Archive for the ‘art’ Category

Happy Year of the Horse~

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

emi Ueoka

Kojiki Girls Year of the horse 2014

Happy Lunar & Chinese New Year!
It’s been a significant year for me already. I just had a baby last week! She arrived a couple weeks earlier than expected, and just missed being born in the year of the horse. Something I kept a bit quiet about online but am so incredibly happy about, and I’m feeling re-inspired and re-energized for this new year full of amazing new things.

Above is a postcard illustration that I love, sent to me by artist Emi Ueoka, who I’ve posted about previously here. It was especially loved knowing I was expecting little girl being born this year. You can find more of Emi’s work on her site and her zine is available from Nieves.

Below that is new work for the new year by the Kojiki Girls, whose work I discovered while in Japan. Just putting this out there again but I really wish someone would put out a catalog of the Kojiki Girls work. I am a big fan, I bought as many of their postcard prints as I could at the gallery show I met one of them at while in Tokyo.

Claire Oswalt

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

artist Claire Oswalt

I came across the work of artist Claire Oswalt via instagram recently, and was instantly a fan of her work! Combining minimalist collaging of watercolors on torn paper and old book pages, shows such a beautiful simplicity in delicate forms. She is also one half of Hopewell, whose quilts I am also a fan of.Check out more of her work here.

Gianni Caravaggio

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Gianni Caravaggio art

Gianni Caravaggio art

Just discovered the work of Gianni Caravaggio, an Italian born artist raised in Germany. Some of his work made me think of Lauren Spencer King’s work which I also love so much. Completely blown away by that first piece!

In the Darkness

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Lauren Spencer King artwork

While I was in LA I was lucky enough to get to see Lauren Spencer King’s studio show of new work. Scheduled around the new moon in scorpio from sunrise to sunset, I caught the sunset which reflected so beautifully in some of the pieces on view. I have to say the sunset made the silver painting one of my favorites!

ARTS RE STORE LA

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

ARTS RE STORE LA WESTWOOD HAMMER MUSEUM

If you haven’t already been to visit the amazing shops that are part of ARTS RE STORE LA in Westwood, go check them out before they’re gone!
The UCLA Hammer museum received a $100,000 grant to create Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood, a project that is currently taking over multiple empty storefronts in Westwood and filling them with pop-up shops currated by LA artisans.
Featuring an incredible line up of people who make up an amazing community of creators in LA right now, there are multiple shops full of so many good things to buy and see, from Iko Iko, Dosa, Weltenbuerger & Ermie, Bookstand, Heather Levine, and so many more! There are even concerts and workshops happening here throughout the month so take advantage of this rare moment to participate in a really amazing project, which will hopefully encourage more things like this to happen throughout the city. Up until November 24th.

Semi Kim

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Semi Kim 0fr

New work by Korean artist Semi Kim, opening and new catalog out at 0fr October 16th 6-9.
*I went to see a preview of the show at Semi’s studio and it’s so so good! Check it out at 0fr until October 23rd, and get a beautiful catalog before they’re gone.

End of Summer Book Club

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Art Bookstand Claire Cottrell Book Club Griffith Park
Art Bookstand Claire Cottrell Book Club Griffith Park

Some beautiful photos of the first Book Club event in Griffith Park organized by Claire from Bookstand along with photographer Jordan Sullivan. Wish I was there!
photos via lili and claire

Jan Berdyszak – Sketchbooks

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Jan Berdyszak sketchbooks

Incredible sketchbooks by Polish artist Jan Berdyszak.

Lauren Spencer King Studio Visit

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

artist Lauren Spencer King
artist Lauren Spencer King

I had one of the nicest days visiting the studio of LA artist, and friend, Lauren Spencer King. Her talent is endless and her spirit comes through in her work. I love her sense of color and geometry, as well as her love of crystals. All the beautiful colorful objects around her studio are so inspiring. I can’t wait for her next show!

Rosemarie Auberson at 0fr

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Rosemarie Auberson book catalog 0fr

Rosemarie Auberson book catalog 0fr

Rosemarie Auberson book catalog 0fr

Rosemarie Auberson book catalog 0fr

Rosemarie Auberson book catalog 0fr

0fr Paris Rosemarie Auberson show

If you’re in Paris tomorrow night please come to the opening of Rosemarie Auberson’s show at 0fr! She will be showing new work and we will be celebrating the release of her beautiful book published by 0fr, along with the birthday of 0fr co-owner Alex Thumerelle. There will also be a textile installation by me, ceramics by Makoto Orui, and a performance by Marc Desse. The catalog is available at 0fr and there are only 100 copies so get there soon!

