Today was like this:
Visited the Orla Kiely shop in SoHo. Her mid-century patterns, uplifting colors and instinctive graphic discipline to simplify and stylize everyday motifs and forms jumped out at me and made me a little more smiley on the inside and out. Her products include accessories, a complete ready-to-wear collection, travel, homeware and stationery.
Michael Gallagher is a magazine archivist who recently transferred a sliver of his museum-worthy periodical stash to a brand-new gallery space on Mercer. (His previous archive + gallery space in the East Village was my favorite great escape, and is where I learned so much about fashion from the mod era as well as films like Blow-Up when I first came to New York.) I’m excited to see his die-hard collection back on the forefront at VFILES + Gallagher’s!
Picked up Issue no. 30 of Black Noise. “Black noise” is an acoustical term for a nearly inaudible frequency. It is a fitting title for this tribute to the respected New York painter and musician Steven Parrino, who died in a motorcycle accident on New Year’s Day, 2005, at the age of 46. This box set of 32 publications contains custom projects by some of the most innovative artists working today. I love the cover, and the photographs are rad. Only 3 bucks!