Posts Tagged ‘deconstructed’

James Wines and SITE – art, architecture & enlightened business

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Dear Vancouver architects and business owners, let’s re-visit the enlightened 1970s collaboration between the Best Products company, based in Virginia, and the artist-architect James Wines and his group SITE (Sculpture In The Environment). We could use some of their joint risk-taking and artistic innovation around here. What the videos below show evidence of, but don’t elaborate on, is the fact that the owners of the Best Products company were a highly educated, innovative, aesthetically adventurous family deeply interested in art.

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Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Rock-influenced mix of ethereal fantasy and rough deconstruction by New York designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy whose label, Rodarte, is the paradigmatic example of this look. These are behind-the-scenes shots of their fall 2008 collection. As a designer who works with textiles I admire the attention to detail as well as iconoclasm.

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