Mike + Doug Starn at David Weinberg Gallery

Dear friends, I'm excited to start blogging again and what a wonderful way to start it off with the exciting announcement that I'll get to see Mike and Doug Starn's snowflake works in person. As you may remember, I talked about them a while ago when they were featured in the publication Nomenus Quarterly. As it turns out, David Weinberg Gallery here in Chicago has on display alleverythingthatisyou from October 24-January 3. I hope you'll find the time to stop by and have a look at these wonderful works.

Myoung Ho Lee: Tree

A wonderful series of photographs by Myoung Ho Lee, a young artist from South Korea. "Simple in concept, complex in execution, Myoung Ho makes us look at trees, one at a time, in their natural surroundings. He isolates eich tree from its immediate environment by presenting it against an immense white canvas backdrop, creating in effect, a temporary monumental outdoor art installation." (from Foam)

A limited edition of signed prints are available online at lensculture.


Tsumori Chisato A/W 08-09

See more of this insanely fantastic collection here.


Viviane Sassen

Awesome fashion photography by Viviane Sassen for Mixte.


Tretorn: Skymra + T-56

I love Tretorn! Check out their latest sneaker style for men, the Skymra. The Skymra comes in canvas and leather. I've also included a couple images of the T-56, a mid-cut sneaker made of soft leather with perforated detailing.


Robert Geller S/S 08 + A/W 08

Selections from Robert Geller's A/W 08 Collection.

Selections from Robert Geller's S/S 08 Collection.


Coming soon to oki-ni

Oki-ni will be unveiling a whole new look very, very soon with a new model/muse to showcase all their products. What I'm also very excited to see are a slew of 1 off items they will be introducing to celebrate their 7th birthday as well as the 1 year anniversary since their relaunch. They are also adding some new brands to their stable. They include: Common Projects, Tonite, Kling by Kling, as well as a special project by Wong Kar Wai for Opening Ceremony exclusively for Oki-ni!!

What you're seeing from top to bottom are shoes from Common Projects and illustrations from Kling by Kling from the Ice Scream collection SS07, VIRUS collection AW07, The Land of Dreams collection AW08.


CINA by Jason Wright-St. Clair & Leslie Leung

You're seeing some really wonderful product design by CINA, a New Zealand company founded in 2007 by designers Jason Wright-St. Clair and Leslie Leung. Based in Tokyo, these two designers "share a strong vision to create beautiful design based on the concept of making everyday tasks more pleasurable." What I love about these products is the combination of simplicity and complexity in the design which points to both minimalism and the baroque, the use of repetition and pattern and the use of the latest technology and digital manufacturing (ie. laser cutting) for production. How awesome is the laser cut sink plug with the baroque wallpaper like pattern?

From top to bottom: table mat made from laser cut beech wood, coaster made from laser cut beech wood/plastic, a selection of products by CINA, sink plug made from laser cut plastic, USB drive made from laser sintered nylon, split ruler made from laser cut beech wood.

Please download their new catalog and read more here.