Anarchy has left the U.K. and it’s relocated to Philly. The Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia shows off a collection of punk era artwork and ephemera, celebrating the rage against the machine, safety pins, combat boots, studs and grommets that symbolized the period. “Pretty Vacant, The Graphic Language of Punk” brings together works by Peter Saville, Gee Vaucher and more collected by Andrew Krivine, on view until March 15. Via Huffington Post.
**If you make it to Philly, you can join Robert Drake, host of “Land of the Lost” on WXPN, for a reception celebrating “Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk” with a LOTL Music Mix by Robert Drake and libations donated by the show’s friends at Tattooed Mom, 530 South Street. Free to the public.
A moment of distraction, an instant with my eyes elsewhere and my beautiful sofa had become an impromptu art project for my two girls. Sheer horror. I quickly looked up every chemical compound known to man, additional covers, and anything else to cover up this call to creativity. (Lesson: Never take your eyes off a 2 year old!). Now, years later, I’ve come across (albeit and old article) from the New York Times of a mother who decided to embrace the chaos and celebrate it in her house. And, it works! Check it out!
We’re mad about the new Munster Kids collection that has just hit the store. It’s always an amazing brand for boys, and we thought we’d remix up a few outfits for vacation time! Here’s our fave gold tooth tee with the pineapple skull board shorts and a floral skull hat. Sort of a Rocking the Tropix ensemble….
Ever since being wowed by the Campana brothers from Brazil, have I been looking longingly at the old toys that have piled up over the years. Here are some inventive solutions for the surplus after they have been played into the ground!
We love the new Mini Rodini collection – and the giraffe print is totally off the hook. If you’re not going away for the school holiday right now, we’ve remixed an ensemble that will have you dreaming of Africa! Between the jaguar sunglasses and the giraffe print skirt, it’s a style safari.
Well it looks like we’re going to have to head up north to catch Pharrell Williams’ curated art show “This is not a toy” at Design Exchange in Toronto. The exhibit drops almost perfectly in sync with the latest installation of ToyFair, the annual toy extravaganza with the newest, latest & greatest. The “This is not a toy” exhibition revolves around the “conceptual toy” ( bright and cool and attractive, but often dark or edgy, with subtext and less durable for eager and less coordinated hands). Pharrell has reportedly been collecting since the late 90s when he was exposed to the whole Japanese toy scene through A Bathing Ape’s DJ Nigo, and continues to enjoy the toys as does his son, Rocket Man. The show, co-curated by Williams and John Wee Tom, features 700 pieces on display ranging from FriendsWithYou (who did some cool zipper pulls we sold at Babesta & a great art installation at the High Line a few years ago), Frank Kozik, KAWS, Misaki Kawai, super star Takashi Murakami, and more. It’s a fully democratic show, featuring toys with values ranging from $2 to $2 million (the high end was a collab between Pharrell, Takashi Murakami & Jacob the Jeweler featuring bejeweled Pepsi can, bag of Doritos dubbed “The Simple Things.”) So if you want an artful vacay over the school break this makes our shortlist of great getaways! Check out some of our favorite art stars on Pinterest.