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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Le Corbusier: Enamel work

This is the fourth in a series about the art of Le Corbusier,  which has so far featured his paintings, his sculpture, and his drawings.  His work with enamel took place in the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, shortly before his death in 1965.

Characterized by bright primary colors, these works explore the human form, as well as his recurring motif of The Open Hand (La Main Ouverte).

All images from

Trois femmes debout, 1956

Taureau à la main, 1963

Main ouverte, 1963

Icône, 1964

Femme en blanc, barque et coquillage, 1965

Friday, August 29, 2014

Good read: The Blow Torch According to the Venerated London Designer

Today's "good read (and video)" is about one of my favorite designers, Tom Dixon. If you've read my blog for very long, you know I'm especially fond of his Beat lighting series. In this Nowness piece, Dixon talks about design and welding. Hope you're enjoying these these articles and videos as much as I'm enjoying my vacation.