I was recently introduced to the work of New York-based artist Karen Margolis. Her obsession with circles is realized through meticulously crafted works that utilize and focus on both negative and positive space. In her artist’s statement, Margolis explaines, “My art making involves two distinctly opposing procedures: burning holes in material and constructing discrete components into compositions. Within these margins I explore damage and mending through intimate expressions of how we are touched by circumstances of life.” The result is a dizzying beauty that some might argue is the best kind.
JTQ, a communication design firm for space, pursuing “Sending messages through space as ultimate media,” has released a 10th anniversary book that reviews the firm’s history, works and projects. It’s tactile and interactive nature makes this a beautifully delicate art book of note.
We found this eye-catching tapestry project by French design studio STATUE in the halls of Maison & Objet over the weekend. Called Tapisserie Frondesco, the brilliant colours and interesting construction are the handiwork of STATUE’s founders, product designers Romain Guillet and Louise de Saint Angel. Read the rest of this entry »