I lov, love, love the article in the May 2011 issue of Town and Country about Lost Art Salon. Lost Art Salon is a gallery located in San Francisco that specializes in curating “salon-style” art arrangements for private clients. Their website has hundreds of affordably priced, small-scale pieces that the two owners will group together depending on specific preferences to create a gallery of art that looks haphazard but is actually very carefully planned. Here are some of my favorite picks from their site. And, by the way, I want this job!!
I love this collage program I found-PhotoVisi. I was playing around and collaged some of my favorite artists.
Top Row: Right: Joan Mitchell Middle: Cy Twombly Left: Elliott Puckette
Middle Row: Right: Sam Francis Middle:Richard Serra Left: Franz Kline
Bottom Row: Left: Willem De Kooning Middle: Clyfford Still Right: Philip Guston
A while back, I posted about the Cartier exhibit currently at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco( read it here). Over the weekend, I finally made it up there to take in the gems and history in person. It was truly a breathtaking exhibit-the collection curated was some of the most beautiful jewelry I have ever seen. What really stood out to me where the Mughal inspired pieces-I was drawn to any pieces that included amethyst and turquoise. Below is the best example inspired by the jewels of India.
This particular piece was commissioned for the Duchess of Windsor in 1947. 1947 Cartier Bib necklace crafted from platinum, 18-carat and 20-carat gold, a heart-shaped faceted amethyst, twenty-seven emerald-cut amethysts, an oval faceted amethyst, turquoise cabochons and baguette-cut diamonds /By Nick Welsh for the Cartier… read more
I have always loved the work of American Artist-Cy Twombly. He is most well-known for his large-scale scribble, calligraphic works that are somewhere between a painting and a drawing. I also found out he shares the same birthday as I do! His son, Alessandro is also an artist. He is most well-known for his brighter works, primarily flowers. Alessandro is married to Argentinian designer, Soledad and they live with their family outside of Rome in a gorgeous, boho-chic farmhouse. Soledad is a designer and her name pops up frequently on many best dressed lists. Her atelier in Rome is to die for!
All Images of the Twombly Farmhouse from Elle Decor
Cy lived in Rome during the sixties, and Alessandro’s mother still lives there. Below is a picture from Vogue 1966 of Cy’s Roman… read more
In honor of Valentine’s day, here are some of my favorite things in all shades of love.
For the home:
For the most discerning sleepers-D. Porthault Heart Sheets
Love Jonathan Adler’s Heart Stash Box
A More Abstract Approach-Elliott Puckette’s Limited Edition Print available at Conde Nast
I love Givenchy-this in Bright Red is simply spectacular. Available at Barneys.
If you need to wear hearts-at least make it Lanvin! Available at My Theresa.
The Love Bracelet from Cartier-Need I say more?
Do you remember this image of Rashida Jone’s apartment featured in Domino?
While there are so many things in this room that I really really love, I always remembered that black and white Donald Baechler above her sofa. I love the graphic, black and white punch it adds to the room. I wanted to learn more about the artist and came across his website. He has some great art-I like his flower series and object series.
All Images from Donald Baechler studios
I really like his use of color and his Black and Whites. They are so cool. I found a great interview with him here.
I love the scale of the piece behind him.