**The book is now also available on Rosemarie’s site here!

Fritz Haeg’s Domestic Integrities

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Fritz Haeg

Fritz Haeg is an artist I came across at the LA Art Book Fair this year. He does the most incredible experience installations. I was particularly inspired by his recent Domestic Integrities installation at MOMA where participants could bring in old clothing or textiles and weave them into a giant communal rug.
His installations which seem to often feature some food, and a communal activity are slightly reminiscent of Mark Borthwick performances I’ve seen, in that they both provide an experience, and a particular atmosphere, along with calming nourishment. I love what the premise of the installation is all about:
MoMA Studio: Common Senses is a multisensory environment at the intersection of education, design, and art that aims to foster our evolving relationships with nature, technology, and our everyday surroundings through community interactions and creative play. A series of drop-in activities, workshops, and ongoing projects for audiences of all ages integrates components such as light, nature, food, textiles, games, and technology.
The rug continues to grow and evolve with new experiences as it travels to become part of new installations in places around the globe.
See more on Domestic Integrities here.

Ben Medansky

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Ben Medansky ceramics

When I was in LA I visited the studio of Ben Medansky (Thanks to Lauren!). Ben is a ceramic artist whose work I had first seen at the LA Art Book Fair. There were some amazing bookends there I kept eyeing, and of course they were by him. It was hard not to want to buy so many things right off the shelves of his studio! I have one little vase of his that I love, and have my eye on much more.
His work is starting to pop up everywhere.Check out his site to see more, or see it in person at Bookstand at the Standard Hollywood, or at Iko Iko in LA.

Plants: Our Silent Guardians

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Plants are our silent guardians Lili Cuzor The Standard

Claire Cottrell

This Thursday night is the opening for a very exciting exhibition PLANTS: Our Silent Guardians, by Lili Cuzor of Tigers to Lilies in collaboration with Lauren Spencer King of the Sphinx and the Milky Way, and Claire Cottrell of Art Bookstand who will have a pop-up bookstand shop set up, all taking place at the Standard hotel in Hollywood.

The installation and shop will be up from 3/21 – 4/21, go check it out! I know it’s going to be amazing! I so wish I could be there to see it! There are some sneak peeks on Lauren’s blog here and here.

Opening Ceremony this Thursday, March 21st, the Spring Solstice from 7:00pm – 9:00pm Claire will be debuting a film she made and there will be herbal teas, plant installations, artwork and more!

<3 day

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

TigerstoLilies, Valentine's Day, Cookbook LA, Lauren Spencer King, Cheri Messerli, Ben Medansky ceramics,  Shelterhalf

This Valentine’s Day I’ll be selling some marbled paper I made for Tigers to Lilies flower pop-up at Cookbook in Echo Park and at Shelter Half in LA.
Lili will be there making her magical creations in person at Cookbook, and Lauren from Sphinx and the Milky Way will have some awesome cards for sale, perfect for any day, not just Valentine’s day. AND!! ceramics by artist Ben Medansky! Whose work I’ll do a little post on soon, it’s incredible! Come by and say hello and treat yourself or or a loved one!

only the best for valentine’s:

TIGERS to LILIES wildflower bouquets
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SPENCER STUDIO handmade cards
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CHERI MESSERLI handmade marbleized papers
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BEN MEDANSKY ceramics
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in store @ COOKBOOK (Echo Park) & pre-arranged @ Shelter Half (La Brea)
february fourteenth from 10 – 6

Bookstand at the LA Art Book Fair

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Art Bookstand LA Art Book Fair Printed Matter MOCA

CM Cheri Messerli textiles LA Art Book Fair Bookstand

This weekend come check out the first ever LA Art Book Fair at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary. Bookstand will have a very special stand set up along with many others who I’m excited to see like Iko Iko, Ooga Booga, Family Books, Nieves and many more! The first image is from the BOOK STAND booklet: the southwest, by L.A.-based photographer Ye Rin Mok.

I’ll also be selling some of my CM textiles at Bookstand, in amazing company alongside prints by Lauren Spencer King (pictured above), and ikebana arrangements by Tigers to Lilies come check it out. Starting tonight thru Sunday.