My friend Davina worked on these incredible films about one of my favorite artists/designers Charley Harper.
My favorite quote about Harper’s work was uttered by designer Todd Oldham who championed the resurgence of interest in Harper’s incredible breadth of work. Oldham says that Harper’s work is “reductive but never diminished”. Harper was a total master at conveying information with an economy of line and form but with such depth and beauty.
Designtex, is launching a Charley Harper collection at the end of the month. I can’t wait to see it. For now, check out these wonderfully touching and inspiring films.
Todd Oldham talks about Charley Harper’s work.
An interview with Charley Harper filmed in 2006, recut into a mini-biography using contemporary footage of his house.
I’ve mentioned my friend Randi Brookman Harris before. The moment I saw her orange palette print I knew it had to be mine. I love it so much. Henry always lets me know he’d eat the chip, candy and cheese doodle. Me too, little one, me too. Anyway, Randi just updated her site. There’s a wealth of talent to behold. Randi is a true master of prop styling.
It feels nice living in Brooklyn. You step off the train and it’s quiet. The skyline is lower than in Manhattan and you can even see stars at night. For the rest of the year we’ll commute Henry in to finish up his pre-K year with all of his friends. Next year he’ll go to Kindergarten a few blocks away. Till then, we’re back and forth on the F train. I sometimes snap a shot of this cool old Kentile sign from the train. The other day I grabbed a snap during a beautiful wintery sunset of the same sign from behind. It’s my own little instagram attempt at Monet’s haystacks ; )
Hope you stay warm on this blustery day. What an intense winter it’s been.
My friend Sharon of the awesome blog NYC Taught Me, shared this hysterical link to Bill Cunningham’s latest feature in the Times entitled “Whiteout“. Bill astutely points out that women wear appropriate footwear after the storm. Meanwhile men attempt to hurdle the vast slush to no avail. His photos perfectly capture the mood of the city after a big snow storm. I could not help but chuckle at these men mid-leap obviously about to land in an ocean of snow. I also loved the good dads trying to hoist their little ones over the mess. Definitely click on the link above to watch the whole series of photos and Bill’s commentary.
Here’s my portrait of Bill from a few years ago for a contemporary fashion illustration show at the Brooklyn Public Library
I put some of my favorite literary heroines from Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines into love categories…since V-day is coming up. Which literary heroine can you relate with the most when it comes to love? Do you feel adored? Scorned? Do you pine?
Heart broken and scorned
Love thy self
Believer in love