Thursday, December 19, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
Last Friday Michou and I ventured over to the new Restoration Hardware. Restoration Hardware, which has reinvented it self twice since launching is really staying ahead of the curve by offering attainable art in an uber luxurious setting, begging us to question:
We are hoping the ambiance does not alienate the customers they are intending to lure.
Please visit their website:
437 West 16th Street
New York, New York 10011
|RH Contemporary Art|
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Last Thursday, Dec 5th Michou and I were invited to Doyle Auction House for a book signing for the legendary jeweler David Webb. All I could think about is how Art imitates life. Currently I am taking a class on jewelry making. In class we are at the point of enameling which is the forte of Mr. Webb so this event came upon us at the most auspicious of times.
Below I have given a hint as to my project of depicting the zodiac and to David Webb's Book and talk.
David Webb's Book
David Webb, The Quintessential American Jeweler, Ruth Peltason
Slide Presentation and Book Signing Reception with Ruth Peltason
David Webb, The Quintessential American Jeweler (Assouline Publishing) by Ruth Peltason is the first monograph on this important designer who redefined 20th century American jewelry. Opening shop in 1948 at the age of 21, David Webb became the indispensable jeweler for society swans and Hollywood stars alike. He understood that women wanted one-of-a-kind pieces, and his jewelry offered bold shapes and exuberant color. Published on the company’s 65th anniversary, this richly illustrated book details Webb’s evolution as an artist and identifies his major collections. The pieces are accompanied by Webb’s drawings, editorial from leading fashion magazines, and photographs of the many women who adored his jewelry, including Diana Vreeland, Elizabeth Taylor, Brooke Astor, Gloria Vanderbilt, Barbra Streisand and Gwen Stefani. Ruth Peltason is also the author of Living Jewels and editor of Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry.