Swatching: Timorous Beasties Does Tile

One of my favorite wallpaper brands (based equally on its name as its designs), Timorous Beasties, has recently designed a line of five patterned tile designs called the  Rorschach Tile Collection for clé.  Designed by Paul Simmons and Alistair McAuley of Glasgow-based Timorous Beasties, The Rorschach Tile Collection is comprised of five designs inspired by traditional damask motifs from the ninth century. The symmetrical blotches, splats, and drips are creating with hand drawing, marbling, and puddles of ink. The patterns are hand lithographed on 12″ x 12″ limestone or thassos marble tiles. These patterned tiles are certainly statement-making.

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Splitter Splatter Damask

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Omni Splat

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Grand Blotch Damask

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Sphere Stripe

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Vertical Stripe

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ARTmonday: 12 Society Photos by Jessica Craig-Martin

“One is never so naked as when dressed for a party.” —Jessica Craig-Martin

Photographer Jessica Craig-Martin is best known for her hyper-realistic depcitions of the lifestyles of the rich and famous for being rich. Society photography raised to an at times grotesque art form. At other times the images channel Slim Aarons, but in true Jessica Craig-Martin style they only showcase the subjects’ lower halves, with the focus on jewelry, shoes, handbags, and such.

Jessica Craig-Martin was born in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1963. and attended New York University, The New School/ Parsons, and the International Center of Photography. She has shot for VogueVanity Fair, W, and her work is part of the collections at the Guggenheim Museum, New York and The Whitney Museum of American Art. Jessica Craig-Martin lives in New York City. 

If you’re in Boston,  The Street in Chestnut Hill mounted an outdoor exhibition of photographs by Jessica Craig-Martin (including some of the below images), which will be on display through fall 2015. On May 21, 2015, merchants throughout The Street donated a portion of proceeds on May 21st to Artists for Humanity, a Boston based non-profit organization whose mission is to bridge economic, racial, and social divides by providing under-resourced youth with support towards self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts.

Shops at The Street Chestnut Hill include SC sponsors Jonathan Adler, Intermix, and Vince as well as locally owned businesses including Polka Dog Bakery, Ku De Ta, Skoah, and The Urban Grape.

Jessica Craig-Martin Social Party Photography

Real Wasps (Cancer Benefit, Southampton), 2007
Winston Wächter Fine Art

Jessica Craig-Martin Social Party Photography

Mondrian Teacup Pug (Watermill Center Benefit, Watermill), 2007
Winston Wächter Fine Art

Jessica Craig-Martin Social Party Photography

Golden Showers, 2000  •  Artspace

Jessica Craig-Martin Society Photos

The End of the Revolution (Real Estate Brokers Party, Southampton), 2007
Winston Wächter Fine Art

Jessica Craig-Martin Social Party Photography

Ladies and Gents, Moulin de Mougins, 2008
Winston Wächter Fine Art

Jessica Craig-Martin Social Party Photography

Brides Magazine

Jessica Craig-Martin Social Party Photography

Untitled (Gossip Girl: Renovation Complete), 2008
Art Production Fund • Paddle8

Jessica Craig-Martin Society Photos

Dragon Red and Cherry Blossom Pink, 2000 (printed 2004)
Art Production Fund • Paddle8

Jessica Craig-Martin Society Photos

Erection Ring, 2014  •  Instagram @jcraigmartin 

Jessica Craig-Martin Social Party Photography

The Answer is White, 2007

Jessica Craig-Martin Social Party Photography

Cosmos for Cancer (Cancer Benefit, Southampton), 2007
Galerie Andres Thalmann

Jessica Craig-Martin Social Party Photography

AmFar Benefit Cannes, 1998
Saatchi Gallery

StyleCarrot Breakfast Banquette Art Wall

I love my Let’s Party print from 20×200.

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Jessica Craig-Martin

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Sunday Bouquet: Scholarly Blooms

Floral Arrangement of Pink Peonies In Concrete Urn On a Stack of Vintage Books

Yasmine Floral Design

My son graduated from 8th grade on Friday. I can’t believe he’s going to high school!
This arrangement of pink peonies atop vintage books seemed fitting. 

 

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Saturday Say It: Let’s Get This Party Started

Dance Party Print Hillary Bird Etsy

“You start a dance party in my heart.”
Print by Hillary Bird, $25 on Etsy

Tonight we are hosting 25+ 13 year old boys + girls in our living room
for an end-of-the-school-year  dance party celebration. 
I hope they let me dance too.

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Just In: Lemlem x Anthropologie Decor

Earlier this week Anthropologie debuted a home furnishings collaboration with model turned maternal health advocate and lemlem clothing label founder Liya Kebede. You know lelem . . . the adorable but somehow sophisticated enough boho beach pieces with the pretty stripes. Yes, Lemlem decor.

Lemlem x Anthropologie is a beach home inspired collection that is meant to embody the spirit of Kebede’s homeland of Ethiopia, known for “13 Months of Sunshine.” The 15 piece Lemlem decor collection includes bedding, bath, and table linens, as well as candles and a journal. Prices range from $8 to $298.

Meaning to “bloom” or “flourish” in Amharic, lemlem decor and fashions are produced in Ethiopia by locals out of natural cotton using traditional methods but infused with a fresh, modern feel. Here is a sampling of Lemlem x Anthropologie.

Lemlem x Anthropologie Home Furnishings Bedding Bath

shop lemlem decor from stylecarrot partner anthropologie

S H O P P I N G 

1 Makeda Table Linen

2 Madeda Euro Sham

3 Bara Duvet

4 Gigi Pillow

5 Cinched Stripe Tunic

6 Maleda Shower Curtain

7 Makeda Duvet

8 Lemlem Journal

9 Lemlem Candle

10 Maleda Towel

S H O P  the P O S T

more lemlem goodness

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