The River Cafe’s Rose Gray: My Brief Encounter

I was living in London in 2007 and staging at St. John Restaurant.  Tom, one of the cooks there and a kitchen mentor of sorts said that he had friends at River Cafe and could maybe get me a day or two stage there.  I jumped at the chance.  After a phone call and a couple [...]

Picasso – Schoolyard Sissy

If you are a guy you were most probably once a boy.  And if you remember anything about being a boy you probably remember having to defend yourself from other boys (unless you were the one on the attack).  On the playground your friends (and even those you did not consider friends) would try out [...]

Lovegrove + Repucci WRD bottle on Target

We are thrilled to be included in this month’s ‘Generation Green’ selection at Target’s Red Hot Shop online.  Our new ‘WRD’ (Water Ready to Drink) Bottle was considered to have sufficient ‘Target-ness’ and at the same time ‘Green-ness’ to be picked for the April collection. 
A continuation on the ‘War On Plastic’ theme of our Greenaids, [...]

Picasso at Gagosian; Running From Death

Gagosian Gallery just opened a large show of Pablo Picasso paintings and etchings at their 21st Street location in Chelsea.  I had the oportunity to run through the opening reception last night and I must say that I was impressed with what I saw.  Not specifically with the work itself.  I would argue that the [...]

Lovegrove + Repucci’s ‘New York’ Delft at DIFFA 2009

We were very happy to be included in this year’s DIFFA New York 2009 ‘Dining By Design’ dinner event.  Interior designer Michael Tavano contacted us recently because he wanted to incorporate our ‘New York’ Delft porcelain dinnerware and our ‘Street’ napkins into his table design for the DIFFA benefit dinner.  Tavano’s table environment design has a [...]

Urban(e) Silk Scarves by Lovegrove + Repucci

Lovegrove + Repucci have recently added a new product to our collection. 
The new ‘Urban(e)’ Silk Scarf
Inspired by and developed from the graffiti of New York, the bold colors of the city street are rendered in fine silk.
Lovegrove + Repucci’s ‘Urban(e)’ Silk Scarf uses the imagery and patterns of street graffiti.  What could normally be seen as banal, [...]

Martin Kippenberger at MoMA

I recently got a moment to see the Martin Kippenberger show at MoMA.  Titled ‘The Problem Perspective’, the exhibit is a great overview of Kippenberger’s prolific creative output and range of artistic disciplines he utilized.  Prior to the show I was only familiar with his graphic design work.  But here I discovered Kippenberger was adept [...]

James Beard Awards 2009 Nominees Announced

The James Beard Foundation Award nominees for 2009 were announced today and my old colleague from Chicago days, Thomas Schlesser, was nominated TWICE for his design of the Publican in Chicago and Bar Boulud here in New York.  Great work although he is up against the star power of Philippe Starck for his design of Jose [...]

Cut & Paste 2009 NYC

Went to the Cut & Paste 2009 design competition at Webster Hall tonight.  A lot of fun.  It struck me that Cut & Paste is the cultural intersection of the hip hop street scene and the 2 & 3D design profession.  One of the MC’s was even wearing a big gold chain around his neck with [...]

Domino Winks at ‘New York’ Delft

Recently publishing it’s last issue, Domino magazine, fullfilling the vague prophecy hinted at in it’s name, has fallen.  (or is that just a terrible reference?  I apologize)  Domino, we are sorry to see you go.  We really enjoyed the magazine and it’s fresh point of view on design and lifestyle.  The odd thing for us about the [...]