4/28/09

ABC RUG SALE | 1ST DIBS


ABC Carpet & Home Rug Sale - Exclusive preview at 1stdibs now through April 29th. Sale begins April 30 - May 17th. I love this Tibetan Horse Blanket with the yummy pink stripe and a lot more. Take a good look: http://tinyurl.com/c2qzo9
Tibet | 20th century | $1,099 | 4'.8" x 2'.4"

4/22/09

MARK SHAW | AN AMERICAN MASTER


The Andrew Wilder Gallery presents photographs by Mark Shaw who is best known for his classic Kennedy family images and as one of the fashion photographers of the 1950s. Every photo is full of celebrity glamour, sublime composition, and chic detail. Wilder's beautifully curated exhibition opens at Svenska Möbler on Tuesday, April 28 from 6-8pm, continuing through June 26. Location: 154 North La Brea Avenue • Los Angeles. If you cannot make the exhibit, see the site to snap-up your photos now. Photograph prices: $800 - $1,800
Also featured on 1stdibs.
shown: Jackie and JFK | Audrey | backstage at Pierre Balmain

4/21/09

STYLE WATCH | THE SUMMER OF DENIM


Elle picks "beach-ready" denim as a trend for the summer of 2009. The floppy Lola hat will protect you from the rays, the absolutely fabulous forties-meets-denim bathing suit is to dive for, and the denim-clad Palm Beach-y sandals are a fresh spin on a sixties classic.
Lola Cotton Hat $185 at Saks Fifth Avenue
Current/Elliot Ruffle-detail bathing suit $231 Revolve Clothing
Stephen Bonanno Classic Palm Beach Sandal in Denim $115


[via Elle.com]

4/19/09

ART | A FRENCH FILM DIRECTOR'S LOVE FOR DUFY


Tomorrow, to mark the 90th anniversary of the birth of French film director Gérard Oury [1919 - 2006], his art collection will be revealed to the public at auction. As a boy, Oury was influenced greatly by his mother Marcelle who was friends with many artists of the period. The walls of his childhood apartment were lined with pictures by Villon, Gromaire, Lapicque and Dufy. As Oury's film career took off in the 1960s with comic hits like La Grande Vadrouille (Don’t Look Now–We’re Being Shot At), he began buying the sunlit paintings by the artists he had loved since childhood, including over 90 works by Raoul Dufy. 

The 300 lots will be sold under the gavel of Francis Briest at the Hôtel Marcel-Dassault beginning tomorrow April 21-22nd in Paris.


4/18/09

ART | CUBAN ARTISTS' BOOKS & PRINTS


This week, as President Obama talks about a new day and a new beginning between U.S. and Cuban relations, I begin exploring beyond the vast musical culture of Cuba and discover an interesting exhibition at The Grolier Club of New York—America's oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in graphic arts. On May 20th, the Cuban Artists' Book & Prints 1985 - 2008 show opens—highlighting contemporary book arts in Cuba. The show features the work of over thirteen artist who for twenty years, have openly expressed their experience of life in Cuba. Having survived cultural politics, difficult living conditions, and shortages in resources—including basic materials like paper—these handmade works are created with leaves, cloth, wood scraps, and other found objects. The opening coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, but celebrates the intense independence of these artists who have navigated cultural complexities while creating these works over the past two decades.

Cuban Artists Books and Prints 1985-2008
will be on public view at the Grolier Club from May 20 - August 1, 2009 with the exception of May 25 and July 4, when the Club is closed for the Memorial and Independence Day holidays. Hours Monday-Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM. Open to the public free of charge. More information.

4/16/09

GREY GARDENS | GREENLIT PROMO


Grey Gardens premieres this Saturday at 8pm on HBO.
How could a ravishing young debutante and her life-of-every-party mother—relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, no less—become crazy cat ladies, occupying a dilapidated 28-room East Hampton mansion? Grey Gardens, an HBO movie inspired by the eponymous documentary shot in 1973, doesn't fully answer that question—indeed, there's a rather sizable hole in the story—but nevertheless has a fabulous time contemplating it, showcasing marvelous performances by Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange. ~ Variety
Full schedule | http://tinyurl.com/dk5oov

Link to New York Times article about how Grey Gardens was reborn 

4/13/09

CHLOË SEVIGNY | SHE'S SO COOL


I love rooting for Chloë Sevigny and it's not just that we share hometowns and a love of indie films and fashion. It's because she is charismatic yet cool, and rightful of her current success on the mainstream map. And, with her HBO hit Big Love, more and more people are finally figuring out just how cool she is. As the scheming sister/wife Niki Grant in Big Love, Sevigny is brilliant, lip pouts and all. This Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee holds fashion-icon status with her love of edgy indie and vintage fashion. Her ease of style is cool too and it's what drives the fashion world to take notice. Here is a sneak peek at the incredible shots taken of Chloë for the April 2009 issue of C California Style magazine. Sevigny's unusual beauty, striking poses and off-beat character are what make these photos some of the best of the season. photos by David Cameron, styled by Samantha Traina, Fashion Editor C


dress by Rodarte [left] dress by Lanvin [right]

gown by Michael Kors [left] dress by Versace [right]

4/9/09

STATIONERY | SOME GREAT PICKS


The site See Jane Work has tons of groovy products for your office including solid white pencils (love love), decorative pencil cups (shown above) modern notebooks, awesome totes & bags, and a lot more.

My absolute favorite note cards are now available on William Arthur's new website. These hand-bordered orange and periwinkle correspondence cards are part of the boxed stationery collection by Vera Wang (shown here). The quality is first-rate and the price is right. 10 cards and 10 envelopes: $26.00


For an outstanding selection of decorative papers, visit the Paper Source site where you will find hand-made sheets (shown above) from Japan, India, Europe, and a vast private label selection as well. They have it all - from traditional Indian block prints to replications of 18th century etchings to an impressive collection based on the craftsmanship and sensibilities of Japan's Edo Period (1630 - 1868).

4/2/09

ONE KINGS LANE | DÉCOR & DEALS


The invitation-only, online shopping destination One Kings Lane, opens this week. The site partners with premier home and gift lines for 72-hour brand-specific sales events featuring prices up to 70% off retail. Categories include bedding, china, floor coverings, furniture, garden, and a lot more. Opening-week featured brands are Serena & Lily, Dwell Studio, Lunt Silversmiths, Chelsea Textiles, Ann Gish, Atticus, and Arte Italica. To become a member, visit One Kings Lane and please let them know that MY DOG-EARED PAGES invited you. Hurry-up and happy shopping!

4/1/09

NOW SCREENING | Chloë Sevigny, Unveiled


click on image to see video

courtesy of | T the moment | at Twitter

BILLY HAVING A DRINK IN RAJASTHAN


Our dachshund Billy is spending the next year traveling around the world. You will see him from time-to-time on My Dog-Eared Pages during his fantastic trip to many exotic places! His first stop is Rajasthan on April 1st.

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