Ren Hang here. In Addition to Sleep will be on view until May 25 at Galleri Vasli Souza, Gustav Adolfs Torg 10B, Malmo, Sweden.
This large terrarium from Core Deco takes indoor gardening to a new level of luxury and splendor. Constructed with 3 choice hardwoods: White Oak, Mahogany, and Black Walnut. Vented Lexan Polycarbonate windows. Solid Copper tray will patina and age beautifully over time. Top may be rotated slightly to provide ideal humidity levels. Forage native plants or bring the tray to a specialist for a more exotic assembly. You can inquire about purchasing here.
Great collection of pornographic poetry by Pierre Louÿs and illustrations by Toyen. “Possibly the filthiest collection of poetry ever published.” First published in 1927, Wakefield Press releases the first English translation of the work. Pybrac is out now on Wakefield Press.
Oliver Maxwell Kupper and Summer at The Esalen Institute in Big Sur.
Julian Meagher’s most recent collection of paintings emerged from a chance encounter with a scuba diver hunting for discarded longnecks that litter the seabeds of Sydney Harbor. Ghostly glass artifacts of past foreshore carousing,these salvaged vessels prompted the artist to explore the binary nature of modern masculinity through the tinted glass of inherited history. Pairing still lifes of reclaimed bottles with intergenerational male ﬁgure studies, Meagher examines the subtle shades of masculine strength and fragility that underlie the peculiar compulsion of Australian drinking culture. The Sky Still Breaks will be on view from April 5 to May 5 at Merry Kanowsky Gallery, 170 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California.
A little more than a year after the first issue, Animae takes it up a notch with issue two – lots of beautiful fashion, photography, art – all on beautiful paper and a pastel wash of just the right amount sexuality. This magazine should be on your coffee table too. [CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOGRAPHS]