Lucky for us jewelry fanatics, this year’s Design/Miami will not disappoint. The fair that’s oriented towards everything design will host an unprecedented selection of galleries specializing in the best collectible pieces of art jewelry around.
Key names in the game include Iris Eichenberg and Margaret De Patta, as well as first time gallery exhibitors Louisa Guinness and Elisabetta Cipriani.
“Grandfather Clock Corten,” Maarten Baas, Corten Steel, Digital Equipment, 2013. Photo courtesy of CARPENTERS WORKSHOP GALLERY
The aesthetic tensions and convergences between old and new technology continues to fascinate designers, and increasingly, there’s a melding of the two paradigms in the world of collectible design.
Analog technologies – those that operate on physical properties such as voltage and time – are being combined with digital technologies, which work on systems of binary code. There are functional advantages and drawbacks to both, as well as distinct emotional connections: analog technologies inspire nostalgia, a sort of warmth, and digital types conjure efficiency, what might be described as a cold exactitude.
Some designers are working to marry the two in a way that explores new design possibilities. At Design Miami/ 2013, several works will be on display that combine analog and digital, challenging notions of what is physical and what is virtual, and how they fit together. The works illustrate the ever-widening horizon of design, and underline the fact that no matter what sorts of technology are utilized, the goal is always an aesthetic or functional breakthrough.
After snaking around numerous, well-appointed displays and installations filled with fascinating cooking equipment; beautiful, artsy dishes and cutlery; videos of restaurant design and other food-related “offerings,” on opening night of “Tapas: Spanish Design For Food,” you ended up at an interactive performance from the great Catalan mixed-media and food artist Antoni Miralda.
Augusto Mendoza of Books Are Nice and Edwin Beauchamp aka Edau of Coloform present Pages & Spreads, an event for sharing printed matter. The two local artist aim to create a meeting place for publishers, other artists, retailers, and collectors who are dedicated to the production of books, catalogues, periodicals and zines.
Stemming from Jessy Nite‘s fascination with text, NiteWriter.co is a typography studio devoted solely to the heritage and discipline of hand-drawn type.
Jessy Nite’s work has graced brands across the globe (including yours truly – Tropicult.com) with her playful colors, keen eye, andrazor sharp skills. Now, Jessy Nite is offering custom lettering, illustration, interactive and digital capabilities to the masses! Vist the brand spankin’ new NiteWriter.co then click & drag around to explore Jessy Nite’s typographical porfolio.
That’s not all the Benevolent Ruler has been up! We caught up with Jessy Nite who apparently has also been teaching the art of typography and hand lettering to international students at the Miami Ad School.
The Lost Beatles & Rolling Stones Photos – The Betsey Hotel
Contributed by Vanessa Haim
Every year, local tastemaker - Vanessa Haim, puts together her infamous Art Basel Week aka Art Week itinerary. It’s basically an insiders guide to all the must see’s and do’s of the week, with event deets and RSVP links and/or ticket information.
The document has become pretty well-known in the inner circle so when I got my copy last week I asked if she would share it with you all. She said yes, so here it is….
Consider yourselves lucky! And don’t forget to thank her for getting you in the know!
Welcome to Jessy Nite’s Tropicult.com. As you’ve probably already noticed, the Benevolent Ruler herself has taken over our site – and we couldn’t be more excited.
Through sheer creative will alone, Jessy Nite injected tropicult.com with a rigorous dose of her radical aesthetic. The result is an interactive art installation that exists only here. We love it so much, we’ll never want to take it down.
Not bad for our first-ever artist digital takeover, right? Enjoy.