When I lived on Myrtle Avenue in the early 90s it was downright dangerous. Now it is home to Grey Area. I attended their fall opening party with Liz Collins.
Grey Area straddles the zone between art and design, hence the name, and it stirred the collector in me. I love these bowls by Katherine Gray…
… this mesmerizing Versa Table table top by Chen Chen and Kai Williams …
… and the printed yoga mats…
… see more here.
Last week I attended Bedford Magazine’s 10th Anniversary party.
They made it through one of the most difficult ten years in the publishing industry and celebrated it in style at one of the highest and most beautiful points in town. The magazine is a phenomenon; a little local startup by Geoffrey Morris - who very coincidentally is a childhood friend of mine from the NJ Shore! Geoffrey is below, in the center, with the blue tie on.
Here I am with contributing editor, Jennifer Moore Stahlkrantz.
Last night John and I attended the grand opening of the new Dune showroom at 200 Lex.
I’m so proud of these guys, and I think it is a great move. Anyone who has ever dragged clients around town looking at furniture knows the appeal of a “design center.” The showroom looks amazing and they had some new offerings. Like Ali Tayar’s industrial Waterloo coffee table and the Landscape sofa by Nina Edwards Anker.
Of course no Dune opening would be complete without some Harry Allen Pipeline - and they had a nice section in blue on display.
In attendance were lots of fun design world friends including Amy Lau and Cindy Allen. The night was sponsored by Interior Design Magazine, but I love this shot of Joe Doucet, Carl D’Aquino, Myself and John (in our short suits) on the Pipeline.
Liz Collins is a powerhouse of textile art and her show that is up this month in Provincetown is a sensory immersion. I collaborated with her on some furniture and lighting for her Sitting Room installation.
The red metal frames are woven with red knit fabric that spans from seat back to seat back. These chairs live in relationship to each other - independent, yet linked - like a a married couple. We called this installation Conversation, after the victorian seating of the same name. They make a nice alternative to a sofa or love seat as they are much more flexible in their configuration. Here are some shots of Conversation in action over the weekend:
Liz meditates before the party:
John and I converse with friends Constance Clare-Newman and Felice Newman at the opening:
The fabulous Justin Vivian Bond, and quite a few others, take in a screening Liquid Sky (Photo courtesy of Stefan Hengst):
Our lamp contributed to the show’s texture too. 200 lengths of pink yarn passing through a translucent box. It’s very pretty, but all the pics blew out. I will have some better images soon.
Thanks to everyone, especially Gallery Director Debbie Nadolney, for a successful show. If in Provincetown this September please pass by the AMP Gallery and check out the installation.
New Furniture and Lighting
Designed in collaboration with Liz Collins.
At the Art Market Gallery in Ptown.
Opening reception August 29th, 6-8 pm
Liz and I met during our residency at Haystack earlier in the summer. Nothing to show yet, but I have this pretty pic of some buoys that I took a few summers ago.