There’s still time to catch the tail-end of a rather important show at the Museum of Art + Design in New York. NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial features 100 makers (craftsman, artists, designers) all from New York City. The museum has been transformed into a studio of sorts with live programs and demonstrations reminding any naysayer out there that talented craftsmanship is alive and well.
I am downsizing my art collection. Art is meant to be enjoyed, not stored, so it’s time to find new homes for several cherished pieces. Interested? Ring moi.
Well past breakfast and not quite lunch, brunch is one of those weekend treats that permits lingering in a way that life rarely allows. We at Martha Angus Inc. have our fan favorites and there wasn’t one duplicate in the bunch.
Nick’s Cove in Marshall for the down to earth vibe, salty air and a French Lavender cocktail. She usually opts for a simple plate of oysters and a salad or the Dungeness Crab Benedict.
Mama’s in North Beach for eggs Benedict. Don’t mess with tradition.
NOPA for the savory goat cheese pudding–yum!
The Spinnaker in Sausalito for Bloody Mary’s while watching the boats sail by.
Out the Door for beignets and Vietnamese coffee.
And I love nothing more than heading to Gott’s Roadside in St. Helena for their southern breakfast sandwich with jalepenos. It’s heavenly.
Fashion Week is in full swing on the other coast and this rather fabulous photo by Patrick Demarchelier certainly got me in the mood to strut my stuff. I’m not sure whether I adore the dresses or the splendid garden setting more. This photo is currently on display at Photo Shanghai courtesy of the Fahey/Klein Gallery. While Shanghai might be a bit of a stretch, the Fahey/Klein Gallery is based in L.A. and truly worth the jaunt.
Creativity abounds in the lighting industry where sculptural forms dangling from cords have earned their status as veritable art. It’s amazing to witness how a light fixture can completely transform an ordinary space into one that ignites a conversation.
Here are a few that we at Martha Angus are eying for various projects, clients willing. Just say yes!
There’s a new furniture collection at DSEGNARE that will make you stop in your tracks and mouth the word “gorgeous.” The Iro Collection is the work of architect Jo Nagasaka. Iro means color in Japanese and colorful it is. Each of the four pieces is composed of Douglas Fir stripped down to its textural grain and then coated in a bright hue of resin. It’s an ancient Japanese method but feels so utterly contemporary in its design. They’re simply breathtaking.
I don’t often offer up a peek behind the curtain. It’s not that I am trying to hide anything. It just doesn’t occur to me. The team at the office keeps suggesting that I share a little bit more of our work on Post + Grant and perhaps they are right, why not.
With that in mind, here are a few boards to get you in the mood. It’s a family home but one that reveres what’s chic, bold and in some cases even downright sexy. Bon Appétit!
I spent a divine week of my summer exploring Mexico City. My hotel of choice was the much talked about Hotel Condesa DF and it did not disappoint. Of course, I left the hotel every day but truthfully I could have stayed there for hours on end absorbing every detail. Picture a neoclassical exterior revealing a thoroughly contemporary and uber chic interior courtesy of India Mahdavi. It was sublime. The best part was the central patio with three floors of white shutters opening to the sky. It gave a whole new meaning to the game of peek-a-boo.
Wallpaper is all the rage right now and we don’t see this trend going anywhere for a while. Now bring me some white walls and let’s go have some fun.
As the summer fog rolls through our city, I find myself retreating indoors for a dose of inspiration. Luckily, I don’t have to wander far to find it. Strut right on over to Gorgeous at the Asian Art Museum and feast your eyes (and soul) on a new kind of exhibit, one organized into fluid groupings that ask you to define what’s gorgeous to you. Words like Seduction, Dress Up, Danger and In Bounds frame the collection but the curators leave the rest to you. I like it.