Archive for the ‘Obsession confession’ Category

Artist love – Grant Anthony Cohen

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Way back in May (which feels like it was just last week – I mean, really….time is going by just too fast!) but I digress… so back in May I attended the Melbourne art fair & fell deeply in love. Amongst the many rows of interesting goodies & some very overpriced baddies (remember I’m at an art fair!) I saw some work that I just couldn’t stop staring at and my heart a fluttering.

It was love at first sight.

Grant Anthony Cohen is a Melbourne based artist whose passion for decorative arts is very apparent in his work.  The details in his still life just blows my tiny mind.  Have a look through the following pictures & keep in mind it is oil on canvas.

Amazing.

Grant Anthony Cohen - 1970's

The glass light in this painting blows my mind. Such intricate detail in the reflective surfaces and of course the William Morris pattern on the walls is just perfect.

Grant Anthony Cohen -'The Red Chair'

If this room existed in real life, I would have trouble staying in it too long. Just saying!

Artemide

 

Grant Anthony Cohen - My Red Egg Chair

Grant Anthony Cohen - My Red Egg Chair

 

Grant Anthony Cohen -Called for Sunday lunch

 

Grant Anthony Cohen -"Blue Room"

 

Grant Anthony Cohen -"Gone to the Track"

 

Grant Anthony Cohen -"Thank you William Morris"

 

Grant Anthony Cohen -Morris Back to Back

As I said – I fell in love. I knew it wasn’t just a fling and was the real thing. You just know that sort of thing – don’t you think!

So, I went back to the fair that night & bought one of his works for myself to enjoy daily!

I could only cough up the coin for one of his smaller works & bought the study painting for the larger piece titled ’1970′s’.  Its a very appropriate piece for me – being a 70′s baby & also as I have a collection of turquoise bottles. A perfect art fit and we will have a happy life together it & I!

 

I’m not convinced that small photographs on the computer screen really show the work to its incredible details, so go & have a look at his website where you can see a higher quality picture to get a better sense at the mind blowing detail in his work. Check it here

Obsession Confession: Still dreaming of that genie

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

I have written before about my love for glass genie bottles in an obsession confession (see here)

Its a continued and long loving obsession of mine, so imagine my delight when I came across some more genie bottle eye candy for me to drool over!

It was like the clouds parted I tell you!!

Jonathon Adler via House of Turquoise

Jonathon Adler via House of Turquoise

Jeffers Design Group

Jeffers Design Group
Nathan Egan

Nathan Egan

Christopher Maya

Christopher Maya

John Ellis Photography

John Ellis Photography

Via Desire to Inspire

Via Desire to Inspire

Via Simply Grove

Via Simply Grove

Via Bahrainidiva

Via Bahrainidiva

Brown Design

Brown Design


Brown Design
Brown Design
Brown Design

Brown Design

By the way, in my collection of many, I’m still yet to come across a genie, so no wishes have been granted.

I am quite sulky about this!

Obsession confession and I hit the hundy!

Monday, April 27th, 2009

I’ve dropped the blog ball of late. um, sorry about that! The real world has had my attention some what -saving the world from hideous curtains here, upholstery mishaps over there.  busy, busy days!?! Oh and the glamour of it all!!! 

So anyway, here I am again! And this just happens to be post be number 100 for Designalogue blog! It took a while, but eventually I got here! 

I was hoping my 100th post would be a  well-researched, full eye candied post….I wont build your hopes for that! Just some eye candy today and a bit of an obsession confession. 

The obsession is simple really, glassed garage doors and Barton Myers architects. The two combined together -well magic is made!!  

See: 

 

Clever architects Barton Myers designed this steel framed house using glass garage type doors along one entire side of the house which of course allow the entire space to be opened up. Aah, imagine all that fresh mountain air pouring through! 

I love it, so lets look at is some more from the inside – though from teeny tiny pictures as that’s all I could get my hands on. Squint, you will see better! 

t

t

t

The extra genius and fabulousness of this house is its been designed and built with the surroundings in mind. As its in an area prone to wild fires, the house has a reflecting pond on its roof which as well as a fire repellent, also assists in keeping the house cool. All the glass windows have fire shutters, so if a fire comes calling, the house is shut up tight and looks like no one is home.

