a tale of a few cities

DWR: Whose bad IKEA was that anyway?

From 1966 to 1972, Cy Twombly created a number of canvases that resembled blackboards, with light-colored loops and scrawls flowing across grey backgrounds. These works, blurring the line between drawing and painting, were made with white wax crayon loops on gray painted grounds. An abstraction of cursive script that the artist called “pseudo-writing.”
A Fisher-Price-like homage to action painting appears on page 11 of The Bedroom Sale – February 9-21 printed flyer for Design Within Reach. A moonlighting IKEA stylist/stager/Cy Twombly aficionado must have thought to him or herself, “I can do that.”
DWR Vice President of Creative and Marketing, caught snöring.

Cloud Feature Controversies

Posted in 911, architecture, Art, artists, auction, New York City, Parallels, Sculpture by petercombe on December 13, 2011

LOT 75, STUDIO JOB, JOB SMEETS AND NYNKE TYNAGEL, “Robber Baron” floor lamp, 2007

Polished and patinated bronze.
Number one from the edition of five. Base impressed with “JOB 07 01 / 05.”
63 in. (160 cm.) high

ESTIMATE $100,000-150,000

Philips de Pury Auction, DESIGN MASTERS, 13 December 2011, 450 Park Avenue, New York

In other news…


Kyle Poff / N° Fuck Off

Posted in Art, clever, Conceptual Art, design, Graphic Design, guerilla art, humour by petercombe on June 28, 2011

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Wish List

Posted in Uncategorized by petercombe on March 6, 2010


Tom Dixon By George Smith

Posted in design by petercombe on February 3, 2010


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Judith Seng ~ Trift

Posted in Art, design by petercombe on December 2, 2009


Digit Lamps: Emmanuel Babled Studio

Posted in Art, design by petercombe on November 20, 2009

Emmanuel BABLED, Digit series

These hand blown light objects by French designer Emmanuel Babled are made by the glassmakers of Murano in limited edition. The asymmetrical forms are part of the ‘Digit’ series, the lamps are shaped like molecular structures, the colors are digitally rendered.


New Delft

Posted in Art by petercombe on November 18, 2009

Tomoo Gotika, Bet You’ll Never Be Sorry, 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 26 x 21″

Tomoo Gotika, Baby Ain’t You Shame, 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 26 x 21″

Tomoo Gotika, This Misunderstanding, 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 76 x 64 inches

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The Pegasi by Konarska-Konarski

Posted in design by petercombe on October 30, 2009


Beata Konarska and Pawel Konarski of Warsaw design studio Konarska-Konarski> have created a group of winged horses with screens in their flanks.


Sand & Birch’s Glossy Lipstick

Posted in design by petercombe on October 28, 2009


Glossy Lipstick Sofa made of glass, Lexan and a silicone surface by Sand & Birch>

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