Recently in: Museum Exhibitions

Qulture.com Goes Live .... And It's Smart & Stunning!!!

IMG_7209

QULTURE.COM

the premier online guide to Arts, Style, Living,

& Sports in the Middle East,

went live last night!!!

 

Available in English or Arabic,

"QULTURE'S mission is to become

the premier guide to Qatar

& the region’s changing cultural landscape,

& to create a global dialogue

about the importance of

art & culture in Qatar & the Middle East."

 

This beautifully designed go-to website

is a "must" for everyone

living, traveling, or doing business

in the region!!!

 

And the ACCESSORATOR is a contributor ......

a real design must-see!!

 

IMG_7210

 

Mounir Fatmi Acquisition @ Brooklyn Museum!!!

IMG_1516

 

IMG_1511

 

IMG_1512

 

One of my favorite installations

at the Brooklyn Museum is

Mounir Fatmi's "Maximum Senstation,"

a work composed of 50 skateboards, 

each covered with a patchwork

of Islamic prayer rugs!!!

 

Referencing the artist's own experience 

of being raised in a Moroccan Muslim family  

living in contemporary France,

is a vivid example of

"cultural of globalization"!!!

 

The metaphor of the Muslim culture of prayer,

meeting the hip-hop skate board culture

is very appealing to me....

or is it the rugs ....

they really are "divine accessorations"!!!

 

U Can't Leave Doha Without Seeing the Islamic Museum!

IMG_7501.jpg
IMG_7556.jpg
IMG_7613.jpg
IMG_7505.jpg
IMG_7506.jpg
IMG_7530.jpg
IMG_7557.jpg
IMG_7785.jpg
IMG_7780.jpg
IMG_7616.jpg
IMG_7604.jpg
IMG_7547 redo.jpg
IMG_7549.jpg
IMG_7548.jpg
IMG_7543.jpg
IMG_7545.jpg
IMG_7563.jpg

IMG_7502.jpg
influenced by the austerity & simplicity 
of Islamic architecture,
is the last building designed by world renown 
architect I.M. Pei.

It is breathtaking in both setting & design ....
this architectural "must-see,"
is an absolutely brilliant building
both inside & out!!!

Herzog & de Meuron's Parrish Art Museum ... at Night!

IMG_4557.jpg
Thumbnail image for IMG_4595.jpg
IMG_4558.jpg
IMG_4559.jpg
IMG_4564.jpg
IMG_4560.jpg
IMG_4563.jpg
Thumbnail image for IMG_4569.jpg
IMG_4591.jpg
IMG_4586.jpg
IMG_4587.jpg
Thumbnail image for IMG_4580.jpg
Thumbnail image for IMG_4573.jpg
IMG_4593.jpg
Thumbnail image for IMG_4597.jpg
Everything I've read about the newly opened 
designed by internationally renowned architects
says that it's " all about the light"!!!

Historically the East End of Long Island has attracted
artists because of it's spectacular light!!!

Parish Director Terrie Sultan says one of the goals 
of the museum's design 
is to give its visitors the opportunity 
to see the museum collection 
"in the same light as the artists,
when they created the work."

Herzog & de Meuron Senior Partner 
also referenced the light of the area ....
"The beautiful landscape and this light 
is a very important form of inspiration to us."

Unfortunately thus far, 
I have only gotten to see the museum at night .....
and I must report that it is spectacular!!!

But undoubtedly ......
I know I'll be seeing it in daylight soon!!!

2013 "Accessoration Trend" ..... Hiding In Plain Sight!!!

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for hbx1212formica02.jpg
jh4093_sm_3.jpg
liu-bolin-003.jpg
photo 1.JPG
bull01.jpg
Bean bag.jpg
IMG_3732.jpg
All of a sudden it's everywhere!!!!
Camouflage has invaded my head & my 'hood!!!!

It all started with these two delightful chairs in
House Beautiful's Dec/Jan issue ....
I desperately coveted them!!!!

Then, I went to visit my niece in Buffalo ....
& saw artist Jim Hodges'  
fabulous stainless steel & enamel
camouflage sculpture 
in front of the 

Three day later, at a decadently delicious dinner 
at a friend's fabulous new house 
 I fell madly in love with Chinese artist 
"self-camouflaged" photographs!!!

The next sighting was at NYC's D&D Building,
where I visited fabric & wallpaper "star" 
& this stunning linen fabric called to me, 
insisting it had to recover my dining chairs!!!

OH, I almost forgot
my sighting of Wall Street's famous Charging Bull 
"redressed" in crochet camouflage by 
the avante-garde artist Olek ...
but, then again, 
she "re-dresses"everything in camouflage!!!

Two days ago, I was visiting the divine WR
as he was packing his "Boy Birken," 
a divine monogramed L.L. Bean camouflage tote,
giving camouflage the ultimate 
"fashion approval rating"!!!

FINALLY, I got home last night,
after days & days of being inundated 
with "camouflage," .
& this gigantic High Line Billboard  
greeted me with artist 
"American Dream" .....
an homage of "Chrysler camouflage"!!!

As an "accessorator supreme"
all this intense camouflage imagery 
can only mean one thing .....
A TREND .....
HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT!!!!