Op Art, the Square and the art of Richard Anuszkiewicz

  I bought this handkerchief at a flea market recently – I loved the op art influence, the squares within squares, and of course that it is in shades of blue. I have always been fascinated by the artwork of Josef Albers and his “Homage to the Square” works. Months earlier I found a book […]

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The Robert Brady Museum – Mexico

This past November I visited the city of Cuernavaca, Mexico which is approximately 2 hours south of Mexico City. Friends took us to visit the Robert Brady Museum which was one of the most incredible places I have ever seen. The museum was the residence of Robert Brady who was an artist and bon vivant, […]

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Robert Crowder – Artist, Textile & Wallpaper Designer

I first learned of the wallpaper and fabric company Robert Crowder many years ago when I was working at Kelly Wearstler in Los Angeles. Kelly used Crowder’s wallpapers in many of her projects and I was instantly taken with their lustrous textures and exotic murals. The designs always felt rooted in a glamorous oeuvre – […]

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Sam Maloof – A Master Craftsman

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the home and studio of woodworker Sam Maloof. Sam Maloof and his wife Alfreda built a stunning home in Alta Loma, California that has become a museum since his passing. Maloof was an American craftsman; a master woodworker who designed and made furniture for over fifty years. A pioneer […]

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Op Art Threads

  Vera Neumann’s artwork and scarves are largely identified with painted florals, butterflies and other natural motifs. However there is also a large group of geometrics in her work. I was surprised and thrilled when I spotted this scarf and purchased it not too long ago. I hadn’t ever seen a scarf like this by […]

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Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum is an amazing museum dedicated to design and decorative art, and its current exhibitions are inspiring and exciting. Recently reopened after a lengthy renovation, the museum is housed in a landmark mansion by Andrew Carnegie in New York City. Visiting this museum was always a great experience but the […]

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Dynamic Colorism

  The design of this scarf is very evocative of the work of Sonia Delaunay, one of my icons and favorite designers. I do not pretend that this scarf was actually one of her creations but clearly whoever produced it was influenced by her work. Sonia Delaunay was perhaps the first person to make a […]

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