Hoi | Construct is Hoi-An Tang, a Toronto based artist that I’m sure you’ll adore. Her work is modern, clean, simple. Colors, vivid. Designs, adorable. Hoi-An combines her illustrative style with handcrafted accessories to produce buttons, cards, magnets, prints, t-shirts and other (often cheeky) wares. Visit her website and online store to view her collection.
(images from me hoi)
We’re having a bit of an art fest today here on decor8 because I simply can’t get enough of these amazing prints and posters and paintings and yowser! Somebody stop me! Now, as if I didn’t already fall off my chair from the beautiful works of Johanna, Lora, Mike and Denise… We now have the oh-so-swoonworthy works of Matt Daly to consider. You have to browse his site, I mean really flip through each and every page, it’s positively glorious. What do you think?
(images from Matt Daly)
Whether it’s ceramic boat cleat hardware that you crave, or playful collage prints, New York’s own DeLong Press and Ceramics are here to hook you up. Created from high quality stoneware clay, glazed to perfection and ready to install, these boat cleats add a touch of fun to your bathroom or entry (or boys room). Available in white, ivory, sky blue, green or deep blue for $16 each (or 4 of $60).
If cleats aren’t your thing, you may fancy DeLong’s contemporary prints by collage artist, Denise DeLong. Each collage is 11×14″, framed behind glass, signed and numbered, $34 each. Super fun for that boring white wall!
(images from DeLong)
Johanna Wright is an artist to watch. I just loved reading her “about” page on her website, it was so exciting to hear how she got started and what fearless determination she exhibits. Johanna says, “In college, I?d written a paper about street artists in New York and their struggles with the city to sell their work. I knew a lot about the laws and what was allowed and not allowed? So I got up the guts to set up a little table on the street by the MoMA and started selling my art. It was so awesome. I did it for four years.” She continues, “There were a lot of other artists out there at the time and it was a lot of fun. I drew all day and hung out and talked to interesting people. My art started appearing in mysterious places..like on the Style Channel and in Japanese Elle magazine. It was crazy. I wasn’t making much money, but I was so busy all of the time. Working myself crazy….”
Learn more about Johanna here or view her lovely online gallery. Love this girl, a real inspiration.
(images from Johanna Wright)
The first annual Modern Economy sample sale will kick off tomorrow, Thursday May 4, 2006 from 5:30-10:00 p.m. at the Fort Mason Center, Landmark Building C, in San Francisco, CA. At Modern Economy, you’ll find the best in modern, independent designers’ samples, overstock, and post-season homewares from all your favorite designers from Dwell to Emma Gardner, Inhabit, Amenity, and many more! At prices slashed at 30%-70% off of retail, you can actually afford all the great modern designer wares that until now, you could only dream of.
If you’re not in the San Francisco area tomorrow, no worries… We’re covering the event for you. decor8 west coast contributor, Anh-minh Le will give us the skinny on this event, including photos – so check back here on decor8 post-sale!
Thanks Meg! :)
Picture yourself in London. You and your mates decide to dress to the nines and roll over to this new 20’s inspired boutique lounge. Afterall, it’s all the rage and a girl like you can’t miss a well-designed oasis. With perfect pin curls and a little black frock, you seductively bat faux lashes and flash a smile as you step inside Volstead, scanning the scene. You’re oh la la loving it.
Did you see Daily Candy London today? OH DROOL. We so need a place like this in Boston.
Maybe not I, but at least the outrageously free Londoner’s get to enjoy the charm of Volstead, a swank new chill-out spot where the roaring 20’s is definitely alive and well. Opening today on 9 Swallow Street in London’s Mayfair, if you board a plane right now, you’ll surely make it in time. If you’re fortunate enough to live within a tube ride away, Volstead would make for a nice place to join your friends for an evening of chatter and charm.
Cocktails and conversation aside, I’m dying to check out the design. The website alone whet my appetite and that Daily Candy write-up didn’t help either because now I’m fixated on this place. Promise that if you’re in London, and you stop by Volstead, that you’ll share your thoughts with us? If it’s as elegant as their website is, we’re all in for a treat.
(image from hahlm.com)