It wasn’t until she went to college that twenty-seven year old Katie Miller started doing online research on her symptoms, and found out she was autistic, as she tells in Marie Claire‘s latest issue. Growing up, experts think it may have helped her focus on painting more intensely. Her obsessive drawing lead to this impressive photographic painting from the collection ‘The Fancy of Babes’, called ‘Portrait of Duke as the Pacifier Punk’.
I remember I had just gotten my first iPhone, and one of the first apps I downloaded was STYLE.COM. It allowed me to see all runway shows on the go, and one of my favorites was the Alexander McQueen Fall 2006 ready-to-wear show. I admired the Kate Moss hologram over and over again. I think McQueen was a great artist, and so I could not wait to see the exhibit Savage Beauty in The Metropolitan Museum.
The British curator of The Costume Institute, Andrew Bolton, did an amazing job putting the show together. The combination of McQueen’s work and the use of light and music made for an experience, rather than just looking at different pieces in a gallery.
This is a must see for anyone who lives close enough. I would recommend to come early in the morning on a weekday, as the wait can be pretty long. Members receive priority access. If you won’t be able to go, below are some pictures. Also, this site shows a video in which the curator takes you through the show.
Who doesn’t love an old fashioned card in the mailbox? Every now and then I order a bunch of Papaya Art cards online. They are so beautiful and different.
On their website, they also sell lots of other things, such as water bottles (in case you missed my recent post on plastic bottles), make-up pouches, art prints, note books and much more!
In 2009, when the High Line Park on Manhattan’s West Side had just opened, it got a lot of write up in the newspapers. Not as much about the landscape architecture, as about the views. According to the NY Post, The Standard, a fancy hotel with floor to ceiling windows, situated right by the park, welcomed their guests with this special message: “Whatever you do, just make sure the shots are HOT and that you get them to us in whichever way you can. It’s all about sex all the time, and you’re our star.” Aight. After the newspaper had contacted the hotel, the post was abruptly changed, and guests were encouraged to cover up.
Now that the free spirited American parents consider it safe to take their children, the park has been a popular hang-out on the weekends. Artists have found their way, too. Last weekend, I met there a fascinating woman, Edie Pijpers, who was selling her paintings. Not only does she paint, she also sings, and she happened to be Dutch. Her work emanated so much warmth and happiness. Don’t you love her use of color?
On her website, you’ll also find beautiful drawings with pen and ink, and some examples of murals she has painted. I think it’s very cool to hire Edie to paint live at an event. Throughout the course of the event, she’ll try to capture the spirit and energy onto the canvas. You might meet her at one of our parties!
A few years ago, before we were able to even recognize the Bugaboo logo, we bought a great piece of art by Cindy Workman at The Armory Show. Today, I wouldn’t post that on my blog. But who said the show is not for children? Mia sure did see some interesting pieces today…
A rare flower
A bouquet of toys
Mommy and daddy
And a pretty vase.