This year was a good one for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, but my hands-down favorite booth was Lindsey Adelman. I have been obsessed with her lighting from day one, but this year, Lindsey’s work has evolved into something completely different. Many of you may have seen her story in the NYTimes Design issue, they described her new collection as “a revelation of her dark side.” I call it complicated, intricate, jewel-like and sculptural. Her hardware is exquisite and her finishes have graduated to include powder-coated candy colors! Her collection has grown to include jewelry, hardware, curiosity vessels and enviable objets d’ art! We have used her older, hand-blown glass fixtures in both Sex and the City and in a penthouse loft in Soho, stay tuned for many more Lindsey Adelman appearances in future projects, I’m completely obsessed!
Boom Boom Burst
Marina Ceiling Medallion
There is nothing I love more than a bookcase dripping with a rich collection of art books, fiction, memoirs, you name it. As a designer, if I curate a bookcase for a client, my number one priority is that the books be interesting and reflect the client’s personality….ok, and maybe I choose some for color but content does come first! And the fun part is to sprinkle in art and sculpture to give the room interest and texture. You don’t have to spend a fortune on these creative little accents. Start with West Elm and work your way up to Ben Seibel and Curtis Jere.
Urchin Objet by Global Views
Vintage glass rock at Mecox $785
Stacking cube sculpture by Arteriors
Pink agate bookends for $100/pair
Brass Salvador Orb by Jonathan Adler $225
Abstract giraffe at West Elm $24
Global Views Tube Sculpture
Owl by Arteriors
Veneer Spheres from West Elm $16-$29
Curtis Jere enamel flower branch
Bronze bookends by Ben Seibel $600, totally worth it! Buy on eBay!
Strandbeests – Watch this Video!
Theo Jansen’s laboratory is on the North Sea coast of Holland. On this beautiful, seaside desert, he creates kinetic sculptures that resemble giant animal skeletons that can walk on the beach, powered only by the wind. Lena Herzog has been photographing Jansen since 2005 in this ethereal landscape. “They make you think and they make you dream. In this disenchanted world, they re-enchant you, not in a falsely sweet or obvious way but in a special form of enchantment. I have even seen dogs go wild and horses balk at the sight of the Strandbeests. What more could you possibly ask of a work of art?,” says Herzog in Ian Frazier’s article in the New Yorker on Herzog and Jansen.
Theo Jansen\’s Strandbeest
All is takes is a little imagination and a whole lot of plastic yellow tubes to create these life forms.