New Year, New Us
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Big changes on the way for TVT this year. If you haven't already noticed ( was our last post really in December?!) we are taking a little break to do some brainstorming, reorganizing, redesigning, and all around revamping of this site and all the wonderful art and design information we want to send out to you lovely people. We'll be back soon with something great so stick around and keep checking back!
Image by Lewis Chaplan
Blade and Pull: Johann Kauth, Graphic Designer or Mystical Warlock?
Thursday, December 20, 2012
If you enjoy the bizarre, the colorful, and the downright visually painful, then you'll love Johann Kauth's work. All I can really tell you is that he graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academie’s graphic design program, which is in the Netherlands. Yes, the Nether Lands, of which I know nothing,yet it always strikes me as mysterious and beautiful. Which is perfectly illustrated in this work.
It isn't really graphic design, and it isn't really illustration. It is probably better categorized somewhere between black magic and automatic writing. The colors and graphics in Johann's work cast a malicious spell on my eyes and draw me closer with captivated hunger. I can't think of anyone more suitable to announce an event for you– there's no way you'd ignore one of these:
One of the best parts of the holiday season is surrounding yourself with festive decorations, ones that sparkle, shine and glow making the holidays last for literally the entire month (and for some of us, sometime after as well). Here are a few pieces you can use to infuse a bit of nostalgia and coziness into your holiday decorations..that is if you haven't done so already...
1.Cheer to Eternity Tree Topper from Modcloth 2. Gilded Star Tree Topper from West Elm 3. Winterland Tree Skirt from Garnet Hill 4. Christopher Radko Tree Topper from Macy's 5.Distant Decembers Tree Topper from Anthropologie 6.Ruffled Tree Skirt from Bryn Nicholle on Etsy 7. Felt Mistletoe Tree Skirt from West Elm
Life Happens But So Does Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Lately I've noticed that whenever anyone has asked me how I’m doing I say “good, just busy” without skipping a beat. And its true. I’ve been busy. Really busy. Actually busy is an understatement. Between working on a thesis, planning an exhibition I’m curating in February (more on that later!) working at Design Cloud and going to school full time I feel like I haven’t had a moment to breath. And it seems this little blog of mine has suffered the most with my extreme lack of posting recently.
I have a habit of feeling so guilty when I'm not able to update content on here regularly because I really do love this blog and I really do love the people that read it. I get such a thrill out of sharing all the exciting art I come across with you guys and feel like I’m failing when I can’t. But I’ve also begun to realize that sometimes life just happens and that’s ok. And life has REALLY been happening lately, in all the best ways but in all the time consuming ones as well. So until the madness is over (middle of December, I promise!) things might be slowing down here on The Very Thing just a bit, but that doesn’t mean we’re going anywhere. In fact it just means we’re building up all our energy to deliver even better art and design content. Think of it as a sort of petite hibernation ( that can be a thing right?).
In the mean time, in the spirit of Thanksgiving I would just like to extend a big THANK YOU to all of you that consistently read this blog.You're truly the coolest cats around! I also figure that since in a few hours we Americans are all probably planning to eat like we’ve never eaten before (except for this time last year) here are some beautiful photographs by Ania Wawrzkowics to prepare your eyes for the feast because I don't think our stomach’s should get to have all the fun!
Critical Objects by HelloMe
Friday, November 9, 2012
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Bunk Lust: Snug
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
It's getting cold outside! While you have to bundle up to leave the house, a cozy home is the greatest thing to come home to during these chilly months. Nothing is better than a hot cup of tea (or chocolate or coffee) and a good book when you have the perfect blanket to keep you warm. So bundle up, and stay in.
1. Shield of Wings Blanket from Vík Prjónsdóttir 2. Squares Knitted Blanket from Ferm Living 3. Nos Da Blanket by Donna Wilson from The Future Perfect 4.Shield of Wings Blanket and Helm of Disguise Blanket from Vík Prjónsdóttir 5.Cross Blanket by Pia Wallen from Mjolk 6. Tokyo 1 from Zuzunaga
In-Print: Synonym Journal
Monday, November 5, 2012
Synonym is a biannual print journal that features design, art, photography, and poetry. The first issue, that launched this fall, focuses on the theme of Ennuie: "to weary by dullness, tedious repetition, and unwelcome attention."
Buy the magazine here.