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Design Month: Flux Chair

 

This chair literally just blew my mind. Excuse me while the popping sounds subside…. It folds flat and according to this description, “Flux Chairs can be stacked 21 chairs high in just one foot of space. For those with space limitations, the Flux Wall Strap makes it easy to store folded chairs against the wall and can hold up to six Flux Chairs at a time.” If you live in a small space, any space really, and love to entertain these chairs seem beyond ideal. They’re amazing!

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Joe Forkan’s The Lebowski Cycle

Joe Forkan’s The Lebowski Cycle is a series of paintings and drawings exploring layered narratives, using masterpieces of western art and the Coen Brothers’ film The Big Lebowski as a point of departure. You can see what paintings each of the works are based on at Joe Forkan’s Blog.

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Artist Interview: Matt Irie

Matt Irie is an extremely promising and unfairly slept-on artist from Chicago. In the past five years, I’ve seen Irie produce thoughtful and rewarding works in every medium imaginable and the pace isn’t slowing one bit. After the jump you’ll find a glimpse into Irie’s  body of work and some information provided by the man himself.

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Design Month: Speak-er


Unless you’re a millionaire finding good looking speakers that blend in with your decor can be a challenge. Luckily, we have Speak-er speakers! According to guys over at engadget the sound is actually good too, though it’s missing a subwoofer and rich bass. For $100/ pair they seem like a deal.

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Mr. Chiizu the artist’s iphone app

Mr. Chiizu will revolutionize the way you take photos on your iPhone. Why? Because now you can bathe every picture in the best graphics around. Mr. Chiizu is a photo app like no other because they offer artist themes for download, and the art is goood. Take Martinez & Trees for example, they made a pack for lovers of fast food, kitsch and tacos, which is pretty much everyone. table: artist’s themes. The Mr. Chiizu team worked on this slick and seamless app for over a year until it was bursting at the seam with features.

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Art Opening: Moby’s Destroyed

 

Paul Kopeikin Gallery will be having an opening featuring electronic music star Moby’s photography this Saturday in Los Angeles.

The Kopeikin Gallery announces Moby: Destroyed photography exhibit opening Saturday, September 10, 2011. Destroyed features photography taken by Moby all over the world. The gallery will host a reception and book signing with the artist will on September 10th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Read more about the show after the jump.

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Design Month: Chen Chen

Chen Chen’s products are at once beautiful and repulsive, which is what I love about them. Imagine serving your guests a frosty beverage on his “Cold Cuts” coasters or arranging your Lilies of the Valley in his “Swell” vase.

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Studio Visit: Ryan Schneider

I headed over to Brooklyn to check out what Ryan Schneider had cooking after not seeing his work for a year.  He was painting when I got there; mixing a fleshly color on the big glass palette in the center of the room.  Canvases lined the walls, some were finished and some were in progress.  He paints all the nouns: people, places and things; and does so in a thoughtful way that reflects life.  Still lifes which range from bathtubs to bookshelves, and landscapes which seem to suggest an alternate, more romantic reality.

The paintings are populated with figures, and he had interesting things to say about figure painting.  In person, the paintings are very obviously physical.  They combine juicy paint, carved-in-words, bold colors, and a funky sense of space.  This makes for paintings which flip between pattern and illusion.  His new paintings were confident, and maybe even more colorful and spatially complex than his previous work.  Schneider recently left Priska C Juschka, his gallery of several years.  Besides being a painter, Schneider is also a curator and has organized high profile group shows in locations near and far, and he was at it again.  He is behind a show which just opened in Austin, at Champion Contemporary, called “Wild Beasts.”   He included a group of artists who share a love of color and admiration for Matisse and the French Fauves.  Read some of our discussion after the jump.

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