Clothing tags via here
The Hockney Swimmer, 1978
John Baldessari with Legs Moustache, 1974
Palm Springs Art Museum
Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945 - 1982
Backyard Oasis examines swimming pools in photographs from 1945 to 1980 as visual analogs of the ideals and expectations associated with Southern California. These images of individual water-based environs in the arid landscape are an integral part of the region’s identity, a microcosm of the hopes and disillusionments of the country’s post-World War II ethos. As a private setting, the backyard pool became a stage for sub-culture rituals and clandestine desires. As a medium, photography became the primary vehicle for embodying the polar emotions of consumer optimism and Cold War fears. For the first time, this exhibition, its catalogue, and attendant programs trace the integrated histories of photography and the iconography of the swimming pool, bringing new light to aspects of this complex interaction.
Wow, Cibo Matto giving the world’s coolest food tour on MTV’s “House of Style” in 1996.
Penniless most of his life, he was also in chronically bad health and often inclined to depression. He did manage to marry a schoolteacher — a social promotion of sorts — went to live with her in Vendee, on the Atlantic coast, where she had been appointed, and in due course he won a remarkable degree of international recognition, including shows at the Ekstrom Gallery in New York. Locally, however, he continued to be treated with scorn and, as he once reported in a letter, “People here shout ‘Picasso’ at me with the same intonation they would use to shout” a particularly offensive insult.
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Short Teapot from “Milk Carton” Series, 2000
Black and White Teapot, 2000
Purple Mexican Bauhaus Biscuit on a Raft, 1977
Clock of Time, 2003
Weathervane Teapot, 1981
Mama Cass, Mary Travers & Joni Mitchell sing “I Shall Be Released” on the Mama Cass Television Program in 1969
Lower Canyon, 2011
The Heights, 2006
110 Junction, 2010
Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore is a 1999 short film by Mark Leckey. Mostly found footage of discos and raves of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, it’s a strange and dreamlike document of the British nightclub scene.
As If You Could Only Kill Time Without Injuring Eternity IV, 2011
Mercury and printed t-shirt in frame
19 x 18 x 4cm
As If You Could Only Kill Time Without Injuring Eternity III, 2011
Mercury and printed t-shirt in frame
Bruce Goff (1904-1982) was an American architect.
“Goff’s idiosyncratic floorplans, attention to spatial effect, and use of recycled and/or unconventional materials such as gilded zebrawood, cellophane strips, cake pans, glass cullet, Quonset Hut ribs, ashtrays, and white turkey feathers, challenge conventional distinctions between order and disorder.”
Letterhead via here
Plus, cool envelopes via here
Powers of Ten - Charles and Ray Eames
In 1977, the Eames’ made a documentary short film about the scale of the universe. Take a minute and make it full-screen!
“We were decorating our friend’s parties and music performances together for awhile. We really loved how we could transform a space and mood for one night, adding an energy to the space and leaving people with a memory.
We loved it so much we decided to experiment with the idea of what a classic ‘party object’ is and what it could become. And what kind of worlds and environments we could create with them. Our piñatas and necklaces were the first series of objects we created and photographed. We both have backgrounds in set design and sculpture so it was very natural for us to envision our objects in a particular context and then create it to photograph.”
Read the whole thing here - and swing by the NY store to see our own CONFETTISYSTEM decorations.