• Tag: visual art


    Rabari Rug Collection by Doshi Levien for Nanimarquina.

    16th June

    I’ll preface this post by saying that this was one of my Top 5 favourite products from Milan Design Week. Yep, 100% – these are that good. Designed by Doshi Levien for Spanish rug maker Nanimarquina, Rabari rug collection evokes “the sensual and shiny world of tribal folk embroidery of India.” I am a real sucker for projects which clearly reference designers’ past experiences, memories, ethnic origins and iconography, particularly when brought into a contemporary context such as this. For me, this is an example of design authenticity at it’s best.



    Little Trace of // Monika Domaschenz.

    9th April

    Monika Domaschenz is a Sydney based graphic designer who works with a number of leading design studios and global advertising agencies. The central focus and strength of Monika’s work – for both her commercial and private projects – lies in image-making, primarily drawing and photography.



    Interview // Tony Stephens of Artbank.

    18th December

    Artbank is a Commonwealth support program established to collect and promote the work of Australian contemporary visual artists. Formed in 1980, Artbank’s collection of some ten thousand works represents a comprehensive catalogue of Australian contemporary art over the last three decades. And the best part is this – all the pieces are available for lease…



    Little Trace Of // Emma Coulter.

    31st July

    I remember the first time Emma Coulter sent me an email in 2011 about her upcoming solo show. She referred to it as her “make or break moment”. I was about to fly out for my annual design pilgrimage to Milan and unable to help her. As it turns out, the show signaled a significant turning point for this dedicated artist. Since then, Coulter has gone from strength to strength, seizing every opportunity and securing a series of subsequent exhibitions, including an artist residency in Berlin. For my money, her art practice has evolved, blossomed and reached new heights in the last couple of years. There is a definite sense of composure and new-found confidence in all of her pieces. At the same time, her work pulsates with energy, vitality and sheer joy created with her signature upbeat colour palette…



    Human Paintings // Alexa Meade & Sheila Vand.

    18th December

    Regular and long standing readers of this blog may recall my post about Painted People by Alexa Meade almost two years ago in which I reckoned I died from the awesomeness of Alexa’s work. Anyway, turns out I lived just so I could bring you an update on what this young lady’s been up to in the last couple of years…



    Shantell Martin’s Illustrated Apartment in Brooklyn.

    17th October

    Shantell Martin is a London-born, Brooklyn-based visual artist. This is her apartment in Brooklyn. Yes, she drew all over the walls and ceilings. Lucky she rents this place from her friends who gave her the permission to draw freely. Ms. Martin is an internationally acclaimed artist whose drawings feature on the walls of many private homes and commercial spaces. She is also known for her live performances where she creates drawings that are digitally projected and set to music and light, anywhere form MoMA to nightclubs in Tokyo. Oh yes indeed, this young lady is one super cool cat…




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