Archive for the ‘Tableware’ Category

Vault Magazine Exclusive: “The Vow” by Christian Anwander

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Vault magazine presents “The Vow,” a surrealist wedding fashion extravaganza photographed by Christian Anwander. Styled by Danny Santiago, and art directed by James Timmins, the spread features a cavalcade of characters gathered for a very unusual ceremony in the wilds of South Dade. Starring Kelsey Van Mook from Next Models and Branden Hailey from Front Management, […]

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A Christmas “Tree” Crafted of 5,000 Pieces of Porcelain in Belgium

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While major capitals across the world have erected large Christmas trees adorned with glistening lights and brightly colored bulbs, Hasselt’s main square in Belgium has reinterpreted the classic iconography. In collaboration with local residents of the city known as “the Capital of Taste,” Inge Vanluyd and Stefan Van Bergen of the creative agency Mooz have designed The Taste Tree, a Christmas symbol […]

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Gilbert and George for the Edgy Table

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You may remember a few months ago that we introduced you to some extraordinary Limoges plates featuring the images of Robert Mapplethorpe. Now, that same company, Ligne Blanche Paris, is releasing a set of four vessels celebrating the high-concept photo works of the English art duo Gilbert and George. Known as well for their fastidiously […]

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Venice’s Fondazione Prada Looks at Art Multiples

“Surrealist object that functions symbolically—Gala’s Shoe” by Salvador Dalí (1932/1975). Courtesy of the SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art).
Currently on display at the Fondazione Prada, Venice as a part of ‘The Small Utopia Ars Multiplicata’ curated by Germano Celant (now through 25 November 2012).

Last year, to much buzz, Miuccia Prada and her husband, Patrizio Bertelli, launched the Venetian outpost of their art-centric Fondazione Prada in the 18th-century palazzo Ca’ Corner Della Regina. Now, the organization’s second exhibition there, “The Small Utopia. Ars Multiplicata,” is drawing international acclaim. Curated by Germano Celant, the show investigates the meaning of art […]

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David Clarke Reimagines Silver at a New Swedish Exhibition

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British silversmith David Clarke has gained international attention for his unique and whimsical approach to this venerable art form. “I have a passion for metal,” he says. “There is a resistance from it—you play with it, coax it, fight it. But I take the traditions of silversmithing to surprising extremes. This absolute willingness to experiment […]

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Robert Mapplethorpe Plates by Ligne Blanche

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  Combining a few of our favorite obsessions in the Art of Being Social, the clever French firm Ligne Blanche is producing tableware featuring the work of artists Robert Mapplethorpe, Jean-Michel Basquiat, René Magritte and Georg Baselitz. Made of Limoges porcelain, the eight-inch-diameter pieces are perfect for a collectors’ dinner after attending Frieze or Art Basel. […]

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Prêt-à-Portea at London’s Berkeley Hotel

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  Friday marks the opening of the 2012 Summer Olympics, so once again it’s a perfect time to be in London. (If it seems there has been a preponderance of recent interest in the British capital, well, this does appear to be one of the city’s great moments.) Apart from all the high diving and […]

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Waterford’s new Mixology crystal cocktail collection

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  The bartender’s art is composed of three-parts creativity, two-parts taste and one-part whammo, garnished with a healthy slice of showmanship. Which makes Waterford’s new crystal cocktail collection, Mixology , absolutely essential for crafting the perfect drink. A range of colors and shapes offers a kaleidoscope of options. Eye-catching hues of Neon Green, Argon Blue, Circon […]

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