Maira Kalman’s Dream Palace: Can you find the artist's self portrait
Maryl and Carly troll the internet for the best Second Life links* this week
Maira Kalman's Dream Palace:
American illustrator and author Maira Kalman was interviewed by long time friend, neighbor and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi. He got her talking about her two homes, their decor, her upbringing and, as a lead up to next Sunday, what else but sweet thoughts of her mother. She drew her dream room above for New York Magazine. See who and what she imagined would share her perfect living room:
The World's Most Poetic Wallpaper:
|"Sunlight in an Empty Room"|
Featured on one of our favorite blogs A Bloombury Life is this unique wallpaper that records the path of light as it falls across the wall in Emily Dickinson's Amherst bedroom. That would be the bedroom where the woman who lived a solitary life composed nearly 1,800 poems. Lisa Boignes Giramonti named her blog after the compound and lifestyle of a group of writers and artists, including Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant who chose to live as Bohemians away from Victorian conventions. They created their own idiosyncratic style, which is on view (and some items for sale) in East Sussex, England.
Ellsworth Kelly Dress Redux:
|Ellsworth & Francisco Costa|
You wouldn't think of famed artist Ellsworth Kelly and Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa teaming up to design a dress. Actually Kelly, who turns 90 later this month, instructed a friend to make a dress "connecting bands of color" from material leftover from a five panel painting 50 years ago.
|Original Kelly dress|
You can view the newly refreshed design in a handful of museums where exhibitions of Kelly's works will open throughout the year. Or, for the moment, the dress is on display at the Calvin Klein--Madison Avenue store. Of course, leave it to a seller on Etsy to interpret the design and custom make it for you. Actually her version looks a little closer to the original dress Kelly commissioned.
Ha! World Laughter Day:
I'm not kidding. Did you know that this Sunday is World Laughter Day? The goal is to laugh our way to global brotherhood and peace. Here's a joke to get you started:
Why couldn't the art dealer pay her rent?
Answer: Because she ran out of Monet.