Art, process and design blog of an aspiring industrial designer.

Posts tagged ‘interior design’

Vernier Panton

Vernier Panton is such an amazing artist and so influential to me!  He really embraced and pushed the futurist, space-age style of the 60’s and created environments, not just restaurants, bars or hotels, with his designs.

vernerpaton2,may5-2013
vernerpaton,may5-2013
vernerpaton1,may5-2013


IMAGES:  1 // // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8  // 9
Advertisements

Links: Edgy Art Snob

Sad, but true fact: because I look at so much amazing, beautiful art and fashion on the internet, shopping malls are kind of ruined for me. I can no longer go to them, except to very specific stores, and with very specific people.  And, when I actually do go into those specific stores, because I spend so much time on Pinterest and “the blogs” exercising the art of being extremely selective, I am extremely selective in those stores, too.  This makes me, I’m sure, annoyingly hard to shop with and to shop for.

Because, honestly, you can not get all those beautiful things you see on the internet in a mall!  A mall does not sell high fashion, or artisan pickles, or one-of-a-kind anything, or vintage.  And therefore, I am a total snob. (The irony of this all, is I am definitely NOT on a snob’s budget… so, definitely not the best unconscious decision to become snobby… )

Anyway, these are some things my super snobby self has been liking recently. Enjoy.



Things like this have ruined mall for me. How can I seriously go back to normal life after seeing that?

Her feather-jacket thing worn in the HBO show, Girls, is amazing. Where the heck do they sell these, please? Can I buy one??

How about a super awesome sweater, that is actually interesting (albeit, trendy)?
(Looks art-snobby, right? Like me!)

Regular t-shirts? Nope! Only topographical t-shirts from the UK for me, please.

-Since, after 8 years of yearning, and 1 year of loafing after finally saving up enough money, I finally bought a Canon Rebel T3i.  And I am so excited.  I’m a little nervous, because even though it was on sale and all of “the blogs” say its the best DSLR starter camera, I’m just worried that maybe it would be worth it to get a camera that would be a little cheaper, but not that much worse off.. ha, stupid thought path, I know, but that’s how my mind works.. Anyway, this is the case I would get in my camera dreams.
-Great tips on for beginners for shooting in manual. (Or, for people who haven’t shot in manual in about 4 years…)
-Givenchy Fall 2012 Couture and Givenchy 2011 Spring Haute Couture . So intricate, and clearly intensely designed and worked upon. How can anyone be expected to return to normal life, after seeing that much luscious extravagance and detailed work.
-I do not want to wear regular shirts that make no statement. I want to wear feather shirts that make you look like how I would picture Charlize Theron to look in Snow White and the Huntsman, except hotter and less model-y. (Worn by Jessa Johansson, played by Jemima Kirke in the HBO series, Girls.)
-I own this watch, and I freakin love it. THIS is a watch.  No thanks, American Eagle (Michael Kors knockoff watches).  (Now that I have ostracized another bunch of my readers……)
-Cool grey-to-white sweater.
-Is it weird that I want a body harness like this one SO BADDDDD. Or, like this one. Like, so bad. Maybe, I want it 20 times more than I would want almost any t-shirt, any brand.  Also, how great is Taylor Tomasi Hill’s style!  She is one of my number one style icons.
-This guest room is amazing! Love her redesign.
This, these bottles, are what I call awesome snobby packaging. And although they are really trendy and aesthetic in their design, it is a brilliant metaphor and way of getting people to notice their product.  If I saw these in a grocery store, I would sure as hell buy one, if just for the bottle.
-Beautiful topographical t-shirts.
-I’m really liking this blog.  The three boys that run this blog just post really interesting, food-for-thought art pieces.

If you feel like it, and if you share my elitist taste, follow me on Pinterest !  And you can see more of my snobbery on a regular basis.

Artist/Designer Round Up: Wary Meyers

A husband and wife team that I have been watching for the last five-ish years are “Wary Meyers“, i.e.: Linda (formerly Linda Wary) and John Meyers.

John Meyers started as the chief display director for the shop Anthropologie, and began creating innovative installations for the store’s flagship shops in New York City. His designs often reconsider everyday objects, and John tends to focus the display on utilizing the existing features of the objects he’s using.

An example of his style is seen in is this beautiful display he did in this Rockerfeller Center window display:

Clearly, he uses marshmallows as they already are, but re-thinks their application by letting his imagination run wild or go-literal. Here’s some other amazing Anthropologie displays that John has done:

(Here he uses colored chopsticks.)

During the time that John was working at Anthropologie, Linda was doing a variety of her own design work.  She has worked as a graphic designer, a freelance art director, a columnist for the New York times, and doing freelance fashion design work. (article here)

The couple both loved to garage sale hunt, and after collecting an assortment of finds from their travels, a friend one day approached the couple to ask them if they would decorate her apartment for her. She was on a budget, but had a very similar aesthetic to the couple – mid-century-modern and playful, and usually extremely 1960’s-70’s.


After successfully decorating their friend’s home, the couple started their  own company full-time, Wary Meyers Decorative Arts.  In their company the two work on interiors, object design, paintings, illustrations, and soft sculpture.(Interview here.)  Wary Meyers has been featured in DominoTime Out New York and Roomarks.


In 2009 the couple also wrote a book about re-purpose-ing furniture, and let me tell you, having bought this book, it is one of the funnest, most ‘hip’ DIY, furniture refinishing books I have ever seen. It’s called Wary Meyers’ Tossed & Found: Unconventional Design from Cast-offs and its filled with some really unconventional DIY ideas.

Here are a couple photos of projects feature in the book:

Now Linda and John continue to work and live in Portland, periodically working on commissioned art installations, doing interior design projects, collaborating with different companies (Urban Outfitters, etc.) or re-selling some of their amazing finds.

%d bloggers like this: