Sunday, November 28, 2010

Exploring the issues surrounding contemporary design practice and collecting, Design Miami⁄ hosts panel discussions and interviews with luminaries from the worlds of art, architecture and design.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

mandolin is one of my recent favorite places to eat in miami. the menu is made up of greek and turkish fare. try the grilled octopus, fried cheese, smoked eggplant and everything else on the menu.

mandolin aegean bistro
4312 ne 2nd ave. miami, fl 33137
tel: 305.576.6066

Architect and 2009 PAPER Beautiful Person Rafael de Cárdenas has teamed up once again with the folks at OHWOW gallery to create a holiday-themed pop-up shop at the Cappellini showroom in SoHo. The zig-zaggy space, meant to allude to a cellophane-wrapped present, will be showcasing OHWOW publications (by the likes of Ari Marcopoulos, Hanna Liden, Neck Face, and Rosson Crow) and artist-designed holiday ornaments (hand-painted by Terrence Koh, Jim Drain and Scott Campbell). The OHWOW Cappellini pop-up shop be open throughout January 2011.
via paper

OHWOW at Cappellini
152 Wooster St.
(212) 966-0669

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

don't forget the whole reason for the season...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sanrio is celebrating their 50th anniversary with an amazing two part art extravaganza known as Small Gift. The first part, Small Gift Los Angeles will debut this Friday, November 12 at the Barker Hanger and will be open to the public through November 21. The event features carnival games, a pop-up shop, food trucks, mini golf and 11 unique installation rooms. Then for Art Basel, Small Gift Miami, will open on December 2. Jamie Rivadeneira of Japan LA has tasked 50 of today’s best and brightest artists to create works inspired from the many Sanrio characters for the Small Gift exhibitions.

Celine at the Webster

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Trussardi SS2011

Design Miami is moving spots this year on to the beach.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pierre Hardy SS11 shoes...another favorite shoe collection of the season. Can't get enough of's accessories index.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Group Exhibition and Public Mural project
Wynwood Walls — 2516 NW Second Avenue, Miami FL

December 1—December 5, 2010, 12pm—7pm
Opening Event: Evening of Thursday, December 2, 2010

NEW YORK, NY (October 27, 2010) — Jonathan LeVine Gallery is proud to announce its program during Art Basel-Miami 2010, Urban Alchemists—a group exhibition and public mural project presented in association with Tony Goldman, art patron and leader in the restoration and transformation of declining historic districts into thriving cultural destinations. Curated by LeVine, Urban Alchemists will occupy a 2,200 square-foot space within Goldman Properties’ Wynwood Walls—a project that began in 2009 as an open-air art park, which will expand its permanent exhibition this year with the addition of several new murals and museum-quality works of art. Located at 2516 NW 2nd Avenue, the show will run from December 1—December 5. Daily hours will be 12pm—7pm with an opening event on the evening of December 2, 2010.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Art Basel Miami Beach 2010
December 2, 2010 - January 8, 2011
Exhibition design by Rafael de Cárdenas
3100 NW 7 Avenue / Miami / Florida / 33127

It Ain’t Fair is the third edition of OHWOW's annual group exhibition, presented to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach. Offering an alternative to the overwhelming mazes of art fair booths, It Ain’t Fair will highlight a cogent selection of leading-edge art. From painting to performance, sculpture to sound, the exhibition will occupy over 6,000 square feet of gallery space in a comprehensive survey of emerging and established artists’ most recent work. In addition, the exhibition will present special projects and programming, such as site-specific installations and video screenings. It Ain’t Fair is exactly that – not a fair, but a multimedia production, providing a critical scope of contemporary art innovation.

A selection of participating artists include Daniel Arsham, Scott Campbell, Julia Chiang, Dan Colen, André Ethier, FriendsWithYou, Phil Frost, Michael Genovese, Luis Gispert, Gustavo Godoy, Tomoo Gokita, Diana Al-Hadid, Trenton Doyle-Hancock, Julia Ziegler-Haynes, Michael St. John, KAWS, Robert Lazzarini, Nate Lowman, Brendan Lynch, Ari Marcopoulos, Barry McGee, Neck Face, José Parlá, Rey Parlá, Kembra Pfahler, Aurel Schmidt, David Benjamin Sherry, Lucien Marc Smith, Agathe Snow and Nick Van Woert.

Opening reception Thursday, December 2, 2010 8pm.

Rainbow City
By FriendsWithYou in association with OHWOW and Dacra
December 2 - December 5, 2010
3800 NE 1 Avenue / Miami Design District / Florida / 33137

Rainbow City is an environmental installation addressing the potency of interaction, ritual, and play. Inspired by Holi, a festival effectuated by Hindu followers throwing brightly colored water and powder at each other, FriendsWithYou presents a vibrant collection of mutable, air-filled sculptures. Fabricated of intensely colored and receptive materials, the installation encourages visitors to be active and explore – subsequently, inventing their own ritual. The individual structures are simple, minimal forms, borrowing aesthetics from toy-like geometry and design, which tower over guests, as each element’s height ranges from ten to forty feet. By dwarfing the audience, the totemic pieces trigger a sense of reverence, similar to the visual objective of a monolithic monument. During interaction, the inflated sculptures “embrace” visitors, while repetitive sound elements further enhance the sensory experience. The overall installation creates a surreal landscape of psychedelic scenery intended to provoke a religious and childlike awareness, simultaneously. Rainbow City invites spectators to participate with a responsive environment, offering an opportunity to connect physically and psychologically with an energetic, yet ephemeral, setting.

Opening reception Thursday, December 2, 2010 6pm.

FriendsWithYou, Untitled, Vinyl acrylic on wood panel, 54" x 60", 2010

Building Blocks
December 2, 2010 - January 9, 2011
3930 NE 2nd Avenue / 2nd Floor / Miami / Florida / 33137

To coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach 2010, OHWOW is proud to present FriendsWithYou's Building Blocks – a collection of paintings, over a decade in the making. Known for their reductive approach to geometric abstraction and playful imagery, Building Blocks introduces a series of paintings, executed in the artists’ customary style.

Opening reception Thursday, December 2, 2010 6pm.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dries Van Noten SS2011

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Eileen is turning 22...Happy birthday lady.
Maybe you will see her here.
O.H. W.O.W.

Untitled Photographs
November 13 - November 27, 2010
3100 NW 7 Avenue / Miami / Florida / 33127

In his first major U.S. show titled Untitled Photographs, Barber presents a collection of images spanning his fifteen years behind the lens. Known for elegantly composed observations that locate complex beauty in the seemingly mundane, Barber’s Untitled Photographs offers a selection of over forty of his images. From portraits to landscapes to narrative scenes, Barber approaches all of his subject matter with a palpable delicacy. Expanding on amateur aesthetics, these images can feel as much like spontaneous documentation of the artist’s adventures as careful compositions. The line between autobiography and fiction is as ethereal as the overall tone of the work. In the case of Barber’s photography, ambiguity is seductive, and the lure of fantasy eclipses the security of literality.

Known equally for his curatorial practice as he is a photographer, Barber is the former photo editor of Vice Magazine, and the mind behind the hugely influential on-line gallery Barber has established himself as the authority on up-and-coming photographic talent and as a true arbiter of taste in the young, global artist community. His legendary and massive tinyvices group shows – featuring hundreds of photographers and artists – have been exhibited around the world, and his publishing ventures, including the prolific imprint TV Books and a curated series of five artists monographs, published by the Aperture Foundation, have garnered critical acclaim.

Opening reception Saturday, November 13, 2010 8pm.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mary Katrantzou's Snuffbox dress. I want it this tacky number.

art basel madness begins.

Monday, November 8, 2010

A benefit for the Wolfsonian.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I've always loved this Harmon parka at OAK. most definitely missing that nyc weather...