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Mounir Fatmi Acquisition @ Brooklyn Museum!!!

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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"!!!

 

My Visit to Doha ..... Sittin' Around the Middle East!!!

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My favorite "accessorations" are always chairs, 
stools, benches, & couches ....
anything I can sit on!!!

And in Doha, I was enthralled by
all of the divine possibilities of places
to sit!!

I keep thinking about the sublime green benches 
for my garden ......
one of the gorgeous inlaid wood chairs 
for my living room ..... 
or a bench with red, black, & white striped pillows 
for my porch!!!

I think these pieces are sublime .....
absolutely must have "over-the-top" accessorations!!!

Glorious Garbage Cans at the Waqif Souq in Doha!!!

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Yesterdays favorite "accessoration supreme" 
in all of Doha .....
these divine garbage cans at the Souq!!!

And today W.R. & I are gong to figure out 
where to buy them ..... 
& how to bring them back to NYC!!!

Sotti Sitz Opens GARDE on Beverly Boulevard, LA!!!

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Retuning from NYC's fashion world to 
LA's design world....
Los Angeles native Scotti Sitz 
opened GARDE at 7418 Beverly Boulevard
last March!!!

Influenced by her time at 
Calvin Klein & Giorgio Armani
Sitz's aesthetic is "clean & modern"!!!

She infuses the store with a primarily neutral color palette,
from taupe & stone to grey & greige ..... 
plus a selection of dark indigo solids, 
stripes & patterns.
Buying only what she "loves" .......
this store raises the bar for 
"chic & contemporary style" in LA!!! 


A fabulous "accessorator" find in LA last month .....
& a real LA "must-shop"!!!!

Nada Art Fair ..... Rugs Are Art @ Canada Gallery!!!

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In addition to "art" at Miami's 
the floor of the booth of NYC's Canada Gallery
was over-laid with a fantastic selection
of handmade Berber rugs ...
sold by Youssef Idia,
Moroccan-born husband 
of one of the galley's artists!!!

According to gallery owner Phil Grauer,
"the structure of the rugs match the structure 
of many of the paintings I'm interested in."

Art collectors loved the booth 
& snapped up the fabulous rugs!!!

Again, proving my point that
art & design are becoming one!!!