Cambodia; Angkor period (802-1431), Baphuon style, early 11th century
The Asia Society
Since I run a wedding blog, I’m always seeing tons of great ideas that make me want to get married all over again (to the same guy of course!). One of my favorite details is place settings. I especially love flatware that has been dressed up for the occasion! Weddings or parties are a great…
DAILY PIC: This “Pillow” sculpture was made by Stephen Antonakos in 1963, and I spotted it recently in his show at Lori Bookstein Fine Art in New York. It helps demonstrate how much the standard art-historical narratives cut out of the real story of art. Where do Antonakos’s pillows fit in the scheme of things, as we’ve all learned it? They don’t even fit into the standard story of their maker’s art, since he’s known for works in neon. On the other hand, what’s even more weird is how few works don’t fit our standard narratives: People complain that art has to be about more than “mere” novelty, but novelty of any kind is surprisingly hard to achieve. Hence my interest in these unsettling pillows, more likely to cause insomnia in a poor art historian than to cure it.
Harvey Nichols // Special SS13 Selection In Store
When we think of Hollywood jewelry, one thing never changes: the bigger the better. While gemstone jewelry of the rich and famous always trends toward larger size stones and unconventional designs, there’s no reason the rest of us can’t get in on the action and add a little Hollywood glamour to…