Monday, October 17, 2011

Uncle Sam

Here's a nice interview with one of the best American woodworkers, Sam Maloof.  I aspire to approach my work with the clarity, confidence, and kindness that Sam put into everything he made.  I also aspire to someday wear a turtleneck under a denim shirt with the sleeves rolled up.

Monday, October 3, 2011


I just finished a large fabrication project for the very recent Kenzo Spring/Summer 2012 women's show, the first designed by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Opening Ceremony, whose blog Danielle and I sometimes contribute to.  I managed a team based at the Ufacto atelier in creating large scale, abstracted letters from the name Kenzo for the courtyard of Kenzo HQ here in Paris.  Inside, where the show took place, we made several large aluminum panels that fold into 3D shapes off the wall of the runway.  All these pieces were designed by English designer, Faye Toogood, who, coincidentally just finished showing an assemblage at Philips De Pury in London.  We worked closely with her team, lead by Ivana Sehic, combining forces in the final hours to finish the installation a full half hour before schedule.  Here are a couple photos and a video of the show's finale with Chloe Sevigny leading the girls, and  the ever-enthused Jason Schwartzman on lead drums.  More images to come from me and others...

Photo by David Toppani.  Better than the one I'm fussing with on my phone in the top/right.



See more photos here, and I think there's a Spike Jonze film about the process of making the collection/show in the works...