‘mannequin’ by René Herbst 1930
Plywood, wood, aluminium.
59.1 x 37.8 x 12 cm (23 1/4 x 14 7/8 x 4 3/4 in.)
Produced by Les Établissements Siegel et Stockman Réunis, France. Metal fixture impressed with manufacturer’s label SIEGEL/MOD DÉPOSÉ/BREVÉTE SGDG.
Estimate £3,000 - 4,000
SOLD FOR £11,500
Concrete Fragility series - “petrified” - quail eggs, light concrete, bandage - ANJA EICHLER-DE
""A rockpile ceases to be a rockpile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
In our life, we are surrounded by things that we use on a daily basis. These are common objects, disposable items or food. These things are so known to us that they do not bear any surprises.
My work is about these common goods. It fascinates me that there is a lot to discover in this seemingly all too known field. All that is needed is leisure and something that I call a ‘loving eye’. Prepared like this, one spots interesting surfaces, colors, shapes, and much more. The ‘loving eye’ for these small things sparks off enthusiasm. And the enthusiasm is the incubator for seeing new potentials in the seemingly well known.
Especially intriguing for me is to set these goods, to which we have an already plugged in relationship, into a new association with us and our body.
The purpose of the National Basketry Organization is to promote the art, skill, heritage and education of traditional and contemporary basketry.
These brushes were part of an exhibition at Merci store in Paris in 2013. They express social belonging, the progress of lifestyles in relation to comfort, hygiene and well-being, the know-how linked to different cultures, the progress of industrialization and the immense creativity of those who designed and manufactured them: peasants, artisans, inventors, designers.
Igloo di pietra/Stone Igloo 1982, Mario Merz
Sculpture Garden, Kröller-Müller Museum, The Netherlands
Merz work is considered Arte Povera, Italian for “Impoverished Art” or “Poor Art”. The term Arte Povera originated with a small number who experimented with nontraditional and politically charged art originating in Italy in the late 1960s. Making use of cheap, commonly available and found materials Arte Povera explores the relation between art and life, manifested through natural materials and human artefacts.
Merz made many igloo-like structures to examine the laws of nature, this one in slate. This igloo blends into its surroundings and seems like it could possibly be inhabited by nomads, intune with nature.
"Even though I build buildings and I pursue my architecture, I pursue it as an artist. I deliberately keep a tiny studio." Maya Lin
Bespoke handmade shoes
Peter Feeny is pictured here in his Toronto shop making shoes that cost anywhere from $900.00 to $1200.00 a pair made just for your foot. I have an appreciation for hand made and although will probably never own a pair of custom made shoes think that quality over quantity is one way of stopping the madness of endless buying of cheap goods.