This sort of forward thinking architecture would have saved many lives if it was implemented in my home town of Melbourne during the recent tragic bush fires. more on that here. 

 

Here is another picture of another house designed in the same vein, again  by Barton Myers.

Just more eye candy that I swoon over! 

Ok, just some more random eye candy I found along the same lines. Personally, i think it works pretty much anywhere! 

via Desire to Inspire

via Desire to Inspire

 

Via Design Sponge

Via Design Sponge

 

Via home & Design

Via home & Design

 

via Canadian Architect

via Canadian Architect

 

So this doesnt have the doors of my obsession, but for its overall fabulousness I will overlook that! and move in anyway! 

via Richard Powers

via Richard Powers

 

Images via Richard Powers, Barton Myers, Bustler, Flikr, Home & Design, Canadian Architect

 

Texture Junkie: Juju Hats

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Today’s ‘Texture Junkie’ addiction is all about the feather: Cameroon Juju Hats - traditional wear for tribal chiefs and dignitaries during ceremonial events in Cameroon.

via the Shoot factory

via the Shoot factory

via the shoot factory

via the shoot factory

Hout Bay Manour - via my Notting Hill

Hout Bay Manour - via my Notting Hill

New york Social Diary

New york Social Diary

New York Social Diary

New York Social Diary

Via Style Court

Via Style Court

Room Goods

Room Goods

Via More ways to waste time

Via More ways to waste time

Via More ways to waste time

Via More ways to waste time

Ah just gorgeous! I need to get me one……..

Oh, so um yeah, this is my way of telling Fella that I have put on hold a Red Juju hat that I have loved loong long time!…and before the fella gets mad at me, lets take a moment and remember it IS Christmas, and then MY birthday AND, And I have worked very very very hard all year! And its Art!

And remember sweet fella- I love you!!

Psst – for the rest of you out there in the blogosphere-I’d really appreciate some help!!! If you comment about how fab they are – would really help me out!

And No its NOT manipulating, its educating!!!

Obsession Confession: I dream of genie..

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

I do love a genie bottle! I’m talking specifically about the ‘glass genie’ variety.

NOT the creepy genie pop out of and grant three wishes type of bottle!

I have collected these for a few years now, and only recently did I start a thinking about what IF a genie did pop out of one? (apart from freak out and question my sanity that is!) What would my three wishes be?

This IS quite the trixty question. Certain things must be thought about are there consequences to each wish? (aka the Hollywood movie type of genie wish)

Do I wish for selfish purposes?

Can I just end wish three with three more wishes and repeat that over and over (this one really should be discussed early on with said genie.)

Do I wish for the greater good of the people and planet?

Oooh what to do?!!!

Whilst I ponder these big issues, here are some pretty pictures with said genie bottles!…

CMD

CMD

CMD

CMD

Buck House Antiques
Buck House Antiques
Woodson and Rummerfield

Woodson and Rummerfield

via If the Lamp Shade Fits

via If the Lamp Shade Fits

Whoopsie! the ever devoted loyal Designalogue reader ‘fella’ has pointed out my very oops spelling mishap in this post! (which has now been corrected for those who didnt see!!!!) Turns out, ‘genie’ isn’t the same spelling as hit the ol fav T show ‘I dream of jeannie’! well, now i know!!

Obsession Confession #2

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Another Obsession Confession from me today!

Today I’m feeling stripey! – I DO love a good bold stripe!

Robert Passal

Robert Passal

Robert Passal

Robert Passal

Siskin Valls Interior Design via Desire to Inspire

Siskin Valls Interior Design via Desire to Inspire

Kate Parkin

Kate Parkin

Markham Roberts - Still stripes!

Markham Roberts - Still stripes!

Siskin Valls Interior Design via Desire to Inspire

Siskin Valls Interior Design via Desire to Inspire

Burnham Design

Burnham Design

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

via Habitually Chic

via Habitually Chic

Camilla Molders Design

CMD

Ingelwood stripe

Ingelwood stripe

Todd Romano

Todd Romano

Stripey Entrance