Beautiful space created by @axelvervoordt inspired from his book “Wabi Inspirations”. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
“For our house is our corner of the world. As has often been said, it is our first universe, a real cosmos in every sense of the word. If we look at it intimately, the humblest dwelling has beauty” - Gaston Bachelard, Poetics of Space ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The meaning of wabi-sabi is often condensed to "wisdom in natural simplicity". In art books, it is typically defined as "flawed beauty". Around 700 years ago, particularly among the Japanese nobility, understanding emptiness and imperfection was honored as tantamount to the first step to satori, or enlightenment.
Wabi now connotes rustic simplicity, freshness or quietness, which add uniqueness and elegance to the object. Sabi is beauty or serenity that comes with age.
Double, Triple, and Quadruple checking photo numbers for my book. Whaaat? I forgot to tell you I have an Upholstery book coming out? Yessiree Bob, The loooong journey is almost over. Want to see what it’s about? Click the link in my profile. And guess what, you can pre-order right now. Yippee!
Tell me where you live. I’d love to include you on my On the Road book promo tour. (I love saying that.)
Places I want to visit: Montana (@hey_mcgee and @carlapyle ) Santa Fe (@katschilke and @verdeclarodesigns), Denver (@atleerski, @tatteredcoverbookstore, @mhoran186), Austin, Houston (@metamorphose), Minneapolis (@curbly and @diymaven) Michigan,
Cali(@eyeswideshutup, @houzz, @muppetmadison, @joonafab, @bethkuhninteriors, etc.)
North Carolina (@homedecgal, @greenhousefabrics, Nashville, Columbus, OH (@infarrantlycreative), Seattle (@insta__grahammmm) and good old Indiana ((@griffonfabrics, Main Street Books in Lafayette, @plentylifestyleindy, @urbanoutfitters), The Catskills (@thecorduroyshop), Cincinnati, Chicago (@industrialcottage And more). AND MORE AND MORE.
Tell me about a great little bookstore near you. I need suggestions. -
'@nicole_p_oloughlin's works offer a postmodern take on needlework, readdressing the craft vs art debate and revaluing what has previously been seen as ‘domestic’ and women’s’ work. She seeks to challenge the pre-conceived notion of the feminine arts as well as flipping the ‘male gaze’ that occurs in pop music and movies.'
Nicole O'Loughlin, Australia's Favourite Housewife, 2017, hand embroidery on found tablecloth, 109 x 109 cm
One week left to catch 'Pop Life' by @nicole_p_oloughlin in gallery 2! Supported by the Tasmanian Government and the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund
A lovely early Indian stitchwork, slightly hung-over an exceptional George III mahogany 'Drunkard's Chair' in original condition, the seat covered in goat skin leather with a string grain finish, English c.1760. #foundbyhowe ⠀
Art Watching No. 570: Pretty patterns, fine fabric and wonderful wallpaper on display at the exhibition ”William Morris – More Than Floral Wallpaper/Mer än blommiga tapeter” at Millesgården, Stockholm (III)
Art Watching No. 569: Pretty patterns, fine fabric and wonderful wallpaper on display at the exhibition ”William Morris – More Than Floral Wallpaper/Mer än blommiga tapeter” at Millesgården, Stockholm (II)