Local artist Amy Stevens bakes, decorates, stages and photographs incredible and (kind of) edible cakes for her "Confections" series and we totally LOVE the results! Amy's solo exhibition at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists runs from August 31st through September 20th, with a reception event on September 14th. Yum!
From Mexican art collective NEL comes this wild pack of dogs. Introduced at the 2007 Salone Satelite in Milan, these pieces are based roughly on the shape of a dog, in different sizes and positions. These characters, named after famous Mexican wrestlers (Dos caras Jr, Aguayo, Superastro, El Santo, Alushe and Mistico) follow you around your house or office, and may work as a side table, stool, bench, bookshelf, magazine rack, newspaper holder, bookends, etc. By the way each piece is used, and the objects that interact with it, a different story is told.
“She Loves the Moon” is a choose-your-own-adventure story being played out on the sidewalks of the Mission in San Francisco. 43 stencils trace a love story through the neighborhood. Pick a path (his or hers) and follow the arrows to see how it turns out.
Summertime is dwindling so you best get your act together and take a trip. We really wanted to write about the "A Hedonist's Guide to..." series of travel guides but we honestly couldn't find a decent enough picture for you. Running neck and neck in the nicely-designed and super informative department are the Wallpaper* City Guides. Where's the Philly guide (wink wink)?.
The rumor is true! To kick off our new collaboration with NYLON Magazine, the French Indie-rock hotties Plastiscines will be performing live in our New York City Store at the corner of Broadway and Houston Streets on September 6th! Mark your calendars and note that admittance to this event is e-invite only and capacity is limited. Download your e-invite here.
We get loads of feedback and submissions via the blog (thank you all by the way) and we're constantly amazed at the level of talent out there. Giselle and Pablo from 3P-3 Studio got in touch recently...here's a few of their lovely hand prints.
We couldn't be more excited to let you know that we teamed up with NYLON on an in-house shop that's already set up at our SoHo location (628 Broadway), and will pop up in 100 stores nationwide in September! We already created limited-edition artist-designed T-shirts (artists include Jim the Illustrator, Lisa Grue, Maya Wild, Noah Butkus, and Rinzen). Hoodies, housewares, and jewelry are in the works. Get a move on...
Come one come all to The Khyber this Thursday nite for a fundraiser being held to raise money for the Paine's Park Project. They're the organization responsible for the building the oft talked about skatepark on the banks of the Schuykill (next to the Art Museum). It's a great cause for such a skateboarding city and will help keep the momentum behind the project. Bands (including McRad!) kick off at 9pm and it's a $10 donation at the door. See you there!