Track findings on anything interesting from Art and Design (architecture, fashion, fine-art, interior decoration, product design, and almost any form of aesthetics).

Friday, September 23, 2011


Edward Gorey

Edward St. John Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000) was an American writer and artist noted for his macabre illustrated books.

His books can be found in the humor and cartoon sections of major bookstores, but books like The Object Lesson have earned serious critical respect as works of surrealist art. His experimentations — creating books that were wordless, books that were literally matchbox-sized, pop-up books, books entirely populated by inanimate objects.

As Gorey told Richard Dyer of The Boston Globe, "Ideally, if anything [was] any good, it would be indescribable." Gorey classified his own work as literary nonsense, the genre made most famous by Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

KleinReid (Porcelain Products)

In 1993, artists James Klein and David Reid began collaborating with a shared vision to create objects they love and to have fun doing it. Drawing inspiration from the shared history of people and vessels, they elevate the simple form of a vase into a symbol of the human body, reflecting an array of physical traits, gestures and emotions.

Today, KleinReid stands at the forefront of porcelain design and wall art, infusing every piece with thoughtful design, fine craftsmanship and lasting beauty. Love their minimal range in whites!