When I think of Art, I imagine canvases or framed prints. I’ve been looking for something a little different and came across some brilliant artwork painted onto surfboards. Why not keep Summer alive and get some surfboard art in your home, here are a few favourites…
In an loft building in the Union Square area of Manhattan, designer Ryan Korban has transformed this building into an Arty open space for Artist and Skateboarder Chad Muska. Muska comes from a long tradition of professional skateboard artists (Mark Gonzales, Ed Templeton, Chris Johanson, Natas Kaupas, and Neil Blender, among others) who have devoted their lives, both on and off the board, to a journey of creativity and discovery.
“The client had a ton of his own exciting artwork, which really dictated what the space should look like,” Korban says.
Combining luxurious elements, vintage furnishings, and the aforementioned electric street-chic art collection, Korban crafted a sophisticated space that perfectly balances two contrasting aesthetics to create a wholly original home.
I am soooo bummed I missed Frieze London this year, and even more upset that I missed this booth at Frieze Master’s! The Helly Nahmad gallery created an installation titled The Collector. The viewers were able to walk through a recreation of a 1960s apartment in Paris (pictured) belonging to a fictional intellectual called Corrado N. Behind a pile of dirty teacups in the sink sat Pablo Picasso’s graphic Buste d’homme barbu, while a piece by Alberto Giacometti was resting on the bedside table. Incredible! I love the overflowing feeling of the art and books…it reminds a bit of my aunt and uncle’s place in NYC (The Collector is much messier though!). This is a perfect idea for a booth, and I hope to see more galleries embrace it. Think of all the ideas! A cozy English cottage with William Turner’s!? or minimalistic Swedish designs with Tracey Emin’s!? a bachelor pad with Marliyn Minter’s?
*Images found on the internet from various sources.
Desiree is the creator behind Vosgesparis, an interior design blog with a focus on scandinavian design and ideas on decorating with minimal colour & maximum style. I have been following her for a while and was excited that she loved our collaboration print The Pilgrim and wanted to photograph it in her home. Check out some pictures and the full blog post here