Category Archive: See

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Mumbai New York Scranton: A Memoir

Posted on May 14th, 2013

We were skeptical when we received our copy of Mumbai New York Scranton: A Memoir. Upon opening its back cover, we were greeted with a photograph of its author, Tamara Shopsin, dressed in Converse and baggy, oversized clothes with an impish grin. It seemed improbable that she was over thirty and unlikely she could … (More →)

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Nancy Holt: Selected Photo and Film Works

Posted on May 7th, 2013

Nancy Holt: Selected Photo and Film Works
Installation view, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
Photo: Scott Massey

There has been a renewed interest in Land Art of late fuelled by the groundbreaking, and controversial, reappraisal of the movement, Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, held by LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art last year. … (More →)

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Steven Parrino

Posted on May 7th, 2013

Installation view of Steven Parrino
Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery
Photo: Zarko Vijatovic

“My paintings are not formalist nor narrative. My paintings are realist and connected to real life. The social field in brief: action” – Steven Parrino

There are certain similarities between Gagosian exhibiting the work of American artist Steven Parrino and Saint Laurent selling … (More →)

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How to Boil an Egg

Posted on May 7th, 2013

High on our list of “must dos” the next time we’re in Paris includes a visit to one of three Rose Carrarini eateries, all appropriately called Rose Bakery. Carrarini, an Englishwoman, opened her first eponymous bakery in 2002 with her French husband Jean-Charles and together they conquered the city with their honest, home-style creations concocted … (More →)

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Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life

Posted on April 30th, 2013

Unusual and unique, Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life is visual culture at its best. The exhibition, currently on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery, is a visual smorgasbord of architecture, pop culture and design woven together through the social fabric of the hotel. Grand Hotel, curated by Jennifer M. Volland, Bruce Grenville and Stephanie … (More →)

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Scene

Posted on April 30th, 2013

Just prior to the boom that would transform Manhattan into a city of unrivaled riches, excess and greed, the city in the early 1980s was a dirty, gritty, and often dangerous place. Amidst this climate, a collection of artists, writers, musicians and hangers-on converged in SoHo and the East Village and created a community that … (More →)

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Top 5 Handcrafted Signs

Posted on April 23rd, 2013

Great typography always catches our eye – we’re designers after all. But we have a particular appreciation for handcrafted or hand-painted type. Signage today is most often printed on vinyl banners or as adhesive vinyl applied to glass. It’s cheap, it’s quick and by base standards, it gets the job done. But it’s also sterile, … (More →)

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The Shelf Journal 2

Posted on April 23rd, 2013

We first became aware of the independently published, and rather esoteric, The Shelf, when we happened upon the journal’s impeccably designed website. With its simple yet chic black and white colour palette (our favourite) and scrolling bookshelf design that reveals hidden content at every click, we were charmed – and intrigued – before we … (More →)