Thursday, July 30, 2009
image from Smug Mug
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Looks like fun, no??
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I've posted images 1, 2 and 4 before... credits here and here. Image 3 via Style Files. Chaise from ABC Carpet and Home.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Seventeen years ago, my sister received an Isamu Noguchi Akari Light Sculpture as a wedding gift, and I've loved them ever since. Noguchi described them as "poetic, ephemeral, and tentative". Beautiful. I particularly admire how they enhance these spaces...
And, though I do not know if these sculptures below are Noguchi's, I love them anyway...
From the Noguchi Musem's website:
"Akari, a term meaning light as illumination, but also implying the idea of weightlessness.
"In 1951 Isamu Noguchi visited the Japanese town of Gifu, know for its manufacture of lanterns and umbrellas from the mulberry bark paper and bamboo. Inspired by the lanterns illuminating night fishing on the Nagara River, Noguchi designed the first of his lamps that would be produced by the traditional Gifu methods of construction. He called these works Akari, a term meaning light as illumination, but also implying the idea of weightlessness. Extending the concept of illuminated sculpture that he developed during the 1940s in New York, Noguchi employed abstract shapes to unite the simplicity of Japanese aesthetics with the principles of contemporary art and design. More that home furnishing, Akari are light sculptures.
" 'All that you require to start a home are a room, a tatami, and Akari.'
"With the warm glow of light cast through hand-made paper on a bamboo frame, Isamu Noguchi utilized traditional Japanese materials to bring modern design to the home. Like the beauty of falling leaves and the cherry blossom, Noguchi wrote, Akari are 'poetic, ephemeral, and tentative.' And he was fond of saying, 'All that you require to start a home are a room, a tatami, and Akari.' "
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Friday: Bakery, Whole Foods in West Denver (did you know you can't take pictures in Whole Foods?). Saturday: Let's call it Kiss in the Window (go full size and go down to lower right to see why), looking south from Highlands into Downtown Denver. Sunday: back home at our kitchen table with my boys, dessert and my Izze Esque (you must try - very refreshing).
See many more creative Corner Views here:
Monday, July 20, 2009
We've loved our time there and we will miss our little place dearly. I'm very sad. We will, of course, still visit the big city... we'll just have to find a nice hotel that feels like home (or better)!