Sunday, December 13, 2009

Fair Highlights: Design District

On the Street:

Having always loved this little corner in the Design District
it's fun to see it with a little graffiti.

At Design Miami:

Ok, call me jaded,
(or just a tiny bored with furniture pieces in a gallery setting)
but the most compelling thing I saw at Design Miami
aside from Martin Baas' exhibit
(which we didn't photography, lame, i know)
was "The Brief and Happy Workshop Workshop."

It's haphazard and ongoing construction
(I was almost stabbed by nails from an archway
they were building)
made Workshop Workshop, especially intriguing.

The factory and salon created by
artist Jim Drain,
poet P. Scott Cunningham,
and sculptor Graham Hudson,
produces zines that respond to Design Miami itself—
its participants, objects, conversations, histories,
narratives, suggestions and shapes.

And the fact that Ok Go! was playing live
across the aisle was a fun little additive.


The Reading Area:

with lots of free publications.

At The Moore Building:

The Moore Building was built
as a furniture showroom in 1921
and was the original site of Design Miami (2005).

Zaha Hadid's sculptural installation
for the first DM remains.

This year our frame lights and mini-pedestals are in the Moore Building!
The Moore Building is a popular off-site venue, called F Factory,
used for satellite events and exhibits during the fair.

We were fortunate to be included in "Gretel Take Away"
a pop-up shop curated by Abby Kellet.
We also sell through Abby's amazing online shop,
Gretel Home, which I blogged about here.

Note: Design Miami now houses itself in a temporary structure,
designed again this year by Aranda/Lasch
(last year's structure that I orignally blogged about here.)

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