There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be of the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it.Sam Maloof
This weekend is busy for design nerds like us. Too bad we can’t be in three places at once.
Design Shanghai - the inaugural edition of this three-pronged design event takes place this weekend featuring Contemporary, Classic and Collectible design. AD China is hosting a design symposium entitled Innovation, tradition and authenticity: the rise of contemporary Chinese creativity. The event culminates with an auction on Sunday.
Apparently Cape Town is where the real party’s at however…
Guild Design Fair, Cape Town, South Africa - Guild aims to be “More than just a fair for beautiful objects, Guild represents the coming together of dedicated, focused curators, designers and institutions who are striving to preserve and provoke exceptional, groundbreaking design. Guild will introduce highly respected design authorities and work from Africa, USA, South America, Britain and Europe, and present these unique viewpoints to a fresh audience.” Featuring exhibitors such as R&Company, Rossana Orlandi and Southern Guild.
View of Wiid Design’s booth.
Design Indaba, Cape Town, South Africa ”Design for change. Design for good. Design for a better world.” is Design Indaba’s motto.
Evolving beyond its flagship event, the Design Indaba institution has become a multidisciplinary platform that champions all of the creative sectors. Established in 1995 with its flagship conference, the annual Design Indaba festival now includes the globally acclaimed annual Design Indaba Conference, Simulcast,Expo, FilmFest and Music Circuit. In addition to these Design Indaba plays host to an array of community initiatives, training workshops, design projects and publications that fall under the Do Tank brand.
Nice little interview with Basquiat’s former girlfriend, Alexis Adler.
Here it is, the full video for “Jean and I”, a look at Jean-Michel Basquiat and the art he left behind through the eyes of his former girlfriend, Alexis Adler.
Visit www.christies.com/basquiat for more about the artist.